David Cameron

Theresa May would be wise to listen to David Cameron

14 June 2017 8:46

Theresa May has few friends at the moment. But while her Christmas card list might be dwindling, her tally of critics…

Yes, the lowest-paid did best under Cameron

12 June 2017 14:44

Was the general election a vote against austerity? I was on the Today programme this morning to discuss this point,…

Why foreign aid fails – and how to really help Africa

22 April 2017 13:23

The British government is strikingly generous in foreign aid donation But if money alone were the solution we would be…

The Tory party should not forget George Osborne’s role in its revival

19 April 2017 14:17

George Osborne’s decision to stand down as an MP is a sign of how impregnable Theresa May’s position is perceived…

Why do voters find it hard to trust politicians? Because of all the broken promises

18 April 2017 21:52

‘But you promised!’ Anyone who spends much time with children (whether in an Andrea Leadsom-esque capacity as a mother or…

David Cameron’s larynx joins the Labour party

27 March 2017 16:05

Given that Owen Jones, Glenda Jackson and Derek Hatton are just a handful of the figures to recently turn on Jeremy…

No, M Juncker, David Cameron did not “destroy” the United Kingdom.

25 March 2017 12:44

Jean-Claude Juncker could have been invented by Nigel Farage’s spin doctors. He is sneering one-man advert for Brexit, Frexit and any…

The Spectator Podcast: Aid isn’t working

23 March 2017 12:48

On this week’s podcast, we consider how refugees could be better aided, whether David Cameron might be envious of George Osborne’s ‘retirement’,…

David Cameron cheers Osborne from the Whole Foods aisles

17 March 2017 16:25

Today George Osborne has managed to get MPs and hacks alike in a spin over his appointment as the new…

Watch: David Cameron appears to blast Chancellor’s ‘stupid’ National Insurance rise

10 March 2017 9:10

As Philip Hammond faces a second day of negative headlines over his decision to break a 2015 Tory manifesto pledge…

Sir John Major is a model former Prime Minister

5 March 2017 10:00

Sir John Major does political intervention just right, doesn’t he? Never mind what he actually says. Once a year, twice…

In defence of compulsory sex education

2 March 2017 15:59

There are two ways to protect children from the damaging and misleading depictions of sex they get from online pornography.…

Number 10 distancing itself from Law Commission’s secrecy proposals

13 February 2017 18:33

There has been an understandable, and justified, outcry about the Law Commission’s proposed changes to secrecy legislation. The current proposals…

Mary Cameron gives Corbyn a fashion critique

7 February 2017 15:13

It was a family affair at this year’s Oldie of the Year awards. The magazine’s new editor-in-chief Harry Mount —…

Wanted: David Cameron for hate crimes against Brexiteers

23 January 2017 18:59

Thanks to the Home Office’s crackdown on hate crime, the Home Secretary recently found her conference speech officially recorded as…

Golden showers and pigs heads: welcome to the era of trash news

13 January 2017 16:41

While observing reactions this week to allegations against America’s President-elect my mind has been ineluctably returning to 2015 and the…

The other lesson that Theresa May must learn from Cameron’s failed EU negotiation

7 January 2017 10:31

Theresa May has clearly learnt one lesson from David Cameron’s failed negotiation with the EU. As I write in The…

What the papers say: Sir Ivan ‘the terrible’ or a terrible loss?

4 January 2017 8:39

Sir Ivan Rogers is stepping down from his role as the UK’s ambassador to the EU – but is his…

Brexit means that few years will be as memorable as 2016

31 December 2016 8:00

Few years will live as long in the memory as 2016. Historians will ponder the meaning and consequences of the…

My time in the ‘Naughty Corner’

21 December 2016 9:00

An unexpected silver lining to leaving government is that I have a much nicer parliamentary office. The Chancellor’s traditional room…

It’s nonsense to claim that Isis benefits from Brexit. But that won’t stop some people trying

20 December 2016 15:08

While a storm has blown up between Nigel Farage and Brendan Cox this morning over the role played by Angela…

Did the ‘rise of populism’ really cost David Cameron his job?

10 December 2016 9:30

When The Spectator was founded 188 years ago, it became part of what would now be described as a populist…

Why do the polls make anyone confident that Donald Trump will lose?

8 November 2016 17:12

Today’s reports about the confident noises coming from Hillary Clinton’s camp made me think about the reports I picked up…

Britain’s troubled housing market is fuelling social immobility and resentment

7 November 2016 12:00

‘Prefabs to solve housing crisis,’ screamed the front page of the Sunday Telegraph last weekend. Can the shortage of homes…

History won’t look kindly on David Cameron for more reasons than the referendum

30 October 2016 8:00

‘Bad policy.’ ‘No discernible impact on the key outcomes it was supposed to improve.’ ‘Deliberate misrepresentation of the data… a…