Ed Vaizey

Ed Vaizey’s reshuffle lament

10 January 2018 9:29

Although Theresa May’s reshuffle of junior ministers was less gaffe-prone than the main event on Monday, there’s a feeling in…

Listen: Ed Vaizey says ‘quite a few’ MPs want May to resign

5 October 2017 11:54

Oh dear. After yesterday’s calamitous leader’s speech, Theresa May’s position looks a little less secure than it did prior to…

Ed Vaizey finds a safe space at a festival

8 August 2017 11:22

After Glastonbury was certified as a leftie, middle-class Labour lovefest, best spent listening to the musical legend that is Jeremy…

Theresa May’s Christmas message to Vaizey

27 December 2016 12:00

Oh dear. Since David Cameron stepped down as Prime Minister, his university chum Ed Vaizey has had to get used to…

Perhaps Michael Gove should get the Turner Prize

6 December 2016 18:15

It is a week where you’d imagine most British politicians would be occupied by the Supreme Court ruling over Brexit.…

Ed Vaizey is left out in the cold

15 August 2016 14:13

As Theresa May’s recently re-shuffled Cabinet get underway with the big task at hand, spare a thought for those who…

Watch: Andrew Neil grills Ed Vaizey for a second time over George Osborne’s EU spin

15 June 2016 13:20

The last time Ed Vaizey appeared on the Daily Politics to defend one of George Osborne’s dodgy dossiers, the result…

Watch: Ed Vaizey grilled by Andrew Neil over George Osborne’s dodgy EU dossier

20 April 2016 17:39

It fell on Ed Vaizey, the culture minister, to defend George Osborne’s dodgy EU dossier on the BBC’s Daily Politics. As…

Ed Vaizey feels the heat at film awards

8 February 2016 15:18

Spare a thought for Ed Vaizey. Although he is now the longest serving arts minister in British history, the Conservative politician still struggles…

Corbynmania takes hold of the Tories

10 August 2015 11:30

Forget Tories4Corbyn, a new craze is taking hold of Conservative politicians across the country. With Jeremy Corbyn’s popularity now at an…

Ed Vaizey offers the BBC a survival tip

12 June 2015 13:39

Given that John Whittingdale once described the licence fee as ‘worse than the poll tax’, the BBC were reported to be…

Steve Hilton talks Cameron, Crosby and Vincecablefreude at book launch

20 May 2015 8:13

David Cameron’s former director of strategy Steve Hilton is in town this week to promote his new book More Human. Mr…

GQ Editor reveals that Tony Blair was awarded gong for services to Wendi Deng

10 December 2014 17:07

To Quaglino’s for the GQ Christmas lunch, where editor Dylan Jones was in a revelatory mood. Lifting the lid on…

Shapps: ‘I’ll be jealous if the PM gets a Nando’s black card’

9 May 2014 12:38

David Cameron’s trip to fast food chain Nando’s last night has caused a stir, with countless ‘selfies’ of the peri-peri…

Ed Vaizey for the BM?

9 April 2014 15:28

There was only one topic of discussion at the launch of Nadine Dorries’s novel Four Streets last night – will…

Technology is reshaping childhood — should we be worried?

21 March 2014 12:00

Are children utterly obsessed with technology? Yes, is the obvious answer to that question, but debate about whether is it…

The way to build Tech UK: ‘Think big. Start small. Move fast’

29 November 2013 15:19

The panel discussion entitled ‘Can the UK produce the next Facebook?’ carried The Spectator audience on a stimulating journey from…

Government split over policing the internet

3 August 2011 18:21

Business Secretary Vince Cable was on strident form this morning, pledging to drop controversial web-blocking from the government’s plan to…

Moving slowly towards the future

3 August 2011 11:24

Yesterday’s leak of Vince Cable’s response to the Hargreaves report into the Digital Economy Act (DEA) set tongues wagging. The headline…

How to regulate the Internet?

24 June 2011 17:04

This week, the Open Rights Group launched a campaign against the proposed website blocking scheme between copyright holders and Internet…