Margaret Thatcher

There are no shortcuts to reforming the EU

15 January 2014 10:22

What does a Tory eurosceptic look like? Loud chalk-stripe, a flash of red braces and the faintest whiff of a…

The EU had 30 years to create a single market, and failed – we need change

14 January 2014 13:14

It is perhaps the most striking failure of the EU that nearly 30 years since Margaret Thatcher signed the Single…

Can Lord Heseltine save the England cricket team?

7 January 2014 12:15

Apologies may be in order. A few weeks ago, I was advocating aid for Australia. As we had set the…

The gospel according to Robert Halfon

16 December 2013 13:04

The campaigning backbench MP Robert Halfon was invited to say grace at the First Annual Margaret Thatcher Memorial Dinner at…

Welcome to Maggie Land

6 December 2013 18:00

Mr Steerpike was among the throng that gathered at the East India Club on Thursday night to hear about the…

Boris Johnson: greed can be good

27 November 2013 22:48

Boris Johnson prides himself on being one of the few politicians who gets away with saying the unsayable. He stuck…

The PM’s musical tin-ear

20 November 2013 13:09

The news that Hull has been crowned the UK’s City of Culture for 2017 was discussed at PMQs. The PM…

How ‘Help to Buy’ helps the Tories

10 November 2013 16:55

Few images are more seared in the Tory consciousness than that of Margaret Thatcher handing over the keys to people…

John Cole: ‘An institution cherished by the viewing public’

8 November 2013 14:25

The BBC’s former political editor, John Cole, has died aged 85. As their political reporter during the Thatcher era, he…

The Grangemouth scandal shows it’s time to keep an eye on the Reds. Again

5 November 2013 16:14

The most extraordinary thing about the scandal of Unite at Grangemouth and in Falkirk is how long it took the…

A response to my critics on global warming

25 October 2013 9:30

My Spectator cover story on the net benefits of climate change sparked a lot of interest. There was an explosion…

The Lady lives on

23 October 2013 19:00

Margaret Thatcher’s memory may be fading a little in England, but at least it still burns bright in Stanley. Here’s…

Women think that David Cameron is out of touch for good reason

1 October 2013 18:50

Well, the great breadmaking debate hots up. David Cameron neatly sidestepped the heffalump trap that Nick Ferrari put in his…

Thatcher’s legacy is alive and well. Don’t let Labour unravel it

29 September 2013 14:10

Today the conference hall in Manchester paid our respects, once again, to Britain’s greatest peacetime leader, Margaret Thatcher. listen to…

She lives on in our hearts and our wallets

27 September 2013 13:38

‘L’Angleterre est une nation de boutiquiers,’ said Napoleon, and now our greatest grocer’s daughter will be remembered with the highest…

Jack Dromey: Labour let Thatcher become the champion of aspiration

24 September 2013 20:46

When Margaret Thatcher passed away and the broadcasters, newspapers, and casual drinkers in pubs picked over what her legacy really…

Yes, Royal Mail should be privatised.

12 September 2013 12:36

In this morning’s post: enticing offers from McDonald’s, Domino’s pizza, Sainsbury’s a local clothes shop and a children’s charity. Arriving…

Margaret Thatcher: friend of the unions?

11 September 2013 14:10

When Margaret Thatcher won the 1979 election, she was helped into Downing Street by what many of today’s politicians would…

GQ Man of the Year: Charles Moore vs Russell Brand

3 September 2013 23:21

The Foreign Secretary was left not knowing where to look at tonight’s GQ Man of the Year awards, when this…

Justin Welby, a very political Archbishop

13 July 2013 10:23

In this increasingly secular age, you would expect the Archbishop of Canterbury to be a figure of diminishing importance. But…