Margaret Thatcher

David Cameron once described himself as a 'man with a plan'. He needs to give that impression now as his party chooses turmoil on Europe once again. Picture: Getty

Lord Bell savages ‘pygmy’ Cameron

3 July 2013 13:54

Lord Bell, AKA the King of Spin, made some noise at the annual Freedom Dinner (established by libertarians to mark…

The ‘conservative wing of the coalition’ toast Maggie and roast Dave

28 June 2013 19:17

Margaret Thatcher’s death has reinvigorated her devout following in the Conservative Party. The current Prime Minister was wise to give…

If they want another woman to depict on bank notes, how about Margaret Thatcher?

27 June 2013 9:00

Jane Austen is a ‘contingency character’, we have just learnt. In his last appearance as Governor of the Bank of…

Ken Clarke the pragmatist suspends his pugilism over EU

18 June 2013 14:29

It’s said that Ken Clarke would cross a motorway to pick a fight with a political opponent. His aggression is…

Margaret Thatcher speaking shortly after being elected Conservative leader. Picture: Getty

Blue Label for the blue lady

16 May 2013 18:33

Sir David Tang and friends packed out the Dorchester Hotel last night to taste Johnnie Walker Blue Label. I last…

After leaving office, Margaret Thatcher believed Britain should leave the EU

8 May 2013 12:56

On Tuesday night, at a Spectator readers’ evening, Andrew Neil interviewed me about my biography of Margaret Thatcher. He asked…

Maggie Maggie Maggie, wanted out out out

8 May 2013 11:39

To Chelsea to hear Charles Moore lift the lid on his Thatcher biography. While the crowd at the Cadogan Hall…

When Michael Heseltine turned up at a Thatcher book signing

2 May 2013 10:00

At the launch of my biography of Margaret Thatcher, I was flattered to see Michael and Anne Heseltine joining the…

Mind your language, Mr Rawnsley

29 April 2013 12:17

The weekend press offered some rave reviews of Charles Moore’s Thatcher biography. Craig Brown, who is not given to hyperbole,…

‘Please don’t mention Margaret Thatcher when you write to me’

27 April 2013 16:49

‘Arthur Negus’ — Tony Bray — is the only one of Margaret Thatcher’s early loves still alive, though sadly he…

Margaret Thatcher and the missing votes

25 April 2013 17:09

There was a startling late entry for the first volume of my biography of Margaret Thatcher. On the day after she…

The Ize Have It

25 April 2013 10:05

She divided us in life, she’s dividing us in death. Baroness Thatcher was so controversial that a single letter in…

How Michael Heseltine won his first showdown with Margaret Thatcher in government

22 April 2013 18:38

The extracts in the Telegraph of Charles Moore’s biography of Margaret Thatcher have confirmed that this will be one of…

Thatcher didn’t really save Britain. She allowed Britain to save itself.

20 April 2013 12:04

Thatchermania has died down now, and I’ve personally stayed out of it. The quality of commentary from people around at…

Margaret Thatcher’s funeral unites the political class

17 April 2013 15:05

Where there has been discord, Mrs Thatcher’s funeral brought harmony. From my seat in the gods at St. Paul’s, I…

Crowds line the route of Margaret Thatcher's funeral cortege. Picture: Getty

Lion-hearted crowds cheer the Iron Lady

17 April 2013 13:05

When I arrived at St Paul’s at 6 o’clock this morning, a line of people, around 40-strong, had already set…

The Myths of Margaret Thatcher, Sermon on the Mound Edition

17 April 2013 12:49

Like Iain Martin, I was not sure a full ceremonial funeral was quite appropriate for Margaret Thatcher. That is not…

Sir John Hoskyns. Picture: Pa

Sir John Hoskyns: the Margaret Thatcher I knew

17 April 2013 9:42

Sir John Hoskyns was head of Margaret Thatcher’s Policy Unit from 1979 to 1982. In a Q&A with The Spectator,…

Crowds gathering earlier this morning outside St Paul's Cathedral.

David Cameron: We’re all Thatcherites now

17 April 2013 9:16

David Cameron is giving a reading at Margaret Thatcher’s funeral later today, but this morning he gave his eulogy on…

US Senate strangely silent over Margaret Thatcher

15 April 2013 16:23

In deference to Lady Thatcher’s immense popularity across the Pond, the US House of Representatives paid tribute to her. But…