Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton gets his job back

23 July 2019 10:22

Roger Scruton has been reappointed as head of a government housing body after he was sacked in April following a magazine interview…

Full letter: James Brokenshire apologises to Roger Scruton

13 July 2019 7:00

James Brokenshire has apologised to Roger Scruton for sacking him as a government housing adviser. Here is the full text of…

The three unanswered questions from the Roger Scruton hit job

8 July 2019 18:51

The New Statesman has apologised to Sir Roger Scruton. In a statement published on its website, the magazine has admitted that in April this…

Full transcript: Douglas Murray in conversation with Roger Scruton

8 May 2019 12:02

What does it mean to be a conservative? Last night, The Spectator brought together Douglas Murray and Roger Scruton to…

Which Tory MPs have apologised to Roger Scruton?

7 May 2019 22:03

What does it mean to be a Conservative? It’s a question that most of the Tory front bench might struggle…

What Roger Scruton can teach his detractors

30 April 2019 12:35

I thought I knew everything about Sir Roger Scruton. I had already written two books on his life and philosophy…

Watch: James Brokenshire taken to task over Roger Scruton sacking

30 April 2019 10:30

James Brokenshire has been keeping a low profile since the controversial sacking of Roger Scruton three weeks ago. But now…

Roger Scruton is a friend, not a foe, of Islam

29 April 2019 13:28

I am not a right-winger. I am ashamed to say that I discovered Sir Roger Scruton only four years ago…

Roger Scruton on the interview that got him fired

26 April 2019 8:42

Roger Scruton has appeared on the Today programme to discuss the interview that got him fired. Here is the full…

Roger Scruton: It’s time to release the tape that got me fired

20 April 2019 15:17

Miraculously my family forgive me for that interview. The children are adamant that there should be no resentment but even…

When will Roger Scruton’s detractors admit they were wrong?

16 April 2019 18:10

In American law there is a concept called ‘the fruit of the poison tree’ which means that if the source…

The Roger Scruton row brings shame on the Tories

12 April 2019 13:56

A friend of mine – another twenty-one year old – has resigned his membership of the Conservative party this morning…

Roger Scruton: An apology for thinking

11 April 2019 14:11

I recently gave an interview to the New Statesman, on the assumption that, as the magazine’s former wine critic I…

Roger Scruton’s sacking exposes the Tories’ cowardice

10 April 2019 19:00

So the New Statesman decided to interview Sir Roger Scruton. Perhaps there are those who think that Scruton should not…

In defence of Roger Scruton

7 November 2018 16:23

Once identified as right-wing you are beyond the pale of argument,’ wrote Sir Roger Scruton. ‘Your views are irrelevant, your…

Life ‘n’ Arts Podcast: Knight of the Living Philosophers

25 September 2018 16:20

In this week’s Spectator USA Life ‘n’ Arts podcast, I’m casting the pod with Sir Roger Scruton, the knight of…

Is being green good for business?

28 September 2017 18:00

On Monday 11th September, The Spectator hosted a round table discussion over lunch about whether being green is good for…

Why we need a second referendum – on the EEA

29 June 2016 11:43

Roger Scruton once observed, in his astute way, how important national feeling was to democracy: ‘Democracy is a form of…

Is more multiculturalism really the cure for the EU’s problems?

15 March 2016 15:10

Germany is on its feet again; the country’s answer to Ukip, Alternative Für Deutschland, made huge gains at the polls,…

Welcome to the new-look Spectator Life – that’s already making the front page news

24 September 2015 10:08

I wanted to let you know about the new issue of Spectator Life that’s out today – free with the…