Spectator

Seven things we learnt from an evening with Jacob Rees-Mogg

26 February 2019 22:02

This evening Jacob Rees-Mogg joined Rod Liddle in being able to say he has sold out the London Palladium for…

Jacob Rees-Mogg considers writing a letter

14 November 2018 8:15

Oh dear. The bulk of MPs haven’t even see Theresa May’s proposed deal yet but already suspicion is growing that…

Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year 2017: the winners

1 November 2017 22:50

The Spectator’s 31st Parliamentarian of the Year awards took place at the Rosewood Hotel this evening. Here are the winners.…

How it feels to get a bad review in The Spectator

1 April 2017 10:00

It is delightful to be writing for a magazine I’ve read, man and boy, since I was 15. Such is…

The Spectator Christmas Carol Service, in pictures

22 December 2016 18:53

The Spectator hosted its annual carol concert at St Bride’s Church on Fleet Street, earlier this month. Fraser Nelson, James Forsyth,…

Subscribe to The Spectator’s Evening Blend email

21 November 2016 13:06

You already know that Coffee House serves up the best analysis, comment and insight into the day’s political events. Why…

Why Conrad Black was right about the genius of Trump

20 November 2016 10:00

At least two former Spectator figures understood things about the recent American contest which eluded most commentators. The first is…

Boris Johnson: Brexit will be a Titanic success

3 November 2016 9:41

This morning, many politicians will be waking up with a sore head following a well-hydrated night at the Spectator’s Parliamentarian…

Theresa May eviscerates Craig Oliver

2 November 2016 23:14

This time last year, George Osborne was the Chancellor of the Exchequer and tipped to be the next Prime Minister.…

Conference party round-up: Theresa’s kiss is put on hold

5 October 2016 22:30

After four days of speeches and panels at Tory conference, there is now at least a little consensus over what Brexit…

The Spectator summer party, in pictures

6 July 2016 23:30

In recent weeks, Westminster politicians have found themselves compared to the characters of House of Cards and Game of Thrones over their post-referendum antics.…

The Spectator podcast: The Spectator backs Brexit

16 June 2016 7:44

To subscribe to The Spectator’s weekly podcast, for free, visit the iTunes store or click here for our RSS feed.…

The future belongs to entrepreneurs

22 April 2016 18:25

‘Who thinks the UK is the best place in Europe to start a business?’ asked Spectator editor Fraser Nelson. Almost…

Remembering Jeffrey Bernard’s great wonder of the world: the rotting fruit and vegetables in Berwick Street Market

5 November 2015 17:05

There’s no better way to view Soho than from Jeffrey Bernard’s former council flat overlooking Berwick Street Market. For many,…

The Spectator summer party, in pictures

1 July 2015 23:11

With a Tory majority to celebrate, the Cabinet turned out in full force for this year’s Spectator summer party. As David…

Revealed: The reason behind Alex Salmond’s pink champagne order

2 April 2015 12:57

After Alex Salmond was outed as ordering pink champagne in not one but two interviews last week, naysayers were quick…

Spectator Life celebrates its third birthday

1 April 2015 1:11

Mr S was a guest at Spectator Life‘s birthday party at Belgraves. To mark the magazine’s third anniversary, party-goers including Princess Michael of Kent,…

Yes, this Spectator Christmas card is a bit brutal. But so is the Christmas story

19 December 2014 13:25

‘What kind of message are you guys trying to send with that brutal Christmas card?’ asked my friend in the…

Spectator books of the year: Paul Johnson on Henry Kissinger, Arthur Miller and Dior

14 November 2014 16:02

Monsieur Dior: Once Upon a Time by Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni (Pointed Leaf Press, £47.50) is the most exotic book I have seen…

4th August 1914 – my grandfather and his brother, aged 20, go to war

4 August 2014 8:00

This is the second part of Charles Moore’s notes. You can read the first part here. On Tuesday 4 August,…