Toby young

Is social media doing the Devil’s work?

17 January 2018 10:47

Twitter brings out a mean streak in some people that can take the breath away. And I should know. I…

The Spectator Podcast: The digital inquisition

12 January 2018 17:08

On this week’s episode, we examine Twitter’s mob mentality, get to the heart of PTSD, and look at how Russia…

Toby Young: Why I’m resigning from the Office for Students

9 January 2018 6:00

I have decided to stand down from the Office for Students. My appointment has become a distraction from its vital work…

Announcing a change to Toby Young’s Spectator column

7 January 2018 18:15

A few years ago, we had a bit of a problem with Toby Young’s column – one that never quite…

Theresa May’s new year has been more difficult than it should have been

7 January 2018 14:56

Given everything that happened to her in 2017, Theresa May could be starting this year in a far worse position.…

Must Toby Young’s role in creating schools now be held against him?

7 January 2018 9:57

The furore over Toby Young’s appointment to the board of the Office for Students (OfS) shows no sign of dying down.…

In defence of Toby Young, by Toby Young

3 January 2018 12:40

Shortly after midnight on 1 January my phone began to vibrate repeatedly. Happy New Year messages from absent friends? No,…

In defence of Toby Young

2 January 2018 12:15

Turmoil in the Middle East, a reshuffle rumoured at Westminster, and Toby Young is offending the liberal establishment. So far,…

Oh, the shame of not being Pointless

12 November 2016 16:00

I give an after-dinner speech occasionally called ‘Media Training for Dummies’. That may sound condescending, but the dummy in question…

Podcast: Is it wrong to ban the burkini?

1 September 2016 14:08

For about a year now, James Delingpole and I have been doing a regular podcast for Ricochet, the American website…

In praise of free schools

25 August 2016 16:09

Congratulations to all those free schools who got their GCSE results this morning. We don’t yet have the full picture,…

Yesterday was one of the worst days of my life

7 May 2016 19:28

When I got an email from the Evening Standard’s education correspondent at 06.29am yesterday I had no idea that my…

Why I’m not talking bunkum

12 November 2015 17:18

When George Osborne travelled to China in September, he took with him gifts of British artistic and cultural enterprise. He…

What really happened when I had coffee with Toby Young

14 October 2015 10:51

I was one of those protesters outside the Tory conference last week. I was getting stuck in to venting five…

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…

Labour’s response to #ToriesForCorbyn shows they really have lost the plot

24 June 2015 15:39

There’s a lot to admire about Jeremy Corbyn. For one, you can’t fault his conviction. While his entire party falls…

Watch live: Spectator wealth debate with Owen Jones, Jack Monroe, Toby Young and Fraser Nelson

22 April 2015 16:34

The Spectator will host a debate at 7.00pm this evening on whether ‘Politicians should leave the wealthy alone, because they already…

Was food poverty actually higher under the last Labour government?

22 April 2015 14:22

I’m looking forward to tonight’s Spectator debate in which Fraser Nelson, William Cash and I will be taking on Owen Jones,…

Like Arthur Daley playing Garry Kasparov: why I won’t miss Harry Redknapp

4 February 2015 13:01

I can’t say I’m surprised by the departure of Harry Redknapp. Since I started supporting Queens Park Rangers in 2008…

Toby Young and Taki reveal their strangest date

10 December 2014 13:22

Toby YoungStatus anxiety columnist About 15 years ago, when I was single and living in New York, I acquired what…