Toby young

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…

Labour get attacks in early on Toby Young

12 September 2013 17:14

Toby Young has rattled some Labour cages by publicly mooting a bid for the Tory nomination for Hammersmith. ‘Z List Toryboy…

From our archive: Toby Young interviews Sir David Frost

1 September 2013 15:30

Sir David Frost, one of Britain’s greatest broadcasters, has passed away today at the age of 74. From our archive, here…

Michael Gove denies that Boris was drunk in charge

24 July 2013 16:18

Michael Gove leads a lively life. In the past week he’s landed himself in the doghouse with his wife after…

The View from 22 — North Korea and Asia’s arms race, and Owen Jones vs. Toby Young

4 April 2013 8:25

Are Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare reforms necessary to bring fairness to our benefits system? This week’s Spectator leading article argues…

School wars: Michael Gove, Fiona Millar and Andrew Adonis at Spectator conference

24 March 2013 12:42

Three years ago, Dennis Sewell wrote a Spectator piece about the real enemy awaiting Michael Gove: ‘The Blob’. Carla Millar…

Will Jordan trigger Kent’s free schools revolution?

2 June 2012 16:00

I have learnt that Toby Young, also of this parish, has been briefing his fellow Sun on Sunday columnist Jordan,…