Winston Churchill

Chris Williamson: Churchill was in the ‘right place at the right time’

14 February 2019 15:28

Winston Churchill is a war hero who saved Britain from the Nazis. At least, that is what many think of…

Scott Kelly was foolish to apologise for quoting Winston Churchill

10 October 2018 15:31

This week, an astronaut called Scott Kelly was quoting Churchill and his great line, ‘in victory, magnanimity’. He got massively…

Former Corbyn adviser: Don’t glorify Churchill

5 March 2018 15:39

Here we go. Last night Gary Oldman came away victorious at the Oscars – picking up the best actor gong…

Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine

Churchill did not have an affair – so don’t fall for Channel 4’s spin

25 February 2018 15:44

To present this story without interviewing any Churchill historians, or members of the family, is a disgrace

Islamofascism and appeasement are the biggest dangers facing the West

22 December 2016 17:28

The appeasers, apologists and ‘useful idiots’ have been out in force over the festive season, busily lighting candles, declaring ‘Ich Bin…

Boris Johnson’s attack on Barack Obama belongs in the gutter

22 April 2016 14:58

Boris Johnson is a former editor of this newspaper, and as such has the right to be treated with a…

Boris Johnson: Everything about you is phoney

22 February 2016 12:45

Rather rashly, Boris Johnson published The Churchill factor: How one man made history last year. It was without historical merit,…

Where will David Cameron end up in the history of Conservative Prime Ministers?

7 October 2015 17:08

At a large Tory breakfast meeting that David Cameron spoke to recently, the tables were named after all of the…

Michael Gove: ‘social progress has always been a Conservative cause’

6 October 2015 14:00

Michael Gove may have left the Department for Education but he hasn’t lost his reforming zeal. In his Tory conference…

Islamic extremism doesn’t need a rebrand

21 April 2015 11:11

I have been wondering why nobody so far in this election seems to have made any mention of what most…

Stanley Johnson struggles with history in his memoir

25 March 2015 12:57

After Boris Johnson got his dates muddled while discussing his biography of Winston Churchill on LBC yesterday, it has come to Mr S’s…

Has Boris Johnson read his own book?

24 March 2015 15:07

Boris was waxing lyrical about Winston Churchill during his weekly LBC phone-in earlier when it all went a little wrong.…

Dementia is ‘an opportunity’, according to Michael Gove. What a brave thing to say

13 March 2015 7:00

Michael Gove said something startling about dementia in a speech last night launching an initiative called ‘The Good Right’ at…

Glorious and triumphant — Iain Macleod on Winston Churchill’s funeral

30 January 2015 9:30

Today marks fifty years since the funeral of Winston Churchill. In the 5 February 1965 edition of The Spectator, editor Iain…

How the Spectator congratulated a 25-year-old journalist called Winston Churchill

24 January 2015 19:59

In 1899, Churchill headed to South Africa as a journalist for the Morning Post to cover the Boer War. He…

‘We live as free men, speak as free men, walk as free men because a man called Winston Churchill lived’

24 January 2015 15:03

This is the Spectator’s leader from 22 January 1965. Two days later, on 24 January, Winston Churchill died: Since the…

The Spectator at war: Quiet seas

12 November 2014 8:30

From The Spectator, 14 November 1914: We have mentioned elsewhere Mr. Winston Churchill’s speech on the Navy at the Guildhall,…

Good riddance to rhetoric

25 September 2014 16:32

Autumn is here, and so the political classes celebrate the return of Any Questions and Question Time. (The Dimbleby is…

The poet who welcomed war

23 April 2014 14:52

Today, 23 April, the world celebrates the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s presumed birth (and marks with less joy the…

Hitler’s missed opportunity: failing to smash the rock of Gibraltar

3 September 2013 11:37

It may be that only geological erosion, expected to occur sometime over the next ten million years, will finally remove…