Charles Moore

Charles Moore was editor of The Spectator 1984 - 1990. He continues to write a weekly column, The Spectator's Notes. You can read extracts of his column here.

Ukraine’s greatest, yet least publicised success

22 June 2024 9:00 am

Odessa Our conference here is about Black Sea security, where I am the guest of UK Friends of Ukraine. Its…

What tax rises are Labour planning?

15 June 2024 9:00 am

The Tory manifesto is ‘a clear plan’ promising ‘bold action’. Rishi Sunak uses the word ‘bold’ three times in two…

Sunak seemed the challenger; Starmer the establishment figure

8 June 2024 9:00 am

I watched Tuesday night’s leaders’ election debate with fellow guests at a party to launch Conservative Revolution, a book to…

Could Michael Gove support Labour?

1 June 2024 9:00 am

Now that Sir Keir Starmer has reaffirmed he is a socialist, interviewers are asking other leading Labour figures if they…

Cyclists are the Jeremy Corbyns of the road

25 May 2024 9:00 am

Three years ago next month, the journalist Andy Webb put in a Freedom of Information request to the BBC. He…

What makes MPs special

18 May 2024 9:00 am

On Monday, the House of Commons passed, by one vote, a motion to allow MPs to be suspended from parliament…

The science behind Olivia Colman’s left-wing face

11 May 2024 9:00 am

The new hunting year formally began last week. Should I resubscribe? Politically, the outlook is bleak. In February, Steve Reed,…

Europe has no answer to its immigration problem

4 May 2024 9:00 am

Pulling off the rhetorical trick that Brexit would undermine the Northern Ireland Good Friday Agreement, Michel Barnier, the EU negotiator,…

A helpful suggestion for Taylor Swift’s boyfriends

27 April 2024 9:00 am

Sir Mark Rowley should not resign. We must try to break our habit of getting rid of each Metropolitan Police…

My letter from Chris Packham

20 April 2024 9:00 am

I do not know Chris Packham, the BBC nature broadcaster, personally, but he wrote me a letter last month, enclosing…

Why do MPs send nude pictures of themselves?

13 April 2024 9:00 am

Adam Dyster has gone to work for the shadow Defra secretary Steve Reed. I admit this is not an appointment…

The London Library should leave us in peace

6 April 2024 9:00 am

Reading only slightly between the lines of US foreign policy on Israel/Gaza, I detect that its most urgent aim is…

The joys of the wireless

13 January 2024 9:00 am