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.

Let’s hear more of Parliament and less of pundits

18 November 2017 9:00 am

Although we all see rather too much of the present Mr Speaker, it was a good innovation that he and…

If the Duchy of Lancaster has been so bad, why didn’t Labour notice before?

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Let us assume — which we shouldn’t — that it is automatically wrong for the Queen to benefit financially from…

Women used to forgive men their defects, but the quality of mercy is under strain

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Poor Gordon Brown. He embodies the problem traditionally associated with being male, which is that our sex finds it difficult…

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28 October 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May’s style of negotiating with the European Union is coming spookily to resemble David Cameron’s. She is in the…

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21 October 2017 9:00 am

‘Persecuted and Forgotten?’ is the name of the latest report by Aid to the Church in Need. Unfortunately, there is…

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14 October 2017 9:00 am

The Catalan nationalists surely chose this October deliberately for their attempt, now faltering, at UDI. It is the centenary of…

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5 October 2017 2:00 pm

However much we try — and lots of us don’t — we fall for the power of the photo-image. So…

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30 September 2017 9:00 am

You can see why Theresa May said in Florence that the British wished the European Union well in its plans…

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23 September 2017 9:00 am

Sir David Norgrove, the chairman of the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA), is an honourable man. When he publicly rebuked Boris…

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16 September 2017 9:00 am

Apologies for my absence from this column. My editors kindly let me get on with the final volume of my…

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29 July 2017 9:00 am

The pre-commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales is already in full swing. She…

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22 July 2017 9:00 am

We went to the first night of the Proms last week. Thinking it was all over, we left the auditorium…

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15 July 2017 9:00 am

For some time now, banks have wielded hamfistedly the concept of the ‘politically exposed person’. They have withdrawn bank accounts…

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8 July 2017 9:00 am

Having worked flat-out to defend judges over the Article 50 case in the Supreme Court, the BBC has gone the…

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1 July 2017 9:00 am

At Guildhall on Tuesday, the Centre for Policy Studies held its Margaret Thatcher Conference on Security. Its title is an…

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24 June 2017 9:00 am

How much longer can it go on? Deaths caused by terrorism are always followed now by candlelit vigils, a minute’s…

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17 June 2017 9:00 am

Before knowing the result of the election, I composed my Chairman’s message in the newsletter of the Rectory Society. In…

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10 June 2017 9:00 am

By the time you read this, the campaign will have drawn fractiously to its close, so here is a strong…

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3 June 2017 9:00 am

At Mass on Sunday, we were issued with a letter from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference, entitled ‘The General Election 2017’.…

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1 June 2017 1:00 pm

At Mass on Sunday, we were issued with a letter from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference, entitled ‘The General Election 2017’.…

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27 May 2017 9:00 am

In most parts of the world, we have now supped so full of terrorist horrors that the death of 22…

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20 May 2017 9:00 am

‘Exclusive invitation: I want to hear from you, Charles’, it said in my inbox. Theresa May wanted me to take…

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13 May 2017 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn wants to put up income tax only for people who earn more than £80,000 a year, he says.…

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6 May 2017 9:00 am

Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament’s main Brexit negotiator, tweeted on Monday: ‘Any #Brexit deal requires a strong & stable understanding…

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29 April 2017 9:00 am

With Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen through to the final in France, people of a conservative disposition might feel…