Fraser Nelson

Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.

Why Liz Truss is right to say 'forecasts are not destiny'

6 August 2022 8:36 pm

‘Forecasts are not destiny,’ said Liz Truss in last night’s debate: a remark that has drawn alarm in some quarters. If…

The trouble with Sunak’s tax promise

1 August 2022 5:12 pm

Rishi Sunak should have started his campaign offering a 4p cut to income tax, instead of focusing on a Cameronesque…

Cold War: Is Germany caving to Putin’s gas blackmail?

20 July 2022 10:57 pm

After a summit in Tehran yesterday, Putin spoke about the massive Russia to Germany Nord Stream 1 pipeline – currently…

The verdict: the second Tory leadership debate

18 July 2022 5:28 am

‘If you’re still watching this debate, well done,’ said Mordaunt, bizarrely, in her closing statement. ‘I wish tonight had been…

Blue murder: the knives are out in the Tory leadership fight

16 July 2022 9:00 am

To judge from their campaigns, the leadership contenders are all out of ideas

Penny Mordaunt's embarrassing start

10 July 2022 8:08 pm

Penny Mordaunt, the second-favourite to be the next Prime Minister, has declared that she’s running – via a video where…

Are the Tories ready for a real contest?

9 July 2022 10:30 pm

Will this leadership contest provide a debate? The Tories got into this mess because have spent years asking who can…

The problem with Tom Tugendhat’s ‘clean start’ manifesto

8 July 2022 5:50 pm

Tom Tugendhat has become the first of the Tory MPs depicted on our cover this week to confirm that he…

A double cabinet resignation is a blow Boris is unlikely to survive

6 July 2022 3:49 am

So it has started. The joint resignation of Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid marks a cabinet coup against Boris Johnson,…

Voters are looking beyond partygate – and that’s Boris’s problem

25 June 2022 9:20 pm

Why did the Tories lose the by-elections so badly? Boris Johnson is offering answers in his various interviews at the…

The attempt to depose Boris may be premature

6 June 2022 6:52 pm

As Tory MPs vote this evening, Jesse Norman’s letter stands as the most recent case for the deposing of the…

How are five million Brits without work?

3 June 2022 4:51 pm

Last week, I came across a figure so staggering that I was convinced it was wrong: 5.3 million Brits (almost…

Biden's vow to defend Taiwan marks the end of Obama-era neutrality

23 May 2022 6:11 pm

Joe Biden will be flying back from his trip to Asia having made a big promise: that the US will…

Why the new Anglo-Swedish pact matters

11 May 2022 12:55 am

Boris Johnson will arrive in Stockholm tomorrow to sign a defence agreement with Sweden to tide the country over until it…

Can Elon Musk take on the tech censors?

30 April 2022 9:00 am

Is Elon Musk a match for the tech censors?

Earth Day – and the untold story of environmental progress

22 April 2022 10:05 pm

It’s Earth Day today, the anniversary of the 1970 event that kick-started the modern environmentalist movement. in her recent column, my…

Have we hit peak Netflix?

20 April 2022 8:04 pm

This time last year, Netflix was fêted as the future of television. Its subscriptions grew by 30 per cent over 2020…

Is Rishi just too rich for politics?

9 April 2022 6:20 pm

The obvious and perhaps only way out of this mess for Rishi Sunak was for his wife to pay double…

Putin’s terror: the politics of war crimes

9 April 2022 9:00 am

The politics of prosecution

Boris’s Brexit-Ukraine comparison was a mistake

22 March 2022 4:00 am

After years of post-Brexit rancour,the last few weeks have been a striking display of European (not just EU) unity. Britain…

Why it was a mistake for Ofcom to remove Russia Today

18 March 2022 11:13 pm

In conflicts, there is always a temptation to mirror the tactics of one’s opponents – which is why it’s depressing…

Boris Johnson rejects Europe’s open approach to Ukrainian refugees

12 March 2022 1:12 am

One of the most extraordinary (and moving) videos to have emerged since the invasion of Ukraine shows scenes at Berlin…

Why Britain should offer unconditional asylum to Ukrainians

27 February 2022 9:39 pm

There is much more that Britain can do for Ukraine. We have done more than most: sent 2,000 anti-tank missiles…

Boris is about to give Silicon Valley censors more power than ever

19 February 2022 4:54 am

Four years in the making, the Online Safety Bill has now been sent to senior ministers for review — a…

Why Munira Mirza’s resignation matters

4 February 2022 7:21 am

Boris Johnson’s great strength has always been his ability to spot, recruit and hire a great variety of brilliant people.…