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 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.…

Michael Gove says 'Christian forgiveness' is needed over partygate

31 January 2022 5:30 am

Andrew Neil is back on our TV screens (‘Boris Johnson: Has He Run Out of Road?’, Channel 4 this evening).…

What Patrick Vallance doesn't say about Sage

26 December 2021 8:12 pm

Does Sage have a pro-lockdown bias? Sir Patrick Valance, the government’s chief scientific adviser, wrote an article in the Times…

My Twitter conversation with the chairman of the Sage Covid modelling committee

19 December 2021 7:03 am

The latest Sage papers have been published , envisaging anything from 200 to 6,000 deaths a day from Omicron depending on how…

Is Omicron really no less severe? A look at South Africa’s data

18 December 2021 9:50 pm

It’s an open secret that ministers are nervous about advice from Sage, given its track record in exaggerating the risk…

Can Boris really blame the press for his defeat?

18 December 2021 2:17 am

When asked what went wrong in North Shropshire, Boris Johnson gave a fascinating answer: journalists. Apparently, they have been reporting…

Boris Johnson is now in political purgatory

17 December 2021 9:05 pm

We have just witnessed one of the most dramatic defeats in the history of British by-elections. A 38 per cent swing…

Vaccine passports may prove a pointless distraction from Omicron

12 December 2021 2:35 am

Sajid Javid ditched vaccine passports when he became Health Secretary but he now has to bring them in again, albeit…

Deaths of despair: how Britain became Europe’s drugs capital

11 December 2021 9:00 am

A plan to tackle Britain’s drug problem was long overdue

Court of Chaos: the turmoil at the heart of government

13 November 2021 9:00 am

The turmoil at the heart of government

Cop out: Boris’s battle to save the climate summit

30 October 2021 9:00 am

Will COP26 actually achieve anything?

Join: The Spectator's online COP26 summit

26 October 2021 3:15 am

The two-week COP26 climate change summit starts this weekend, with 100,000 expected on a protest march in Glasgow. And tomorrow, we…

A matter of Truss: the unlikely rise of Lizmania

10 October 2021 2:30 pm

If Boris Johnson were to vanish tomorrow, who should replace him? The American pollster Frank Luntz asked this of about 200…

‘I’m entitled not to listen to Sage’: an interview with Sajid Javid

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Sajid Javid has big plans for the NHS – if Covid lets him