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.

Battle begins

31 August 2019 9:00 am

What makes Boris Johnson an improvement on Theresa May? Those of us who cheered him on into 10 Downing Street…

Labour’s losing its old heartlands. Backing Remain could make things worse

6 July 2019 9:45 pm

A moderate, halfway-competent Labour party could crush the Tories. But given that Labour members are Corbynite in inclination, what are…

Gove, Javid and the point of a backstory

12 June 2019 1:36 am

Michael Gove’s launch was, easily, the strongest of any candidate yesterday and he deserves the plaudits he’s getting now. Even…

The big Tory leadership question: what happens on All Saints Day?

26 May 2019 10:05 pm

If the EU is unable to make a Brexit offer that is acceptable to Parliament by the Brexit deadline on…

Fraser Nelson: The biggest myth is that editors have control over their columnists

6 April 2019 9:00 am

The power of editors is comically overstated. I’m struck by the number of politicians who imagine that there’s a hierarchy:…

My evening with Jacob Rees-Mogg — live at the London Palladium

2 March 2019 9:00 am

A woman dressed as a nun is standing outside the London Palladium with a placard, warning about ‘an evening with…

Justin Welby: Catholic or Protestant – who cares?

26 January 2019 9:00 am

Justin Welby is working in Thomas Cranmer’s old study in Lambeth Palace, a room that looks as if it hasn’t…

Trump vs Nato: the trade war is becoming a security crisis

16 June 2018 9:00 am

For Theresa May, the most worrying part of Donald Trump’s talks with Kim Jong-un came two days before the two…

The wrong Brexit: what happened to ‘Global Britain’?

21 April 2018 9:00 am

A few months ago, Britain’s most senior ambassadors gathered in the Foreign Office to compare notes on Brexit. There was…

The mind of Donald Trump, as explained by Anthony Scaramucci

14 April 2018 9:00 am

When Anthony Scaramucci announced that he was writing a book about his time with Donald Trump, the joke was that…

“I’ll eat you alive” – Angela Rayner interview

6 January 2018 9:00 am

Angela Rayner is perhaps the only Labour MP who works with a picture of Theresa May hanging above her desk.…

Norway is hard on migrants – but tough love works

25 November 2017 9:00 am

When Angela Merkel invited refugees to Germany in 2015, tearing up the rules obliging migrants to seek asylum in the…

How Britain fell for Saudi Arabia’s reforming Crown Prince

11 November 2017 9:00 am

There are two ways of seeing the extraordinary rise of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince: the blood-stained debut of a new…

‘Soviet Union Art Exhibition’, Zurich 1931, by Valentina Kulagina

The art of persuasion

28 October 2017 9:00 am

It’s hard to admire communist art with an entirely clear conscience. The centenary of the October revolution, which falls this…

What are the Tories for?

24 June 2017 9:00 am

It’s time for the Conservatives to rediscover conservatism

Cameron's sinister purge of the posh

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Any parents considering Dollar Academy are invited to take their car along its long driveway and park outside what looks…

Iain Duncan Smith on how to save Conservatism

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Iain Duncan Smith may have lost his job, but he has found a new whisky. It’s called Monkey Shoulder, and…

The return of eugenics

2 April 2016 9:00 am

The only way of cutting off the constant stream of idiots and imbeciles and feeble-minded persons who help to fill…

Richard Branson at Davos (Photo: Getty)

Fraser Nelson's Davos diary

30 January 2016 9:00 am

For years, I’ve wondered why so many clever people go to Davos to discuss topics as meaningless as ‘the new…

Zac Goldsmith: the London race will be tough for me – and the Conservative Party

2 January 2016 9:00 am

As soon as votes were counted in the race to be Tory candidate for London mayor, Zac Goldsmith’s problem became…

George Osborne’s epic kowtow to China

26 September 2015 8:00 am

Any British Prime Minister who meets the Dalai Lama knows it will upset the Chinese government — but for decades,…

Fraser Nelson’s Diary: Spotting the miscreants at Jeremy Clarke’s drunkenness-themed book launch

4 July 2015 9:00 am

‘Hello. I’m lesbian threesome,’ the young lady tells Taki. ‘And I’m Mongolian rampage,’ says the young man beside her. We’re…

'We need 10,000 mayors' - an interview with Steve Hilton

23 May 2015 9:00 am

‘Let me give you a Californian hug,’ says Steve Hilton, and I try my best to give him a Scottish…

Left-wing populism is on the rise - and may take Ed Miliband to No10

18 April 2015 9:00 am

A spectre is haunting Europe — and knocking on the door of Downing Street. It has installed a president in…

Alex Salmond sets out his terms for Ed Miliband

28 March 2015 9:00 am

‘Would you like a glass of pink champagne?’ asks Alex Salmond at 3.30 p.m., sounding very much like a man…