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.

Varadkar’s election gamble backfires as Sinn Fein surge

10 February 2020 5:55 am

Irish election results are being counted and it seems that Leo Varadkar’s snap election gamble has worked out as badly…

The Queen tells Harry: out means out

19 January 2020 7:23 am

In the end, it took just over a week for Prince Harry to announce and finalise the terms of his…

Fraser Nelson: What categories should we include in our Parliamentarian of the Year awards?

11 January 2020 9:00 am

The night before our last issue went to press, I received a message from the Prime Minister saying that he…

Islam, reform and the battle of narratives

31 December 2019 10:57 pm

Is a wind of change blowing in the Arab world and bringing Muslims and Jews closer together? Ed Husain made…

‘Corbyn is led by ideology, I’m led by economics’: Sajid Javid’s spending plan

7 December 2019 9:00 am

If Boris Johnson wins next week, it will be on a manifesto of change. He will not deliver the fourth…

Five reasons why this election could still go wrong for the Tories

30 November 2019 3:00 am

With YouGov’s MRP model pointing to a 68-seat Tory majority, Conservative voters might think they have pretty solid ground for…

I’m sorry because I failed: An interview with David Cameron

21 September 2019 9:00 am

‘How have you been?’ David Cameron asks, bounding up to meet me. Fine, I say, then make the mistake of…

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

Should employees be judged by their parents’ income?

Iain Duncan Smith on how to save Conservatism

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Iain Duncan Smith on the fallout from his shock resignation

The return of eugenics

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Scientists don’t want to use the word. That hasn’t stopped them running ahead with the idea