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.

The long winter – why Covid restrictions could last until April

31 October 2020 9:00 am

The ‘worst-case scenario’ for Covid

Was the NHS was overrun by Covid during lockdown?

26 October 2020 1:04 am

The decision to implement lockdown was inspired partly by the appalling scenes from Lombardy, where hospitals were overrun and dying…

Kemi Badenoch: ‘Being black is not just about victimhood’

24 October 2020 9:00 am

Equalities minister Kemi Badenoch on the ‘poison’ of identity politics

How likely is the NHS to be overwhelmed by Covid?

17 October 2020 12:34 am

Over the summer, NHS chiefs were told not to worry too much about a second wave because the £12 billion test-and-trace would…

Sales of The Spectator surge towards 100,000

12 October 2020 6:00 pm

When The Spectator returned furlough money during lockdown, we set ourselves a new target. Rather than take taxpayer subsidy, we’d try…

Andrew Neil to chair a new British television news network

26 September 2020 3:00 am

For some time now, there has been talk about a challenger television to rival Sky and the BBC. Now it’s official:…

The Spectator, the Co-op and cancel culture – a cautionary tale

24 September 2020 11:13 pm

Earlier this month, there was a bit of a fuss when the Co-op’s Twitter account said it would not be…

Harold Evans: writer, editor, teacher

24 September 2020 4:00 pm

The death of Harold Evans last night will mean tomorrow’s newspapers will be rightly filled with tributes to a pioneering…

The missing leader: Boris Johnson needs to find his purpose again

19 September 2020 9:00 am

Boris Johnson needs to find his purpose again

Introducing Spectator TV, with Andrew Neil

10 September 2020 8:48 pm

Last week, we launched Spectator TV with The Week in 60 Minutes. Hosted by Andrew Neil and featuring James Forsyth,…

Can Scotland afford independence?

29 August 2020 11:16 pm

How would an independent Scotland have fared during the pandemic? We found out this week on the annual release of…

The Spectator, war and slavery: a note on our history

8 June 2020 11:32 pm

In her article about the point of protest, Tali Fraser mentions the support of Manchester in the 1860s for the…

Our duty to Hong Kong: the case for granting full British citizenship

6 June 2020 9:00 am

It’s time to offer British citizenship – not just visas – to the Hong Kong Chinese

New study suggests Covid infections were falling before lockdown

5 June 2020 10:39 pm

When lockdown was first imposed, there was little science to base it on. The virus was assumed to be growing…

Norway health chief: lockdown was not needed to tame Covid

28 May 2020 12:08 am

Norway is assembling a picture of what happened before lockdown and its latest discovery is pretty significant. It is using…

Sweden tames its ‘R number’ without lockdown

4 May 2020 11:43 pm

Sweden has been the world’s Covid-19 outlier, pursuing social distancing but rejecting mandatory lockdown. Schools, bars and restaurants are open…

Non-Covid deaths are also rising. It's time to ask why

29 April 2020 2:05 am

Today’s excess death figures are shocking, but they are perhaps even worse when you consider how many are not linked…


Pompeo: China must be more transparent

9 April 2020 2:28 am

While coronavirus ravages the world, a political battle is also being waged with China resisting suggestions that it’s to blame.…

Imperial study: New York deaths could peak at 1,000 a day

30 March 2020 1:11 am

As the world tries to understand more about the trajectory of the coronavirus, a study from the Engineering faculty of…

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…