James Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

Zelensky’s choice: can Ukraine force Russia to negotiate?

21 May 2022 9:00 am

What should his endgame be in any negotiations with Putin?

Can the Tories bounce back before the next election?

14 May 2022 9:00 am

When David Cameron was prime minister, the Tories flirted with the idea of a Queen’s Speech with no bills in…

Boris’s plans for a new Brexit clash

7 May 2022 9:00 am

Boris’s plans for a new Brexit clash

EU: normal disservice resumes

30 April 2022 9:00 am

In the past few months, relations between the UK and the EU have been the best they have been since…

The hole at the heart of Boris Johnson's premiership

29 April 2022 11:38 pm

No. 10 will be waiting nervously at 10pm on Thursday. Will the end of voting in the local elections bring…

Miss Brexit? Another bust-up is looming

29 April 2022 1:52 am

In the past few months, relations between the UK and the EU have been the best they have been since…

The Tories’ summer of discontent

23 April 2022 9:00 am

Mid-term unpopularity is a given in British politics. Veterans from the Thatcher era like to joke that a government that…

Boris isn’t safe yet

15 April 2022 9:57 pm

It is worth thinking back to late January when Boris Johnson’s premiership seemed in the greatest danger. As I say…

The three stumbling blocks to a Ukraine peace deal

2 April 2022 9:00 am

A month in, and the war in Ukraine looks very different to how anyone expected. On the first day of…

White House backtracks on Biden's claim that Putin can’t stay in power

27 March 2022 6:10 am

In his speech in Warsaw today, Joe Biden said of Vladimir Putin: ‘For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in…

The Chancellor’s difficult choices

26 March 2022 9:00 am

The Office for Budget Responsibility was designed to protect the Chancellor from accusations that he is cooking the books. If…

What can save China from Covid?

19 March 2022 9:00 am

It is tempting to believe that we have gone from one crisis to another: Russia invaded Ukraine hours after Covid…

How to stop China from attacking Taiwan

19 March 2022 1:54 am

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, the West has got many things right. Yet there is no doubt that Western mistakes over…

The West has to bite its lip for Saudi oil

16 March 2022 10:11 pm

It would be ridiculous to claim that Boris Johnson’s visit to Saudi Arabia is not morally problematic. He is going…

David Frost's solution to cool UK-EU relations

16 March 2022 5:40 am

Since David Frost quit the government in December over its political direction, he has not said that much about the…

Rising energy bills are a price worth paying to stop Putin

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Nato countries are being careful not to do anything that Russia could claim is an act of war. Just look…

Can Boris get the Saudis to pump more oil?

12 March 2022 2:30 am

The oil price is up by more than 40 per cent since the start of the year. It is being…

Can Nato help Ukraine without provoking Putin?

10 March 2022 1:29 am

Nato is trying to walk a tightrope in Ukraine. It wants the Russian invasion to be defeated, as the US joint…

The free world’s new reality

5 March 2022 9:00 am

We are about to see brutality in Europe on a scalethat will be almost beyond our comprehension. Russia is turning…

Britain should spend more on defence

5 March 2022 1:15 am

Britain must spend more on defence. As I say in the Times today the defence budget is already being increased but…

'Staying Switzerland' on Ukraine is impossible

1 March 2022 2:27 am

The striking thing about the financial sanctions on Russia is not their severity, but just how many countries are joining…

Germany's defence spending boost will improve European security

27 February 2022 11:35 pm

In yet another sign of how dramatically Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has changed Europe’s attitude to both Russia and security,…

A new Europe is emerging from this crisis

27 February 2022 7:43 am

With every hour that Kiev holds out, the geopolitics of Europe changes more. Germany, which so values its prohibition on…

For Russian sanctions to work, they must hurt the West too

26 February 2022 9:00 am

No British soldiers will go to fight in Ukraine. The UK’s military involvement will be limited to weapons shipments and…

To hurt Putin, go for oil and gas – not Swift

26 February 2022 12:41 am

Both the British and the Americans have been explicit that it is the Europeans who are blocking Russia being cut…