Paul Burke

Why I used to hate Good Friday

29 March 2024 5:00 pm

If you’re of a certain age and you were brought up Catholic, you’ll remember ‘Good Friday’ as the most awful…

How the Tories should respond to Labour’s attack ad

15 April 2023 9:00 am

How the Tories should respond to Labour’s attack ads

Keir Starmer is an excellent Labour leader, which is why he'll never be PM

23 May 2020 5:12 pm

We’ve all been very impressed, haven’t we, by Sir Keir Starmer’s performances at Prime Minister’s Questions? His calm, precise and…

Nigel Farage

Just do it: the advertising industry should embrace its right-wing roots

3 August 2019 9:00 am

Am I allowed to mention Nigel Farage? Of course I am, this is The Spectator, and its readers enjoy analysing…

The myth of the ‘trustworthy’ Scottish accent

8 September 2018 9:00 am

There was once a belief that for TV and radio commercials, a Scottish voice was more ‘trustworthy’. This was particularly…