Boris Johnson

Letters: It’s too late for Boris

26 September 2020 9:00 am

Disastrous decisions Sir: In his otherwise excellent analysis of Boris Johnson’s premiership (‘The missing leader’, 19 September), Fraser Nelson suggests…

Blonde with a bombshell: Sasha Swire’s revelations about the Cameroons

26 September 2020 9:00 am

Ten years ago, reviewing Alastair Campbell’s diaries for The Spectator, I concluded as follows: Who will be the chroniclers of…

Time for me to be more assertive

26 September 2020 9:00 am

In the light of recent articles in The Spectator, I think it is vital I should point out here and…

It’s time for Boris to channel Churchill

26 September 2020 9:00 am

How Boris can get Britain’s Covid fight back on track

The Special Relationship was never very special

19 September 2020 9:00 am

I have a book of essays from 1986 by a group of British and American scholars called The Special Relationship.…

I admit it: I was wrong to back Boris

19 September 2020 9:00 am

A friend emailed me earlier this week in despair about the Prime Minister. ‘Boris reminds me of a hereditary king…

Is Britain a nation in fear of safetyism?

7 September 2020 5:26 pm

It should come as no surprise that Britain’s city centres remain, in the words of CBI chief Carolyn Fairbairn, ‘ghost…

Can Simon Case restore stability to the heart of government?

6 September 2020 8:08 pm

Boris Johnson does not get everything wrong. The appointment of Simon Case to be head of the civil service at…

My run-in with the New York Times

5 September 2020 9:00 am

It’s never a good sign when you’re watching a scene of street terror in yet another gut-churning YouTube video and…

How Boris can get Britain back to work

5 September 2020 9:00 am

This week was built up by the Prime Minister to be the moment that would mark the return of economic…

To save the Union, negotiate Scotland’s independence

5 September 2020 9:00 am

The first cabinet meeting of the new term and Boris Johnson’s summer holiday were both dominated by one concern: how…

The best leader we never had

5 September 2020 9:00 am

I spent Monday afternoon with The Wake Up Call, a new book by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge that lambasts…

Boris's U-turn defence

2 September 2020 3:02 am

Is Boris Johnson’s government jumping from one crisis to the next or is No. 10’s agenda progressing roughly as planned? It…

Portrait of the week: BBC drops songs, museum drops Sloane, and KFC and John Lewis drop slogans

29 August 2020 9:00 am

Home Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, made pupils wear face-coverings in school corridors. It didn’t take long for…

iran sanctions

Leaked letter: Boris Johnson rejects Trump on Iran sanctions

28 August 2020 6:46 am

A leaked letter to the UN Security Council shows that the British government has rejected the US position on Iran’s…

How No. 10 outsmarted Alastair Campbell

20 August 2020 11:00 pm

LBC broadcaster Iain Dale has moved his Edinburgh Festival ‘All Talk’ series to Zoom, and yesterday he spoke to Alastair…

Justin Trudeau’s prorogation memory loss

20 August 2020 10:05 pm

A prime minister better known for his charisma than his policy achievements proroguing parliament to ride out a political storm.…

Here’s Nicola: can Boris Johnson stop Scottish independence?

15 August 2020 9:00 am

How can Boris deal with the looming question of IndyRef2?

Economies run on confidence – the government mustn’t undermine it

8 August 2020 9:00 am

Throughout the past few months the government has appeared to face an unenviable choice between saving lives and saving livelihoods.…

Never has a virus been so oversold

8 August 2020 9:00 am

There’s nothing unprecedented about Covid-19 itself. The equally novel, equally infectious Asian flu of 1957 had commensurate fatalities in Britain:…

We are living in a post-truth society

8 August 2020 9:00 am

Activists wish to change the name of a school in north London because it is named after a road which…

Dear Boris: what happens if Trump doesn’t accept defeat?

8 August 2020 9:00 am

How Boris should handle the US election

Can Boris avoid a winter lockdown?

1 August 2020 9:00 am

As the government struggled on Saturday with the question of whether to impose a quarantine on those returning from Spain,…

How Boris should pick his peers

1 August 2020 9:00 am

It is no credit to British democracy that we have the second largest legislative chamber in the world. The only…

Boris's red wall problem

25 July 2020 9:00 am

When Boris Johnson met with his cabinet in person for the first time in four months on Tuesday, his aim…