Boris Johnson

Johnson and Hunt try to unite the Tory party in final leadership debate

16 July 2019 6:30 am

Tonight’s Sun debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt was far more relaxed than last week’s head-to-head clash. But it…

Boris Johnson’s planning for government

13 July 2019 7:38 pm

Boris Johnson had been refusing to engage with the question of Cabinet appointments and the like until he was through…

Boris Johnson and Petronella Wyatt at The Spectator’s summer party in 2016 (Alan Davidson/Shutterstock)

Petronella Wyatt: I’ve been turned into a curiosity – and Boris is to blame

13 July 2019 9:00 am

I am beginning to feel like a sort of fairground curiosity: one of those pickled things in jars that Victorians…

The most important decision that Boris has to make

13 July 2019 9:00 am

After being backed by a majority of Tory MPs, Boris Johnson now looks set to win over party members by…

Can Boris Johnson make Anglo-American relations great again?

13 July 2019 9:00 am

It seems a fitting end to an ill-fated premiership. As Theresa May prepares to leave No. 10, a major quarrel erupts…

Run, Boris, run: why middle-aged MPs have turned into fitness freaks

13 July 2019 9:00 am

Forget the cigar, the homburg and the V-for-victory sign. If Winston Churchill were around today, he’d be pounding the streets…

I love Boris for not firing me when I wrote a play about his sex life

13 July 2019 9:00 am

Fourteen years ago, almost to the day, Lloyd Evans and I received a note from Boris. It was the press…

Boris Johnson struggles through interview with Andrew Neil

13 July 2019 5:31 am

Boris Johnson just faced by far his toughest interview of the campaign. He was pressed hard on Brexit, Kim Darroch’s…

The court of Boris Johnson: the factions competing for approval

10 July 2019 1:06 am

How will Boris Johnson govern? With even Jeremy Hunt allies privately braced for defeat in two weeks’ time when the…

Boris takes inspiration from The Godfather

9 July 2019 12:19 am

When Michael Gove turned on Boris Johnson in the 2016 Tory leadership contest and decided to stand against his former…

Boris Johnson must remember: In victory, magnanimity

6 July 2019 7:54 pm

With the ballot papers out, the next few days will be crucial in the Tory leadership election. As I say…

Portrait of the week: Boris vs Jeremy, Brexit party rallies and Hong Kong protests

6 July 2019 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the bookies’ favourite for the leadership of the Conservative party, would, if he became prime minister, ‘show…

Joan Collins: The night I got a TV star to flash Boris Johnson

6 July 2019 9:00 am

It has been a spring of party madness in London and New York. I was lucky enough to have several…

A new tune: Boris Johnson on his plan to unite Britain

6 July 2019 9:00 am

‘I’m going to stick ruthlessly to script,’ says Boris Johnson. ‘This is not the stage of the campaign when you…

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The death of free thought

6 July 2019 9:00 am

Hold the presses, this is a world exclusive. A Boris ex I sat next to last week gave me the…

Boris vs Hunt: a voter’s guide

5 July 2019 11:44 pm

Voting is finally underway in the Tory leadership contest. So should Britain’s next prime minister be Boris Johnson or Jeremy…

Hunt won’t let up in his attacks on Boris

29 June 2019 4:05 pm

It is a week on since the first hustings of the Tory leadership run off. Boris Johnson appears to have…

Portrait of the week: Boris’s barney, a stink at Southern Water and a pricy royal renovation

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Home A neighbour of Boris Johnson, 55 (a candidate for the leadership of the Conservative party and hence for the…

Will Boris Johnson break up the Union?

29 June 2019 9:00 am

I spent the early part of last week in London, filming what are known in the television trade as PTCs…

Letters: God does lead us into temptation

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Appeasement? Sir: Your editorial (‘Plan B’, 22 June) refers to the need for Boris Johnson, as prospective PM, to have…

The biggest challenge for Boris isn’t this contest – it’s what comes next

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Every campaign has a wobble — and Boris Johnson is getting his in early. A mix of complacency (he felt confident…

Why I’m not convinced by Boris

29 June 2019 9:00 am

I had never heard of Mark Field until he was suspended for removing, in a commendably vigorous manner, the Greenpeace…

Max Hastings vs Boris Johnson: I know who I’d trust more

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Sir Max Hastings, whom I engaged as editor of the Daily Telegraph in 1986 and who stayed in that role…

I once fell for Boris’s charm – I won’t make the same mistake again

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Someone should write a guide to the best literary festivals. Sydney and Auckland would certainly be there, along with Sri…

Forget Boris. What about Jeremy Corbyn’s womanising?

29 June 2019 9:00 am

He has been married several times, has a way with the ladies and always seems to land on his feet…