Boris Johnson

Why am I so unlucky in love?

8 June 2024 9:00 am

One of my exes is trying to get me arrested. I discovered this when I received an email from the…

What’s really behind the Tories’ present woes?

25 May 2024 9:00 am

Geoffrey Wheatcroft identifies two root causes: the disastrous revision of the leadership election procedure, and David Cameron’s turn to the referendum as a device to govern

Who decides which politicians are liars?

4 May 2024 9:00 am

This week the Welsh parliament has been debating a law that would ban politicians from lying. Assuming it ends up…

Can I stay in Britain?

2 December 2023 9:00 am


23 September 2023 9:00 am

Whose victory? Sir: Politicians are often accused of engaging in doublespeak, and I fear in the case of Boris Johnson’s…

Fish out of water

9 September 2023 9:00 am

As a one-nation Tory, Rory Stewart was not a good fit in the party’s new incarnation. We discover how his desire to make the world a better place was always going to work against him


19 August 2023 9:00 am

Should vintage comedy be judged by today’s standards?

22 July 2023 9:00 am

A successful joke relies on rhythm, tempo, cadence, pause – so why does David Stubbs find comedy and music so antithetical, wonders Joel Morris


15 July 2023 9:00 am

What, if anything, have dictators over the centuries had in common?

15 July 2023 9:00 am

Simon Kuper finds little to connect the strongmen of the past and present apart from their contempt for their own supporters

How my brother-in-law Boris got me cancelled

8 July 2023 9:00 am

How Boris made me a threat to Mexico

Boris Johnson’s peculiar conservative conversion

27 June 2023 4:00 pm

In his most recent column for the Mail, Boris Johnson fires a shot at, among other things, ‘the leftie twittersphere’.…

Portrait of the week: Boris locked out, mortgage misery and Titanic submarine search

24 June 2023 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the former prime minister, was ritually buried by the House of Commons voting by 354 to seven…

Is Boris Johnson a great man of history?

12 June 2023 4:00 pm

Boris Johnson has always been an enthusiastic proponent of the long unfashionable ‘great man’ theory of history. As he argued…

The Spectator's Notes

3 June 2023 9:00 am

The Tories would be lost in opposition

21 May 2023 12:15 am

It is widely observed that many Conservatives are preparing to lose power at the next general election.  The Conservative Democratic…

My search for a Matt Hancock impersonator

20 May 2023 9:00 am

I’m trying to organise an event in Westminster with the journalist Isabel Oakeshott and it’s proving a bit of a…

Why Boris Johnson might escape a partygate punishment

24 March 2023 1:10 am

After several months of anticipation, two contentious legal submissions from Lord Pannick KC and a bumper 52-page witness statement, Boris…

The problem with Boris’s honours list

10 March 2023 9:33 pm

There are plenty of Boris Johnson hangovers to give Rishi Sunak a headache these days. The privileges committee investigation into…

Boris Johnson fires a warning shot to Sunak

19 February 2023 10:28 pm

Rishi Sunak is once again facing an unhelpful intervention from one of his predecessors. As the Prime Minister attempts to…

Boris: Tories must unite

11 January 2023 7:55 pm

To the Carlton Club, that Palladian monument to power. Last night it hosted the unveiling of Boris Johnson’s new portrait,…

Is Boris going to do the chicken run?

4 January 2023 10:16 pm

Is 2023 going to be the year of Boris? Much of the commentariat seems to think it’s possible, with the…

Will the Tory truce hold?

29 October 2022 9:00 am

During the summer leadership race between Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, Sunak’s team were braced for a bloodbath if he…

What everyone knows but no one says about Brexit

29 October 2022 9:00 am

Theresa May’s premiership is now a memory. Boris Johnson’s time in office assumes the status of a rather brief, if…