Carrie Symonds

Portrait of the week: Boris Johnson’s wedding, bitcoin blackouts and a £140m tomato ketchup factory

5 June 2021 9:00 am

Home Freelance scientists urged the government not to end coronavirus regulations on 21 June, for fear of a third wave.…

Boris's media critics are missing the real story

1 June 2021 12:00 am

The five most frustrating words a journalist can hear are: ‘This is not a story’. Over the years, I have…

Zac Goldsmith, No. 10's rapid rebuttal service

1 May 2021 8:12 pm

It’s a tough gig defending this government. So tough in fact that the Prime Minister’s official spokesperson Allegra Stratton left…

Dilyn the dog’s Downing Street diary (as told to Rod Liddle)

1 May 2021 9:00 am

I heard them rowing again this morning, look you. I had just completed my first dump of the day in…

Carrie Symonds and the First Girlfriend problem

1 May 2021 9:00 am

One of the least attractive aspects of American politics is epitomised in the ‘Office of the First Lady’. The office…

Carrie Symonds and the cult of rewilding

6 February 2021 6:01 pm

Carrie Symonds is to join the Aspinall Foundation as its new head of communications, in a move very much on-brand…

Was endorsing Boris one of my worst misjudgments ever?

5 December 2020 9:00 am

Now that our social lives are a Venn diagram that only mathematicians can understand I am officially becoming a recluse.…

Boris in a spin: can the PM find his way again?

21 November 2020 9:00 am

With Cummings gone, which way will the PM turn now?

Inside the court of Carrie Symonds, princess of whales

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Inside the court of Carrie Symonds

Portrait of the week: Coronavirus plans, Boris’s baby and Priti Patel under fire

7 March 2020 9:00 am

Home After a Cobra emergency meeting about the coronavirus Covid-19, when the number of cases in the United Kingdom had…

In defence of trophy hunting

7 September 2019 9:00 am

‘Why would anyone want to destroy something so beautiful, then stuff its poor lifeless body to keep as some kind…

Paul Dacre: I made Boris Johnson cry

27 July 2019 9:00 am

So the party of family values has chosen as leader a man of whom to say he has the morals…

The shameful hounding of Carrie Symonds

25 June 2019 5:00 am

Who’s really harassing Carrie Symonds? We have no proof that her boyfriend Boris Johnson is. One surreptitiously recorded late-night row…

Dear Mary: what do you do if you spill red wine on a sofa?

24 June 2019 12:49 am

No matter how much you loved Boris you would find it maddening if he spilled red wine on your sofa. …

Boris has to get out of Camberwell

22 June 2019 8:17 pm

Well! Just when it looked like the only political question anyone would be talking about is the start of the…

Can Boris Johnson’s ‘little otter’ make him woke enough to win?

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Philip May seems a decent cove. He’s been stoic and loyal but I can’t help hoping that the next prime…