Charles Moore

Why I’m moving to England

3 October 2020 9:00 am

Gstaad It is not exactly a stop all the clocks occasion, let alone cut off the telephone, but I’ve finally…

Is this the start of a conservative comeback?

3 October 2020 9:00 am

Will the Moore and Dacre appointments be a turning point?

Charles Moore on BBC reform

28 September 2020 1:00 am

Former editor of The Spectator and Daily Telegraph Charles Moore is tipped to become chairman of the BBC. Despite being…

My fellow dinner guests made me feel like a combination of Messalina and Lady Macbeth

1 February 2020 9:00 am

I was walking up St James’s and happy to be in London. For a change I was not rushing but…

My friend Margaret Thatcher

14 December 2019 9:00 am

By the time you read this it will all be over, but will it? I’ve had a bad feeling all…

Boris Johnson takes on extinction rebellion at book launch

8 October 2019 9:14 am

To the launch of the final volume of Charles Moore’s biography of Margaret Thatcher at Banqueting House. A mix of…

Rory Stewart: Am I still a Conservative?

7 September 2019 9:00 am

My parents gave me a subscription to The Spectator in 1984, when I was 11. When I was 12, I…

After the week I’ve just had will my liver ever recover?

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Bellamy’s and Oswald’s are the two best restaurants in London. They are owned by two friends of mine — both…

I suspect that Brexit is driving me mad – but I will not shut up

12 May 2018 9:00 am

Rosé wine is, I know, considered naff. Were you unaware of this you’d fast conclude as much from the incidence…

Nothing about Radio 4’s Across the Red Line suggested it would be as riveting as it was

20 January 2018 9:00 am

On paper and on air, there’s nothing to suggest that the Radio 4 series Across the Red Line will have…

Are driverless cars really the future?

16 December 2017 9:00 am

 Philip Hammond’s last Budget focused on driverless cars as an example of the brave new technological world. But should we…

High life

2 September 2017 9:00 am

I was appalled. She had asked Lord John Somerset to ask me to join her, and I rose rather unsteadily…

The first real gaffe of the EU referendum? It’s from Charles Moore

4 June 2016 9:00 am

It was a famous American editor and columnist Michael Kinsley who once defined the political ‘gaffe’ as something that occurs…

Peter Phillips bids farewell to his music column after 33 years

7 May 2016 9:00 am

This, my 479th, is to be my last contribution as a regular columnist to The Spectator. I have written here…

Spectator Letters: Hope for the Scottish Tories, policing charities after Kids Company

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Borderline case Sir: Alex Massie (‘The painful truth for Ruth’, 9 January) correctly identifies the challenges facing the Scottish Conservatives.…

Charles Moore vs David Hare: a one-act play

12 December 2015 9:00 am

  Charles Moore and David Hare sit in the editor’s office at The Spectator, Hare on a brown leather chesterfield,…

The art of political biography remains in intensive care if Giles Radice’s latest book is anything to go by, says Simon Heffer

21 March 2015 9:00 am

With the odd exception — I think principally of Charles Moore’s life of Margaret Thatcher — the genre of political…

Letters: Why Ofsted should be disbanded

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Disband Ofsted Sir: Dennis Sewell’s damning indictment of Ofsted (‘Ofsted in the dock’, 13 December) stopped short of the logical…

Mark Amory's diary: Confessions of a literary editor

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Until recently I used to claim that I had been literary editor of The Spectator for over 25 years; now…

Spectator letters: VAT and sugar, Boris Johnson and cricket, whisky and bagpipes

28 June 2014 9:00 am

Sugar added tax Sir: Julia Pickles (Letters, 14 June) suggests a sugar tax to combat the obesity epidemic and discourage…

Peter Mandelson’s diary: The accomplishments of George Osborne – and Vladimir Putin

31 May 2014 9:00 am

My trips to meet Russians in Russia these days are a little less controversial than my encounter with them in…

We've got gay rights, now let's have gay responsibility

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Why should our marriages demand less than straight ones?

Spectator letters: Wind and bias, and the Scots at war

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Caution over wind Sir: While the broadcast media have assailed their audiences with simplistic yet blanket coverage of the floods…

Simon Jenkins's notebook: Why a wind farm will never be as beautiful as a railway viaduct

12 October 2013 9:00 am

Until I plotted a book on England’s best views I had not realised how much people cared. Ask them to…