Conrad Black

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…

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…

My feud with Conrad Black

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Goody goody gumdrops! The Donald has pardoned Lord Black and I couldn’t be happier. Conrad got a bum deal and…

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Trump told me I got a ‘bad rap’

23 May 2019 9:14 pm

I owe my return to these pages to the pardon I have received from the President of the United States.…

Trade comes before trade agreements (but the ‘in’ campaign don’t think so)

5 March 2016 9:00 am

The government, or at least David Cameron’s bit of it, seems to think that trade is something that takes place…

The delicious cant of the Guardian is such a treat on a Saturday morning

14 February 2015 9:00 am

One of the highlights of my week comes on a Saturday morning, when I make myself a cup of fair-trade…

The missed New Year opportunities I would have rowed the Atlantic for

10 January 2015 9:00 am

 Gstaad The very end of 2014 laid an egg, and an expensive one at that. I missed David Tang’s bash…

From jailbird to social butterfly – the return of Conrad Black

5 July 2014 9:00 am

The former proprietor of this magazine, Conrad Black, is in London at the moment with his gorgeous wife Barbara, and…

I think I just went to the greatest ball in history

5 July 2014 9:00 am

To Fort Belvedere for a ball that most likely will discourage any more balls because of its brilliance and perfection.…

The week that tripled the size of my liver

1 March 2014 9:00 am

 Gstaad Walking into a dinner party for 50 chic and some not-so-chic people in a nearby village last week, I…

Conrad Black’s diary: Why I won’t join the campaign against Rob Ford

1 February 2014 9:00 am

When visiting Britain and Australia last November, I discovered that the mayor of Toronto, Robert Ford, is now the world’s…

Remembering the journalist John Thompson, who turned down the editorship of The Spectator

7 December 2013 9:00 am

John Thompson, who died last week at the age of 93, could have been editor of The Spectator if he…

Conrad Black’s farewell to the British press

3 August 2013 9:00 am

The astonishing level of enthusiasm over the birth of the new prince goes far beyond the pleasure that people naturally…