David Cameron

Cameron says ‘military action was only option’ in Yemen

14 January 2024 11:45 pm

David Cameron: western strikes on Houthi rebels are ‘a very clear message’ This week the US and UK launched military…

No nonsense in the kitchen

25 November 2023 9:00 am

The forthright food columnist Rachel Cooke has little patience with faddy eaters, ‘meditative’ kitchen tasks or the craze for Portuguese custard tarts

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

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 Ibiza diary

3 September 2022 9:00 am

You wait 11 years for a Tory leadership election and then three come along in quick succession. The first in…

Boris’s final days in No. 10

16 July 2022 9:00 am

‘So what did he say?’ I asked the ministerial friend who went to tell Boris last week he had to…

David Cameron gets an honour

24 March 2022 8:01 pm

When you’ve held the highest elected office in the land, subsequent honours might all seem a bit trivial. Gongs, trophies,…

Andrew Mitchell relives the agony of Plebgate

30 October 2021 9:00 am

Andrew Mitchell, as he readily admits, was born into the British Establishment. Almost from birth, his path was marked out:…

Cameron snubs Osborne

17 August 2021 2:14 am

The papers have been full of speculation this month about rumours of a rift between Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson.…

Portrait of the week: Cameron’s cash, A-grades abound and Tower Bridge won’t budge

14 August 2021 9:00 am

Home With less frightening domestic data on the coronavirus pandemic to ponder, subjects such as the rivalry between Boris Johnson,…

How do we stop the next David Cameron?

13 August 2021 6:14 am

One of the enduring charms of British politics is how slight the pecuniary rewards are for taking up the job…

Has David Cameron any shame?

10 August 2021 4:42 am

$10million, or £7million. That’s what David Cameron is now reported to have made from Greensill Capital, the company he helped…

The shamelessness of David Cameron

14 May 2021 4:28 pm

I’m almost starting to admire David Cameron. Almost. There is something that borders on the impressive about the former prime…

Who regulates the regulators?

8 May 2021 9:00 am

This isn’t about David Cameron and Greensillgate; it isn’t about Boris Johnson and wallpapergate or Jennifer-Arcurigate. It isn’t about Westferrygate…

The return of Tory sleaze?

17 April 2021 4:00 pm

‘It’s the return of Tory sleaze’: so said Keir Starmer at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday. His was an assertion…

How Boris eclipsed Cameron

17 April 2021 3:45 pm

Remember the days when David Cameron was the sleek young prime minister who had brought to an end 13 years…

David Cameron has done nothing wrong

14 April 2021 1:00 am

To paraphrase the old adage, truth can still be pulling on its boots when a misconception is already half way…

What does it really mean to feel English?

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Referring to the precarious future of the Union of England and Scotland, the authors of Englishness: The Political Force Transforming…

The delightful humiliation of David Cameron

26 March 2021 8:44 pm

Say what you like about David Cameron, the man never stops trying to exceed expectations. I once thought that he’d…

Blonde with a bombshell: Sasha Swire’s revelations about the Cameroons

26 September 2020 9:00 am

Ten years ago, reviewing Alastair Campbell’s diaries for The Spectator, I concluded as follows: Who will be the chroniclers of…

What the Queen will miss most in self-isolation

2 May 2020 9:00 am

Seven hundred pages of memoir is stretching it a bit even for an ex-inhabitant of No. 10 with David Cameron’s…

The people’s decade: how will history come to define the 2010s?

18 January 2020 9:00 am

The 1960s were swinging. The 1970s were stagflationary. In the 1980s we made loadsamoney and greed was good. The 1990s…

Letters: David Cameron’s real referendum mistake

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Cameron’s fatal error Sir: Jo Johnson’s otherwise informative review of David Cameron’s For the Record (Books, 12 October) suggests Cameron’s…