Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

Just do it: the advertising industry should embrace its right-wing roots

3 August 2019 9:00 am

Am I allowed to mention Nigel Farage? Of course I am, this is The Spectator, and its readers enjoy analysing…

A wine of Boris’s vintage

3 August 2019 9:00 am

My host twinkled sardonically. ‘We’re bound to be discussing Boris. So what’s the right wine?’ I suggested a bunker-busting Australian…

‘Panto pays better than being an MEP’: Ann Widdecombe interviewed

13 July 2019 9:00 am

We could all forget about Ann Widdecombe for the past nine years while she was doing Strictly Come Dancing and…

Portrait of the week: Boris vs Jeremy, Brexit party rallies and Hong Kong protests

6 July 2019 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the bookies’ favourite for the leadership of the Conservative party, would, if he became prime minister, ‘show…

Joan Collins: The night I got a TV star to flash Boris Johnson

6 July 2019 9:00 am

It has been a spring of party madness in London and New York. I was lucky enough to have several…

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The death of free thought

6 July 2019 9:00 am

Hold the presses, this is a world exclusive. A Boris ex I sat next to last week gave me the…

Nice men make terrible leaders

29 June 2019 9:00 am

The Duke of Marlborough gave a toast last week that brought the house down during a Turning Point dinner for…

Children of the revolution: Protest has become so puerile

8 June 2019 9:00 am

As the left sinks into psychosis, what remains? The answer is sugar, profanity, snacks and toys. Protest now resembles Clown…

Letters: It will be fatal for the Tories if they put a Remainer on the leadership shortlist

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Leavers only, please Sir: Your leading article (‘The end of May’, 25 May) correctly calls for the Conservative party to…

Portrait of the week: European elections, milkshake attacks and British Steel buckles

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Home The country went to the polls to elect Members of the European Parliament and express its loathing for the…

What punishment can you expect for throwing a milkshake at a politician?

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Milkshakes and other missiles What can the man who threw a milkshake over Nigel Farage in Newcastle expect as a…

On milkshakes

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Should we make it illegal to study the social sciences? Imagine the amount of tendentious rubbish we could erase from…

Keeping up with Farage: What’s next for the Brexit party?

25 May 2019 9:00 am

‘Labour are in so much trouble here you can’t even believe it,’ says Nigel Farage as we sit in a…

Nigel Farage is not ‘far right’

23 May 2019 1:48 am

It is now fashionable to describe Nigel Farage as an ‘extremist’, ‘far right’ or ‘fascist’ politician. Last month, Dame Margaret…

I’m starting to have doubts about Nigel Farage

18 May 2019 9:00 am

The echo chamber is the defining characteristic of this berserk and entertaining political age: squadrons of foam-flecked absolutists ranting to…

The twisted truth about Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party

14 May 2019 10:17 pm

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party pretends to stand for the traditional values of old England: Parliamentary sovereignty, patriotism and decency. However little…

A lament for the UK and the US

11 May 2019 9:00 am

New York   Here’s a question for you: if your wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend, toy boy even, lied repeatedly to…

Will Nigel Farage’s Brexit party sink the Tories?

4 May 2019 9:00 am

Something’s been missing from Westminster these past few days. Normally, in an election week, there is a buzz about the…

Portrait of the week: Brexit party launches, Assange is arrested – and Notre Dame burns

20 April 2019 9:00 am

Home Although the latest date for Brexit had been postponed by the European Council until Halloween, 31 October, the government…

How Orbán duped the Brexiteers

22 September 2018 9:00 am

To the inhabitants of the British Isles, the nations of central Europe have always existed in a semi–mythical space, near…

The horror of post-Brexit Britain: Perfidious Albion, by Sam Byers, reviewed

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Edmundsbury, the fictional, sketchily rendered town in which the action of this novel takes place, is part of a social…

Ukip is back thanks to the Chequers backlash

28 July 2018 9:00 am

The UK Independence Party might be about to make a comeback. Ever since Theresa May’s Chequers deal on Brexit, which…

This is Ukip’s Britain. The rest of us just live in it

27 January 2018 9:00 am

The continuing saga of Henry Bolton’s notional leadership of Ukip continues to amaze and amuse and appal in equal measure.…

It’s not just Donald Trump, the right is tearing itself apart everywhere

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Is Boris Johnson turning into the thinking man’s Donald Trump? Just like the Donald, he’s got funny hair, charisma, and…

A puzzle for President Obama: is it really that British to queue?

30 April 2016 9:00 am

The language that President Barack Obama used was evidence of skulduggery, Nigel Farage declared. ‘The UK is gonna be in…