Rory Stewart

Ex-Tory rebels threaten to stand as Conservatives in election

5 September 2019 3:32 am

Rebel ex-Tory MPs are complaining of ‘unconstitutional’ treatment by their party and are planning to stand at the next election…

Boris’s big mistake? Agreeing to the BBC debate

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Boris and his team made a mistake by agreeing to take part in Tuesday’s BBC leadership debate. In such decisions,…

How Rory Stewart derailed his Cabinet colleagues’ campaigns

16 June 2019 11:40 pm

When Rory Stewart first announced his intention to enter the race to be the UK’s next prime minister, he was…

The race for the Tory leadership is as fractured as it is crowded

8 June 2019 9:00 am

The remarkable thing about the Tory leadership election is how long it has been coming. When Theresa May blew the…

Tory leadership candidates start frenzied final push for support

6 June 2019 2:05 am

With just a few days to go until nominations close in the Tory leadership contest, candidates are busy trying to…

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…

Tweedy or Trainer: Which kind of Brexiteer are you?

11 May 2019 9:00 am

‘Too tweedy? Goodness gracious me!’ Rory Stewart sounded startled. A contender for the Tory leadership, he was being interviewed by…

Ministers shouldn’t be able to escape their mistakes

4 May 2019 1:55 am

There is little doubt that Rory Stewart is amply-qualified for his belated promotion to the cabinet. The new International Development…

Rory Stewart: Why I’d make a good prime minister

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Almost nobody in Westminster admits to wanting to be prime minister. Rory Stewart is a cheerful exception. Most leadership hopefuls…

The day I signed a book ‘Adolf Roberts’

13 October 2018 9:00 am

I’m giving 93 speeches over the next four months to promote my new book, Churchill: Walking with Destiny, but I…

The Baroque composer who was a world music pioneer

19 September 2015 8:00 am

On Private Passions this week the writer Amitav Ghosh gave us a refreshingly different version of what has become a…

Sorry, Rory Stewart, but you don't understand the Greeks

18 January 2014 9:00 am

In last week’s Spectator, Rory Stewart, MP for Penrith, was reported to be proposing that we should create in Britain…

Peter McKay's diary: The Old Etonian David Cameron should have been

11 January 2014 9:00 am

David Cameron gives Old Etonians a bad name. Critics deplore his Old Etonian-ness,  his Lord Snooty Factor.  Childish, but it’s…