Fraser Nelson

Fraser Nelson is the editor of The Spectator. He is also a columnist with The Daily Telegraph, a member of the advisory board of the Centre for Social Justice and the Centre for Policy Studies.


Iain Duncan Smith on how to save Conservatism

23 April 2016 9:00 am

Iain Duncan Smith on the fallout from his shock resignation


The return of eugenics

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Scientists don’t want to use the word. That hasn’t stopped them running ahead with the idea

Richard Branson at Davos (Photo: Getty)

Fraser Nelson's Davos diary

30 January 2016 9:00 am

For years, I’ve wondered why so many clever people go to Davos to discuss topics as meaningless as ‘the new…


Zac Goldsmith: the London race will be tough for me – and the Conservative Party

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Zac Goldsmith explains how he will sell himself to a city that’s now solidly Labour


George Osborne’s epic kowtow to China

26 September 2015 8:00 am

Cameron and Osborne have a very clear China policy: do whatever China wants


Fraser Nelson’s Diary: Spotting the miscreants at Jeremy Clarke’s drunkenness-themed book launch

4 July 2015 9:00 am

‘Hello. I’m lesbian threesome,’ the young lady tells Taki. ‘And I’m Mongolian rampage,’ says the young man beside her. We’re…


'We need 10,000 mayors' - an interview with Steve Hilton

23 May 2015 9:00 am

An interview with Steve Hilton


Left-wing populism is on the rise - and may take Ed Miliband to No10

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Would-be leaders of the left are harnessing the mood of angry populism


Alex Salmond sets out his terms for Ed Miliband

28 March 2015 9:00 am

‘Would you like a glass of pink champagne?’ asks Alex Salmond at 3.30 p.m., sounding very much like a man…


A jobs miracle is happening in Britain, thanks to tax cuts. Why don't the Tories say so?

21 March 2015 9:00 am

The jobs boom is one of the Tories’ finest achievements. Why aren’t they talking about it?


Revealed: the marriage gap between Britain's rich and poor

15 November 2014 9:00 am

Marriage has emerged as a serious – and perhaps surprising – social divide


Every 73 seconds, police use snooping powers to access our personal records. Who'll rein them in?

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Police are using an anti-terror law to run wild in the public’s mobile phone records


Primogeniture Chic

1 October 2014 8:00 am

The furniture entrepreneur Annabel Astor — who also happens to be the Prime Minister’s mother-in-law — describes her daughter’s design sense and says why she doesn’t care for ‘Oka Conservatism’

What's at stake

Spectator appeal: tell Scots why they should stay, and why Britain is worth saving

6 September 2014 12:35 pm

It’s extraordinary to think that we could be 12 days away from the destruction of our country. The union of…


Danny Alexander on Scottish independence, income tax, Nick Clegg and George Osborne

21 June 2014 8:00 am

Danny Alexander, the coalition’s senior Scot, on cricket,on his battle for Britain and his colleague George Osborne

Beyonce in concert on her Mrs. Carter World Tour, Merksem, Belgium - 20 Mar 2014

Why Beyoncé is a conservative icon

3 May 2014 9:00 am

Meet popular culture’s most powerful advocate for marriage

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Old Labour, New Danger

26 April 2014 9:00 am

Ed Miliband is set to unleash a radical, Old Labour political agenda


Why David Cameron's 'Northern Alliance' may reshape Europe

1 March 2014 9:00 am

He has assembled a group of like-minded Europeans who have a plausible agenda to reshape the EU

Benefits Street

Benefits Street exposes Britain's dirty secret - how welfare imprisons the poor

18 January 2014 9:00 am

A documentary has finally exposed what life is like at the bottom. So why is the left so angry?


David Cameron on tax, coalition, ‘green crap’ and Team Nigella

14 December 2013 9:00 am

He’d like to present you with single-party government and lower tax rates, among other things


Boozy, druggy adults. Sober, serious kids. Welcome to Ab Fab Britain

9 November 2013 9:00 am

The drinkers and smokers of Britain have raised a generation of puritans. How did this happen?

Annabel Astor

Primogeniture Chic

2 October 2013 12:09 pm

The furniture entrepreneur Annabel Astor — who also happens to be the Prime Minister’s mother-in-law — describes her daughter’s design sense and says why she doesn’t care for ‘Oka Conservatism’

What remains

The joy of 1995 Lagavulin

21 September 2013 9:00 am

In a small cupboard at the end of my office sits a bottle of 1995 Lagavulin, distilled in a Pedro…

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To transform schools, sack bad teachers and hire great ones. It'll transform education - and the economy

15 June 2013 9:00 am

The future of Britain won't be decided in a battlefield. It will be decided in a classroom.

Turkey: Eurovision Song Contest - Grand Final

Why Eurovision needs to be saved from the BBC

18 May 2013 9:00 am

It’s not cool to be snobbish about the world’s biggest talent contest – it just makes Britain look ridiculous