Peter Oborne

Peter Oborne is associate editor of The Spectator and chief political commentator at The Daily Telegraph.

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Voices from Benghazi: ‘We have lived through the worst five years’

2 January 2016 9:00 am

In their interview in the Christmas edition of The Spectator, Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth asked the Prime Minister whether…

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The wonderful, vanishing world of the handwritten letter

4 July 2015 9:00 am

In praise of the old-fashioned letter-writer

Pakistan take on Zimbabwe in Lahore (Photo: Getty)

Peter Oborne’s diary: My Pakistan cricket tour, and what the ‘no’ campaign needs

6 June 2015 9:00 am

For the first time since the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team six years ago, a Test match side…

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Lord Freud: the man who saved the welfare system

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Cameron was right about one thing: not sacking Lord Freud

Ed Miliband's Speech To Scottish Labour Party Conference

Ed Miliband’s critics hate him for his success

14 February 2015 9:00 am

The Labour leader’s fiercest critics hate him not for his failures but for his genuine successes

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The unbearable vanity of Kevin Pietersen

11 October 2014 9:00 am

Pietersen’s self-indulgent tales of woe lack credibility

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Whatever the European election result, Ukip has already won

24 May 2014 9:00 am

Whatever the election results, Nigel Farage’s insurgency has changed British politics for the better

Rupert Murdoch: a newspaperman at heart

With enemies like these…

17 May 2014 9:00 am

Rupert Murdoch’s last five years have been the worst of his career, but a new biography by Sydney University’s Rodney Tiffen is so unfair that even Peter Oborne, one of the newspaper magnate’s severest critics, found himself warming to him

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Notes from Damascus

26 April 2014 9:00 am

As I looked out of the window of my hotel bedroom, studying the view of central Damascus, the mobile phone…

In it together? Matthew d'Ancona's book on the coalition is a huge letdown, says Peter Oborne

5 October 2013 9:00 am

There are two ways of being a political journalist. One is to stay on the outside and try to avoid…

Lord Finkelstein regularly offers commentary on government policies. But never admits he acts as an unpaid adviser.

A man of his Times - the curious case of Lord Finkelstein

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Ennobled after loyal service to the government, Lord Finkelstein embodies the collapse of boundaries between newspapers and politics

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Will Boston still fund the Real IRA?

27 April 2013 9:00 am

One of the first world statesmen to send a message of sympathy to Boston after last week’s outrage was Gerry…

2013 Grand National - An Alternative View

Will the Guardian and the Independent kill the Grand National?

13 April 2013 9:00 am

Too many racing correspondents have an anti-hunt racing agenda

Shameful home truths

24 November 2012 9:00 am

One of our more cherished national myths is that we British do not torture prisoners of war and criminal suspects.…

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Libya notebook

2 June 2012 2:00 pm

The battle had the busy, obsessive yet irrelevant air of a point-to-point. It was a social event, held outdoors, a good place to…

Dangerous territory

14 April 2012 11:00 am

Fifteen years ago Ahmed Rashid wrote an original, groundbreaking and wonderful book about the Taleban, a subject about which few…

Guilty by association

17 December 2011 8:00 pm

It has become increasingly obvious that something went terribly wrong with British intelligence-gathering, both its methods and morality, after the…

A tangled web

24 September 2011 12:00 am

Almost two decades ago, as a junior political reporter on the Evening Standard, I heard the cabinet office minister William…

The enemy within

3 September 2011 12:00 am

The most telling figure in Carey Schofield’s book on the Pakistan army is Faisal Alavi, a major general who was murdered in November 2008.

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What the papers won’t say

7 July 2011 12:00 am

The omertà of Britain’s press and politicians on phone-hacking amounts to complicity in crime

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PAKISTAN NOTEBOOK

7 May 2011 12:00 am

Karachi is a notoriously lively city, with gun battles on the streets a daily occurrence — so it seems only sensible to stay in the comfort and safety of the Sind Club, a grand institution built during British rule in the centre of the town.

Where’s the divide?

29 January 2011 12:00 am

The British debate about political Islam is catastrophically muddled

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Tartan Taleban

6 November 2010 12:00 am

What Sir Walter Scott’s Highland tales can teach us about Afghanistan

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Crying in the wilderness

12 May 2010 12:00 am

For 30 years Alastair Crooke was ostensibly a British diplomat working in Northern Ireland, South Africa, Columbia and Pakistan.

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They were chanting ‘Kill, kill, kill’

31 March 2010 12:00 am

Peter Oborne reports from Jos, a once-peaceful town that has become the front line of a bloody, sectarian war between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria