Quentin Letts

The 75 most annoying people of 2016

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Irritations of the year

What makes a cad (and why this was such a good year for them)

12 December 2015 9:00 am

From Lord Sewel to – let’s not be sexist – Sally Bercow, there’s life in the old rogue yet

Quentin Letts’s Diary: An apology to the BBC journos who, thanks to me, are being sent away for re-education

5 December 2015 9:00 am

First, an apology. Thanks to me, all journalists at BBC Radio’s ethics and religion division are being sent for indoctrination…

I know just the vicar for my parish church. Pity he’s fictional

21 March 2015 9:00 am

I know just the man my parish church needs. Unfortunately he’s Catholic – and fictional

The charming little airport that ruins thousands of holidays

10 January 2015 9:00 am

The charming little airport that ruins thousands of skiing holidays

Quentin Letts: Why hymns are the true voice of England

14 December 2013 9:00 am

In praise of hymn-singing


16 March 2013 9:00 am

The week starts with a bang — literally — when my 1986 Land-Rover explodes, mid-gear change: CLANK and the exhaust…

A speech for Europe

15 September 2012 9:00 am

What the EU president should have said in his 'State of the Union' address

Easing made easy

21 July 2012 6:00 am

How to sound confident when the conversation  turns to financial magic

‘I am in charge’

17 March 2012 7:00 pm

Sir Jeremy Heywood is the man who really runs the country

Me for DG

18 February 2012 3:00 pm

A manifesto for the BBC’s top job

What I really, really want

17 December 2011 12:00 am

Dear Father Christmas, please fill my stocking with the following goodies:   A referendum on Britain’s future in Europe… Or,…


26 November 2011 3:00 pm

Nine years ago we moved to Herefordshire from Gloucestershire, where lovely Jilly Cooper was a neighbour. There is less bedhopping…

How to play the big day

23 April 2011 12:00 am

Preserving your street cred during the royal wedding

Slippery Jack

16 April 2011 12:00 am

A mad, muscular Sally Bercow cavorts on the Commons chair, diminutive husband on her knee, his features impish.

Talk like an Egyptian

5 February 2011 12:00 am

How to become an expert in time for your dinner party

O come all ye faithless

18 December 2010 12:00 am

The Christmas sermon that your vicar might prefer to deliver

A perfect spad: young Cameron was as guided as a Navy missile

9 October 2010 12:00 am

My wife, a keen gardener, has a cold-frame forcing pen. It contains privileged seedlings which, thus sheltered, are hardened off before planting. These are the star blooms of seasons to come.

No earthly good

21 April 2010 12:00 am

Peter Hitchens writes a stern column most weeks in the Mail on Sunday.


14 December 2009 12:00 am

Quentin Letts opens his diary

The Tories pick a winner

22 October 2005 12:00 am

Quentin Letts says David Cameron will be the most popular party leader since Tony Blair