Diary

Don’t hold your breath for my follow-up to A Very British Coup

19 August 2017 9:00 am

To the Business School at the University of Edinburgh to be interviewed on the theme of ‘Great Political Disasters’. Main…

For the perfect summer holiday, just go into the garden and do jigsaws

12 August 2017 9:00 am

No sympathy from me for the Brits stuck in the European heatwave. I’ve never understood people who go abroad for…

How I fell in love with Diana over lunch

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Diana Spencer has been dead for 20 years. I was a journalist on the Evening Standard in those days and…

My compromising photo of Jack Whitehall

29 July 2017 9:00 am

As pictures go, it could be career death. An amazing young talent caught in a compromising position with two older…

Edward VIII abdicated with less fuss than Kirstie Allsopp left Twitter

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Monday morning and I am heading south on Harley Street towards a rendezvous with ramifications, a date that is also…

Andrew Marr: Why are people friendly in real life, yet so hateful on Twitter?

15 July 2017 9:00 am

It has been an unqualified delight, even if it is mildly absurd: I have been chairing the judges for this…

A month in the French country

8 July 2017 9:00 am

A trip to the supermarché at the beginning of our French month yielded many of the necessary things one also…

When indexing a book, don’t start at the beginning

1 July 2017 9:00 am

To Fortnum & Mason last week on the hottest evening of the year to present the Desmond Elliott Prize for…

Bernie Sanders may have wowed Hay festival – but the crowd shouted ‘Corbyn’

24 June 2017 9:00 am

Five years after I swore I’d finished with him, it’s odd to be back on the road with Alex Rider.…

Nick Timothy: Where we went wrong

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Nobody inside CCHQ was prepared for election night’s 10 p.m. exit poll. Lynton Crosby’s last text to me predicted that…

The best way to combat radical Islam? Teach British values in school

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Hundreds of terrorists and suspected terrorists have gone through the British educational system. Yet amid all the pre-election talk about…

Scots Tories will get the unionist vote but they have far too few troops

3 June 2017 9:00 am

In such gorgeous weather the best part of Scotland to visit is not (as so many seem to think) the…

Rachel Johnson: Gary Lineker, the People’s Snowflake, is the only true opposition now

27 May 2017 9:00 am

The chances of my 20-year-old student son being at an Ariana Grande concert on a Monday night were, my head…

Does Donald Trump have dementia?

20 May 2017 9:00 am

On the heels of the Today programme’s invitation to discuss ‘cultural appropriation’ (again), the New York Times reported the disheartening…

George Osborne: Diary of an editor

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Watching the general election from my newsroom is an out-of-body experience. I’ve been involved in the last five general elections…

My bank holiday of sex and violence

6 May 2017 9:00 am

The Prosperity UK conference over a week ago kicked off with a dinner at Hatfield House that brought together Leavers…

Sun readers are 100-to-one on my side in the confected Ross Barkley row

29 April 2017 9:00 am

When Trevor Phillips stood down as chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, he had served nine years. His…

Theresa May has brutally carved away the tradition of Tory pro-EU politics

22 April 2017 9:00 am

We are all drama queens, really, we political hacks; and so we were all thoroughly delighted by Theresa May’s Tuesday…

Diary

15 April 2017 9:00 am

Don’t get old! Everything takes so long – it’s an hour to get down to breakfast. And I’m not only…

What use is a Washington mole hunt if the chief mole is in the Oval Office?

8 April 2017 9:00 am

Donald Trump’s Washington is a city of many secrets, but no mysteries. So much about the Trump-Putin story remains unknown,…

Putin’s Russia is a much greater threat than Muslim fanaticism

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Last week’s events in London raised a recurrent dilemma for journalists, including me. It is a huge story when a…

In defence of George Osborne, by the Evening Standard’s departing editor

25 March 2017 9:00 am

So I am feeling a bit better about my lack of radio experience. These are exciting times for free movement…

We promised better help for people with autism. Too little has changed

18 March 2017 9:00 am

In the NHS clinic where I work, adults who suspect they may have Asperger syndrome wait almost a year for…

The romance – and importance – of independent bookshops

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Oh dear. Usually writers who contribute to these diaries start with something like, ‘To Paris. To launch my novel at…

Prue Leith: My Bake Off ‘fake news’ moment

4 March 2017 9:00 am

A fortnight ago I got a taste of what being far too famous might feel like. A leak that I’m…