Diary

Nick Robinson: I’ve underestimated Boris ever since our Oxford clashes

20 July 2019 9:00 am

By this time next week the Johnson era will surely have begun. ‘We can, we will, we must now escape…

Boris Johnson and Petronella Wyatt at The Spectator’s summer party in 2016 (Alan Davidson/Shutterstock)

Petronella Wyatt: I’ve been turned into a curiosity – and Boris is to blame

13 July 2019 9:00 am

I am beginning to feel like a sort of fairground curiosity: one of those pickled things in jars that Victorians…

Joan Collins: The night I got a TV star to flash Boris Johnson

6 July 2019 9:00 am

It has been a spring of party madness in London and New York. I was lucky enough to have several…

Will Boris Johnson break up the Union?

29 June 2019 9:00 am

I spent the early part of last week in London, filming what are known in the television trade as PTCs…

History will wonder how we trusted Boris with Britain

22 June 2019 9:00 am

I am besieged by media folk asking when I shall make good on a four-year-old threat to flee to Buenos…

Simon Schama: I’m on tour – singing. Yes, seriously

15 June 2019 9:00 am

It was when the kindly folk at the Theatre Royal Haymarket said ‘You’ll be in Paul Whitehouse’s dressing-room’ that it…

Everything under the sun: The glory of garden centres

8 June 2019 8:00 am

Don’t you just love garden centres? You have to be mad to go on a sunny Sunday morning in the…

History will be kinder to Theresa May than we have been

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Recording the BBC Radio 4 Reith Lectures has brought me to five cities and five styles of questioning. Cardiff had…

A presidential pardon for my 'miraculously shrinking crime'

25 May 2019 9:00 am

I owe my return to these pages to the pardon I have received from the President of the United States.…

As a gay Jewish man I did not expect to be spat at in a west London street

18 May 2019 9:00 am

There are many places where a gay Jewish couple wearing yarmulkes wouldn’t feel comfortable walking down the street. I didn’t…

Paul Mason: The Brexit party is great news for Labour

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Multiple copies of a Labour leaflet for the European elections are being shared on messaging apps by horrified activists. Not…

Annunziata Rees-Mogg at the launch of the Brexit party's European election campaign in Cov-entry (Getty)

Call her Nancy: how David Cameron tried to change my name

4 May 2019 9:00 am

Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn. So it was for me a few weeks ago when, driving up the A1…

Helen Lederer (Getty)

Helen Lederer: The day I went viral in the Claridge’s lavatory

27 April 2019 9:00 am

The best moment of my Easter ended up being an impromptu debate with the delightful comedian Sarah Millican about the…

Roger Scruton: Should I forgive the journalist who got me fired?

20 April 2019 9:00 am

I travel back from London with the St Matthew Passion filling my head, after the moving performance from the Elysian…

Roger Stone (Getty)

Roger Stone: I will be vindicated

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Undisclosed location, Florida In January, when heavily armed FBI agents swarmed my south Florida home to arrest me for a…

Piers Morgan: why, as a former Remainer, I’d now back Leave

6 April 2019 9:00 am

I voted Remain, and still don’t think Brexit is a good idea. However, if there were to be a second…

Pints and pretty girls: my week with the March to Leave

30 March 2019 9:00 am

I’m famed for my mustard cords. Back in 2013, the press mockingly dubbed my campaign trips around the country in…

Douglas Murray: will we have a country left after Brexit?

23 March 2019 9:00 am

It isn’t easy getting around the Gulf these days. The blockade on Qatar means no direct flights from most of…

George Osborne: My campaign to Make Hancock Great Again

14 March 2019 9:00 am

The best thing about the Evening Standard going to print at lunchtime is that we can be first to a…

Might George W. Bush be the last Republican president in American history?

9 March 2019 9:00 am

John McDonnell might think Churchill a villain, but he’s beloved in America. I’ve just returned from a ten-week, 18-state, 27-city,…

Alan Johnson and Michael Portillo on This Week

Alan Johnson’s diary: I’m not sure I’d have had the guts to join a new party

2 March 2019 9:00 am

The separation between ‘members’ and ‘strangers’ always struck me as being one of the most archaic aspects of the House…

Richard Madeley and co-presenter Kate Garraway interview a naked Dr Victoria Bateman on Good Morning Britain

Maybe I should get naked during the next Brexit protest, too

23 February 2019 9:00 am

A choppy week sitting in for Piers Morgan again on Good Morning Britain. One nude studio guest, a sprinkling of…

Jess Phillips's diary

16 February 2019 9:00 am

‘You OK?’ was the message I sent to Luciana Berger last week. As I scroll back through our previous WhatsApp…

Why Dior loved the English

9 February 2019 9:00 am

‘There is no other country in the world, besides my own, whose way of life I like so much,’ enthused…

The story of Alex Salmond is (far) stranger than fiction

2 February 2019 9:00 am

For legal reasons I shouldn’t say much about the Alex Salmond case, but it does bolster the argument that the…