Auberon waugh

It turns out I sound much cleverer in French

16 February 2019 9:00 am

On Tuesday, Le Monde published a piece it had commissioned from me to explain why, from a British point of…

I miss Auberon Waugh. He’d know what to say about relentless women’s issues

17 February 2018 9:00 am

Every now and then one suddenly misses somebody. I miss Bron, who died 17 years ago last month. There’s an…

Why I’ve been written out of Anthony Powell’s history

27 January 2018 9:00 am

Why Anthony Powell wrote me out of his history

If the Duchy of Lancaster has been so bad, why didn’t Labour notice before?

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Let us assume — which we shouldn’t — that it is automatically wrong for the Queen to benefit financially from…

Goodbye, sweet first editor: remembering Alexander Chancellor

4 February 2017 9:00 am

When I saw an email from Lucy, the lady who has the unenviable task of editing my copy each week,…

Peter Phillips bids farewell to his music column after 33 years

7 May 2016 9:00 am

This, my 479th, is to be my last contribution as a regular columnist to The Spectator. I have written here…

Let Evelyn Waugh back into Combe Florey churchyard

26 March 2016 9:00 am

My father, Evelyn Waugh, enjoyed pretending to be a horror. He wasn’t

Croquet is a sport that makes you want to cheat and kill

18 July 2015 9:00 am

I have always been what I suppose one could call a weed, and a cowardly one at that. I never…

Mark Amory's diary: Confessions of a literary editor

20 September 2014 9:00 am

Until recently I used to claim that I had been literary editor of The Spectator for over 25 years; now…

The man who went to Hell and back – for a laugh

24 May 2014 9:00 am

Since the passing of Auberon Waugh, there haven’t been many really successful right-wing comedians. The Mayor of London is one.…

The Spectator's Notes: Max Clifford's conviction vindicates juries. But so did the acquittals

3 May 2014 9:00 am

The conviction of Max Clifford for indecent assaults feels like a vindication of the jury system, as did the acquittal…

Letters: David Aaronovitch defends Daniel Finkelstein, Godfrey Bloom defends himself

5 October 2013 9:00 am

Oborne’s ideas of ethics Sir: Your edition of 28 September included a 1,500-word demand from the journalist Peter Oborne to…

Trying to get the mad, broody chicken off her addled eggs

13 April 2013 9:00 am

19 August 1989: Even if the poll tax is dropped, people will still feel Thatcher has lost her touch

Keep on running

6 November 2010 12:00 am

Astonishingly, it is nearly ten years since Auberon Waugh died.