Boris Johnson

Boris wars

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Ever since Boris Johnson resigned as foreign secretary, it was generally assumed that there would — in time — be…

Boris and burkas; Jeremy Corbyn and anti-Semitism; Donald Trump and Iran

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Home Brandon Lewis, the chairman of the Conservative party, demanded that Boris Johnson, the former foreign secretary, should apologise for…

Why is it that so many leading Brexiteers studied history?

11 August 2018 9:00 am

What do Boris Johnson, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Dominic Cummings all have in common? They are Brexiteers, of course. Yet little…

Brexit means Boris

4 August 2018 9:00 am

I hate to say it, but we need him

Boris Johnson: Why we should chuck Chequers

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Surely there is a bit of humbug in this outrage about the two remaining jihadi Beatles, Kotey and Elsheikh, and…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May’s Brexit deal in doubt as Boris Johnson and David Davis resign

14 July 2018 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson resigned as Foreign Secretary the day after David Davis resigned as Brexit Secretary, both in reaction to…

This is Brexit in name only to keep the plebs happy

14 July 2018 9:00 am

My wife has decided she likes Dominic Raab, the latest poor sap to be despatched from a hamstrung, spasticated government…

The anatomy of a Spectator summer party

14 July 2018 9:00 am

I flew from Marseille to Gatwick, rode the Gatwick Express to Victoria, and walked down the thoroughfare of Victoria Street…

From Jeeves to Johnson: language and literary references in Boris’s speech

24 February 2018 9:00 am

In Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves, Bertie is moved to reward his inestimable valet for solving the unsolvable. Before requesting the…

Carry on Brexit

9 December 2017 9:00 am

The Brexit deal is mired in dispute and denial

It's a jungle in there, Stanley

18 November 2017 9:00 am

Crikey Moses! Stanley Johnson has been cast as the token pensioner in the new series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me…

Why Kenya matters

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Laikipia   Flying home across Laikipia’s ranchlands with Martin after a farmers’ meeting, I see the plateau dotted with cattle…

A spectre of Spanish revenge haunts Boris Johnson and the Brexit gang

14 October 2017 9:00 am

I used to long for mid-October when I could say goodbye to the hot rooms, cold buffets, and warm white…

Andrew Marr: Feeling the fear at the Tory conference

7 October 2017 9:00 am

The best reason for visiting party conferences is to sniff the air. It’s fragments of conversation drifting through a bar,…

What is Boris Johnson up to?

7 October 2017 9:00 am

I’m writing this from the Conservative party conference where I can report that Boris Johnson, who has just wowed the…

Portrait of the week: Boris Johnson challenges Theresa May’s Brexit leadership

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, issued a manifesto for a ‘glorious future’ for Britain outside the European Union as…

This new Tory Brexit battle will be the bloodiest of all

23 September 2017 9:00 am

The Tories’ latest titanic battle over Europe

The special envoy is on his way... and Boris is in his swimming trunks

2 September 2017 9:00 am

Boris Johnson is inspecting the guard of honour and we are doing our best not to giggle. The Foreign Secretary…

What my 91-year-old aunt could teach Boris Johnson

26 August 2017 9:00 am

My mother has various chronic illnesses and finds it almost impossible to remain both immobile and awake during the day.…

Forget London’s lost Garden Bridge: bring on Nine Elms-to-Pimlico instead

19 August 2017 9:00 am

I can’t work up much indignation at the collapse of London’s Garden Bridge project, which has been strangled by the…

Brexit, Boris Johnson and the war of Captain Haddock

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, told MPs before the summer recess: ‘No backbiting, no carping. The choice is me…

Letters: Boris is the only candidate who has what it takes to be the next Tory leader

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Yes to Boris Sir: Get Boris (15 July)! Get Boris to be prime minister, in fact. He is the only…

I switch personalities depending on which Spectator party it is

22 July 2017 9:00 am

I switch personalities at Spectator parties, depending who the guests are: for our readers’ tea party, I am a warm…

‘Everyone’s out for Boris Johnson’

15 July 2017 9:00 am

The Tory leadership contest is starting with an attempted assassination

When temperatures rise, so does the nation’s temper

24 June 2017 9:00 am

The summer heat brings out the worst in everyone