Boris Johnson

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

Confessions of a rentagob

17 June 2017 9:00 am

If Rachel Johnson opens her mouth near a live mic, she may well put her foot in it

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…

Letters: Why a Royal Commission is not the answer to the NHS’s problems

27 May 2017 9:00 am

NHS in a mess Sir: Max Pemberton is quite right to say that the NHS is close to collapse, but…

Step up Boris – you’re just the man to be housing supremo in the next cabinet

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Who should be housing supremo in what we all assume will be Mrs May’s new administration? Brandon Lewis and Gavin…

Boris Johnson: This is a moment of hope for Libya. We can’t afford to miss it

13 May 2017 9:00 am

This devastated country can have a great future – but it must compromise

We are strictly impartial in this exciting Syrian conflict

15 April 2017 9:00 am

Let me take this opportunity to join with our Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary in commending President Trump’s swift and…

Portrait of the Week

15 April 2017 8:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary, having cancelled a trip to Moscow over the Syrian poison gas incident, consulted other…

The right way to do Brexit: positive – but tough

21 January 2017 9:00 am

From the start of the European Union referendum campaign, competing visions of Brexit have been advocated. To Nigel Farage, the…

Brexit is a revolution – and it’ll be decades before we know it’s worked

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Few years will live as long in the memory as 2016. Historians will ponder the meaning and consequences of the…

Theresa May: ‘I get so frustrated with Whitehall’

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Theresa May on everything from Brexit to Christmas

The seven moments that lost the referendum for Remain

10 December 2016 9:00 am

If any of the following had happened, Remain could have won

Hawksmoor meets Jack the Ripper — the double face of Spitalfields

12 November 2016 9:00 am

Genial, erudite and companionable over most of its 760 pages, this stout Georgian brick of a neighbourhood history at length…

How Boris Johnson is like Socrates

22 October 2016 9:00 am

In writing an article that argued both for and against the European Union, Boris Johnson was following a solidly classical…

Meet Boris Mark II - the future Prime Minister

8 October 2016 9:00 am

His jokes are back – but under much tighter control

‘Just managing’ is not enough in No. 10, Prime Minister

1 October 2016 9:00 am

What does Theresa May believe? The new Prime Minister has had the summer to settle into her job and has…

Brexit - the triumph of a word

24 September 2016 9:00 am

Did the word ‘Brexiteer’ help the Leave campaign win?

Britain must end its support for the barbaric Saudi bombing of Yemen

17 September 2016 9:00 am

Most nights Saudi bombers fly low over the Yemeni capital of Sanaa dealing out random destruction. High up in the…

How political correctness has wounded Sweden

10 September 2016 9:00 am

What Swedes don’t say Sir: Tove Lifvendahl is, unfortunately, exactly right in her analysis of Swedish immigration and asylum policy…

Is Boris without a philosophy? No, he’s worse than that

3 September 2016 9:00 am

Against Boris Sir: In discussing my attitude to Boris (‘The Boris-bashers should be ashamed’, 27 August), Mary Wakefield is too kind —…