Boris Johnson

Max Hastings vs Boris Johnson: I know who I’d trust more

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Max’s campaign against Boris is cowardly

I once fell for Boris’s charm – I won’t make the same mistake again

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Someone should write a guide to the best literary festivals. Sydney and Auckland would certainly be there, along with Sri…

Forget Boris. What about Jeremy Corbyn’s womanising?

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Boris isn’t the only potential PM with a colourful private life

Nice men make terrible leaders

29 June 2019 9:00 am

The Duke of Marlborough gave a toast last week that brought the house down during a Turning Point dinner for…

The Tory party has no choice but to bet on Boris

22 June 2019 9:00 am

When Boris Johnson was appointed editor of this magazine two decades ago, an unkind soul said it was like ‘entrusting…

Portrait of the week: Boris surges ahead, Chuka joins the Lib Dems and Chris Froome crashes

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson was well ahead in the parliamentary stage of the contest for the leadership of the Conservative party,…

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…

Boris and the perils of popularity

22 June 2019 9:00 am

So: Boris triumphans, ready to deliver a 140-seat majority for the Tories and lead the UK out of Europe and…

Letters: A green agenda will help the economy blossom

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Eco opportunity Sir: As a North Sea oil engineer now working on the UK’s ‘green’ energy transition, I believe Ross…

Boris's big mistake? Agreeing to the BBC debate

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Boris and his team made a mistake by agreeing to take part in Tuesday’s BBC leadership debate. In such decisions,…

Why are sensible Tories backing Boris Johnson?

22 June 2019 9:00 am

It was when Matt Hancock went over to Boris Johnson that something snapped. ‘Every time a child says “I don’t…

Enter Boris: what his premiership will look like

22 June 2019 9:00 am

The first 100 days will make or break him

Are you suffering from Boris Derangement Syndrome?

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Why does he make his enemies so mad?

The leadership contest exposes how few Tories have a clue about the economy

15 June 2019 9:00 am

‘Choice’ is a word that is used liberally in Conservative thinking — whether it be about schools, hospitals or consumer…

Greenwashed: The strange triumph of eco-Toryism

15 June 2019 9:00 am

The Tories are desperate to be seen as environmentalists. But at what cost?

Boris is the only one who can save the Tories

15 June 2019 9:00 am

A lady once offered to go to bed with me if I could ensure that she would write The Spectator’s…

Boris Johnson may have found an advocate in ancient Greece

8 June 2019 8:00 am

Boris Johnson is to be tried at the Crown Court on the grounds that, during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign,…

The race for the Tory leadership is as fractured as it is crowded

8 June 2019 8:00 am

The remarkable thing about the Tory leadership election is how long it has been coming. When Theresa May blew the…

Can Boris Johnson's 'little otter' make him woke enough to win?

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Philip May seems a decent cove. He’s been stoic and loyal but I can’t help hoping that the next prime…

Full-blooded Brexiteers vs cabinet compromisers

1 June 2019 9:00 am

The question is not whether they can win the next election, but whether they can survive

Only Boris can bury Brexit

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Sit down, my swivel-eyed Brexiter friend, and pour yourself a stiff whisky. I’ve something to tell you that’s going to…

Eerily accurate: Will Barton as Boris Johnson in The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson. Image: Pamela Raith

This Boris play only gets it half-right

25 May 2019 9:00 am

The opening of Jonathan Maitland’s new play about Boris purports to be based on real events. Just before the referendum,…

Cometh the hour: Boris Johnson may be the Tories' best hope

18 May 2019 9:00 am

The biggest threat to Boris Johnson’s leadership bid is Boris himself

Brexit failure will cost the Tories – whoever their leader is

20 April 2019 9:00 am

One of the oddities of this parliament has been that, despite everything, the government has remained ahead in the polls…

Delhi notebook: Nuclear war is not around the corner

9 March 2019 9:00 am

India is not preparing for war, but picking up the newspapers in Delhi you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise.…