Conservative

I’m a part of the elite. So why am I cheering for the populist right?

10 December 2016 9:00 am

‘Are you Charles Moore of The Spectator?’ I answered to that description. ‘Well,’ said my questioner, ‘I am worried that you’re…

The Limb of Limehouse, from Punch, 1932

Citizen Clem is the biography of a national figure not a Labour man

24 September 2016 9:00 am

History teaches no lessons but we insist on trying to learn from it. There is no political party more sentimental…

Phyllis Schlafly: American feminism's great anti-heroine

10 September 2016 9:00 am

This extraordinarily gifted woman saw off a constitutional amendment on the very verge of its passing, and helped create Reagan's majority

Spectator letters: Scottish Tories, ambulances and Florence Nightingale

13 September 2014 9:00 am

The other Tory split Sir: With regard to the article by James Forsyth (‘The great Tory split’, 6 September), there is…

Labour has proved that it speaks for London – and nowhere else

31 May 2014 9:00 am

So, now almost all the votes have been counted — except for those in the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets, where…

The truth about being a politician’s child

31 May 2014 9:00 am

It was a Friday morning in 1992, Britain had just had an election, and I was on an ice rink.…

Vladimir Putin's new plan for world domination

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Russia is returning as an ideological force in the world – to champion conservative values

What I learned in a Qatari jail cell

1 February 2014 9:00 am

This column nearly didn’t appear. Another 24 hours and I would have trumped the late Jeffrey Bernard with the single…

MPs grope men too

25 January 2014 9:00 am

It’s not just the women who work at Westminster who can expect to receive unwelcome advances. I should know

David Cameron has lost the countryside

2 November 2013 9:00 am

The shires feel deeply abandoned by Cameron and the Conservatives

How Australia's Tony Abbott pulled off a great conservative victory

7 September 2013 9:00 am

By conventional wisdom, Tony Abbott should not become Prime Minister of Australia this weekend. He ought to be too conservative,…

Right thinking

2 June 2012 10:00 am

David Frum has spoken for American conservatism for a generation – now he despairs of it

What’s the big idea?

8 January 2011 12:00 am

If you’re not quite sure what the Prime Minister means when he talks about the big society, you’re not alone.