John Major

The great British train wreck

1 September 2018 9:00 am

Our railways are in crisis – and it’s going to get worse

Gordon Brown’s memoirs show he is good at blowing his own trumpet – but nothing else

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Gordon Brown has pitched his memoirs as the honest confessions of a decent man. He failed to win the one…

What drives Team GB’s medal machine

20 August 2016 9:00 am

How Britain became an Olympic force

Three great myths of the sulking Remainers

2 July 2016 9:00 am

I think my favourite moment of the referendum campaign was John Major’s intervention, a couple of weeks before polling day.…

Why did Cameron call a referendum if he thought it could start a war?

14 May 2016 9:00 am

One of the many problems with David Cameron’s threat that leaving the European Union could plunge us into war is…

William Waldegrave: too nice ever to have been PM

25 July 2015 9:00 am

‘Lobbying,’ writes William Waldegrave in this extraordinary memoir, ‘takes many forms.’ But he has surely reported a variant hitherto unrecorded…

A 1992 election-day lunch with the young David Cameron

25 April 2015 9:00 am

Lunch with a young Cameron on polling day, 1992

Spectator letters: John Major on James Goldsmith

21 March 2015 9:00 am

The Goldsmith effect Sir: Much as I admire filial loyalty, I cannot allow Zac Goldsmith’s article about his father to…

Zac Goldsmith: How my dad saved Britain

28 February 2015 9:00 am

If you’re grateful not to be in the euro, it’s James Goldsmith and his ‘rebel army’ you should thank

Portrait of the week

22 November 2014 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said: ‘Red warning lights are once again flashing on the dashboard of the global…

Justine Greening interview: 'It's about understanding what it's like to start from scratch'

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Justine Greening says that the Conservatives will not win big until they really home in on social mobility

The Tory rebels have two choices: shut up or lose the election

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Things could scarcely be going better for the Conservatives. Every week seems to bring more news of the recovery. High…

A Classless Society, by Alwyn W. Turner - review

24 August 2013 9:00 am

The title of Alwyn W. Turner’s book could deter readers. Even the Hollywood film The Secret Lives of Dentists promised…

The Spectator’s Notes

4 December 2010 12:00 am

Part of the pleasure of the WikiLeaks revelations is that they confirm the view now universally reviled as ‘neocon’.