Scandal

Long life: Polite silence on my old prep school’s possible paedophile

16 March 2013 9:00 am

It is usually a mistake to return to places one has known as a child. I have only once been…

Gay sympathy for Cardinal Keith O’Brien

9 March 2013 9:00 am

Were you to try to identify the sort of journalist least likely to feel sympathy for Keith O’Brien, I suppose…

Aristotle on public relations

2 March 2013 9:00 am

So many people’s reputation is under threat these days — from bankers to cardinals to the Lib Dem peer Lord…

Lord Rennard, Mark Oaten and the Lib Dems’ embarrassing adolescence

2 March 2013 9:00 am

Imagine if seven Tory Cabinet ministers had resigned since David Cameron became Prime Minister. Then think about another seven being…

The Spectator’s Notes

2 March 2013 9:00 am

On the BBC television news on Monday night, the first three items concerned alleged misbehaviour by the famous — Cardinal…

Stop shouting at Hilary Mantel – there are real outrages to address

2 March 2013 9:00 am

It started the other week, when David Cameron was in India. Although it started like a bout of malaria starts,…

Sorry, but Parliament is full of sex pests

2 March 2013 9:00 am

In Westminster, ‘inappropriate behaviour’ is a way of life – and the Lib Dems are the worst offenders

Sex, lies and the next Pope

2 March 2013 9:00 am

The present crop of rumours at the Vatican could furnish a dozen Dan Brown novels

Long life

2 March 2013 9:00 am

Eight years ago I was in Rome for The Spectator to write a piece about the election of a new…

Contamination

2 March 2013 9:00 am

A shrouded skull flanked by serpents above a tureen inscribed with the words, ‘There is death in the pot’ (2…

A narrow escape

24 February 2010 12:00 am

For once, I felt sorry for Bill Clinton.

Adored friends

25 November 2009 12:00 am

Years ago the late ‘Brookie’ Warwick, 8th Earl, asked me to ghost his memoirs.