Toby Young

Why conservatives can’t survive in government

20 April 2019 9:00 am

I had mixed feelings about the sacking of Roger Scruton from the government’s Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission, following comments…

No mere mortal could possibly keep up with Game of Thrones

20 April 2019 9:00 am

By the time you read this, James Delingpole and I will have made our first podcast in 596 days. That’s…

The Cabinet reshuffle that exploded in Theresa May’s face

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, tried to shuffle her cabinet, but Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, refused to become…

Letters: will longer lifespans lead to depleted pension pots?

13 January 2018 9:00 am

Long lives and pension pots Sir: Jon Moynihan is too optimistic about the prospects for further increasing life expectancy, and…

Your Twitter history will always haunt you – if you’re on the right

13 January 2018 9:00 am

I once asked Michael Gove, when he had just been appointed Education Secretary, if he would mind awfully appointing me…

Sorry, but we didn’t have a proper immigration debate, either

17 September 2016 9:00 am

What immigration debate? Sir: Henrik Jonsson says (Letters, 10 September) that Swedes ought to learn from the Brits how to maintain…

Letters: Nicholas Serota answers Toby Young on arts teaching

7 November 2015 9:00 am

The power of creativity Sir: A rounded education should encourage creativity as well as maths, English, science and history if…

Spectator letters: Mental health and assisted dying

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Suicide and assisted dying Sir: As a mental health practitioner, I am grateful to Douglas Murray (‘Death watch’, 29 August)…

Pig-ignorant click activists are in charge now. Jeremy Corbyn’s success proves it

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Daily they drop into my email account — alongside the more obviously useful stuff about how I might elongate my penis…

Peru's Indians are repressed with more efficiency than blacks ever were in South Africa

4 April 2015 9:00 am

In The Spectator of 21 March a column by Toby Young caught my eye. Discussing the pros and cons of…

Spectator letters: Press regulation, heroic Bulgarians and the case for Scotch on the rocks

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Beyond the law Sir: In your leading article of 28 June you make the point that the hacking trial demonstrates…

How can I write like that about my family? Easy. My wife isn’t reading

4 May 2013 9:00 am

People often ask how I get away with writing about my wife so often. Doesn’t Caroline mind being cast as…

Margaret Thatcher vs the intelligentsia

13 April 2013 9:00 am

On a warm summer evening in 1986, the crème-de-la-crème of London’s literary establishment met at Antonia Fraser’s house in Holland…

What is this word?

23 March 2013 9:00 am

‘What are you writing?’ I asked my nine-year-old daughter as she sat at the kitchen table doing her homework. ‘A…

Memo for Prince Alwaweed bin Talal – here’s how you handle Forbes

9 March 2013 9:00 am

I feel a twinge of pity for Prince Alwaleed bin Talal — and it’s not often you can say that…

Letters

2 March 2013 9:00 am

Healing the world Sir: We most warmly commend the courage of Professor Meirion Thomas (‘The next NHS scandal’, 23 February)…