Brexit

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Diary: Am I Still A Conservative?

My parents gave me a subscription to The Spectator in 1984, when I was 11. When I was 12, I wrote a letter to the editor, criticising the progressive views of the Bishop of Durham, and Charles Moore — who had just become the editor at the age of 27 — published it under the […]

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What is wrong with us?

What is wrong with us? The United Kingdom should be one of the most impressive democracies on Earth. We have incisive and apparently incorruptible judges; an undeferential, boisterous and intelligent media; and an extraordinary culture of voluntary activity – supplemented by charitable superpowers such as Oxfam and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. […]

Liberation Portrait

No Deal

No-Deal is not a destination: it is a failure to reach a destination. And it would be perceived rightly – by our international partners and investors – as a signal failure of sense, statesmanship, and strategy. We would drop overnight into the margins of the world’s trading system. We would have left all the fundamental […]

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EVENING STANDARD INTERVIEW

Article first published in the Evening Standard on 3 September 2019. Rory Stewart says he would still “love to be prime minister”. At the start of the summer this seemed just about plausible — the MP for Penrith and The Border was briefly the favourite to be the next Tory leader. Then he self-destructed, in an uncomfortable live […]

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RORY SPEAKS ON EBOLA

Rory, in his capacity as Secretary of State for International Development, updated the House of Commons on the Department’s work to eradicate Ebola in the DRC. Watch it here: He then spoke to Mark Austin on Sky News’ ‘The News Hour’.