Andrew Gimson

This Kohlian abomination

22 September 2012 9:00 am

In the year when East and West Germany were being reunited Günter Grass felt he must start keeping a diary.…


Conduct becoming

25 August 2012 6:00 am

Every so often a programme appears which can be recommended even to people who hate television. Parade’s End (Friday, BBC1)…


Prophet of doom

21 July 2012 6:00 am

Enoch Powell was defeated. He condemned Edward Heath for being the first prime minister in 300 years who entertained, let…

No time for bogus pieties

16 June 2012 6:00 am

This is the shortest political memoir I have ever been sent for review. It is a marvel of concision: 27…

Class system

7 April 2012 3:00 pm

Is it a waste of money to send your children to private schools?

A safe pair of hands

7 April 2012 11:00 am

Michael Spicer is too honourable to be a brilliant diarist. As he himself says, ‘I eschew tittle-tattle or small talk.’…

Anglo-Saxon divide

25 February 2012 10:45 am

Philip Oltermann has set himself an almost impossibly ambitious task. In 1996, when he was 15 years old, he moved…

Fear and loathing in Baden-Wurttemberg

21 January 2012 1:00 pm

Ordinary Germans are too scared of the euro to want to leave it


The rival

10 December 2011 4:00 pm

Ken Livingstone’s attacks on Boris Johnson seem to conceal admiration


The Conservatives: A History by Robin Harris

12 November 2011 10:00 am

If David Cameron and his friends wish to know why they and their policies are so despised by some Conservatives…


Work in progress

8 October 2011 4:00 pm

At long last Johnson Studies is starting to take off.


1 October 2011 12:00 am

Liverpool Drink, gossip, late nights, hotel rooms in which it is impossible to open the window or get back to…

Professional jealousy

25 March 2011 3:14 pm

Andrew Gimson wonders why journalists are in such a hurry to disparage Eton

White mischief

4 December 2010 12:00 am

Boris Johnson’s enemies are hoping for a final snow-down


The Tories’ history man

16 June 2010 12:00 am

Andrew Gimson talks to Alistair Cooke, the godfather of the Cameroons, about Dave’s temperament and Hilton’s penchant for ponchos


The property bubble is waiting to burst

10 February 2010 12:00 am

Andrew Gimson asks why, in the middle of a violent recession, London property is still so hideously overvalued. The real pain may be yet to come

The political education of David Cameron

18 November 2009 12:00 am

The big influence on Cameron from his youth is the think tank founded by Neville Chamberlain, argues fellow Conservative Research Department alumnus Andrew Gimson

Cameron is not an enigma, he’s an Anglican

16 September 2009 12:00 am

The Tory leader is not a holy man, says Andrew Gimson, but he is steeped in C of E tradition and, like the Church, he relies on an innate moral compass

Boris for Prime Minister?

22 April 2009 12:00 am

Andrew Gimson says that David Cameron and George Osborne should prepare themselves for competition. The Mayor of London might well have his eyes on the ultimate prize.

Carry on, cardiologist

18 December 2004 12:00 am

First it was his bowels, then his heart: Andrew Gimson on the delicate procedures that followed a minor medical scare

King of the charm offensive

10 April 2004 12:00 am

There could scarcely be a more delightful way to remind oneself of the British and French statesmen who created the…

Cigarette lady

7 February 2004 12:00 am

Andrew Gimson talks to Lady Trumpington about the pleasures of passive smoking

The joys of inequality

17 January 2004 12:00 am

Andrew Gimson says the Prime Minister is quite right to impose top-up fees on millions of listless, lazy, conformist students

Honour bound

27 December 2003 12:00 am

Andrew Gimson says that the leaked honours memo reveals the establishment in all its glorious timidity and conformity

Hitler’s unbalanced Orangeman

22 November 2003 12:00 am

Lord Haw-Haw: The English Voice of Nazi Germanyby Peter MartlandThe National Archives, £19.99, pp. 308, ISBN 1903365171 Although I yield…