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Anne McElvoy


Anne McElvoy is an Evening Standard columnist and senior editor at The Economist


Anne McElvoy is an Evening Standard columnist and senior editor at The Economist


Why the Sue Gray case is Cressida Dick’s trickiest yet

Partygate has dragged the Met Commissioner into a complex and compromising web. As the pressure grows, is London’s police force too aligned with the interests of those in Number 10? Anne McElvoy on the woman at the centre of the saga

Jan 31, 2022

The risk of a Russian war with Ukraine is high — and we’ll all suffer

Putin has been undeniably shrewd in commanding the tactical fields of play

Jan 26, 2022

Gray’s anatomy: what to expect from yet another big week in politics

Senior staffers and insiders are in frantic mode as they try to prepare for the inevitable fallout from Sue Gray’s wide-ranging inquiry into Partygate. Anne McElvoy goes inside the bunker

Jan 24, 2022

Kate at 40 — the making of a royal megastar

As she celebrates a landmark birthday, Anne McElvoy reflects on the Duchess of Cambridge’s faultless performance while navigating the trials and vicissitudes of being a modern royal

Jan 7, 2022

How Boris Johnson became the Tories’ new political contagion

Sleaze, scandals and scapegoats — trust in the Conservatives is at an all-time low, and leaders-in-waiting are on manoeuvres. Will they work together in order to oust the PM or can he steady the ship again, asks Anne McElvoy

Dec 17, 2021
The Escapist

Your party season MOT: the in-salon treatments to try now

You’ve got the sequins — now for a festive glow-up. Team ES roadtests the treatments to transform you (even if the bash is on Zoom)

Dec 7, 2021

Boris’s inner circle in a battle to regain control

It’s one political omnishambles after another at Whitehall — so does the Prime Minister need better advice? As factions harden and rumours swirl, Anne McElvoy reports on whether the PM is losing his grip on power

Dec 3, 2021

The COP clique: who’s who in the new eco elite

As the world’s movers and shakers assemble for the climate summit, Anne McElvoy has your cheat sheet on the frenemies and enemies thrashing out our future

Nov 1, 2021

Rishi vs Boris: inside the COP26 eco war

Boris Johnson’s fighting talk on the climate is making the Treasury edgy, bringing him into conflict with the Chancellor. Will they be able to present a united front at the summit? Anne McElvoy reports on the warring tribes

Oct 28, 2021

State of Terror by Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny review

The verdict on Hillary Clinton’s foray into the world of writing political thrillers

Oct 20, 2021

We’ve wasted 25 we need real climate policies

The Cop26 summit runs the risk of becoming an Eco-Hamlet with very few visiting princes

Oct 20, 2021

Dmitry Muratov: This Nobel Prize is for my colleagues who were killed

EXCLUSIVE: As the world congratulates him on his Nobel Peace Prize, Russian newspaper editor Dmitry Muratov tells Anne McElvoy nothing will stop his fight for a free press

Oct 14, 2021