A nasty Tory leadership battle favours one person: Theresa May

1 July 2016 7:47

Even by the standards of Westminster politics, yesterday’s developments will be remembered for a long time. But meanwhile, in the…

Jeremy Corbyn’s Israel comments prompt a fresh outbreak of Labour civil war

30 June 2016 16:45

On a day when the Conservative party leadership has been thrown into disarray, there ought to be an opportunity for Labour…

I always defended Michael Gove. Then I met him

30 June 2016 15:17

This piece first appeared in The Spectator on 15 March 2014.  A few weeks ago, I was a guest at…

This must be what happens when you put journalists in charge

30 June 2016 14:45

Are we learning, rather painfully, what happens when you let journalists take over? Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are political hacks,…

Why did Michael Gove suddenly withdraw his support from Boris Johnson?

30 June 2016 14:38

So, what happened? As late as yesterday afternoon, Michael Gove was trying to persuade fellow Cabinet Ministers to back Boris…

Exclusive: Team Gove explains why he dropped Boris

30 June 2016 14:28

Michael Gove’s newly-formed campaign team have been ringing around shocked Tory MPs in the past couple of hours to explain…

Why Jeremy Corbyn is absolutely right not to resign as Labour leader

30 June 2016 14:11

Jeremy Corbyn is absolutely right not to resign as Leader of the Labour Party. Those calling for his resignation –…

The official candidates to be Tory leader and their pitches to the party

30 June 2016 13:57

The 1922 Committee has announced the final line-up in the Tory leadership race, after an extremely dramatic morning. The official…

Boris Johnson: Next Tory leader ‘cannot be me’

30 June 2016 11:56

‘My friends, you have waited for the punchline of this speech’ said Boris Johnson after 11 minutes of what sounded…

Boris Johnson: I will not be the next Tory leader

30 June 2016 11:50

Boris Johnson has ruled himself out of the Tory leadership race. Here is his full speech: Last week the people…

Chaos and fury in Team Boris as support bleeds to Gove

30 June 2016 11:39

Boris Johnson is about to go ahead with his leadership campaign launch without the man who has pulled so much…

Theresa May launches her Conservative leadership bid

30 June 2016 10:42

Theresa May has launched her Conservative leadership bid this morning. Her scheduled announcement came just moments after Michael Gove announced…

Why Michael Gove is the leader shy Tories need

30 June 2016 10:35

In February The Spectator’s Emily Hill explained why Michael Gove was the leader the Leave campaign needed – and why…

‘I’m Theresa May and I’m the best person to be Prime Minister’

30 June 2016 10:24

‘My pitch is very simple, I’m Theresa May and I think I’m the best person to be Prime Minister’, she…

Gove goes for it

30 June 2016 9:27

In the most dramatic development yet in the Tory leadership race, Michael Gove has announced that he is running. As…

Michael Gove: why I’m standing for the Tory leadership

30 June 2016 9:13

The British people voted for change last Thursday. They sent us a clear instruction that they want Britain to leave…

Gove running for the Tory leadership

30 June 2016 9:09

Michael Gove has just released a statement saying that he’s running for the Tory leadership, and not supporting Boris Johnson.…

The Spectator podcast: The Tory leadership contest turns nasty

30 June 2016 8:01

To subscribe to The Spectator’s weekly podcast, for free, visit the iTunes store or click here for our RSS feed.…

PMQ’s sketch: two plank-walkers at the helm of the ship

29 June 2016 16:42

Rare to see a plank-walker at the helm of the ship. Today there were two. Cameron has accepted the inevitable…

It’s time for George Osborne to go – and go now

29 June 2016 16:38

This is an extract from Charles Moore’s Notes in the new issue of The Spectator, out tomorrow. George Osborne says…

Three questions Stephen Crabb will have to address in his leadership campaign

29 June 2016 16:18

Stephen Crabb is the first Tory leadership contender to formally declare his candidacy for the job, with a rousing speech…

Alan Duncan aired the Tories’ dirty laundry at today's PMQs

29 June 2016 14:29

PMQs was always going to be an odd event today. David Cameron is going as Prime Minister and Jeremy Corbyn…

Corbyn hit by further resignations

29 June 2016 11:56

In the past week, David Cameron has had to resign after losing the referendum on Britain’s European Union membership, and…

Why we need a second referendum – on the EEA

29 June 2016 11:43

Roger Scruton once observed, in his astute way, how important national feeling was to democracy: ‘Democracy is a form of…

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