Theresa May

Today’s net migration figures show the huge task facing Theresa May

25 August 2016 10:30

The good news for the Government is that net migration is down. The bad news? It’s down by so little…

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David Cameron’s larynx comes to his defence on childhood obesity

23 August 2016 13:03

Theresa May was once seen as the continuity candidate to succeed David Cameron. However, since becoming Prime Minister she has gone…

Brexit won’t finish the EU, insist Merkel, Hollande and Renzi

23 August 2016 8:15

It’s no surprise that Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi chose to host a press conference with Angela Merkel and Francois…

Liz Truss confirms there will be a British bill of rights. But we still don’t know when

22 August 2016 13:18

It’s been over a month since Theresa May stood on the steps of Downing Street. And yet the process of…

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Revealed: the bureaucrat who advised Theresa May to use EU nationals as bargaining chips

20 August 2016 14:45

The biggest puzzle of Theresa May’s premiership so far is why someone who pioneered laws against modern slavery and was…

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What should we call Theresa May’s acolytes?

20 August 2016 9:00

What, though, are we to call the followers or policies of Theresa May? Assuming, obviously, that there one day are…

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The 17.4 Million Committee must be launched, urgently

20 August 2016 8:00

When it was reported that Liam Fox and Boris Johnson are already squabbling about who should be in charge of…

Corbyn makes a half-hearted pitch to win over Tory voters

19 August 2016 8:11

Can Jeremy Corbyn reach out to – and win over – Tory voters at a general election? It sounds like…

Forget the ‘Norway model’. Germany suggests UK could get ‘special’ EU status

17 August 2016 11:18

Britain’s decision to leave the EU sent shockwaves crashing throughout the continent. As Europe struggled to interpret the outcome of…


Ed Vaizey is left out in the cold

15 August 2016 14:13

As Theresa May’s recently re-shuffled Cabinet get underway with the big task at hand, spare a thought for those who…

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Theresa May won’t be surprised Liam Fox and Boris are already battling it out

15 August 2016 8:16

The dawn of a new government sparks a search amongst journalists for the flashpoints and tensions within it which are likely…


Will Theresa May end the era of easy money and call time on QE?

12 August 2016 11:51

When Theresa May was gearing up for a summer-long leadership campaign, she identified a worthy target: George Osborne’s addiction to…


Theresa May attempts a Swiss getaway

11 August 2016 9:15

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister set off for a two week holiday in Switzerland. A favourite destination of both Theresa May and her…


The Spectator podcast: The memory gap. Is technology taking over our minds?

11 August 2016 7:54

Smartphone ownership is predicted to hit 2.5 billion by 2019 and 60 per cent of internet traffic now comes through…


Want to cut top pay, Mrs May? Start with the bank you own

10 August 2016 13:43

Theresa May sent a strong message to the corporate world when she criticised the ‘irrational, unhealthy and growing gap’ between…

Lord Mandelson issues stark warning to Theresa May over Hinkley Point

10 August 2016 8:48

Yesterday, it was the Chinese ambassador threatening Theresa May over Hinkley point. Today, it’s Lord Mandelson’s turn. The Labour grandee…

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New grammars won’t do more for social mobility than comprehensives. But there is a third way

9 August 2016 8:17

One of David Cameron’s last acts as Prime Minister was to approve an application by Ashlawn School in Rugby to…

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China threatens Theresa May over Hinkley Point delay

9 August 2016 8:02

It was already clear that Theresa May’s decision to review the Hinkley Point power plant had not gone down well in China.…

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Why would Theresa May want to clamp down on special advisers?

8 August 2016 17:52

Theresa May’s plans to limit both the number of special advisers and the way in which they are appointed are…


Theresa May should beware of grammar schools

8 August 2016 10:17

In 1960, my father failed the eleven-plus. He was lucky: his parents could afford to send him to a private…

Is Theresa May’s Scots Brexit charm offensive working?

8 August 2016 7:59

Theresa May has made wooing Scotland over Brexit one of her key missions. Her first trip as Prime Minister was up to…

Theresa May Succeeds David Cameron As The UK's New Prime Minister

Why an early election would be bad for the Tories

6 August 2016 10:35

Ten points ahead in the polls, Theresa May regarded as the best Prime Minister by a majority of voters and…

An ode for Theresa May: Spectator poetry competition winners

6 August 2016 9:35

There was a good response to the call for poems on a political theme entitled ‘May day’ but the mood…

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Brexit gives Theresa May the perfect excuse to stay in Britain

6 August 2016 8:20

Just now, Theresa May understandably feels the need to fly to a great many European countries to introduce herself to…

Dame Goddard’s resignation is a big blow to Theresa May

5 August 2016 8:11

It’s impossible not to see Dame Lowell Goddard’s resignation as an embarrassment to Theresa May. When the Prime Minister was…