Theresa May


Trump has just created a vacancy for a world leader in free trade. Step forward, Theresa May

20 January 2017 17:51

Rather than seek to inspire or unite a country, Donald Trump’s inaugural address was a long whinge about free trade and…


No, Donald Trump isn’t a ‘massive, magnificent gift’ for Britain

20 January 2017 12:41

There are certain traditional ceremonies without which the inauguration of a new American president cannot take place. Chief among them,…


The irony of Corbyn’s three-line whip

19 January 2017 18:02

Jeremy Corbyn is a famous rebel, so famous that when he was elected, many in his party wondered how he…


Voting ‘leave’ meant leaving the single market – and most voters knew it

19 January 2017 14:32

The angrier, snootier sections of the Remain camp have done many bad things since 23 June. Some have suggested Brexit…


The Spectator podcast: You’re fired!

19 January 2017 11:57

On this week’s episode, we discuss the winners and losers as Trump moves into the White House, where Theresa May’s Brexit strategy…


Theresa May’s Davos speech – full text

19 January 2017 10:25

This is an organisation that is, as it says in the very first line of your Mission Statement, committed to…

Theresa May becomes PM

Ireland will have the hardest Brexit of all

19 January 2017 8:20

Irish eyes aren’t smiling – when it comes to Brexit. As one who hails from the Emerald Isle, I’ve taken…

Theresa May Gives First Domestic Policy Speech

Theresa May’s Twelve Steps for EU recovery

18 January 2017 14:01

The earliest members of Alcoholics Anonymous offered their famous Twelve Steps, which the drunkard must take in order to recover,…


PMQs: Corbyn’s confusion over the single market

18 January 2017 14:00

Jeremy Corbyn’s attack line on Theresa May at Prime Minister’s Questions today might have been more effective had the Labour…


SNP MP’s fake news

18 January 2017 13:22

Although Theresa May’s speech revealing her plan for a global Britain was well-received by her party and much of the…


Theresa May prepares to play tough

17 January 2017 17:32

Theresa May’s Lancaster House speech sought to answer the question: does the Government have a plan for Brexit? Open Europe’s…


Hard Brexit it is – and the currency markets don’t seem to mind

17 January 2017 16:07

A hard Brexit, currency markets seemed to indicate yesterday, would mean an even weaker pound. How, then, to explain this…


No real opposition from Labour to May’s Brexit speech

17 January 2017 15:32

With Theresa May opting to give her speech in the grand settings of Lancaster House rather than the Commons, it…

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May just made another Scottish referendum ‘more likely’, says Sturgeon

17 January 2017 15:27

Nicola Sturgeon inched Scotland closer to a re-run of its independence referendum today by reacting angrily to Theresa May’s Brexit…

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May’s aim: take back control of the Brexit negotiation

17 January 2017 15:07

Listen to Isabel Hardman, Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth reviewing Theresa May’s speech: Theresa May’s speech today was striking for…

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Theresa May’s cheery Brexit threat to EU leaders

17 January 2017 14:17

Theresa May was at pains in her Brexit speech and in the question-and-answer session from journalists afterwards to appear as…

The British Prime Minister Delivers Her Brexit Speech

Coffee House Shots: Theresa May outlines her Brexit plans

17 January 2017 14:05

In front of a packed audience at Lancaster House, Theresa May delivered a speech outlining some of the key components of the…


Theresa May’s Brexit speech – ten main points

17 January 2017 12:38

‘A Global Britain’ promised the slogan behind Theresa May as she delivered her big Brexit speech. It was robust and well-judged, very much…

Theresa May’s Brexit speech: A Global Britain

17 January 2017 12:35

Listen to Isabel Hardman, Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth reviewing Theresa May’s speech:   A little over six months ago,…

Home Secretary Theresa May Delivers A Speech To International Police And Crime Conference

Will Theresa May finally tell us what Brexit means?

17 January 2017 9:51

How much will Theresa May’s speech today surprise us? The Prime Minister’s promise to offer more detail on Brexit was…


Theresa May can now drive a hard Brexit bargain – and she knows it

16 January 2017 18:07

The backdrop to Theresa May’s Brexit speech is almost as interesting as the speech itself promises to be. First, there’s…


Who’s afraid of a ‘hard’ Brexit?

16 January 2017 16:40

Pull yourselves together, you wusses. It’s a minor readjustment of our tariff arrangements we’re talking about, not an epidemic or…

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Princess Diana understood what ‘global Britain’ meant. Does Theresa May?

16 January 2017 14:46

So, ‘global Britain’ eh? This, we are told, will be the leitmotif for Theresa May’s Brexit speech tomorrow and, indeed,…


The Brexiteers turn on the plebs

15 January 2017 14:05

The trouble with plebiscites is that they leave the plebs stranded. A complicated issue is reduced to one question: should…

Why Theresa May isn’t the new Iron Lady

15 January 2017 8:00

Curbs on executive pay, restrictions on foreign takeovers and workers on boards. Not Jeremy Corbyn’s plan for Britain, but ideas…