Theresa May

The Spectator podcast: May’s third way

23 February 2017 12:19

On this week’s Spectator podcast, we discuss Theresa May’s Third Way, whether we could have an Uber for social care, and…

Brexit and the rise of the superliar

23 February 2017 7:04

For an exercise in popular sovereignty, which was meant to take decisions away from the hated ‘elite’, the Brexit referendum…

A quick trade deal with the US after Brexit is less likely than we think

22 February 2017 10:02

It is many a Brexiteer’s fantasy: In 2019, shortly after the UK formally leaves the EU, Theresa May welcomes Donald…

Cabinet wastes time with discussion on something it already agrees on

21 February 2017 13:09

If ever you wanted to understand what Theresa May’s relationship with her top ministers is like, today’s Cabinet meeting provides…

Theresa May makes the most of her political capital

20 February 2017 19:59

With an ICM poll out today showing the Conservatives have an 18-point lead over Labour (one of the four worst…

The Stop Trump protests are the ultimate virtue signal

20 February 2017 16:56

This afternoon, across Britain, the most pro-establishment demo of modern times will take place. Sure, the Stop Trump protesters gathering…

The one consolation for Labour? Ukip aren’t a slick fighting force

20 February 2017 15:20

Theresa May has been visiting Stoke-on-Trent today ahead of the ‘really important’ by-election in the city on Thursday. That the…

DWP secretary’s business rates rebellion

17 February 2017 8:00

As the government considers plans to raise an extra £1billion next year through a revaluation of business rates, there has been…

What the papers say: The good and bad news about Britain’s booming jobs market

16 February 2017 8:41

More Brits then ever are now in work, with the proportion of the working age population in jobs hitting 74.6…

Caption contest: Theresa May’s Copeland charm offensive

15 February 2017 15:56

Oh dear. As Theresa May avoids questions about the NHS up in Copeland ahead of this month’s by-election, brains at…

The left are the Tories’ best friends

15 February 2017 12:10

Modern British history is largely a history of Tory rule and misrule. The Tories governed Britain from 1886 until 1905…

What the papers say: Britain’s defence spending isn’t enough

15 February 2017 8:44

A key part of Theresa May’s strategy for wooing Donald Trump was making it clear that Britain was pulling its…

Number 10 distancing itself from Law Commission’s secrecy proposals

13 February 2017 18:33

There has been an understandable, and justified, outcry about the Law Commission’s proposed changes to secrecy legislation. The current proposals…

Trousergate designer: Nicky Morgan broke my heart

13 February 2017 8:30

Relations between Theresa May and Nicky Morgan took a turn for the worse last year after the former education secretary criticised…

Why the Lords won’t block Brexit

11 February 2017 10:35

The government has no majority in the House of Lords and a majority of peers were pro-Remain. But despite this,…

What the papers say: Would the Lords dare block Brexit?

9 February 2017 8:30

Theresa May’s Brexit timetable is on track after MPs overwhelming backed the Government’s Article 50 bill in the Commons last…

Jeremy Corbyn blows a golden chance to roast Theresa May

8 February 2017 16:08

How to sabotage a deadly ambush. This was Jeremy Corbyn’s contribution to the political play-book today. He came to Parliament…

Will Philip Hammond’s Budget reveal the truth behind the Surrey ‘sweetheart deal’?

8 February 2017 14:01

Isabel Hardman has been investigating the social care issue in Surrey for the Spectator in recent days. Yesterday, she spoke…

Jeremy Corbyn ambushes Theresa May at PMQs

8 February 2017 13:20

Jeremy Corbyn ‘won’ PMQs today thanks to an old-fashioned ambush. The Labour leader had copies of texts that the leader…

Will Theresa May’s Article 50 plan emerge unscathed from its final Commons test today?

8 February 2017 12:48

After two days of testing Commons debates, Theresa May’s Brexit timetable remains on track. Yesterday’s ‘concession’ – or non-concession, depending…

No 10’s secret weapon

8 February 2017 11:56

On Tuesday, the Daily Politics aired a segment lifting the lid on the staff in No 10. Among the power players…

What the papers say: John Bercow the ‘pipsqueak’ and Sajid Javid’s missed opportunity

8 February 2017 8:42

John Bercow has defended his comments about Donald Trump by saying his remarks were made ‘honestly and honourably’. Today’s editorials,…

Government staves off a Brexit rebellion

8 February 2017 7:31

For a second day running, the government yesterday defeated all amendments proposed to its Brexit bill. Most notably, MPs voted down…

What should we make of the Government’s ‘Deal or no Deal’ Brexit vote offer?

7 February 2017 17:34

Given Theresa May’s largely meaningless ‘Brexit means Brexit’ refrain, any new pronouncement on Britain’s departure from the EU is treated…

Will there be fireworks on day two of the Brexit bill debate?

7 February 2017 12:45

The Government’s Article 50 bill emerged unscathed from yesterday’s first committee stage. Today won’t be so easy. As Isabel Hardman…