Tory leadership: Rory Stewart’s Pinocchio attack line

25 May 2019 15:13

It’s one day since Theresa May set an exit date for her departure from 10 Downing Street and the leadership…

The bitter legacy of Theresa May

25 May 2019 14:53

Theresa May will inevitably be remembered for the Brexit farce, but it may not turn out to be as harmful…

Full list: The Tory leadership contenders and the MPs backing them

25 May 2019 11:40

Now that Theresa May has officially announced the date of her resignation, the race to succeed her is on. The…

35 months of May: a career in Spectator covers

25 May 2019 11:18

After three long years, she’s finally gone. The Prime Minister decided to face the music on the steps of Downing…

The two sides of the Tory leadership contest

25 May 2019 10:46

The way to think about the Tory leadership contest is—I say in The Sun, this morning—that it is like a…

Full list: the MPs backing the Tory leadership candidates

25 May 2019 9:30

The Tory leadership has two stages: MPs will choose two finalists from what might be more than a dozen candidates,…

Brexit and the new ‘paranoid style’

25 May 2019 8:01

The politics professor Matthew Goodwin made an interesting observation on Twitter this week. He pointed out that many of the…

Parent trap: WhatsApp groups are feeding our fears

25 May 2019 7:33

The mother of a little girl in my son’s year at school recently committed suicide. On the surface she was…

If you’re going to leave Notre Dame in ruins, why not set fire to Oxford University?

25 May 2019 7:01

Almost everyone agrees it is a pity that so few pupils from ‘disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds’ get into Oxford. But no…

Narendra Modi is the powerful leader India craves

24 May 2019 16:03

Looking back on Narendra Modi’s first five years in office as India’s Prime Minister, it’s hard to find good news.…

Watch: Steve Baker considers running for leader

24 May 2019 14:13

The door of Number 10 had barely closed after Theresa May’s resignation statement this morning when Tory MPs began debating…

The timetable for the Tory leadership contest

24 May 2019 12:54

After Theresa May announced that she will step down on Friday 7 June as the leader of the Conservative party,…

Brexit means Boris: we need a leader who can cheer us up

24 May 2019 12:44

A few months before he died in 2007, Bill Deedes asked if I would come to see him at his…

The leadership contest solves nothing

24 May 2019 12:34

Theresa May has been forced from office by her own MPs because they concluded there would be no progress on…

In defence of Theresa May

24 May 2019 12:31

Pretty much all the bad things that people are saying today about Theresa May are true. She’s bad at politics,…

The favourites to succeed Theresa May: Tory leadership odds

24 May 2019 12:22

Now that Theresa May has officially announced she is resigning as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, the…

Theresa May passes on the poisoned chalice of Brexit

24 May 2019 11:07

It is official. Theresa May will resign as Tory party leader on 7 June and will continue as caretaker prime…

May becomes the latest Conservative prime minister to be brought down by Europe

24 May 2019 10:48

Theresa May has become the latest Conservative prime minister to be brought down by party divisions on Europe. Speaking outside…

Does Theresa May have a domestic legacy?

24 May 2019 10:42

Theresa May isn’t leaving at a time of her choosing, nor has she been able to focus on the domestic…

May’s speech is a message to Brexiteers: compromise

24 May 2019 10:40

One of the aims of Theresa May’s resignation statement was to try and shape the Brexit debate in the Tory…

Full text: Theresa May’s resignation speech

24 May 2019 10:36

Ever since I first stepped through the door behind me as Prime Minister, I have striven to make the United…

Conservative ministers and MPs react to Theresa May’s resignation

24 May 2019 10:35

After a tumultuous premiership, Theresa May has finally announced her resignation. She will step down as leader of the Conservative…

BREAKING: Theresa May announces her resignation

24 May 2019 10:11

Theresa May has announced that she will be stepping down as Prime Minister on 7 June. In a statement outside…

Brexit and the great liberal crack-up

23 May 2019 19:29

Brexit may yet kill the Conservative party but it is exacting a cruel psychological torture on liberalism. Liberals are supposed…