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The Boris campaign get the leadership final they hoped for

20 June 2019 19:24

There will be sighs of relief in the Boris Johnson camp this evening after Jeremy Hunt won the second spot…

Why are our MPs so pathetically in thrall to Extinction Rebellion?

20 June 2019 19:20

Why are MPs so pathetically in thrall to Extinction Rebellion? This morning, while the world was focused on the Conservative…

Does Rorymania have a future in the Conservative party?

20 June 2019 16:30

‘Rorymania is over,’ Isabel Hardman pops into my inbox to tell me, in last night’s Evening Blend. Rory Stewart’s elimination…

Javid knocked out as Gove moves into second place

20 June 2019 13:32

Sajid Javid has been eliminated from the Tory leadership race. He came bottom of the fourth ballot with 34 votes,…

Full list: Tory leadership contenders and MPs backing them

20 June 2019 13:00

The race for the Tory leadership race is on. More than a dozen candidates put themselves forward but to make…

George Osborne’s change of heart

20 June 2019 11:24

For a long time George Osborne was more likely to be found taking snipes at his one-time political rival Boris…

The new PM’s Rory Stewart problem

20 June 2019 10:39

In this contest, Rory Stewart has established himself as the new champion of the Tory left. He has become a…

What the UK can learn from the Dutch ‘vote for a woman’ initiative

20 June 2019 10:37

Call me an obnoxious bigot, but here’s a suggestion. Instead of a queue of mostly male Tory leadership candidates getting…

Boris Johnson’s secret superpowers

20 June 2019 10:00

David Davis gave away Boris Johnson’s big secret, live on the Today Programme: the Tory MP set to be our…

Rory Stewart’s bad debate leads to his elimination from the Tory leadership race

19 June 2019 18:23

Rory Stewart is out of the Tory leadership race. He polled only 27 votes—ten down on what he received yesterday.…

Florence of Belgravia has bitten the dust

19 June 2019 18:13

Earlier today, Rory Stewart said that he was in talks with Michael Gove’s campaign team, to see if the Environment…

A tribute to Norman Stone

19 June 2019 16:28

Norman Stone has died at the age of 78. In 2007, Harry Mount paid tribute to the historian and author,…

Bercow’s authority collapses at PMQs

19 June 2019 15:45

The title ‘Father of the House’ tends to give the bearer a chronic problem with wind. The present holder, Ken…

PMQs showed the damage the leadership debate is causing to the Tory party

19 June 2019 13:20

Last night’s Tory leadership debate was an illustration of where the wider party has ended up: fractious, confused, and without…

Who will face Boris in the final stage of the Tory leadership contest?

19 June 2019 11:20

This is my scenario for how the last two days of the MPs’ stage of the Tory leadership ballot will…

Tory leadership debate: who won Emily Maitlis’ Brexit show trial?

19 June 2019 7:04

Five hopefuls in a shallow arc of bar-stools. Last night, the BBC summoned the Tory candidates for a Brexit show…

Why the Tory party should worry about this leadership debate

18 June 2019 22:47

If you’ve ever been in group therapy, you will have recognised many of the behaviour types in the BBC’s Tory…

A cacophony of a leadership debate

18 June 2019 22:17

Boris Johnson’s warning that the televised Tory leadership hustings would be a ‘cacophony’ was proved correct this evening when the…

Stewart takes on all the candidates in a chaotic BBC debate

18 June 2019 21:34

Tonight’s BBC debate was a chaotic affair, with the candidates regularly talking over each other. There was no defining moment.…

How should the Tory leadership candidates deal with Rory Stewart?

18 June 2019 20:16

Now that Rory Stewart has gone from joke candidate to probable former spy who has a shot of making it…

Rory Stewart makes the most gains – but can he eat into Hunt and Gove’s support?

18 June 2019 18:37

Rory Stewart made the biggest gains in the second ballot of the Tory leadership contest. Not only did he get…

Ivan Rogers: no deal is now the most likely Brexit outcome

18 June 2019 17:42

We all know this is a great country. Sadly, it’s one currently very poorly led by a political elite, some…

Nicola Sturgeon needs to do more for children in care

18 June 2019 17:40

If you’ve glanced at a photograph of Nicola Sturgeon in the past year or two, you won’t have failed to…

Why ITV’s decision to ban all-male comedy writing rooms is a mistake

18 June 2019 16:52

Laugher is a universally understood language. If something is funny, we all react the same way. What we find funny…

Labour could fully back a second referendum tomorrow

18 June 2019 16:35

Tomorrow at 1.30pm, Labour’s shadow cabinet, in a special Brexit session, may move towards making the historic decision to call…