Boris Johnson

Cabinet reshuffle: who can Theresa May sack?

8 October 2017 22:03

Good news in Downing Street: Theresa May has survived the weekend. After the Shapps plot failed to take off, the…

The rules of the Tory leadership contest make it a wild card to play

8 October 2017 9:00

The moment Philip May helped his wife from the stage after her conference speech, it became clear that it is…

Is Jeremy Corbyn following the Ian Paisley playbook?

6 October 2017 14:26

By the simple expedients of being cheerful and attacking Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson scored a deserved hit at the Tory…

Watch: Amber Rudd tells Boris to get on his feet for May

4 October 2017 12:47

It’s safe to say that Theresa May’s conference speech has not gone to plan after the Prime Minister came down…

Boris Johnson shows what it means to be an upbeat Conservative

3 October 2017 16:48

Boris Johnson’s speech to Conservative Party conference was disloyal to the Prime Minister in the sense that unlike Theresa May,…

Boris Johnson outlines plan for reunification… of Cyprus

1 October 2017 19:21

Will Tory MPs unite behind Theresa May? That’s the big question at this year’s party conference – but for Boris…

Burma, Kipling, Sinatra and Boris – the anatomy of a non-scandal

1 October 2017 16:53

I’m an admirer of Brian Cox so I was struck by a tweet of his yesterday, where he seemed to…

David Mundell’s Boris Johnson jibe

1 October 2017 16:00

Conservative party conference kicks off today and already a few common themes are beginning to emerge: how to win back…

Ruth Davidson and Boris Johnson have so much in common. Why the bad blood?

30 September 2017 13:45

Boris Johnson and Ruth Davidson are two of my favourite Tory politicians: both energetic, eloquent, optimistic, pro-immigration and – in…

Emily Thornberry’s low blow over Boris

25 September 2017 12:07

Oh dear. As the speeches get underway on day two of Labour conference, Emily Thornberry has kicked off proceedings with…

The Spectator Podcast: Brexit Wars

21 September 2017 15:24

On this week’s Spectator Podcast we look at the final Brexit war amongst the Conservatives. We also discuss the maverick politician…

Caption contest: Cabinet unity

21 September 2017 14:05

A week is a long time in politics. After Boris Johnson kicked off his working week with a 4,000 word…

The political nature of statistics

20 September 2017 17:42

Sir David Norgrove, the chairman of the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA), is an honourable man. When he publicly rebuked Boris…

Theresa May’s singing birds can only hold the same tune for so long

20 September 2017 12:29

After concerns about the Foreign Secretary’s job security bumped Vince Cable’s keynote leader’s speech at Lib Dem conference off the…

What the papers say: Tory Brexit infighting could hand Corbyn victory

20 September 2017 9:08

Boris Johnson’s Brexit intervention ‘is a dismal reflection on Theresa May’s position’, says the Times. But worse than that, this…

When Boris gets it wrong, don’t make excuses for him

19 September 2017 18:44

When Boris Johnson received a sharply worded rebuke for his ‘clear misuse of official statistics’ from Sir David Norgrove, the…

The great Brexit bus delusion

19 September 2017 15:25

I know many Leave voters. Most of my family. Around half of my friends. Lots of the people in the…

What the papers say: Boris is speaking for the majority of Brits

19 September 2017 8:32

Boris Johnson has come in for plenty of criticism since setting out his Brexit blueprint in a 4,000 word article…

The biggest Cabinet Brexit split

18 September 2017 10:54

The Cabinet remains divided on one of the most fundamental Brexit questions. Everyone in the Cabinet does accept that Britain…

What the papers say: Boris’s ‘naked pitch’ for the top job

18 September 2017 8:33

Has Boris Johnson launched a military coup? Based on ‘some of the chatter coming out of the Westminster Bubble’, you’d…

Why is the UK’s supposedly impartial statistics watchdog joining the Boris-bashing?

17 September 2017 19:46

Okay, it’s a rainy Sunday, but surely the new chief of the UK Statistics Authority has better things to do…

Sunday shows round-up: Amber Rudd says Boris is ‘back-seat driving’ over Brexit

17 September 2017 17:56

Amber Rudd – Boris should not ‘back-seat drive’ over Brexit The Home Secretary took to Andrew Marr’s sofa in the…

Boris’s nasty politics would hurt the Tories and Britain

16 September 2017 14:18

I used to have a lot of time for Boris Johnson. Sometimes whole days, in fact: from 8am until 8pm,…

Finally, Boris Johnson has overcome his stage fright. Let’s hear more from him

16 September 2017 13:22

In my Daily Telegraph column yesterday, I asked where Boris Johnson had gone. We never hear from him now, I…

Can Theresa May satisfy both Boris and the EU?

16 September 2017 10:34

We are only six days away from Theresa May’s big Brexit speech in Florence. But it is far from certain…