Boris Johnson

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…

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…

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…

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…

Boris Johnson is Theresa May in drag

18 June 2019 14:01

Boris Johnson seems the opposite of Theresa May. The worst thing she ever did was run through a wheat field.…

What would be a good result for Boris in the second ballot?

18 June 2019 11:27

What counts as a good result for Boris Johnson in the second ballot? The former foreign secretary has already hit…

Why the TV debates could break Rory Stewart’s momentum

17 June 2019 15:33

With Boris Johnson having all but booked his place in the final two, the most interesting question of the Tory…

Boris should ignore Lynton Crosby’s debate-ducking advice

14 June 2019 9:12

There is a reason Boris Johnson is avoiding the TV debates, and his name is Lynton Crosby.  Crosby is running…

Please can we stop calling Boris ‘Mr Johnson’?

14 June 2019 8:35

Boris Johnson has undergone a makeover and no, it’s got nothing to do with his tidier hair and vanishing paunch.…

Why the Tory leadership race could now be cut short

14 June 2019 6:34

Before this Tory leadership election started, the party’s grandees and custodians were telling me party members MUST at all costs…

The two biggest threats to Boris’s leadership bid

13 June 2019 16:28

Now the real shenanigans begin. Boris Johnson will – barring a disaster of Johnsonian scale – be on the ballot…

Boris’s burka gag didn’t ‘bring shame’ on the Tories

13 June 2019 14:59

Critics of Boris Johnson were quick to seize on the fact that when Beth Rigby, the political editor of Sky…

How Boris’s campaign predicted he would get 114 votes

13 June 2019 14:18

Boris Johnson’s campaign team has been so well-organised that it predicted exactly the number of votes he would get in…

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson’s clear lead increases the chances of a short contest

13 June 2019 13:43

Boris Johnson has today confirmed his place as the frontrunner to be the next prime minister. In the first voting…

End this farce and elect Boris now!

13 June 2019 13:10

Tick-tock, tick-tock, the Brexit clock doesn’t stop. October 31st is the deadline and the next prime minister will barely have…

France’s horror at the prospect of prime minister Boris

12 June 2019 16:51

Should Boris Johnson become Prime Minister it would be a calamity for his country and for Europe. That’s the view…

Boris-onomics is what Britain needs

12 June 2019 14:20

A few jokes. A sprinkling of tax cuts. A few more jokes. A couple of flashy new buildings. And then…

Boring Boris? Johnson opts for risk-averse campaign launch

12 June 2019 13:39

It was the launch event everyone was waiting for. After weeks of keeping a low profile – a submarine campaign…

Full text: Boris Johnson launches his Tory leadership campaign

12 June 2019 12:38

It’s a measure of the resilience of this country that since the vote to leave the EU and in defiance…

Watch: Boris Johnson dodges the question on his cocaine use

12 June 2019 12:00

After spending some time in the shadows ahead of the first round of voting in the Tory leadership contest, Boris…

Rory Stewart is a reminder of what Boris Johnson used to be

12 June 2019 10:50

Britain is not quite in the grip of Rorymania. He gave a properly impressive speech this week and he has…

Rory Stewart: would you trust Boris with the nuclear codes?

11 June 2019 19:42

Rory Stewart has not exactly had the most orthodox of campaign strategies to become the next leader of the Conservative…

Tax cuts are welcome, but Boris’s proposal is not the best

11 June 2019 15:09

The source of government revenue is a mystery for many people, but one thing voters do remember is that they…

Boris Johnson: everything about you is phoney

11 June 2019 7:26

Rather rashly, Boris Johnson published The Churchill factor: How one man made history in 2015. It was without historical merit,…