Boris Johnson

HS2 does nothing for the new Tory heartlands in the North

27 January 2020 13:30

If there is one thing that could yet save HS2 it is the ‘letting down the North’ argument. Didn’t Boris…

How Boris Johnson can emulate Margaret Thatcher

26 January 2020 7:30

An open letter to Boris Johnson: People, even including your opponents, are getting used to the idea that you are…

Will HS2 survive?

25 January 2020 10:37

‘No one disagrees with what the government is trying to do but what they do worry about, is the capacity…

Watch: Boris Johnson’s acceptance speech for Parliamentarian of the Year

23 January 2020 12:27

Prime Minister Boris Johnson won The Spectator’s much-coveted Parliamentarian of the Year award at a ceremony in London last night.…

Did MBS kompromat Boris?

23 January 2020 11:29

Boris Johnson is a big fan of Mohammed bin Salman. But why? Back in 2018, the then-foreign secretary was keen…

Hall of Shame: How three Tory MPs wasted time at PMQs

22 January 2020 16:52

Speaker Lindsay Hoyle is very keen that Prime Minister’s Questions last its allotted half an hour, rather than turning it…

Blackford’s bid to skewer Boris falls flat at PMQs

22 January 2020 14:22

PMQs began with a tussle over Universal Credit. Jeremy Corbyn’s team of wordsmiths and brainstormers had spent the morning ransacking…

PMQs: Corbyn just can’t counter Boris’s election trump card

22 January 2020 13:15

Until Labour gets a new leader, PMQs will be a rather predictable affair. Whatever topic Jeremy Corbyn goes on, Boris…

Government suffers Lords defeat on Brexit bill

20 January 2020 17:30

This government has just suffered its first defeat of the parliament in, unsurprisingly, the House of Lords. The Lords voted…

The people’s decade: how will history come to define the 2010s?

18 January 2020 7:00

The past ten years may be depicted as a tale of two Etonians: David Cameron and Boris Johnson

Boris must correct the mistakes of Scottish devolution

16 January 2020 13:32

Boris Johnson’s refusal to grant a second independence referendum is a source of relief rather than joy for Scottish unionists.…

Boris’s new target – cut violent crime by 20 per cent

16 January 2020 8:23

At Cabinet on Tuesday, Boris Johnson said that he was setting the government a target of cutting violent crime by…

Boris’s Iran approach delicately balances European and American interests

15 January 2020 20:21

The Iran nuclear deal has been as lifeless as the surface of the moon ever since Donald Trump pulled out…

Boris Johnson’s conciliatory approach takes the sting out of PMQs

15 January 2020 13:35

Boris Johnson has been Prime Minister since July, but he has done PMQs relatively few times. This means that he…

Boris Johnson is the real heir to Blair

15 January 2020 10:48

Boris Johnson is to ‘take personal charge’ of a new crackdown on crime and gangs. So reports Steve Swinford of…

Six things we learnt from the Boris BBC Breakfast interview

14 January 2020 9:30

Boris Johnson has just given a wide-ranging interview to BBC Breakfast in which he signalled support for a new Trump…

The strategy behind Boris Johnson’s incoming government shake-up

13 January 2020 13:09

Boris Johnson’s first week back in Parliament did not lead to the type of fireworks many had been expecting after…

The Brexit drama to come

11 January 2020 10:36

This week has shown how much the election has changed. The withdrawal agreement has sailed through the Commons and in…

Full text: New EU president says full trade deal not possible by end of 2020

8 January 2020 16:10

The new president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen made a speech to the London School of Economics…

Three ways Britain should refuse to stick to the EU’s rules in trade talks

8 January 2020 13:21

It is hard to imagine there will be much of a meeting of minds. As the new president of the…