Boris Johnson

The question for wavering MPs: do they really trust Boris Johnson?

19 October 2019 12:52

Boris Johnson is still pursuing today’s vote as a decisive moment for the Brexit deal, rather than the start of…

With ‘glutinous emollience’, Boris Johnson tries to win the House round

19 October 2019 10:47

Boris Johnson is in ‘glutinous emollience’ mode today. His opening statement in the debate was not combative but an attempt…

Will the Brexit deal get a majority?

19 October 2019 7:38

The numbers will be tight today. As I say in The Sun this morning, one minister believes that things are…

Boris has compromised, not conquered on Brexit

18 October 2019 14:41

Reflecting on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, I have many questions. Why are people who rejected the possibility of Northern Ireland…

Boris Johnson ‘very confident’ MPs will back his deal

17 October 2019 18:33

Boris Johnson has just given a very upbeat press conference about his Brexit deal, despite the DUP being clear that…

The shifting Tory dynamics behind the party’s Brexit deal dilemma

17 October 2019 16:39

It is not currently looking hopeful that Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal will pass in the Commons. The Prime Minister will…

Boris Johnson must still keep no deal firmly in his mind

16 October 2019 10:42

The Irish backstop and the arrangements to replace it are now the focus of the eleventh-hour Brexit talks. Their importance…

Did anyone take the Queen’s Speech seriously?

14 October 2019 17:38

If today’s Queen’s Speech was meant to offer a preview of what the next general election and life after it…

Could Boris Johnson win an election but lose his seat?

14 October 2019 11:25

Is Boris safe in Uxbridge? The Lib Dems have an eye on the Prime Minister’s 5000 vote majority and their…

The purpose of Boris Johnson’s Queen’s Speech

13 October 2019 21:20

Normally a Prime Minister uses a Queen’s Speech to lay out their government’s legislative agenda for the year ahead. However,…

Can ministers really hold their nerve on Brexit this week?

13 October 2019 20:39

Boris Johnson is now in what’s known in cricket as the ‘Nervous Nineties’, when a batsman becomes so anxious about…

Johnson and Varadkar: It’s not over yet

10 October 2019 16:25

Is all hope lost that a Brexit deal can be agreed before 31 October? That’s been the mood music coming…

Can Boris Johnson survive if he breaks his Brexit promise?

7 October 2019 16:26

It gives me no pleasure to report this of my former Daily Telegraph colleague, but some people who know Boris…

Is a Brexit deal now off the table?

6 October 2019 21:59

Is a Brexit deal agreed before October 31st a realistic possibility? Technically talks between the UK and EU are ongoing…

Boris Johnson will have to win a majority to get the EU to engage with his Brexit plan

5 October 2019 10:37

The Brexit talks between the UK and the EU are making very little progress. Number 10 say that there is…

Why did Boris Johnson bother giving his conference speech at all?

2 October 2019 14:12

What was the point of Boris Johnson’s speech? It didn’t contain any announcements for Tory activists to clutch as they…

Boris Johnson’s weapons-grade speech

2 October 2019 13:52

This was not just the best speech that Boris Johnson has given since becoming Prime Minister, it’s the first proper…

Boris Johnson won’t surrender the metaphor

29 September 2019 11:06

In a feisty interview on The Andrew Marr Show, Boris Johnson defended his use of the term ‘surrender act’, calling…

We will find out in a few days whether Brexit will happen

28 September 2019 13:41

Barnier and Juncker are running out of time to decide if Johnson is bluffing

How the Tories intend to avoid a repeat of the 2017 manifesto disaster

28 September 2019 10:36

The Tory plan was to fight the 2017 election as a Brexit election. But that strategy was derailed by a…