Boris Johnson

What is Number 10 up to?

2 September 2019 14:43

Boris Johnson’s team wants to set up a binary choice between backing him on Brexit and a Jeremy Corbyn government.…

Boris’s game of chicken with Tory rebels

2 September 2019 13:26

Is Boris Johnson playing a game of chicken with anti-no-deal Tory MPs? The two sides are locked in a furious…

Why the far-left really does think there is a ‘coup’

2 September 2019 12:02

On Saturday thousands of people across Britain demonstrated against Boris Johnson’s recently-announced prorogation of parliament. Despite the heated response it…

Boris Johnson clashes with Gaukeward squad over deselection threat

1 September 2019 20:58

How many Tory MPs will vote against the government this week in a bid to stop a no deal Brexit?…

Boris was right to u-turn over Freedom of Movement

1 September 2019 14:02

For all its ferocious momentum, Boris Johnson’s government is capable of making pretty bad mistakes – as we saw with…

A guide to the different sorts of chaos looming over Westminster

31 August 2019 17:39

What is going to happen next week in parliament? Most anti-no-deal rebels see it as their last opportunity to block…

The forgotten towns that will decide Boris Johnson’s fate

31 August 2019 8:00

If Boris Johnson does call a snap election this year, his fortune will be decided in the same places that…

Boris Johnson’s Parliament shutdown isn’t unconstitutional

30 August 2019 15:27

Has Boris Johnson done a Charles I and shut down Parliament indefinitely? The headlines this week might lead you to…

How Boris Johnson boxed his Brexit opponents in

30 August 2019 8:19

As a Leave voter, it is satisfying to watch Boris’s Johnson’s bold Brexit plan unfold. The predictable backlash to it…

What will the Tory and Labour election campaigns look like?

29 August 2019 20:03

We know that the Conservatives are gearing up for an election in the next few months. Their official line is…

Ruth Davidson takes a pop at David Cameron in her resignation speech

29 August 2019 12:26

Ruth Davidson’s departure is a blow to the Tory party and the Union. Without her, the Tories will find it…

How Cabinet responded to Boris Johnson’s prorogation plan

29 August 2019 9:54

When news broke on Wednesday morning that Boris Johnson was planning to prorogue Parliament for five weeks ahead of a…

Will the no-deal opponents finally get their act together?

28 August 2019 13:07

So what now for the opponents of no deal? Boris Johnson has dramatically called their bluff, and as Mr Steerpike…

The parliamentary battle of our age begins

28 August 2019 10:48

The parliamentary battle of our age, and of many ages – over how and whether the UK Brexits – begins,…

Full text: Boris’s plan to prorogue Parliament

28 August 2019 10:47

Dear Colleague, I hope that you had an enjoyable and productive summer recess, with the opportunity for some rest ahead…

Johnson confirms he will prorogue parliament

28 August 2019 10:43

Downing Street has just confirmed that the Prime Minister will be asking the Queen to prorogue parliament ahead of a…

For better or worse, Boris Johnson is different

25 August 2019 18:21

I’ve learned only one thing at the G7 summit of big rich countries here in Biarritz: Boris Johnson absolutely loves…

A no-confidence vote might help Boris Johnson

25 August 2019 8:00

I am up on the far north-west coast of Scotland, where the weather is changing every five minutes under vast skies…

Boris’s nightmare is that the EU accepts his Brexit offer

24 August 2019 6:30

As was to be expected, the EU’s reaction to Boris Johnson’s offer of revisiting the Withdrawal Agreement if the backstop…

Macron’s no-deal Brexit gamble could backfire

23 August 2019 13:23

The ‘Non’ was not quite as frosty as it might have been. When Boris Johnson met up with France’s president…