Boris Johnson

Tories go to war with Channel 4 over climate debate ice sculpture

28 November 2019 22:01

Why did Boris Johnson refuse to attend tonight’s Channel 4 leaders’ debate on the climate? His party has gone to…

Three things we learnt from the Conservative party political broadcast

28 November 2019 20:24

The Conservatives have launched a new party election broadcast that ran for the first time this evening on BBC One…

Tories shouldn’t be terrified by Trump’s trip to London

28 November 2019 11:35

Never mind the polls, Conservative insiders are more terrified about something else at the moment. The Donald is coming. CCHQ…

Can the Tories really underpromise in their manifesto and overdeliver in government?

25 November 2019 10:08

Boris Johnson is today launching the Welsh Conservatives’ manifesto. For the Tories, this event comes with a trigger warning: it…

Boris Johnson has gambled big by pledging to spend small

24 November 2019 21:06

Boris Johnson just took a very big political risk, by not making any serious attempt to compete with Labour on…

Five things we’ve learnt from the 2019 Tory manifesto

24 November 2019 17:11

Boris Johnson has unveiled the Conservative manifesto in Telford this afternoon. The 59-page document – titled ‘Get Brexit Done: Unleash…

Tory manifesto launch: Where’s Jacob Rees-Mogg?

24 November 2019 14:52

Boris Johnson has launched his party’s manifesto in Telford this afternoon, joined by his Cabinet who were all confidently clapping…

Tory manifesto will shift the party to a more blue collar conservatism

23 November 2019 7:05

What happened last time means that the Tories are extremely nervous about their manifesto launch tomorrow. As I say in…

Might the Lib Dems back Boris if they find themselves kingmakers?

21 November 2019 9:47

It had not occurred to me that the Lib Dems would ‘allow’ Boris Johnson to remain PM if he were…

Why trust is an election issue for Boris Johnson

20 November 2019 15:03

What is the main take away from ITV’s leaders’ debate? Listen to the news bulletins and it appears to be…

Watch: Boris vs Corbyn. The head-to-head in three minutes

20 November 2019 11:58

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn’s clash last night during the ITV debate was notable for its lack of standout performance…

What makes this election so unpredictable

9 November 2019 10:51

Every election campaign has a wobble. But the Tories broke new ground in managing to wobble before they’d even launched…

Watch: Nadhim Zahawi’s disastrous Andrew Neil interview

6 November 2019 19:54

Oh dear. It’s safe to say the Conservative party’s election campaign has not got off to the best start. On…

Can Boris Johnson recover from the Tory campaign crisis?

6 November 2019 13:33

After a torrid 36 hours for the Tory party which has seen one Cabinet Minister resign and another have to…

Jean-Claude Juncker’s staggering hypocrisy

4 November 2019 17:46

Jean-Claude Juncker has got some front. Today, to the glee of Boris-bashers and hardcore Remainers, he has accused Boris of…

Sunday shows round-up: Nigel Farage – I will not stand at this election

3 November 2019 13:46

Boris Johnson – I’m ‘sorry’ we did not meet our Halloween deadline Sophy Ridge began her show with a pre-recorded…

Why both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn think they’ll benefit from this TV head to head

2 November 2019 7:09

Normally wrangles about TV debates go on for weeks before one is agreed. Yet, before the election campaign has even…

Nigel Farage risks destroying his own Brexit dream

1 November 2019 13:18

Never knowingly undersold. The slogan of one of our best-loved retailers could equally be applied to Nigel Farage. Despite poll…

Corbyn reveals his election attack lines at PMQs

30 October 2019 13:34

The last PMQs before the general election offered a teaser for what to expect over the next six weeks. With…

How Boris’s opponents are making this week much easier for him

28 October 2019 16:54

The stronger the prospect of a general election, the easier it will be for Boris Johnson to get through the…