Boris Johnson

The truth about Spreadsheet Phil’s bid to block no deal

13 August 2019 14:16

Philip Hammond’s former top advisor has confirmed what many in Westminster have known for some time. Writing in the Guardian, ex-special…

Eight contenders for the top job in a national unity government 

13 August 2019 13:49

‘Only a government of national unity can deliver us from no deal,’ according to Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee. But who…

Boris Johnson is right to talk tough on crime. But can he deliver?

13 August 2019 6:30

Remember #rorywalks? This was the hashtag created to follow the progress of Tory leadership candidate Rory Stewart as he travelled…

With interest rates crashing, Boris is in luck – he can borrow his way out of any Brexit crisis

10 August 2019 7:30

Is Boris Johnson the luckiest prime minister ever? This week, the Government can borrow money for ten years at 0.48…

Dominic Cummings won’t blink over no deal. But will Boris Johnson?

9 August 2019 15:00

On the day Boris Johnson became Prime Minister, I said his most important appointment was that of Dominic Cummings –…

Could Boris Johnson have to resign if he loses a confidence vote?

7 August 2019 13:10

The argument about whether Boris Johnson would have to resign if he lost a confidence vote is continuing to rage…

Will John McDonnell lock Tories up if Labour wins the next election?

7 August 2019 10:31

Smiley, fluent and softly spoken, John McDonnell sometimes comes across as a bit cuddly. Yesterday Labour’s shadow chancellor was interviewed…

Can a vote of no confidence prevent no deal?

5 August 2019 16:18

Talk of an early election has been on the rise in recent months as the Brexit arithmetic has looked increasingly…

What I learned talking to Boris Johnson about religion

4 August 2019 7:23

I don’t pretend to have had extensive discussions about religion with our new Prime Minister, but I did have a…

What’s changed with Boris Johnson in Downing Street

3 August 2019 10:34

10 days in to Boris Johnson’s premiership and the big change is, as I say in The Sun this morning,…

From the archives: Boris Johnson – ‘My appeal to the masses may be very limited’

31 July 2019 15:15

Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings has found himself in the news today after a video clip emerged of him…

Labour must ditch Corbyn now if it wants to stop Boris

31 July 2019 13:46

If Labour were serious about stopping the most right-wing Conservative government within living memory, it would revolutionise its approach to…

Boris Johnson and the end of political spin

30 July 2019 11:48

Does the arrival of Boris Johnson in Downing Street signal the end of the politics of branding and the beginning…

Labour is gearing up for the wrong fight against Boris Johnson

29 July 2019 11:02

Boris Johnson is sometimes compared to Winston Churchill, not least by the man himself. Unfortunately for Britain’s new Prime Minister,…

The seven biggest losers of Boris Johnson’s premiership

29 July 2019 10:44

Now that Boris Johnson’s new ministers are in place and the key players in his administration firmly established, the curtain…

Can the Gaukeward Squad overcome its inner turmoil?

27 July 2019 15:50

Usually after a big government reshuffle, the happiest-looking people are the ministers, whether they’ve survived the axe or are celebrating…

Boris Johnson’s political strategy is the same as his Brexit strategy

27 July 2019 10:33

Boris Johnson is running an outside / in campaign, I say in The Sun this morning.. If he’s to get…

Boris Johnson has sent a troubling message to Scottish Tories

26 July 2019 16:56

The sacking of David Mundell as Scottish Secretary has left Ruth Davidson’s Tories reeling. The response is not tribal or…

Boris’s Cabinet: who’s in and out?

25 July 2019 19:38

A day on from Boris Johnson’s brutal Cabinet clear out, the PM is appointing junior ministers tonight. Here is the…

The anti-Boris demo was a screech of middle-class rage

25 July 2019 13:28

Last night’s ‘F**k Boris’ demo in London really was an extraordinary spectacle. It felt almost historic. For what we had…