Boris Johnson

The top five moments from Boris’s Commons debut as PM

25 July 2019 13:11

Theresa May’s clashes with Jeremy Corbyn were usually dull affairs. Now that Boris Johnson is Prime Minister, Mr S. is…

Seven of the most hysterical reactions to PM Boris Johnson

25 July 2019 12:22

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is already delighting his supporters, but not everyone is happy about Britain’s new leader. Boris’s first…

Full text: PM Boris’s first speech in the Commons

25 July 2019 12:13

Mr Speaker, I with permission, shall make a statement on the mission of this new Conservative Government. But before I begin,…

Ministers of Sound: why this is the best Cabinet for years

24 July 2019 21:44

This really ought to be called the Ferrero Rocher cabinet: truly with these appointments the Prime Minister is spoiling us.…

Boris is a weak man posing as a tough guy

24 July 2019 21:11

Boris Johnson is taking over the Conservative party like a gangster taking over a crime syndicate. Don’t let ideological labels…

Jeremy Hunt’s big risk

24 July 2019 18:24

Jeremy Hunt’s refusal to take the job of Defence Secretary means that for the first time since 2001, the runner…

Can the Tory party survive Prime Minister Boris Johnson?

24 July 2019 17:49

Some thoughts on the arrival in office of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, based on his first speech, his first appointments…

Watch: Boris Johnson’s first speech as Prime Minister

24 July 2019 16:22

Boris Johnson has just delivered his first speech as Prime Minister. On the steps of No.10 Downing Street, Boris hit…

Meet the Tories who think Theresa May is Britain’s greatest PM

24 July 2019 16:20

Forget Churchill. Never mind the Iron Duke. Ignore the claims of Pitt the Younger. The greatest prime minister in British…

‘Never mind the backstop, the buck stops here’: Boris launches his premiership with domestic focus

24 July 2019 16:11

Boris Johnson has just given a rather urgent-sounding, fast-paced speech in Downing Street. So fast-paced, in fact, that it almost…

Full text: Theresa May’s final speech as Prime Minister

24 July 2019 15:10

I am about to go to Buckingham Palace to tender my resignation to Her Majesty the Queen and to advise…

Theresa May leaves Downing Street with best wishes for Boris

24 July 2019 14:49

Theresa May’s final statement in Downing Street before she left for Buckingham Palace was very dignified and generous to her…

Watch: Labour frontbench spoil the party at May’s final PMQs

24 July 2019 13:24

Theresa May’s time at Parliament’s despatch box is up. The Prime Minister has just faced her final session of PMQs,…

‘Britain’s new nadir’: How the world’s papers reacted to Boris’s victory

24 July 2019 11:33

Love him or hate him, Boris Johnson is big news. His victory in the Tory leadership race – and imminent…

Americans are watching Boris Johnson with a morbid interest

23 July 2019 18:07

Donald Trump didn’t take long to congratulate Boris Johnson on his victory in today’s Tory leadership race. ‘He will be…

Get ready for Boris vs the Bank of England

23 July 2019 16:04

Westminster is, naturally, fixated on Boris Johnson and his first speech since his Conservative leadership victory. But it’s just possible…

Is Boris Johnson, baptised a Catholic, really a Christian?

23 July 2019 13:41

In today’s Holy Smoke podcast, Harry Mount and I discuss the mysterious religious beliefs of the man who will be…

Boris Johnson has achieved his dream. Will he mess it up?

23 July 2019 13:34

When Boris Johnson chants his mantra of delivering Brexit, uniting the country and beating Jeremy Corbyn, it is very much…

Forget Brexit: Boris’s toughest task will be energising his exhausted party

23 July 2019 13:01

Boris Johnson will now be receiving plenty of unsolicited advice about how to be Prime Minister. As his victory speech…

Boris Johnson’s risky strategy is to be himself

23 July 2019 12:45

Boris Johnson is the new leader of the Conservative party. He has defeated Jeremy Hunt by a two to one…