Conservative leadership

The two biggest threats to Boris’s leadership bid

13 June 2019 16:28

Now the real shenanigans begin. Boris Johnson will – barring a disaster of Johnsonian scale – be on the ballot…

How Boris’s campaign predicted he would get 114 votes

13 June 2019 14:18

Boris Johnson’s campaign team has been so well-organised that it predicted exactly the number of votes he would get in…

Full text: Sajid Javid’s leadership pitch

12 June 2019 18:04

The first time I felt like an outsider was when I was six years old. My cousin told me we…

Full text: Boris Johnson launches his Tory leadership campaign

12 June 2019 12:38

It’s a measure of the resilience of this country that since the vote to leave the EU and in defiance…

Rory Stewart is a reminder of what Boris Johnson used to be

12 June 2019 10:50

Britain is not quite in the grip of Rorymania. He gave a properly impressive speech this week and he has…

Dominic Raab’s brazen Brexit pitch

10 June 2019 12:35

Dominic Raab’s launch was just downstairs from the event that Matt Hancock held, and rather more serious, too. He was…

Theresa May’s first speech as Prime Minister: full text

13 July 2016 18:29

I have just been to Buckingham Palace, where Her Majesty the Queen has asked me to form a new government,…

David Cameron’s farewell speech: full text

13 July 2016 17:15

When I first stood here in Downing Street on that evening in May 2010, I said we would confront our…

What to expect from Theresa May, and why she might surprise you

13 July 2016 15:58

As Tory MPs gathered at St Stephen’s entrance in Parliament to await their new leader on Monday afternoon, a choir…

Why the Tories should send May and Gove to the country

7 July 2016 10:00

As a radical paper, The Spectator has always been an admirer of Michael Gove, particularly his education reforms. He was,…