Conservative party conference 2017

Tory MP: May could be PM for another 25 years

5 October 2017 17:00

Talk of an imminent coup against Theresa May might be somewhat overblown, but most Tories generally accept the Prime Minister…

Whether Theresa May survives depends on two things

5 October 2017 13:33

Is Theresa May now doomed after her conference speech went so badly wrong? Tory MPs were yesterday so shocked by…

Theresa May’s staff broke all of Machiavelli’s rules

5 October 2017 13:00

Theresa May must have woken up this morning wondering, for a split second, if yesterday was all just a very…

May’s meltdown: the verdict in the German press

5 October 2017 9:05

Theresa May had hoped her Conservative conference speech would not only paper over the cracks within her own party but also strengthen…

Theresa May’s disastrous conference speech: the newspaper verdict

5 October 2017 8:42

Theresa May’s Tory party conference speech was a memorable one if only for all the wrong reasons. A prankster, her…

Boris Johnson’s ‘dead bodies’ critics should take a look in the mirror

4 October 2017 15:20

In what kind of moral universe would it be considered acceptable for the authors of a war, the people who…

Theresa May’s luck appears to have run out

4 October 2017 15:13

‘I know he’s a good general, but is he lucky?’ Napoleon used to ask. Theresa May was certainly a lucky…

Capping energy prices will leave us all worse off

4 October 2017 15:09

We have a couple of hundred years of economic history to tell us that some things are just a really,…

Theresa May’s Conservative conference speech, full text

4 October 2017 13:00

A little over forty years ago in a small village in Oxfordshire, I signed up to be a member of…

Boris is the first minister to capture the Tories’ problem so vividly

4 October 2017 7:52

Boris Johnson came to Tory conference to do two things. First, he had to win back the Tory grassroots from…

Boris Johnson’s Conservative conference speech, full text

3 October 2017 15:46

As our hearts go out to Las Vegas today we are reminded once again of the attack that took place…

Conservative party conference, day three: The Spectator guide

3 October 2017 8:00

All eyes will be on Boris Johnson when he takes to the stage in Manchester this afternoon. The Foreign Secretary…

Brexit minister tells Tories to behave

2 October 2017 16:46

Is the prospect of Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn galvanising Tory ministers into rallying around Theresa May? Steve Baker MP, a…

Michael Gove’s Conservative conference speech, full text

2 October 2017 15:14

It’s wonderful to be here in Manchester – speaking to you as Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural…

Watch: Philip Hammond’s geography gaffe

2 October 2017 13:25

Philip Hammond’s jokes struggled to raise many laughs during his Tory conference speech. But it wasn’t only the Chancellor’s sense…

Philip Hammond’s conference speech was woefully short on solutions

2 October 2017 13:19

Philip Hammond’s speech to Tory conference was deeply frustrating. On the one hand, his diagnosis of the problem—that young people…

Philip Hammond’s Conservative conference speech, full text

2 October 2017 12:25

What a privilege to be introduced by the Conservative Mayor of a north-east city region. Ben Houchen, Ladies and Gentlemen,…

Conservative party conference, day two: The Spectator guide

2 October 2017 8:00

Philip Hammond probably wouldn’t be in the Cabinet if Theresa May had won the thumping majority she was widely predicted…

Liam Fox reveals what he does all day

1 October 2017 20:18

Liam Fox answered the question on everyone’s lips today. No, it wasn’t what he thought of Boris Johnson’s Brexit interventions…

Ruth Davidson reminds English Tories what they’re missing

1 October 2017 16:50

Ruth Davidson reminded English Tories of what they were missing with her conference speech. It was confident, funny and optimistic.…

Ruth Davidson’s Conservative party conference speech, full text

1 October 2017 16:11

It’s great to be here in Manchester. Or as I call it, the Southern powerhouse. I want to talk to you…

Conservative party conference, day one: The Spectator guide

1 October 2017 9:00

The Conservative party conference is underway. In the days after the doomed snap election, Theresa May didn’t look as though…