Conservative party conference 2018

How Theresa May could be toppled by cock-up rather than conspiracy

3 October 2018 11:35

James Duddridge has chosen to take advantage of the run-up to the Prime Minister’s conference speech to announce that he’s…

Why Theresa May will care more about what Brady, not Boris, thinks

2 October 2018 17:13

If Theresa May’s sole goal for the Tory conference is to survive it, then she’ll likely be less interested in…

What did Tory members make of Boris Johnson’s speech?

2 October 2018 16:40

Boris Johnson’s speech attracted the largest crowd of any conference fringe event. But does Boris have the backing of party…

Hancock’s holding line sums up the Tory party’s policy problem

2 October 2018 16:12

So much of this Conservative conference has felt like a holding line from the party leadership, as though having the…

Why didn’t the Tories back down over civil partnerships earlier?

2 October 2018 15:34

Much as I deplore the integration of the European Convention on Human Rights into domestic law there are some battles…

Full text: Boris Johnson’s Tory fringe speech

2 October 2018 13:39

Good afternoon my friends and fellow ConHomers. It is great to be here in Birmingham where so many thoroughfares in…

Watch: Sajid Javid’s speech gaffe

2 October 2018 13:19

Poor old Sajid Javid. While a huge queue of Tory activists were waiting to hear from Boris Johnson, there were…

Full text: Sajid Javid’s Conservative conference speech

2 October 2018 12:19

It’s a huge privilege to be standing here as Home Secretary. Now I know the question on your mind. So…

There’s one thing Rees-Mogg and his loyal followers don’t agree on

2 October 2018 9:35

Most politicians can only dream of having the cult following that Jacob Rees-Mogg is enjoying at Conservative party conference. His…

Conservative party conference, day three: The Spectator guide

2 October 2018 7:00

All eyes will be on Boris Johnson when he addresses the Tory fringes this afternoon. Expect the former foreign secretary…

Watch: ‘Sack the woman’ – Jacob Rees-Mogg heckled at Brexit rally

1 October 2018 19:33

It’s safe to say that Jacob Rees-Mogg isn’t keen on the Prime Minister’s Chequers plan. But Rees-Mogg has still stopped…

Damian Green lashes out at Boris Johnson

1 October 2018 17:07

Boris Johnson continues to be the target of attacks from fellow Tory MPs at the party’s conference in Birmingham, even…

What Ruth Davidson’s speech says about the second referendum debate

1 October 2018 16:21

For a certain wing of the Tory party, Ruth Davidson is their Queen over the water. Their fondness for her…

Michael Gove gives Tory activists something to finally cheer about

1 October 2018 16:07

We may have just witnessed the first outbreak of genuine interest from the Conservative conference floor. Michael Gove was speaking…

Full text: Ruth Davidson’s Conservative conference speech

1 October 2018 15:24

Friends, it’s great to be back here in Birmingham. Seven years ago, I came to conference looking to lead the party…

Full text: Michael Gove’s Conservative conference speech

1 October 2018 14:57

Our island nation has been defined by its relationship with the sea. It has been our doorway to global trade, a…

Philip Hammond’s plan won’t help the Tories defeat Labour

1 October 2018 13:55

Philip Hammond’s speech showed quite how insecure the Conservatives are feeling about themselves at the moment. The Chancellor was trying…

The problem with Philip Hammond’s speech

1 October 2018 13:24

Tories used to laugh at Jeremy Corbyn. But today, Philip Hammond said that the questions Labour are asking ‘deserve a…

Watch: Liam Fox blasts ‘crazy’ Lib Dems

1 October 2018 13:02

Liam Fox was once a minister in a Tory-Lib Dem government. But seven years is a long time in politics.…

Chris Grayling fails to deliver

1 October 2018 12:27

Chris Grayling opened his conference speech by talking about a 50 year delay. Initially he could have been mistaken for…