Conservative party conference 2018

Full text: Philip Hammond’s Conservative conference speech

1 October 2018 12:19

Liz, thank you for that introduction……and for tearing yourself away from your beloved Instagram account for a few minutes. And thank…

Dominic Raab’s conference speech won’t harm his leadership ambitions

1 October 2018 11:26

Dominic Raab has just given an impressive, grown-up speech to Tory conference that will see his stock rise still further.…

Full text: Dominic Raab’s Conservative conference speech

1 October 2018 10:50

I want to start with an appeal for tolerance. We all know that Brexit is a controversial subject. It excites…

Conservative party conference, day two: The Spectator guide

1 October 2018 7:00

Brexit secretary Dominic Raab and the Chancellor Philip Hammond are the big draws on day two of the Conservative conference,…

Tories try to reinvigorate their party with money for ‘diverse’ candidates

30 September 2018 20:08

The Tory conference hall is, so far, struggling to replicate the size and excitement of Labour’s gathering last week. This…

Has Priti Patel found the answer to Corbynism?

30 September 2018 19:16

What’s the antidote to Corbyn? Thatcher, according to Priti Patel. Britain’s former PM might be public enemy number one in…

Conservative party conference, day one: The Spectator guide

30 September 2018 8:00

The Conservatives return to Birmingham and Theresa May has defied some predictions by even making it this far. But can…