Conservative Party conference

Full text: David Davis’s conference speech

2 October 2016 15:59

Ladies and gentlemen, on the 23rd of June the British people voted for change. And this is going to be…

Full speech: Theresa May on ‘Britain after Brexit’

2 October 2016 15:39

81 days ago, I stood in front of Ten Downing Street for the first time as Prime Minister, and I…

Conservative party conference, day one: The Spectator guide

2 October 2016 8:00

The opening day of party conferences can often be a dull affair – not so at the Conservative’s annual gathering…

May will have to say more on what Brexit means — and soon

1 October 2016 10:31

Theresa May will receive a rapturous reception from Tory activists tomorrow. She is not just their new leader, but—as I…

The Spectator at the Conservative party conference

30 September 2016 16:51

Theresa May might have realised her goal of stepping into Number 10, but the path ahead will not be easy. Her…

Theresa May’s Brexit silence isn’t going down well

30 September 2016 10:29

Theresa May has said she won’t be providing a ‘running commentary’ on Brexit. That refusal, the Prime Minister insisted, was…

Lessons for the Prime Minister’s speech-writer

26 September 2016 16:16

To a new Prime Minister’s speech-writer the party conference approaches like a bullet train. If my friend, Sir Ronald Millar,…

David Cameron, take heed. This is the conference speech that you should learn from

7 October 2015 11:47

Maybe it was because of the contrast with Theresa May’s chilly, disingenuous monotone minutes before, but I really think Boris…

My mission: buy lunch for a protestor outside Conservative party conference

7 October 2015 10:40

The mood at the Conservative party conference this week was a little subdued, and no wonder. As those who watched…