Conservative

Theresa May’s preachy government is on a mission to restore our confidence

18 May 2017 15:11

Every political moment is informed by, and a reaction against, its predecessor. The Age of May is no exception. David…

Should conservatives fear new working-class support? Some clearly do

25 March 2017 13:00

In America, an argument has broken out among journalists, writers and intellectuals in the aftermath of the presidential election about…

If Zac Goldsmith is standing again, what is the point of his resignation?

25 October 2016 15:02

Quite a few MPs are driven by a strange need for validation, but Zac Goldsmith might be the first politician…

Conservative party conference, day two: The Spectator guide

3 October 2016 8:00

Philip Hammond takes to the stage today at Tory party conference to discuss the Conservative’s plans for an economy that…

It’s time for our warring politicians to wake up to what really matters

3 July 2016 18:34

Well I might as well say publicly what I’ve been saying to everyone who will listen privately for the last…

What the papers say: Did ‘Operation Batter Boris’ go too far?

10 June 2016 8:16

The takeaway point from last night’s EU referendum showdown was the extent of the personal attacks on Boris. The former…

Coffee House shots: What’s next for the Brexit campaign?

25 April 2016 12:33

The EU referendum rumbles ever closer but after a bad week for the leave campaign following Barack Obama’s controversial intervention…

PMQs Sketch: Cameron’s far-sighted statesmanship

13 April 2016 16:43

A vandal smashing a window and calling it air conditioning. A mother marrying her son and declaring it a lesson…

Why isn’t Jeremy Corbyn kicking the government while it’s down?

21 March 2016 17:42

The government is in a mess, with the Chancellor having to go underground while a row rages in the Conservative…

David Cameron’s Labour defector has supported the Tories since 1988

7 October 2015 15:13

In David Cameron’s conference speech this lunchtime, the Prime Minister spoke about a voter who had reached out to him…

Sajid Javid positions himself as a Thatcherite and Eurosceptic

5 October 2015 11:45

Sajid Javid might be downplaying it at this conference – when asked by Andrew Neil yesterday if he would throw…

The Tories’ adoption of the Living Wage is entirely bogus

6 September 2015 10:00

Was there ever a more unilluminating political idea — for voters rather than practitioners — than triangulation? For those readers…

Cameron has a PMQs trump card – he won the election

3 June 2015 14:44

The first PMQs after an election victory is a moment to savour for a Prime Minister. He knows that the…

Last ditch attempts to win votes are pointless without months of legwork

6 May 2015 13:08

All three party leaders are in the middle of their last-minute campaigning efforts, travelling across the country with little sleep.…

It’s a Tory! Girls called ‘Charlotte’ are the most likely to vote Conservative

4 May 2015 15:29

Ed Miliband may have Russell Brand’s endorsement today, but David Cameron has got the royal baby’s. Okay, she’s a little…

Exclusive: Where the next generation of MPs think the burden of cuts should fall

16 April 2015 16:16

What do the next generation of MPs think with regards to public services, government spending and taxes? Coffee House has…

Tories and Labour keeping policies up their sleeves

16 April 2015 15:45

Three weeks from now, people will be voting and the parties will just be getting a sense of how this…

The Good Life – how a 70s sitcom became a Tory lodestar

14 April 2015 13:08

Hearing David Cameron’s many references to the ‘good life’ may puzzle younger voters who did not grow up with Richard…

Cameron needs to be the reasonable statesman on tonight’s debate

2 April 2015 15:07

Which David Cameron will take the stage for tonight’s seven-way showdown? Will it be the competent, likeable and reasonable statesman…

Revealed: Labour candidate’s joke about Oscar Pistorius shooting

23 March 2015 18:02

David Cameron is facing calls from Labour to discipline a local council candidate after they dressed as Oscar Pistorius for a…

Never mind Ukip’s immigration policy, Britain has an emigration problem

5 March 2015 10:50

Ukip has unveiled its new Aussie-style immigration policy, just a week after the latest bad immigration news for the government. The…

Hunting may be banned, but the fight still goes on

18 February 2015 17:18

Ten years ago today, Tony Blair’s ban on hunting with dogs came into force. Rural communities had marched, Otis Ferry…

Ukip MPs infiltrate Conservative HQ’s Twitter feed

6 January 2015 18:05

If social media is going to play a deciding role in the general election, the brains at Conservative HQ ought…

Parties launch onto General Election roller coaster

5 January 2015 9:01

It’s the first day back for MPs and even though we are still months, not weeks, away from the General…

Ukip’s puppet David Cameron cuts a pathetic figure

12 November 2014 12:24

Well this is a pleasant surprise. After all the years of indifference, David Cameron has condescended to notice us. Not…