Conservatives

Revealed: the 63 Labour seats the Tories could snatch at the next election

20 March 2017 15:57

Theresa May has once again ruled out a snap general election but that doesn’t mean the temptation to hold one…

Numbers 10 & 11 need to find a better way of working together

18 March 2017 10:34

Philip Hammond should be sending George Osborne a case of the finest claret. For Osborne’s decision to accept the editorship…

The Tory Budget rebellion is growing

11 March 2017 10:34

The Tory rebellion over the tax hike on the self-employed isn’t abating, it is intensifying as I say in The…

Revealed: The full list of Tory MPs who have spoken out against the Chancellor

9 March 2017 16:51

Given that Jeremy Corbyn barely seemed to notice Philip Hammond’s Budget blunder, it’s unlikely the Chancellor will be too worried…

Biggest loser from this Budget? The credibility of Tory tax promises

8 March 2017 15:52

There is a very big winner from today’s budget. Not adults in social care, not schools, but Ukip. Philip Hammond…

Philip Hammond brews trouble with his National Insurance hike

8 March 2017 15:20

Philip Hammond had, in his first few months of Chancellor, gained rather a reputation for being an ‘Eeyore’ about the…

Why Hammond won’t be pulling rabbits out of hats on Budget day

4 March 2017 10:36

Normally, the Saturday before a Chancellor’s first Budget would be dominated by discussion about their plans for the economy. But,…

Gerald Kaufman: Labour hero, Jewish villain

28 February 2017 16:19

Gerald Kaufman, who has died aged 86, was instrumental in saving the Labour Party, back when the Labour Party was…

Labour is finished. But you can’t blame it all on Corbyn

24 February 2017 15:01

Even now, even following their historic thrashing in Copeland, Labourites still cannot face the truth. Sure, there are Twitter tears…

John McDonnell gets his excuses in early for Labour’s disastrous by-election defeat in Copeland

24 February 2017 9:03

Labour’s defeat in Copeland is nothing short of a disaster – but you won’t hear that from the shadow chancellor.…

The left are the Tories’ best friends

15 February 2017 12:10

Modern British history is largely a history of Tory rule and misrule. The Tories governed Britain from 1886 until 1905…

Number 10 distancing itself from Law Commission’s secrecy proposals

13 February 2017 18:33

There has been an understandable, and justified, outcry about the Law Commission’s proposed changes to secrecy legislation. The current proposals…

Why the Lords won’t block Brexit

11 February 2017 10:35

The government has no majority in the House of Lords and a majority of peers were pro-Remain. But despite this,…

Motion of no confidence in Bercow tabled

9 February 2017 18:24

The Tory backbencher James Duddridge has formally tabled a motion of no confidence in the Speaker John Bercow. Duddridge’s attempt…

The House of Commons votes for Brexit

8 February 2017 20:33

The drink will be flowing in the government whips’ office tonight. For the Brexit Bill has passed through the Commons…

Why Theresa May isn’t the new Iron Lady

15 January 2017 8:00

Curbs on executive pay, restrictions on foreign takeovers and workers on boards. Not Jeremy Corbyn’s plan for Britain, but ideas…

Can Jeremy Corbyn reinvent himself as a Trot Trump?

10 January 2017 15:45

‘Populism’ is a useless word. By definition, anyone who wins an election is more popular than his or her opponents…

Full text: Theresa May’s ‘shared society’ speech

9 January 2017 13:30

Thank you for inviting me to be here this morning to deliver the prestigious Charity Commission Annual Lecture. I am…

What does Theresa May’s ‘shared society’ really mean?

8 January 2017 12:39

While getting the Tory leadership contest out of the way quickly was good for the country following the EU referendum,…

Philip Davies interview: I don’t like being bullied

6 January 2017 10:30

Philip Davies originally wanted to be a journalist but decided against it after coming to the conclusion that he lacked…

Theresa May won’t get a better chance to deal with the social care crisis

6 January 2017 8:57

What is the greatest problem facing Theresa May this year? The Prime Minister is preparing for her speech on what…

Podcast: Will Tories or Ukip profit from abandoned Labour voters?

23 December 2016 11:42

The Copeland by-election will be a fascinating test of whether Brexit can open up more votes for the Tories in…

Labour MP Jamie Reed takes the nuclear option and quits parliament

21 December 2016 14:04

Jamie Reed, the Labour MP for Copeland, has announced he is stepping down from Parliament from the end of January…

Strikes shouldn’t be able to shut down key railway lines

17 December 2016 10:31

300,000 people were hit by Aslef and the RMT’s strike on Southern Rail yesterday. The bad news for commuters is…

What the trouser row really tells us about Theresa May

12 December 2016 16:18

It would be extraordinary if a row about a pair of trousers had continued into a second week – if…