Conservatives

Why a no-confidence vote in Theresa May could be closer than she thinks

25 October 2018 14:40

The consensus in the Conservative party is that Theresa May’s visit to the 1922 Committee last night hasn’t materially changed…

May to face 1922 Committee as rumours of rebel letters swirl

23 October 2018 17:21

Theresa May is to face her MPs at the 1922 Committee tomorrow, it has been confirmed. There had been calls…

Johnny Mercer is just saying what a lot of Tory MPs are thinking

19 October 2018 14:41

Theresa May’s Hell Week 2.0 has aptly ended with a Conservative backbencher branding the current operation a ‘sh-t-show’. In an…

Who can Philip Hammond blame for a tight Budget?

9 October 2018 18:32

Cabinet ministers toddled up Downing Street this morning in a largely good mood. Most of them were relieved that last…

Exclusive: Why the Tories feel so spooked by Jeremy Corbyn

4 October 2018 17:36

One of the things that the Tory conference taught us was quite how worried the party is about Labour. There…

What Theresa May plans to say in her speech

2 October 2018 22:01

How does Theresa May plan to reinvigorate her party and send it out, united and happy, after this week’s conference?…

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…

Why Tory members are deserting the conference hall

2 October 2018 15:11

One of the stories of this Conservative conference is the contrast between the crowd and atmosphere in the main conference…

Boris Johnson sets out his stall – but stops short of a challenge

2 October 2018 14:36

Boris Johnson’s Brexit rally was everything that No 10 had been dreading. Queues for the event began three hours in…

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…

Why Tory conference will be a leadership parade

30 September 2018 12:10

What does Theresa May want to achieve from this week’s conference? No-one seems sure. There are some in No 10…

The Tories need to remember how to fight Labour

28 September 2018 15:11

As you’d expect on the eve of Tory conference, everyone in the party is offering plenty of advice for Theresa…

Naz Shah needs to make up her mind about abortion

17 September 2018 17:02

There are a couple of things I just don’t get. Maybe someone of liberal mind can explain them. Didn’t equalities…

Wanted: A Conservative policy agenda (two years late)

17 September 2018 15:59

Theresa May has quite a few challenges to meet this conference season. One is obviously to avoid the sort of…

How serious are the plots against Theresa May?

12 September 2018 15:17

Following last night’s reports of open plotting against Theresa May, her critics in the Conservative party seem rather keen to…

The Brexiteer mutiny against Theresa May has begun

11 September 2018 22:49

I am just going to let this speak for itself. It’s a slightly edited but verbatim account of tonight’s weekly…

Conservatives’ warning from beyond the grave

22 August 2018 18:54

The Conservatives were given a reality check today in the form of new Electoral Commission data on the financial health…

Why are some Tories worried about an influx of new members?

21 August 2018 12:50

William Hague’s warning today that the Conservative Party mustn’t change the rules by which its leader is elected shows quite…

The Conservatives prepare for battle

13 August 2018 10:13

It’s been all out civil war in the Tory party since the disastrous snap election which saw Theresa May lose…

Revealed: what voters think of party allegations of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

11 August 2018 8:30

Commentators on the left and right have been fiercely arguing for the past few weeks over which political party is…

What does Andrew RT Davies’ resignation mean for Welsh Tories?

27 June 2018 16:35

Politicians in Wales sometimes complain, at least in private, about the lack of media and public attention they receive. But…

Rebels climb down on ‘crunch’ Brexit vote – again

20 June 2018 15:33

One of the laws of Brexit is that every Commons division and Cabinet meeting billed as being a ‘crunch vote’…

The ‘Brexit dividend’ for the NHS is Theresa May’s new Magic Money Tree

17 June 2018 10:19

So the Tories have, as The Spectator predicted last month, announced an extra £384 million a week for the National…

The Tories only have themselves to blame for the ‘upskirting’ row

15 June 2018 18:25

How embarrassing for Tory MPs: one of their own has managed to block the unblockable: a bill creating a new…

Government avoids defeat on ‘meaningful vote’ – but is this a win?

12 June 2018 18:46

Given this morning’s ministerial resignation, all looked set fair for an afternoon of high drama in the Commons over the…