Conservatives

Full list: The Tory MPs who will vote down May’s latest Brexit deal

22 May 2019 9:00

Theresa May’s latest Brexit bill is set to come back to the Commons early next month, but already the signs…

Only a vote for the Brexit Party can save the Tories

9 May 2019 14:40

Of all the red warning signs for the Conservatives, the choice of the Brexit party’s candidate for the forthcoming Peterborough…

Tories lose over 1300 seats in local elections

3 May 2019 17:00

The Tories have lost over 1000 seats as both major parties were hit by a Brexit backlash in the local elections…

The Tories are stuck in the middle with May. Here’s what they should do next

27 April 2019 7:00

The Tories have a debate on their hands about what direction they should go in. Do they return to the…

Who is the busiest Tory leadership candidate of them all?

17 April 2019 17:08

Tory MPs agree that Theresa May’s days in Downing Street are numbered, but when it comes to picking her replacement…

The Tories push on with their porn crackdown

17 April 2019 15:45

This afternoon the government announced the official launch date for its age-verification scheme for online pornography. As of 15th July,…

The flawed logic behind Brokenshire’s landlord bashing

16 April 2019 16:14

In what Communities Secretary James Brokenshire described as ‘the biggest change to the private rental sector in a generation’, the…

The Brexit headache is just beginning

7 April 2019 22:06

Pretty much everyone I meet says they want all the Brexit uncertainty to end, one way or another. But that…

Theresa May hints at a change in direction on Brexit

7 April 2019 17:00

As another crunch Brexit week approaches, Theresa May has used a video message to update the public on ‘what’s happening…

May finds ministers to fill resignation holes: but does it really matter?

4 April 2019 18:44

Theresa May has this evening found enough people to fill the various ministerial holes left in her government by the…

European Research Group descends into hugging fiesta as members insist they won’t back May’s deal

27 March 2019 19:53

Despite a number of MPs announcing that they will back Theresa May’s Brexit now that she has said she will…

Tory uproar as Bercow insults backbencher Greg Hands

25 March 2019 23:21

The Commons has just erupted into a bizarre row over an insult thrown across the Chamber. Normally, in these situations,…

It’s time to send for Michael Gove

24 March 2019 11:16

On Friday in the Spectator’s Coffee House podcast I suggested Michael Gove should be installed as a caretaker leader until June.…

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Fear and loathing in the lobbies: how the government whipped against itself – and lost

13 March 2019 21:18

With just a few minutes to go before the division on the government’s motion on no deal, Tory MPs’ phones…

Is the Independent Group already heading for a split?

20 February 2019 13:53

The three Conservative defectors to the Independent Group gave a notably upbeat press conference this lunchtime. It was quite a…

Theresa May ‘saddened’ as Heidi Allen, Anna Soubry and Sarah Wollaston quit the Tories

20 February 2019 11:25

Theresa May has said she is ‘saddened’ by the decision of Heidi Allen, Sarah Wollaston and Anna Soubry to leave…

After Brexit defeat, Downing Street insists nothing has changed

14 February 2019 18:42

After Theresa May mysteriously evaporated from the Commons following tonight’s government defeat, Downing Street has issued a statement insisting that…

Why did Theresa May bother giving a statement in Downing Street tonight?

16 January 2019 22:51

Theresa May has just given a statement in Downing Street in which she apparently said absolutely nothing. The Prime Minister…

Tory whips had already planned to reinstate Charlie Elphicke before confidence vote

13 December 2018 16:31

MPs have been expressing their fury today that the vote of no confidence in Theresa May allowed two suspended Tories…

After a day of high drama, nothing has changed

12 December 2018 21:16

Even before the result of the Tory no confidence vote was announced, the mood in Committee Room 14 was rather…

Heavy-handed rebel operation in no confidence vote deters Tory MPs

12 December 2018 14:20

One of the factors driving wavering Tory MPs towards saying they will vote for Theresa May tonight is the way…

How the Tory vote of no confidence in Theresa May will work

12 December 2018 11:26

Two Tory MPs who are currently suspended from the party whip could be brought back in order to take part…

How No. 10’s shredded credibility could make today’s vote much closer

12 December 2018 10:08

One of the factors that led to the triggering of a no confidence vote and that will play a huge…

How the whips made today’s contempt debate far worse

4 December 2018 17:28

Could the government have avoided this afternoon’s contempt motion? MPs have voted in favour of holding ministers in contempt of…

My deal or chaos: May’s message to MPs as she faces the Commons

26 November 2018 16:26

It only took a few lines of Theresa May’s statement to the House of Commons on her Brexit deal before…