Conservatives

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…

Jeremy Corbyn had a bad night – but the Tories still have much to fear from the left

4 May 2018 11:38

It’s a bit mean to accuse the Tories of cynical expectations management, as Jeremy Corbyn has just done. Their panic…

Conservatives win the expectation management game in disappointing night for Labour

4 May 2018 6:02

The Conservatives have had a successful night – at least when it comes to their expectation management campaign. There will…

Windrush scandal – why hasn’t anyone resigned?

23 April 2018 18:31

The Home Secretary cut a solemn figure in the Commons today as she attempted to clear up the Windrush immigration…

What will happen to Millennials when they retire?

17 April 2018 16:50

Recently, a rather agitated Tory MP came to me and asked why on earth his party wasn’t talking more about…

How much trouble is David Gauke in?

28 March 2018 11:37

How much trouble is David Gauke in? The Justice Secretary appears to be up to his neck in it in…

Increasing NI contributions would burden those who can least afford it

27 March 2018 14:25

This is an extract from this week’s Letters pages in The Spectator Sir: One objection to an increase in National…

The Tories just don’t get it

21 March 2018 13:03

Sometimes it is the little details that tell you everything you need to know. So when, as Politics Home revealed…

Liz Truss speaks freely: we need to be Tories with attitude

20 March 2018 10:58

It’s been a rough few months for the Conservatives so last night’s launch of Freer made a welcome change. Cabinet…

Toff takeover at Conservative Spring Forum

16 March 2018 15:06

Today the Conservatives gather for the party’s Spring Forum. The annual two-day event is intended to rally the party as…

The Tories should run a mile from the Corbyn spy story

23 February 2018 15:50

It’s fair to say that the Conservatives’ attempts to use the allegations about Jeremy Corbyn’s links with a Czechoslovakian spy…

Theresa May needs to rely on MPs from other parties in order to survive

5 February 2018 15:09

Theresa May’s MPs are now constantly pressuring her to come up with a ‘vision’ of what she wants to do,…

What do Tory MPs really think about Theresa May?

2 February 2018 17:36

It’s not a good sign when a party finishes the week with MPs making the same complaints as they did…