Conservatives

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…

Tory leadership crisis: where are the whips?

31 January 2018 14:56

Despite having to answer questions about whether or not she is a ‘quitter’, Theresa May must be reasonably glad that…

Theresa May’s caution about appearing weak has made her even weaker

29 January 2018 17:34

Can Theresa May really solve the latest crisis affecting her leadership? Previously, her survival owed a great deal to Conservative…

Toff sends Downing Street into a spin

28 January 2018 21:47

Since Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo won I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, the Conservatives have been left with a…

New Tory vice-chair culls ‘white public schoolboy’ Remainer from candidate list

18 January 2018 20:00

With the new Tory vice-chairman for youth, Ben Bradley, currently making headlines for ill-judged blog posts from 2012, it’s safe…

Whips try to soothe post-reshuffle wounds

17 January 2018 17:50

If you thought the main fallout from Theresa May’s reshuffle was last week, think again: over the past few days…

Michael Gove’s green crusade is a smart way to sell Brexit

14 January 2018 10:42

What is Michael Gove up to? The Environment Secretary seems to be on a tree-hugging rampage at the moment, announcing…

3 New Year’s resolutions for Theresa May

6 January 2018 10:36

In The Sun today, I propose three New Year’s resolutions for Theresa May. She should be decisive on Brexit, bold…

Brexit is becoming a ‘just war’, with predictable consequences

14 December 2017 18:53

Brexit could split the Tory party. So many people wrote articles arguing this before and after David Cameron called the…

War of words: Tory MP vs Tory MP – ‘get over yourself Nadine!’

14 December 2017 9:24

Although the 11 Tory rebels who led the government to defeat last night night on Dominic Grieve’s amendment calling for…

Why Number 10 needs to calm some Tory nerves this afternoon

4 December 2017 15:16

In the midst of the confusion over whether the UK and Ireland have agreed for Northern Ireland to remain in…

Revealed: Universal Credit director wins award for… project management

22 November 2017 9:25

You don’t have to be a member of Her Majesty’s Opposition to conclude that something has gone wrong with the…

Atkins’ confident start as a minister bodes well for tricky bill

20 November 2017 16:58

Vicky Atkins was the first MP from the 2015 intake to become a minister, and had been preparing assiduously for…

May has undermined her authority further by promoting Gavin Williamson

2 November 2017 14:58

To say that Gavin Williamson’s appointment as Defence Secretary has received a mixed reaction is to suggest, wrongly, that there…