Conservatives

Labour and the Lib Dems are as much to blame as the Tories for Grenfell Tower

22 June 2017 19:04

I haven’t been in Camden this afternoon, so I can’t vouch for there being no marches of activists holding banners…

If Jeremy Corbyn can rise from the depths, why can’t Theresa May?

22 June 2017 9:00

When John Curtice speaks, listen. That’s one thing we learned in the general election. This week we hosted John at the Social…

What the papers say: The Tories are in office but not in power

22 June 2017 8:22

This was a Queen’s Speech to fit the ‘sombre mood of the nation’, says the FT. ‘British politics is in…

Corbyn regains his confidence – but his Brexit troubles aren’t far away

21 June 2017 16:43

Today’s exchanges between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn in the Commons following the Queen’s Speech showed how much difference confidence…

Queen’s Speech: the full guide to what’s been scrapped

21 June 2017 12:11

Today’s Queen Speech was supposed to be a moment of crowning glory for Theresa May. Instead, it’s a muted affair, with…

Labour is now the party of the middle class

20 June 2017 16:26

I’m not sure I’ve ever been so pessimistic about this country’s future, and I’m not usually a barrel of laughs…

What’s wrong with the 12 new Scottish Tory MPs?

20 June 2017 15:53

Although the snap election result was disappointing for the Conservative party as a whole, there was reason for celebration north of…

Please can the bullying of Theresa May stop?

19 June 2017 18:02

We all remember it from school, whether as perpetrator, or assistant of perpetrator, or victim: the moment when everyone turns…

The Tories desperately need new ideas to keep Corbyn out of power

19 June 2017 16:23

Every discussion with a Tory Minister or MP now ends up with a go through of the runners and riders…

No, the election was not a rebellion against Brexit – or ‘austerity’

17 June 2017 9:00

The lessons to be learned from the Conservatives’ poor showing in the election could fill more pages than the national…

Trying to turn Grenfell Tower into a morality tale about the rich and poor stinks

16 June 2017 14:59

Who would want to be a political leader in the wake of a disaster such as that of Grenfell Tower?…

Those who died at Grenfell Tower were the victims of bad government

16 June 2017 14:24

Had the Grenfell Tower tragedy befallen one of the millionaire high-rises built along the Thames recently, it would still be…

Theresa May is failing to learn from Gordon Brown’s mistakes

16 June 2017 12:22

One of the truisms that has emerged from this election is that maybe Gordon Brown was right to veer away…

Grenfell Tower and the politics of needless death

15 June 2017 21:38

As the body count rose from the Grenfell Tower fire, sensible people warned us not to rush to judgement. Activists,…

Are conservatives a bunch of neanderthals? Some on the left seem to think so

15 June 2017 13:05

How tragic that the country – and indeed the world – is being dragged rightwards by a bunch of Neanderthal…

How long can Nicola Sturgeon pretend that nothing has changed?

15 June 2017 11:22

Is Nicola Sturgeon, not to put too fine a point on things, losing it? Just six weeks ago this question…

The future belongs to the Left

15 June 2017 8:36

When I was in my early 20s and quite conservative I assumed I was just an anomaly, someone who develops…

The Tories must learn fast to avoid the chilling prospect of Prime Minister Corbyn

14 June 2017 20:46

Nick Timothy has penned an honest and reflective piece about the Tory election boorach. It can’t have been easy to…

The cost of Theresa May’s deal with the DUP

14 June 2017 18:04

Theresa May’s deal with the DUP has been delayed as the government deals with the Grenfell Tower blaze. Even without the…

Where we went wrong

14 June 2017 13:32

Nobody inside CCHQ was prepared for election night’s 10 p.m. exit poll. Lynton Crosby’s last text to me predicted that…

Tory leader runners and riders: Who could replace Theresa May?

14 June 2017 12:11

Theresa May has granted herself a brief reprieve by saying ‘sorry’ to Conservative MPs. But while the Prime Minister’s apology won her…

Yes, the lowest-paid did best under Cameron

12 June 2017 14:44

Was the general election a vote against austerity? I was on the Today programme this morning to discuss this point,…

It’s delusional to claim the election result was a vote against Brexit

12 June 2017 12:19

How deliciously tempting it must be to do as the Times and FT has done today, along with many others…

Forget Michael Gove or the rise of the Remainers. The reshuffle is about the march of the moderates

12 June 2017 8:24

Michael Gove will get all the headlines, and there is something darkly ironic about his appointment. Theresa May may be…

Jeremy Corbyn’s unlikely fans show he is no revolutionary

9 June 2017 17:03

So now we know: Jeremy Corbyn is a counterrevolutionary. The man who fancies himself as the secret Red of British…