Conservatives

We are all paying the price for May’s desperate bid to define her legacy

17 July 2019 11:07

Theresa May’s final weeks in Downing Street have been much like the rest of her tenure: ungracious, uninspiring and unprincipled. May’s latest…

Johnson and Hunt try to unite the Tory party in final leadership debate

15 July 2019 21:30

Tonight’s Sun debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt was far more relaxed than last week’s head-to-head clash. But it…

What Tories can learn from Theresa May’s mistakes on immigration

8 July 2019 8:00

Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Ozymandias is often taught to schoolchildren, who read it as a warning about the fragility of human…

May confirms she’ll stay on as an MP at dull PMQs session

12 June 2019 13:38

A fair few MPs felt there was no reason to come to today’s Prime Minister’s Questions, given the real action…

Boris Johnson’s opponents have been too easy on him

10 June 2019 17:42

Boris Johnson is currently the quiet man of the Tory leadership contest, lurking in the shadows rather than courting media…

Tory leadership candidates start frenzied final push for support

5 June 2019 17:05

With just a few days to go until nominations close in the Tory leadership contest, candidates are busy trying to…

Inside the One Nation Tory leadership hustings

5 June 2019 10:35

What is a one nation Tory? On Tuesday evening, various leadership contenders descended to the committee room corridor to try…

Why standing for Tory leader could hinder Tory MPs’ careers

3 June 2019 18:30

Why would you stand for the Tory leadership? If you’re someone like Dominic Raab, Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt, you’ve…

Tory leadership row brewing over CCHQ ‘stitch-up’

30 May 2019 18:23

Inevitably, the Tory leadership contest is developing a row about process and possible stitch-ups. Party grandees have been suggesting limiting…

How councils in crisis could open up an important Tory leadership battleground

29 May 2019 17:21

One of the issues that should crop up in this Tory leadership contest is local government funding. True, it’s not…

Ministers take advantage of power vacuum left by May resignation

28 May 2019 13:34

Parliament is in recess at the moment, though the difference between a House of Commons Chamber that is sitting and…

Tory leadership candidates avoid the C-word

28 May 2019 11:28

Kit Malthouse’s entry into the Conservative leadership contest has created quite a problem for the other candidates, not so much…

Does Theresa May have a domestic legacy?

24 May 2019 10:42

Theresa May isn’t leaving at a time of her choosing, nor has she been able to focus on the domestic…

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…