Conservatives

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…

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…