Conservatives

Ruth Davidson is on manoeuvres. What is she playing at?

9 August 2017 15:43

So Ruth Davidson, honorary colonel in the signals reserve, is on manoeuvres again. It is past time, the leader of…

Parliament’s new tribe

5 August 2017 8:30

Politics is such a fickle game that it’s perfectly acceptable to believe six impossible things before breakfast without ever having…

Ruth Davidson mocks Theresa May

4 August 2017 15:09

Theresa May made herself something of a laughing stock during the general election when she was asked what was the…

Heidi Allen’s independent approach raises questions

27 July 2017 16:23

Since Theresa May lost her Tory majority in the snap election, few of her MPs have been more critical of…

Let’s keep up the Moggmentum

16 July 2017 9:30

‘We need to talk about why the internet is falling in love with Jacob Rees-Mogg, because it’s not OK,’ warns…

Who will be the next Tory leader?

15 July 2017 8:30

Who will be the next Tory leader? I keep asking the senior contenders over breakfast after the show or at…

Will May dare slap down any of those angling for the top job?

14 July 2017 15:45

There are so many people angling for the Tory leadership now that it really is easier to list those who…

The government is destined for trouble with its repeal bill

13 July 2017 17:26

You’d think a government wouldn’t launch its flagship bill that takes Britain out of European Union legislation without first being…

Watch: Damian Green quizzed on Theresa May’s disappearing act

12 July 2017 12:48

During the election campaign, Tory MPs were queuing up to be snapped with Theresa May and the Prime Minister’s face…

Did Jeremy Corbyn really save the Labour party in Scotland?

11 July 2017 16:27

If a line is repeated often enough it becomes true. Or true enough, anyway. This, at any rate, is one…

Theresa May’s relaunch speech: full transcript

11 July 2017 13:59

A year ago, I stood outside Downing Street for the first time as Prime Minister, and I set out the…

The government should think again before scrapping its free schools plan

11 July 2017 10:28

On the front page of today’s Times it says ministers are thinking of scrapping the free schools policy in order…

Self-employed workers don’t need rescuing

11 July 2017 8:26

‘Workers,’ says Matthew Taylor, whose report into modern practices is published this week, ‘should be treated as human beings, not…

Why do gay lefties hate Tories but ignore Corbyn’s ugly record?

10 July 2017 18:39

Gay lefties have hated gay Tories ever since learning of their existence. The concept baffles them, like pro-life women or…

Never mind the Tories, another British institution has the lost the young: the BBC

8 July 2017 9:54

A cherished British institution is facing its Waterloo because young people have come to see it as an irrelevance –…

Theresa May is slowly steadying the Tory ship

5 July 2017 17:02

It was better from Theresa May today. She was combative, prickly and forceful at PMQs. The ship is moving on…

May turns back the clock to the Cameron and Osborne era at PMQs

5 July 2017 14:44

During the general election campaign, Theresa May was strikingly reluctant to defend the Tories’ economic record. But today at PMQs,…

What the papers say: It’s time for the Tories to stop panicking

3 July 2017 8:26

‘The unexpected appeal of Jeremy Corbyn’s manifesto has thrown the Tories into panic’, says the Sun. With Damian Green suggesting…

To save the Tories and boost her own legacy, Theresa May must stay

2 July 2017 8:30

Sometimes crises end simply because all of the participants are exhausted. Essentially, this is what has happened with the post-election…

Iain Duncan Smith assesses the government’s welfare record

30 June 2017 13:00

When the Conservatives returned to power in 2010, in coalition with the Lib Dems, lifting people out of poverty was…

The government’s fragility is good news for Parliament

30 June 2017 12:25

This first week back in Parliament has proved quite how fragile the government’s power is. It may be able to…

What the papers say: Is it time for a tax hike?

29 June 2017 8:18

The 48 per cent have spoken – and they want higher taxes, according to the British Social Attitudes survey. In…

Theresa May will be feeling the heat at today’s PMQs

28 June 2017 11:03

What a very different atmosphere the House of Commons Chamber will have today for its first PMQs since the election.…

Why some Tories are deeply worried about the DUP deal

26 June 2017 12:51

The Tory DUP deal has been signed in Downing Street this morning, the text of it is on the government…

Give the DUP a chance

26 June 2017 12:09

A political party barely known outside Northern Ireland now holds the balance of power in Parliament. Nobody saw it coming, but then…