Conservatives

What Farage’s Brexit ultimatum means for the Tories

1 November 2019 15:18

There’s been much speculation this week about how the Brexit party will approach the incoming general election. Varying reports suggested…

How the Tories plan to ramp up their digital operation

31 October 2019 15:24

As Jeremy Corbyn launches the Labour campaign today, talk has turned to the key battlegrounds that will decide the result…

The shifting Tory dynamics behind the party’s Brexit deal dilemma

17 October 2019 16:39

It is not currently looking hopeful that Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal will pass in the Commons. The Prime Minister will…

Can ministers really hold their nerve on Brexit this week?

13 October 2019 20:39

Boris Johnson is now in what’s known in cricket as the ‘Nervous Nineties’, when a batsman becomes so anxious about…

Rory Stewart stands down – but says he’s staying in politics ‘in another part of the country’

4 October 2019 9:39

Rory Stewart has announced that he will not be re-standing as an MP at the next election and that he…

Hall of Shame: The worst jokes at Tory conference

30 September 2019 11:45

Dying is easy, comedy is hard. It seems it’s even harder when you’re a Tory politician. Mr Steerpike has barely…

Tory MPs on ‘red standby’ to leave snoozy conference for Brexit vote

30 September 2019 11:20

The Tory MPs who’ve bothered to turn up to conference this week are torn between two places. They’re on a…

How the Tories intend to avoid a repeat of the 2017 manifesto disaster

28 September 2019 10:36

The Tory plan was to fight the 2017 election as a Brexit election. But that strategy was derailed by a…

How much collateral damage can the Tory party take?

9 September 2019 13:00

Amber Rudd’s resignation has clearly been a blow to the government, but it wasn’t a huge surprise that she went…

Ex-Tory rebels plot to reintroduce Theresa May’s Brexit deal

9 September 2019 9:41

The rebel MPs kicked out of the Tory party held a phone conference last night to plot their next move,…

Amber Rudd quits Cabinet – and the Tory party

7 September 2019 21:17

Amber Rudd has quit the Cabinet and resigned the Tory whip. Rudd’s departure deepens the split in the Tory party…

Ex-Tory rebels threaten to stand as Conservatives in election

4 September 2019 18:32

Rebel ex-Tory MPs are complaining of ‘unconstitutional’ treatment by their party and are planning to stand at the next election…

Caroline Spelman joins the Tory rebels on anti-no-deal bill

4 September 2019 18:05

The government’s majority this evening fell just a little more, as Caroline Spelman joined the rebels to vote in favour…

Boris tries to charm Tory MPs in Commons tearoom

3 September 2019 22:54

The Tory rebels on tonight’s motion are in the process of losing the party whip. There were many more than…

Tory MPs who vote for the extension legislation will be barred from standing for the party at the next election

31 August 2019 10:34

Parliament returns on Tuesday and it is expected that anti no-deal MPs will – with John Bercow’s help – quickly…

What will the Tory and Labour election campaigns look like?

29 August 2019 20:03

We know that the Conservatives are gearing up for an election in the next few months. Their official line is…

Johnson confirms he will prorogue parliament

28 August 2019 10:43

Downing Street has just confirmed that the Prime Minister will be asking the Queen to prorogue parliament ahead of a…

Is the Chancellor’s cancelled speech another sign an early election is looming?

27 August 2019 16:11

Sajid Javid has this afternoon cancelled a speech he was due to give tomorrow, and brought forward the one-year spending…

CCHQ leaves potential candidates scratching their heads

23 August 2019 18:16

Mr S was curious to spy a puzzling email sent out by CCHQ to their prospective parliamentary candidates today. The…

Could we be heading for a Coupon election?

13 August 2019 18:45

He might be the only MP to have accidentally posted a screenshot of emails about ‘GE2019’ on Instagram, but Damian…