Conservatives

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…

It’s time for David Lammy to join the Tories

31 July 2019 13:57

I’ve never voted Conservative and I never will. Having been raised in a working-class home, I can’t get past the…

Can the Gaukeward Squad overcome its inner turmoil?

27 July 2019 15:50

Usually after a big government reshuffle, the happiest-looking people are the ministers, whether they’ve survived the axe or are celebrating…

The Tories are streets ahead of Labour on tackling prostitution

25 July 2019 15:36

As a life-long Labour voter and campaigner against Tory policies, particularly when it comes to issues relating to violence against…

What’s waiting in Priti Patel’s new Home Office in-tray?

24 July 2019 18:44

Priti Patel is the new Home Secretary. This is likely to attract a fair bit of opprobrium from Boris Johnson’s…

‘Never mind the backstop, the buck stops here’: Boris launches his premiership with domestic focus

24 July 2019 16:11

Boris Johnson has just given a rather urgent-sounding, fast-paced speech in Downing Street. So fast-paced, in fact, that it almost…

Theresa May leaves Downing Street with best wishes for Boris

24 July 2019 14:49

Theresa May’s final statement in Downing Street before she left for Buckingham Palace was very dignified and generous to her…

Forget Brexit: Boris’s toughest task will be energising his exhausted party

23 July 2019 13:01

Boris Johnson will now be receiving plenty of unsolicited advice about how to be Prime Minister. As his victory speech…

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…