David Cameron

The Conservative party has a remarkable instinct for survival

13 July 2016 10:28

So farewell, then, David Cameron. I suspect we’ll miss him when’s gone, but then he probably entered Downing Street 20…

What might David Cameron do next?

12 July 2016 13:40

David Cameron has chaired his last ever, emotional, Cabinet meeting this morning, with just a final Prime Minister’s Questions lying…

‘May Day’: How the papers reacted to our new PM-in-waiting

12 July 2016 8:06

David Cameron is now in in his last full day in Downing Street and already all eyes are on the…

Coffee House Shots: Leadsom drops out – what next for May?

11 July 2016 15:04

Over the course of the past weekend, Andrea Leadsom has come under fire for her comments on having children. Such…

Can Theresa May nurse the Tories back to health?

11 July 2016 13:23

It might prove easier for the Tories’ new leader Theresa May to reunite the party post referendum than expected. First,…

And then there was one… Theresa May’s team prepare for government

11 July 2016 13:03

Chris Grayling has given this very brief statement on behalf of Theresa May in the past few minutes: ‘Can I…

The martyrdom of St Andrea

11 July 2016 13:01

He may have died in the seventeenth century but in his Mysterie of Rhetoric Unvail’d  of 1657 John Smith showed…

Graham Brady rules out re-opening the Tory leadership contest

11 July 2016 12:47

Following Andrea Leadsom’s announcement that she is bowing out of the leadership race, Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 committee,…

Andrea Leadsom: Theresa May is ‘ideally placed’ to implement Brexit

11 July 2016 12:15

Andrea Leadsom has withdrawn from the Tory leadership race, saying ‘the best interests of our country are best served by…

Andrea Leadsom drops out of leadership race

11 July 2016 11:55

In what must be the shortest-lived leadership campaign in the history of the Conservative Party, Andrea Leadsom has just announced…

MEPs tell Brits: Auf wiedersehen et bonne chance

11 July 2016 10:31

‘I am deeply concerned. I am usually quite the optimist but this is probably the first time that I have…

PMQs sketch: Theresa May watches on…

6 July 2016 16:20

The Labour party’s in-growing toenail, Jeremy Corbyn, (not to be removed without much screaming and blood), behaved like a man…

Watch: John Bercow lets the Beast of Bolsover’s ‘dodgy Dave’ comment slide

6 July 2016 12:48

In April, Dennis Skinner was ejected by the Speaker from the Commons after he called the Prime Minister ‘dodgy Dave’.…

Why I’m backing Theresa May

5 July 2016 7:08

The EU Referendum has served to emphasise the huge divisions which exist across our country. One of the most prominent…

Boris goes back to throwing rocks from the sidelines

4 July 2016 7:55

Dropping out of the Tory leadership race does mean one good thing for Boris: he can now go back to…

Merkel tells Juncker: Britain needs plenty of time to invoke Article 50

4 July 2016 7:37

Der Speigel has published a fascinating write-up giving last week’s extraordinary events from Angela Merkel’s perspective. Specifically, it seems, she’s had enough…

The Spectator podcast: The Tory leadership contest turns nasty

2 July 2016 10:00

To subscribe to The Spectator’s weekly podcast, for free, visit the iTunes store or click here for our RSS feed.…

A nasty Tory leadership battle favours one person: Theresa May

1 July 2016 7:47

Even by the standards of Westminster politics, yesterday’s developments will be remembered for a long time. But meanwhile, in the…

Theresa May launches her Conservative leadership bid

30 June 2016 10:42

Theresa May has launched her Conservative leadership bid this morning. Her scheduled announcement came just moments after Michael Gove announced…

Michael Gove: why I’m standing for the Tory leadership

30 June 2016 9:13

The British people voted for change last Thursday. They sent us a clear instruction that they want Britain to leave…