Grant Shapps

Andrew Mitchell to speak at plotter Grant Shapps’ dinner tonight

6 October 2017 17:40

Grant Shapps isn’t the most popular man in the Tory party at the moment, but at least he has a…

Grant Shapps and his Tory colleagues are thrilled that Labour will abstain on the EU referendum bill. Picture: Getty

Has the Shapps plot changed anything for Theresa May?

6 October 2017 16:43

The Tory party is in a furious mood following Theresa May’s conference speech. MPs are swearing, ranting, and muttering dire…

Does the Tory party really want to decapitate itself?

6 October 2017 13:29

It’s taken me a while, but I think I’ve got my head around this now. Grant Shapps is proposing that…

Grant Shapps left out in the cold on Tory WhatsApp

6 October 2017 10:23

It’s safe to say that Grant Shapps’ plot to oust Theresa May is not going to plan. After being outed…

Watch: Andrew Neil skewers Grant Shapps over Tory election overspending

4 May 2016 13:20

As Labour’s anti-Semitism storm continues to dominate PMQs, it’s almost too easy to forget that the Tories are dealing with…

Today in audio: Liam Fox on Cameron’s ‘ridiculous, scaremongering tactics’

8 February 2016 16:33

Liam Fox, speaking on the World at One, denounced No 10’s suggestions that leaving the EU would mean Britain could…

Corbyn’s Stop the War comrade: are Zionists at the heart of the Tory bullying scandal?

30 November 2015 16:28

As details have emerged regarding the Mark Clarke bullying scandal that is currently engulfing the Tory party, allegations of blackmail, revenge porn and…

Feldman’s defenders weigh in

30 November 2015 12:57

Friends of Andrew Feldman have launched a vigorous defence of the party chairman ahead of this afternoon’s board meeting. A…

Tory bullying scandal: why Grant Shapps had to go

28 November 2015 13:48

After weeks of terrible stories about the bullying rife in the Tory youth wing, former party chairman Grant Shapps has…

Revealed: Wikipedia’s panic over Shapps fiasco

28 August 2015 14:59

During the election campaign a cloud hung over Grant Shapps, the then chairman of the Conservative party. In April, he was accused of…

Grant Shapps and his Tory colleagues are thrilled that Labour will abstain on the EU referendum bill. Picture: Getty

Grant Shapps gets second ministerial job as his rehabilitation begins

15 July 2015 17:00

Grant Shapps has been given a second ministerial post at the Foreign Office this afternoon in which I understand is…

Grant Shapps and his Tory colleagues are thrilled that Labour will abstain on the EU referendum bill. Picture: Getty

Wikipedia reprimands editor who accused Grant Shapps of ‘sock puppet’ edits

8 June 2015 21:04

It is probably reasonably cold comfort to him, given he’s already lost his Cabinet job, but Grant Shapps has today…

George Galloway could be London’s Nicola Sturgeon

28 May 2015 21:36

When you tell people you work in or around politics, and if you can break through the initial contempt or…

The right-to-buy scheme is already causing problems for the government

26 May 2015 12:43

New communities secretary Greg Clark has the least enviable job in the cabinet: justifying the policy of extending the right-to-buy…

Are Cabinet seats being kept warm for rising stars?

13 May 2015 11:36

The reshuffle seems to have gone down reasonably well with Tory MPs – though there is as yet still no…

Grant Shapps and his Tory colleagues are thrilled that Labour will abstain on the EU referendum bill. Picture: Getty

No Cabinet job for Grant Shapps

11 May 2015 20:30

The party chairman in a general election winning campaign can normally expect a plum job as a reward, especially when…

Campaign kick-off: 15 days to go

22 April 2015 9:05

The general election campaign is beginning to feel a little staid. Maybe there was too much excitement over the attacks…

Paddy Ashdown: Grant Shapps is ‘fine man’ who’s ‘never done anything dodgy’

21 April 2015 19:52

You have to hand it to the Liberal Democrats: they know how to put out a press release. Following accusations…

Tory knives dangle over Grant Shapps

17 March 2015 15:01

Though his Conservative colleagues have largely been very supportive of Grant Shapps during the latest row about his alter ego…

Grant Shapps and his Tory colleagues are thrilled that Labour will abstain on the EU referendum bill. Picture: Getty

Labour aims fire at Grant Shapps over second job allegations

16 March 2015 8:52

How damaging for the Tories is the row about Grant Shapps’ second job? While it is quite easy to write…

Tories ‘have fixed’ beleaguered campaign database

2 March 2015 14:46

The Conservatives believe they have fixed their beleaguered campaign database, VoteSource, after increasing complaints from MPs. Coffee House understands that…

Alex Salmond: Time for American citizens to enjoy haggis

16 February 2015 15:29

Former First Minister Alex Salmond has backed Steerpike’s campaign to overturn the US haggis import ban, gleefully admitting it ‘looks…

Grant Shapps: Haggis is not terrorism

12 February 2015 14:22

Haggis was on the menu at the Tories’ Black and White Ball on Monday, and now it’s on the political…

Ukip: We won’t do pacts with other parties

30 January 2015 16:15

Who wants to work with who after the General Election? It’s a question that pundits like to chew over, partly…

Grant Shapps defends ‘successful’ defection of Ukip MEP Amjad Bashir

30 January 2015 12:16

January has been 30 days of chaos for Labour, according to Grant Shapps — but what about the Tories’ bad…