James Brokenshire

Full letter: James Brokenshire apologises to Roger Scruton

13 July 2019 7:00

James Brokenshire has apologised to Roger Scruton for sacking him as a government housing adviser. Here is the full text of…

The flawed logic behind Brokenshire’s landlord bashing

16 April 2019 16:14

In what Communities Secretary James Brokenshire described as ‘the biggest change to the private rental sector in a generation’, the…

Can James Brokenshire fix the Tories’ housing woes?

30 April 2018 12:45

James Brokenshire is back in government after his illness. He is the new housing secretary, which marks quite a change…

The government’s Brexit Irish border plan is lacking in detail

16 August 2017 8:55

Avoiding a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland is the government’s top aim in Brexit talks. Brussels wants much…

James Brokenshire can achieve a NI deal – if he plays the direct rule card

4 July 2017 17:36

Talks to form a new power sharing executive in Belfast have broken down again.  Largely this is because James Brokenshire,…

The general election is a disaster for Northern Ireland

19 April 2017 14:25

There’s little enthusiasm just about anywhere for this summer’s snap general election, and no more so than in Northern Ireland…

James Brokenshire is out of his depth as Northern Ireland Secretary

28 March 2017 9:34

There is a saying that whoever the Prime Minister hates, they appoint as Northern Ireland Secretary. James Brokenshire, Theresa May’s unlucky…

Could the anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement help end Stormont’s stasis?

27 March 2017 17:20

You’d think, with Brexit talks starting sometime after Wednesday, that Northern Irish politicians would have something better to do than…

James Brokenshire plays for time in Northern Ireland. Will it work?

27 March 2017 16:52

The Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire is playing for time. In a statement made after the 4pm deadline for forming…

Northern Ireland’s political crisis could cause Brexit problems

16 January 2017 17:33

And so there we have it. Shortly after midday in Stormont, Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill declined to nominate a replacement…

There may be trouble ahead for Northern Ireland

10 January 2017 15:40

It now seems obvious that Northern Ireland’s power sharing executive has fallen. Because of the way the country’s devolved government is set…

Today in audio: Thursday 28th January

28 January 2016 16:06

Haven’t had a chance to follow the day’s political events and interviews? Then don’t worry: here, The Spectator, brings you…

Number 10 tries to defend Brokenshire speech

10 March 2014 12:27

What fortunate timing it is that Home Office questions falls this afternoon, during the aftermath of one of the worst…

Home Office Minister James Brokenshire today said the government would make changes to the Data Communications Bill. Picture: Getty

David Cameron pays the price for another lazy shuffle

9 March 2014 12:07

The Tory leadership is not best pleased with James Brokenshire, the Immigration Minister whose ill-judged speech turned a media spotlight…

Did slavery never go away?

22 November 2013 9:22

There is blanket media coverage of ‘London’s shame’ – the news of the escape of three women who had been…

Home Office Minister James Brokenshire today said the government would make changes to the Data Communications Bill. Picture: Getty

Home Office minister: We can change snooping bill quickly

11 December 2012 9:07

After Nick Clegg and Labour rejected the draft Communications Data Bill, Home Office minister James Brokenshire appeared on the Today…

Security minister James Brokenshire argued on Tuesday that the public did not need to worry about the Communications Data Bill. Picture: Getty.

James Brokenshire’s assurances on the snooping bill only raise further concerns

19 September 2012 18:00

What do you do if a regulator has failed? Leave them unreformed and instead give them greater powers? That is…