Nick Boles

Tory MPs turn on Gavin Williamson

24 June 2018 22:57

Despite the good weather and England’s good World Cup result, it hasn’t been a relaxing weekend for all. Step forward…

Sajid Javid promises to put his own stamp on the Home Office

30 April 2018 17:46

Sajid Javid has only been Home Secretary for seven hours but already he appears to have settled into the role…

The Spectator Podcast: The fight for Europe

25 January 2018 16:04

On this week’s episode, we look at the emerging ambitions of the Visegrád Four in a new Europe. We also…

Nicholas Soames joins the Boles rebellion

22 January 2018 12:14

On Friday night, Nick Boles set the cat among the pigeons when he tweeted his frustrations at Theresa May’s timid…

Nick Boles has said what a lot of Tory MPs are thinking

19 January 2018 18:50

It’s the end of the week and it’s hard to say what the government has actually achieved. Whether it’s deciding…

The Tories are coming across as the reasonable ones with the new trade union legislation

15 July 2015 9:00

Who is being more rational in the dispute over new striking laws: the government or the union barons? With just…

The planning system distorts the housing market more than anything Miliband could dream up

27 April 2015 15:37

How foolish of Ed Miliband to try to pervert the free market in housing with his rent controls. There is…

Robert Peston falls for the Spirit Level theory of equality

20 October 2014 17:41

Robert Peston was recently at Lincoln’s Inn for the launch of schools charity Primary Futures, which all sounds very worthy. He…

Reshuffle 2014: where is the radicalism?

17 July 2014 16:46

One of the more dispiriting things about this reshuffle has been the way in which important policy areas appear to…

One solution to the housing shortage – build on Hampstead Heath

15 January 2014 11:03

If I was going to measure possible reasons to desert the Tories at the next election, and I can think…

Eric Pickles: Labour’s approach to housing shows how out of touch they are

16 December 2013 16:03

Under the last Labour Government, house building fell to its lowest peacetime level since the 1920s. Labour’s top-down Regional Strategies…

Nick Boles: how to deport jobless EU immigrants

24 November 2013 21:42

From Fraser Nelson: David Cameron proposing delaying welfare payments to EU immigrants – which some might see as his listening…

Posh, intolerant Nick Boles is a danger to the Conservative Party

24 November 2013 18:54

In politics, there is a basic test of seriousness: linguistic self-discipline. You should never provide the opposition with ammunition; never say…

Nick Boles is right: the Tory party must change.

20 November 2013 17:07

Another outbreak of the Tory Modernising Wars! What larks! Nick Boles’s speech to Bright Blue, a newish think tank for…

Nick Boles evidently needs your help

19 November 2013 18:36

Another interesting contribution to the great debate from Nicholas Boles, the MP for Grantham and Stamford and someone who is…

Nick Boles calls for the Tories to set up a National Liberal party

19 November 2013 13:00

Nick Boles has always been one of the most intellectually interesting Tory modernisers. Back in 2010, he caused controversy with…

Nick Boles meets his doppelganger

5 September 2013 15:33

The world of social media often goes through the looking glass, but today has been particularly bizarre. Housing minister Nick…

Zac Goldsmith is leading a group of rebel MPs on homeowners' development rights. Picture: Getty

Planning ‘love-in’ fails to rouse good feelings

16 April 2013 9:06

So it doesn’t look as though last night’s ‘love-in’ that I reported went particularly well. Cheryl Gillan described planning minister…

Exclusive: Nick Boles to get roasting from No 10 over ‘rotten campaign’ comments

13 March 2013 17:04

Nick Boles is getting a roasting in Number 10 tonight for his comments in The Times about the Eastleigh by-election,…

Planning Minister: Govt must be tough on new migrants to protect housing from more pressure

12 February 2013 9:30

MPs’ concerns about how many Bulgarian and Romanian migrants might come to this country when transitional controls are lifted aren’t…