Number 10

How to run Number 10: An insider’s guide

14 January 2020 7:21

Gavin Barwell was Theresa May’s chief of staff between 2017 and 2019. He was the MP for Croydon Central between 2010…

The PM’s national security adviser is leaving

14 January 2017 12:16

  Mark Lyall Grant, the Prime Minister’s national security adviser, is leaving. As I report in The Sun today, the…

Revealed: Newsnight’s No.10 security breach

27 November 2015 12:27

Newsnight producers are currently facing fresh woe over rumoured plans at the BBC to extend the News at Ten slot so…

Vivienne Westwood pays an unwelcome visit to David Cameron’s house

11 September 2015 11:52

While politicians are currently debating the Assisted Dying Bill in Parliament, Dame Vivienne Westwood has decided there is a more pressing…

If Cameron is deleting all No. 10 emails, who will write his history?

17 June 2015 12:01

This is an extract from Charles Moore’s Notes in this week’s Spectator, out tomorrow. Subscribe from just £1. In a few weeks, I…

Cameron tries to bring the campaign into government

26 May 2015 19:36

Tomorrow’s Queen’s Speech will be almost cut and pasted from the Tory manifesto. Partly, this is because Number 10 believes…

Steve Hilton talks Cameron, Crosby and Vincecablefreude at book launch

20 May 2015 8:13

David Cameron’s former director of strategy Steve Hilton is in town this week to promote his new book More Human. Mr…

The ‘backbenchers’ champion’ is back

18 May 2015 15:31

John Bercow has just been re-elected unopposed as Speaker of the House of Commons. Those who had been hoping to…

Jo Johnson gets a promotion as part of the PM's love-in with his MPs. Picture: PA

Cameron orders a re-write of the Tory manifesto

8 March 2015 14:52

I understand that David Cameron has ordered a re-write of the Tory manifesto. Jo Johnson and the Number 10 policy…

Number 10 to clarify Cameron nanny row

7 March 2014 16:09

Great excitement in Westminster today over David Cameron’s Nepalese nanny (as a member of James Brokenshire’s metropolitan elite) and whether…

No.10 aide Patrick Rock resigns after being arrested over child abuse image allegations

3 March 2014 23:01

Jaw-dropping news tonight: the Daily Mail’s James Chapman reveals that Patrick Rock, the deputy director of the Number 10 policy…

Number 10 under fire for ‘succour’ comments

29 August 2013 19:00

There are currently two debates raging in Parliament at the moment. One is a reasonably measured (and lengthy) exchange in…

Key David Cameron aide to quit Downing Street

2 April 2013 22:37

Sky News has revealed tonight that Rohan Silva, one of the Prime Minister’s key advisers, is leaving Downing Street. Silva…

Copper-bottoming the Coalition

9 January 2013 12:03

Number 10 officials have been working on the mid-term review since the autumn, with what the Prime Minister’s spokesman described…

Who speaks for the British press?

4 December 2012 17:57

At the end of the editors’ meeting in 10 Downing St today, there was an awkward moment when someone asked…

Change at Number 10

31 October 2012 10:38

Gabby Bertin is one of David Cameron’s long-marchers; she has been with him since he won the leadership in 2005.…

The problem isn’t that Osborne is too political but that Number 10 isn’t political enough

26 July 2012 14:19

There’s been a lot of attention over the past few days as to whether George Osborne is too political. But…

No. 10’s response to its difficulties

10 June 2012 14:00

Two issues are dominating Number 10’s thinking at the moment: Europe and the cost of living. How to deal with…

Another Downing Street exit

1 June 2012 12:30

Sean Worth was one of the buccaneers of the Downing Street policy unit. But as the civil service began to…

Hunt in the clear for now

31 May 2012 18:13

Minutes after Jeremy Hunt finished giving evidence at Leveson, Number 10 stated that he would not be referred to the…