Priti Patel

Priti Patel brings primary schools into the EU debate

18 April 2016 13:32

Another interesting change of tack in the EU referendum campaign comes from the Leave camp today, with Priti Patel warning…

Stella Creasy hits back over Priti Patel’s suffragette comments: ‘Brexit is the spirit of surrendered wives’

9 March 2016 12:44

On International Women’s Day, Priti Patel managed to divide members of the fairer sex after she claimed that the suffragettes…

The Tories’ ‘black-and-white’ ball, in pictures

9 February 2016 12:20

Last night politicians and celebrities dined with the super-rich at the annual Tory Black and White ball. While press are banned from the…

Who will be out for Out?

6 February 2016 10:30

The Leave campaigns continue to bicker with each other in increasingly absurd fashion, but it would be wrong to think…

Here’s why the Tories convinced one million BME voters to support them

3 June 2015 12:36

One of the funnier moments of the election involved Ed Miliband assuming that a turban-wearing Sikh gentleman he met on…

Campaign kick-off: nine days to go

28 April 2015 9:13

David Cameron is upping the ante on the SNP today, warning voters there’s just ‘ten days to save the United…

George Osborne’s press conference leaves questions unanswered

7 April 2015 12:29

This is supposed to be the week when people start thinking about the General Election. George Osborne certainly thinks voters…

Priti Patel ‘totally up for it’

22 July 2014 11:14

Priti Patel, poster girl for the next generation of the Tory right, will be a key face on the airwaves…

6am Spectator podcast special: Cameron’s reshuffle – the hiring begins

15 July 2014 6:00

Good morning. We’ve just had the night of the long knives – for middle-aged Tory ministers at least. Now for the…

There aren’t enough normal people in Cabinet – male or female

13 July 2014 14:02

Well, it’s looking good for Esther, Liz and Priti, isn’t it? The one handle most of us have by now…

Liz Truss

Maria Miller: Who could replace her?

9 April 2014 8:25

Who are the ministers who could replace Maria Miller? Some of the muttering over the past few days has been…

When oh when will we ever be able to talk about immigration (sensibly)?

2 December 2013 16:16

I do wish we were never allowed to speak about immigration. That seems the only way to prevent folk from…

The ‘22 equation

15 April 2012 17:42

Next month’s elections to the 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers have taken on particular importance in the current circumstances. The…