Sajid Javid

Why do Tories love Ayn Rand?

4 May 2018 15:00

Our new Home Secretary Sajid Javid is a big Ayn Rand fan: twice a year, he reads the courtroom scene…

May’s Customs Partnership takes a hammering at Brexit cabinet meeting

2 May 2018 18:58

Theresa May will be wishing Amber Rudd was still Home Secretary tonight following a fiery meeting of her Brexit inner…

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…

Why Sajid Javid’s appointment as Home Secretary is striking

30 April 2018 10:47

Sajid Javid is the new Home Secretary. His appointment is striking in several ways. First, he and May have clashed…

When will people learn to pronounce Sajid Javid’s name properly?

8 April 2018 19:22

Earlier on this morning, Andrew Marr tried his hand at Urdu. Or was it Punjabi? In any case, he made…

The Spectator Podcast: The crash we need

8 February 2018 15:34

On this week’s episode, we ask whether there’s such thing as a good financial crash. We also look at the…

Sajid Javid’s strong and stable jibe

12 December 2017 16:10

With two new polls putting the Conservatives ahead of Labour for the first time since the snap election, there’s reason…

If the Tories want to survive they must build more houses

23 October 2017 14:50

Too many Tories have a sense of inevitable defeat at the next general election. They can see what the problems…

Surrey Council’s ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ undermines ministers’ social care strategy

7 March 2017 17:55

On the eve of the Budget, the row about whether ministers struck a ‘sweetheart deal’ with Surrey Council on social…

What the papers say: Why Sajid Javid needs to listen up to shopkeepers

22 February 2017 8:41

If Britain really is still a nation of shopkeepers, the Government seems to be picking its enemies rather unwisely with its…

Sajid Javid on the green belt, Brexit and his ‘homeless’ childhood

12 February 2017 10:00

Just before Christmas, Sajid Javid performed a ritual he has observed twice a year throughout his adult life: he read…

What the papers say: John Bercow the ‘pipsqueak’ and Sajid Javid’s missed opportunity

8 February 2017 8:42

John Bercow has defended his comments about Donald Trump by saying his remarks were made ‘honestly and honourably’. Today’s editorials,…

Sort the housing crisis, or a Corbyn will win a general election

4 February 2017 10:35

Jeremy Corbyn isn’t going to become Prime Minister. But if the housing crisis isn’t solved, the next left wing populist…

Sajid Javid’s warning over ‘Nazi smears’ catches up with Boris

18 January 2017 18:04

Although Theresa May used her Brexit speech on Tuesday to emphasise to European leaders that she hoped for a close and…

Is an oath to ‘British values’ really such a bad idea?

23 December 2016 14:00

Most commentators have been over-hasty in ridiculing Sajid Javid’s proposal of an oath of allegiance to British values, to be…

In defence of EU migrants: a plea to Theresa May

28 July 2016 11:26

During the Brexit debate, there was a wide mainstream consensus that EU nationals living in Britain should not be affected.…

Sajid Javid is grabbing the Brexit bull by the horns

8 July 2016 17:09

While frustrated Remain campaigners continue to speak of economic Armageddon, a very significant move happened yesterday. Business secretary Sajid Javid…

The Tories are doing the unthinkable to save Port Talbot steel

23 April 2016 9:29

Ministers from 34 countries met in Brussels this week in the vain hope of a quick fix for the steel…

Members of Cameron’s Cabinet are now free to speak their mind on the EU. Here’s what they’re saying

20 February 2016 12:02

David Cameron’s two hour Cabinet meeting is now over, and the campaign has now started. His Cabinet members are now…

Exclusive: Sajid Javid to back staying in the EU

20 February 2016 10:15

Sajid Javid will campaign for Britain to stay in the EU. The Business Secretary’s decision is a blow to the…

Introducing Sajid Javid — the cyber-sadist

3 December 2015 23:35

Although David Cameron recently made a promise to make broadband available to everyone in Britain, not everyone in his cabinet…

Politicians are finally starting to admit a link between Islam and the extremists

18 November 2015 10:07

One step forward, one step back. Theresa May says in Parliament that the Paris attacks have ‘nothing to do with…

A ‘kinder politics’ falls flat on Question Time

13 November 2015 10:30

Last night’s episode of Question Time saw David Dimbleby joined in Stoke-on-Trent by Sajid Javid, Lucy Powell, Ukip’s Paul Nuttall, the…

Watch: John Bercow calls Sajid Javid ‘incompetent’ in Commons showdown

20 October 2015 13:31

John Bercow’s war with the Conservatives looks set to return after a lively exchange of words this lunchtime. The incident occurred…

The Good Right paves the way to a greater majority in 2020

5 October 2015 16:24

The Tories may have won the general election but that doesn’t mean they have won the argument. The Good Right,…