Sajid Javid

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,…

Sajid Javid positions himself as a Thatcherite and Eurosceptic

5 October 2015 11:45

Sajid Javid might be downplaying it at this conference – when asked by Andrew Neil yesterday if he would throw…

Will Nicky Morgan be the next Prime Minister?

1 October 2015 16:34

When David Cameron announced that he wouldn’t serve a third term, he made it inevitable that Westminster would spend much…

What makes a minister keen to cut spending?

17 September 2015 13:46

Not even Jeremy Corbyn can distract ministers from the fact that in the next few months, they’ll be announcing huge…

Why is the government taking the NUS’s ‘lad culture’ survey seriously?

15 September 2015 13:43

You thought starting university was meant to be fun? Think again. A new league table, published in time for freshers’…

Business as usual for Labour as shadow teams get to work

15 September 2015 13:21

If you’d missed Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader, and pitched up to business questions in the Commons today, you…