Theresa May

Why Theresa May’s position is safe, for now

24 June 2017 10:34

It would be hard to describe Theresa May’s post-election, premiership as anything other than weak. But, weirdly, this weakness is…

Why the right is losing its way

24 June 2017 9:30

If the British Conservative party is feeling stunned, having calamitously misread the public mood in a general election, then it…

Theresa May’s exhaustion makes more blunders inevitable

23 June 2017 15:09

Theresa May’s body language on leaving the European Council summit last night shows quite how much of a toll the past…

A threadbare Queen’s Speech isn’t such a bad thing

23 June 2017 14:00

Can you remember what was in this week’s Queen’s Speech? Boris Johnson couldn’t on the day it was unveiled, making…

Corbyn overtakes May on question of who would make the best PM

23 June 2017 8:25

Would Jeremy Corbyn or Theresa May make a better Prime Minister? In April, when Theresa May called the election, that…

Labour and the Lib Dems are as much to blame as the Tories for Grenfell Tower

22 June 2017 19:04

I haven’t been in Camden this afternoon, so I can’t vouch for there being no marches of activists holding banners…

The Spectator Podcast: The dying of the right

22 June 2017 16:14

On this week’s episode, we look at conservatism’s apparent decline, how society has responded to the Grenfell Tower tragedy, and whether young…

How many other blocks like Grenfell Tower are there in Britain?

22 June 2017 12:33

Theresa May was rightly criticised for her response to the Grenfell Tower blaze. The Prime Minister’s decision not to initially…

If Jeremy Corbyn can rise from the depths, why can’t Theresa May?

22 June 2017 9:00

When John Curtice speaks, listen. That’s one thing we learned in the general election. This week we hosted John at the Social…

What the papers say: The Tories are in office but not in power

22 June 2017 8:22

This was a Queen’s Speech to fit the ‘sombre mood of the nation’, says the FT. ‘British politics is in…

Corbyn regains his confidence – but his Brexit troubles aren’t far away

21 June 2017 16:43

Today’s exchanges between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn in the Commons following the Queen’s Speech showed how much difference confidence…

The Queen’s Speech was diluted – but Theresa May’s strategy hasn’t changed

21 June 2017 13:35

Brexit will dominate political and parliamentary life for years to come. The weight of EU exit legislation announced in the…

The May manifesto has gone – and the era of Cabinet politics begins

21 June 2017 13:32

When Theresa May launched what she called ‘my manifesto’ just over a month ago, she batted away questions about whether…

Queen’s Speech: the full guide to what’s been scrapped

21 June 2017 12:11

Today’s Queen Speech was supposed to be a moment of crowning glory for Theresa May. Instead, it’s a muted affair, with…

Queen’s Speech: Theresa May bins her manifesto

21 June 2017 11:53

Today’s Queen’s Speech is notable not for what’s in it, but for what’s been left out. With no Tory majority…

What the papers say: The Queen’s Speech is the Tories’ last chance

21 June 2017 8:19

Today’s Queen Speech will be a muted affair, with Her Majesty dressing down for the opening of a Parliament which will…

DUP pushes a hard bargain as talks with Tories stall

20 June 2017 18:23

Tomorrow Theresa May will present a Queen’s Speech that doesn’t have the formal support of a majority of the House…

The Euro’s badly-needed reform could finally be on the cards

20 June 2017 17:44

Has Germany finally started to shift its position on the future of the Eurozone? Speaking today, at a conference for…

Labour is now the party of the middle class

20 June 2017 16:26

I’m not sure I’ve ever been so pessimistic about this country’s future, and I’m not usually a barrel of laughs…

Please can the bullying of Theresa May stop?

19 June 2017 18:02

We all remember it from school, whether as perpetrator, or assistant of perpetrator, or victim: the moment when everyone turns…

Will Theresa May become Brexit’s scapegoat?

19 June 2017 17:43

Normally in the run-up to a Queen’s Speech, Westminster watchers wonder how radical the Prime Minister feels like being –…

The Tories desperately need new ideas to keep Corbyn out of power

19 June 2017 16:23

Every discussion with a Tory Minister or MP now ends up with a go through of the runners and riders…

Is the British government about to be held hostage by head-banging biblical fundamentalists?

19 June 2017 13:31

Forgive the inflammatory headline, but that’s the conclusion that millions of Britons have drawn from media descriptions of the DUP.…

Sunday shows round-up: Hammond undermines May over Brexit ‘no deal’

18 June 2017 16:49

Philip Hammond – No deal would be ‘a very, very bad outcome’ One day before Brexit negotiations get underway, Philip…

Theresa May’s problem is that she is far too British for her own good

17 June 2017 16:40

While I was rummaging through data on what Treasury officials had spent on their credit cards, back in George Osborne’s…