Theresa May

How the Conservatives can win back young voters

20 August 2017 10:00

Election day polling by Michael Ashcroft showed a Britain divided not so much by class or region as age. The…

The Spectator Podcast: The real modern slavery

17 August 2017 15:31

On this week’s episode, we’re looking at whether the ‘sex trade’ is a form of sanitised modern slavery. We also…

What the papers say: The dangers of a rushed Brexit

14 August 2017 8:22

Theresa May is back from holiday and the Brexit work continues in earnest. Over the next few days, two key papers…

Fiona Hill’s key role in the fight against modern slavery

10 August 2017 12:38

This article is, partly, about Fiona Hill. You remember Fiona Hill, the most evil woman in Britain, the wicked, snarling…

Ruth Davidson is on manoeuvres. What is she playing at?

9 August 2017 15:43

So Ruth Davidson, honorary colonel in the signals reserve, is on manoeuvres again. It is past time, the leader of…

What the papers say: It’s time for some Brexit clarity

9 August 2017 8:15

Ruth Davidson has called into question the government’s pledge to bring net migration down to the ‘tens of thousands’. The…

The furore surrounding the Brexit divorce bill is hotting up

7 August 2017 13:30

The furore surrounding the Brexit divorce bill is hotting up. The weekend’s papers saw speculation that Britain would cough up…

Why fudging Ireland’s Brexit border issue can only mean Troubles ahead

6 August 2017 8:30

The question of what kind of border after Brexit will exist between Northern Ireland and the Republic will, I predict,…

Ireland’s Taoiseach talks tough on Brexit

4 August 2017 17:03

There are three areas on which the EU insists that the Brexit negotiations must make progress on, before proper trade…

Ruth Davidson mocks Theresa May

4 August 2017 15:09

Theresa May made herself something of a laughing stock during the general election when she was asked what was the…

Could a new backbench tribe help Theresa May fix social care?

3 August 2017 18:52

This time a year ago, Westminster was trying to work out what Mayism was. Perhaps, we wondered, it was a…

What the papers say: Trump is good news for Britain

3 August 2017 8:35

Jeremy Corbyn might be ‘on a high’ but he shouldn’t be allowed to forget his party’s ‘highly inconsistent, profoundly confusing’…

The Brexit betrayal bandwagon is growing

2 August 2017 8:17

It may not be this week. It may not be Boris Johnson. But eventually a minister will break with this…

Breaking: Prime Minister’s spokesman says nothing new

31 July 2017 16:09

Ahead of the summer recess, there was concern among Tory high command that the long holiday could result in seven weeks…

Why Theresa May is no longer a fashion victim

31 July 2017 10:49

Over the weekend, there was much excitement after the Prime Minister was spotted wearing the same Next dress on two…

Philip Hammond creates a one-man Cabinet split over Brexit

31 July 2017 8:01

Leaving Philip Hammond in charge of the government was always going to be a risk because of his habit of putting…

Can Theresa May make it to the end of the Brexit talks?

22 July 2017 10:35

If the last few months should have taught us political commentators anything, it is to be wary of making predictions.…

In defeat, Theresa May has done what David Cameron couldn’t

20 July 2017 15:32

Today the House rises for summer recess and, as James writes, Downing Street achieves its immediate post-election aim: Theresa May makes…

Will a summer holiday solve Theresa May’s problems?

20 July 2017 10:28

Today Downing Street achieves its immediate post-election aim: Theresa May makes it to the summer recess. As I say in…

Jeremy Corbyn still can’t find Theresa May’s jugular

19 July 2017 13:25

Given how miserable things are for Theresa May at the moment, with her Cabinet behaving like children, her backbenchers urging…

Who can Theresa May sack?

17 July 2017 14:11

As Isabel reports, after a week of briefing and backstabbing among the Cabinet, there is a growing feeling from Conservatives…

It’s not Theresa May who should rebuke naughty ministers. It’s her backbenchers.

17 July 2017 14:10

Theresa May is to rebuke her Cabinet tomorrow for the way its members have been behaving over the past week.…

Tory leadership tensions mustn’t undermine the Brexit talks

15 July 2017 11:59

The May-Davis partnership used to be one of the strongest aspects of the government. She had brought him back from…

Our Brexit-backing politicians are making fools of us

15 July 2017 9:30

The great physicist Richard Feynman warned of the perpetual torment that lies in wait for people who try to understand…

Who will be the next Tory leader?

15 July 2017 8:30

Who will be the next Tory leader? I keep asking the senior contenders over breakfast after the show or at…