Theresa May

How Theresa May could demonstrate her commitment to tackling domestic abuse

22 February 2018 13:43

Could domestic abuse be the latest policy area to fall foul of the government’s inability to get anything done? It…

Downing Street vs Stormzy

22 February 2018 12:11

Theresa May has a lot on her plate this week. As well as today’s crunch Brexit Cabinet away day, she…

Does John Bercow think politics is illegal?

21 February 2018 15:39

The Speaker decided that he should be the star-turn at PMQs, descending from his high chair and delivered one his longest ever speeches

The ERG’s so-called ‘ransom note’ could be a lot worse for May

21 February 2018 11:51

It’s red letter day for Theresa May. Only rather than a happy momentous occasion, the Prime Minister’s red letter day…

Theresa May’s tuition fees plan is rotten politics

20 February 2018 12:37

I don’t really object to bad policy, it’s the rotten politics I can’t stand. There would be something almost amusing…

The Tories must beware steering leftwards onto the rocks

19 February 2018 18:00

That the Tories are having to shift their policymaking far left even of the Milibandesque positions that Theresa May took…

Does Theresa May know what she’s getting herself into?

19 February 2018 14:08

What does Theresa May want post-18 education to look like? The Prime Minister’s plans for tuition fees are getting the…

Theresa May risks conceding the argument to Labour on tuition fees

19 February 2018 12:21

After last month’s purge of the Department for Education and following months of speculation among Tory MPs, No 10 have…

There’s a Brexit deal to be done on security

17 February 2018 10:46

Theresa May was pushing at an open door in her Munich speech when she warned against ‘rigid institutional restrictions’ harming…

White heat: How is tech changing politics?

17 February 2018 7:30

Jeremy Corbyn began the 2017 election campaign 20 points behind the Conservatives in the polls; he ended it just two…

Sarah Champion does a Leadsom

15 February 2018 23:15

Here we go again. During the last Conservative leadership campaign, Andrea Leadsom came under fire for suggesting that having children made…

Why May might not be so bad for May

12 February 2018 17:00

As Brexit tensions continue to simmer in the Conservative party, the May local elections look to be the next big…

Why global leaders should keep their mouths shut

7 February 2018 19:56

Sometimes as an investor, you wish your Prime Minister or President would keep their thoughts to themselves. Perhaps hold off…

Why Osborne was wrong to trash Auntie May

6 February 2018 15:33

When David Cameron and George Osborne were in government, the pair heralded a new ‘golden era’ where the UK would be…

Theresa May needs to rely on MPs from other parties in order to survive

5 February 2018 15:09

Theresa May’s MPs are now constantly pressuring her to come up with a ‘vision’ of what she wants to do,…

‘Divide and rule’ is a dangerous game for a Prime Minister with no majority

5 February 2018 9:20

It’s crunch week for Theresa May. The Prime Minister is under pressure to finally decide what the government’s negotiating position…

The best way to avoid a Tory split? Decisive leadership

3 February 2018 12:34

At political Cabinet this week, the chief whip warned ministers how difficult it was to hold the Tory party together,…

What do Tory MPs really think about Theresa May?

2 February 2018 17:36

It’s not a good sign when a party finishes the week with MPs making the same complaints as they did…

The Spectator Podcast: Lead or go

1 February 2018 16:32

On this week’s episode we’re wondering whether Theresa May can weather this latest storm, speaking to a robot expert (and…

Tory leadership crisis: where are the whips?

31 January 2018 14:56

Despite having to answer questions about whether or not she is a ‘quitter’, Theresa May must be reasonably glad that…

Theresa May must lead or go

31 January 2018 13:34

The Brexit ‘inner cabinet’ met on Monday. It was meant to be an important meeting, one which made some real…

Baroness Trumpington: Theresa May is terribly boring

30 January 2018 18:21

Oh dear. Theresa May’s bad week just got worse. On top of Tory MPs taking to social media, the airwaves…

Theresa May’s good news: poll finds Prime Minister is the least worst option

30 January 2018 11:43

Finally some good news for Theresa May. After a tawdry few weeks in which Conservative MPs have taken to Twitter,…

Angela Merkel’s Theresa May jibe

30 January 2018 9:13

Theresa May’s not having a good few weeks. With Tories scrambling to either criticise their leader or covertly campaign to…

Theresa May’s caution about appearing weak has made her even weaker

29 January 2018 17:34

Can Theresa May really solve the latest crisis affecting her leadership? Previously, her survival owed a great deal to Conservative…