Theresa May

Theresa May’s Brexit fear is selling Britain short

19 July 2018 10:52

The EU is afraid of us, but we’ve got a prime minister who is afraid of the EU. The declaration…

Boris Johnson’s resignation speech, full text

18 July 2018 15:17

Thank you Mr Speaker for granting me the opportunity to pay tribute to the men and women of the Foreign…

Theresa May’s premiership enters ‘last days of Rome’ mode

18 July 2018 10:11

‘I used to worry that something bad would happen, now I worry that something catastrophic will happen.’ This is how…

Government’s not so cunning plan for an early summer break is scrapped

17 July 2018 20:07

The government suffered a defeat in the Commons this evening. The good news for Theresa May is that it wasn’t…

Why is Theresa May so dependent on Angela Merkel?

17 July 2018 10:00

Why do the British turn to the Germans in their moments of European trouble? It never works. When Jacques Delors…

Theresa May’s big problem? Her ‘passion for what’s workable,’ says Tory MP

16 July 2018 15:53

Andrea Jenkyns is regarded by many Tory MPs as a Brexit champion – after the Conservative MP for Morley pre-emptively…

Business should now get behind ‘no deal’ with the EU

16 July 2018 14:50

Both the Brexit and and Foreign Secretaries have resigned. The Chequers agreement, if that is the right word, looks about…

Will Theresa May make it to the summer recess?

15 July 2018 23:06

Will Theresa May make it to the summer recess? It’s just over a week until Parliament breaks up for the…

Theresa May fights for her premiership – and reveals Trump’s advice

15 July 2018 10:44

Theresa May appeared on the Andrew Marr sofa with her premiership at its most vulnerable point since the disastrous snap…

Three things that Theresa May can do to try and avert a political disaster

14 July 2018 10:52

If Theresa May gets a Brexit deal and it can’t get through parliament, then we are heading towards the most…

The Trump-May press conference was a comic masterpiece

13 July 2018 15:47

Donald Trump never fails to amuse. He is very, very funny. You can say that he should be no laughing…

Watch: Nigel Farage on winding up Team Trump ahead of UK visit

13 July 2018 9:37

President Trump’s official UK visit has turned into a nightmare for Downing Street after the US President used an interview…

Theresa May heads into uncharted waters

12 July 2018 12:21

The single most important fact in British politics, I say in the magazine this week, is that Theresa May does…

Can Theresa May count?

11 July 2018 11:44

It’s day four of the Brexiteer rebellion and Theresa May appears to have shored up her position… for now. The…

Poor Theresa May. In Trump-speak, ‘very good relationship’ means he can’t stand you

10 July 2018 14:14

Uh oh – Poor Theresa.  You know that when Donald Trump, the most powerful man in the world, tells the…

What Jeremy Hunt got right – and wrong – as Health Secretary

9 July 2018 21:37

You couldn’t get a stronger contrast between the new Foreign Secretary and his predecessor. Jeremy Hunt is a minister who…

What happened when Theresa May met with her MPs

9 July 2018 19:31

Having lost two of her most senior Cabinet Ministers, Theresa May went to address her MPs in a stuffy, hot…

Theresa May faces the music in the Commons

9 July 2018 17:24

When Theresa May envisaged herself giving a statement in the Commons on the Cabinet agreement made at Chequers, she didn’t…

How much more unpalatable will the EU make this deal?

8 July 2018 13:41

From the flurry of joint op-eds from Cabinet Ministers today, you might be forgiven for thinking that the Chequers deal…

How Theresa May trounced the Brexiteers

7 July 2018 13:10

Tory MPs and ministers have consistently under-estimated their leader. What Theresa May achieved at Chequers yesterday was extraordinary. She persuaded…

The reason May’s third way won approval? Cabinet Brexiteers have no alternative plan

7 July 2018 8:30

Theresa May is through Chequers with a plan that proposes having the UK follow EU rules on goods and agri-foods.…

Cabinet back Theresa May’s soft Brexit plan. How will Brussels respond?

6 July 2018 23:14

Theresa May’s Cabinet away day is finally over and the Prime Minister can go to sleep safe in the knowledge…

How many kamikaze Tory MPs even are there?

5 July 2018 19:07

It’s the night before the Chequers summit and it’s all starting to kick off. After James revealed on Coffee House…

The Spectator’s 190th birthday party, in pictures

4 July 2018 23:19

With just two days to go until Theresa May’s big Chequers away day, the Cabinet headed to 22 Old Queen…

How is Theresa May’s NHS funding boost landing with voters?

3 July 2018 15:45

How is Theresa May’s big £20bn funding pledge landing with the public? That’s the question Tory MPs are beginning to…