Theresa May

Why some Tories aren’t thrilled about the prospect of a May landslide

29 April 2017 13:59

If the polls are anywhere near right, then Theresa May will be queen of all she surveys on June the…

Capping prices to win votes is no substitute for a serious energy strategy

29 April 2017 10:30

Is capping domestic energy prices an equitable way to help the ‘just about managing’, or an electoral gimmick with a…

Why the Midlands will matter on June 8th

29 April 2017 9:30

It is no coincidence that Theresa May chose to hit the campaign trail in Wolverhampton and Dudley last weekend; both…

The Spectator Podcast: Europe’s new emperor

27 April 2017 14:43

On this week’s episode of The Spectator Podcast, we discuss whether France is voting for the lesser of two evils…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn forgets to face the camera

27 April 2017 12:30

Boris Johnson has stolen the show this morning by calling Jeremy Corbyn a ‘mugwump’. But the Labour leader is making…

Labour is full of mugwumps – but Corbyn is not one of them

27 April 2017 11:54

Trust Boris to dominate the headlines by reopening that most famous of books, Johnson’s Dictionary. Writing in the Sun, our…

There’s more to Boris’s ‘mugwump’ insult than meets the eye

27 April 2017 9:34

Boris Johnson has entered the election campaign with a bang. The Foreign Secretary was being squirrelled away, some were saying,…

How to vote to save the Union

26 April 2017 16:32

When launching the Scottish National Party’s election campaign, Nicola Sturgeon said the word ‘Tory’ 20 times in 20 minutes. For…

Parliament’s departing greybeards enjoy one final waffle at PMQs

26 April 2017 15:42

There was astonishment at the start of PMQs as Michael Fabricant’s wig flew up into the air. Fortunately its owner…

Civil life in London is now balanced on a knife edge

26 April 2017 14:15

I’m a member of a small and weird minority, the conservative urbanophiles. Obviously cities are nests of degeneracy and, even…

Ditching the triple-lock pensions bung is a risk May can afford

26 April 2017 13:48

PMQs went on for an almost an hour today as John Bercow attempted to get in as many valedictories from…

Watch: Theresa May’s Brexit blunder

25 April 2017 17:24

Theresa May is playing it safe during this election cycle and doing her best to leave the blunders to Labour.…

Labour’s decimation would be a disaster for Britain

25 April 2017 14:54

Today’s polls suggest that Theresa May could be on track to secure a Commons majority of 150, reversing – in…

What does Emmanuel Macron mean for Brexit?

25 April 2017 12:29

It was a badly kept secret in Westminster that very senior figures in the UK government wanted Francois Fillon to…

The Tories don't need Zac back in Richmond. They need Luke Parker

25 April 2017 11:28

Are the Conservatives sharp enough to be able to beat the Liberal Democrats in battleground Remain-voting seats? We hear today…

Tony Blair is the messianic Remainer here to save us from ourselves

24 April 2017 17:22

Here they come, Tony Blair and his tragic chattering-class army. The former PM, whose rictus grin and glottal stops still…

Why Matthew Parris is wrong about a Tory lurch to the right

24 April 2017 15:08

Exaggeration is the political pundits’ stock in trade: nobody built a loyal readership on equivocation. But Matthew Parris’ recent commentary…

This election will be won or lost on the suburban battleground

23 April 2017 12:00

In Westminster, all the general election chatter is about Brexit. Will Tory Remainers turn Lib Dem? Will Labour leavers desert…

Theresa May’s election gamble is paying off

23 April 2017 10:07

Everything you need to know about the current state of the polls is summed up by the fact that one…

Theresa May’s great gamble

23 April 2017 8:30

Theresa May has long been clear about what sets her apart from other politicians: she doesn’t play political games. When…

Why foreign aid fails – and how to really help Africa

22 April 2017 13:23

The British government is strikingly generous in foreign aid donation But if money alone were the solution we would be…

The real victims of this snap election? The bankers’ wives

22 April 2017 11:00

The people I feel most sorry for in the wake of Theresa May’s shock announcement are not moderate Labour MPs,…

Those who want a clear Brexit will need to make sure it is in the manifesto

22 April 2017 10:00

Mrs May’s decision to call a snap general election is not very welcome, and I had thought she would think…

What will be in May’s manifesto?

22 April 2017 9:33

On Tuesday, Theresa May stood outside Downing Street and said that she was calling an early election so that she…

Expect the unexpected in Theresa May’s pointless poll

22 April 2017 9:00

A general election is called and in a matter of hours a neutral and unbiased BBC presenter has likened our…