Theresa May

Brexit, what happens now?

22 September 2018 10:37

It is the morning after the statement before. So, what happens now? That’s the question I attempt to answer in…

Theresa May’s housing speech shows up her flaws

19 September 2018 18:43

The National Housing Federation isn’t used to Prime Ministers attending its annual conference. In fact, it’s not used to getting…

Will EU leaders chuck Chequers in Salzburg?

19 September 2018 8:19

This week’s EU summit in Salzburg should settle three important Brexit questions of profound important to this country’s future and…

Wanted: A Conservative policy agenda (two years late)

17 September 2018 15:59

Theresa May has quite a few challenges to meet this conference season. One is obviously to avoid the sort of…

How serious are the plots against Theresa May?

12 September 2018 15:17

Following last night’s reports of open plotting against Theresa May, her critics in the Conservative party seem rather keen to…

Michael Gove: The Prime Minister is doing a great job… at the moment

12 September 2018 11:00

As the European Research Group breaks out in to open revolt and rumours of no confidence letters abound, it seems…

Salisbury novichok suspects named – how should Theresa May respond?

5 September 2018 17:51

A break from Brexit in Parliament was found today by way of Russia. In a statement to the House after…

PMQs: Corbyn accuses May of ‘dancing round’ on Brexit

5 September 2018 14:46

It’s a measure of quite how badly split the government is on Brexit that Jeremy Corbyn, who would previously avoid…

How Boris Johnson will rain on Theresa May’s parade

4 September 2018 18:00

Ever since Boris Johnson resigned, Tories have wondered what he’ll do at conference. We now have an answer: he’ll address…

Will May or Corbyn fall first?

3 September 2018 15:07

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are both on that Italian Job bus dangling over the cliff, with gold bars at…

Theresa May hits back at Boris

3 September 2018 12:45

Boris Johnson’s criticism of Theresa May’s Brexit plan has been somewhat one-sided, with the PM largely staying quiet on what…

Boris Johnson adds to Theresa May’s post-holiday blues: ‘Chequers means disaster’

3 September 2018 7:44

There had been a vague hope in No 10 that the long summer recess would give tired and grumpy Conservative…

Watch: Kenyan President forgets the name of Boris Johnson – ‘the bicycle guy’

30 August 2018 14:29

It can be hard adjusting to life after high office. One minute you’re one of the most powerful people in…

Theresa May says she’s ‘in this for the long term’ – what does she mean by that?

28 August 2018 19:32

Until 5pm this evening, the main news from Theresa May’s first trip to Africa as Prime Minister was that she…

Watch: Theresa May puts on her dancing shoes

28 August 2018 10:09

With Brexit negotiations stuck at a stalemate and a warring cabinet to contend with in the UK, the famously robotic…

Washington Post: Theresa May could be one of the greatest prime ministers of our time

21 August 2018 17:28

There’s something going on across the pond. Less than twenty-four hours after Mr S informed readers of the New York…

The Boris burka row exposes Theresa May’s lack of political nous

18 August 2018 9:00

The Spectator‘s editorial ‘Bravo Boris’ (11 August) suggests that the treatment meted out to Boris Johnson by the Prime Minister and…

The Spectator Podcast: Bluffers and Royals

16 August 2018 12:27

We often complain that our politicians are all bluffers who know very little about a lot. But is the very…

Theresa May’s social housing plans are another step away from Cameronism

16 August 2018 9:06

These days Theresa May has less time to spend distancing herself from her predecessor. With blue-on-blue warfare rife and her…

The Conservatives prepare for battle

13 August 2018 10:13

It’s been all out civil war in the Tory party since the disastrous snap election which saw Theresa May lose…

What happened to Je Suis Charlie, Prime Minister?

11 August 2018 19:03

On January 11 2015, I was one of two million people who marched slowly and silently through Paris to honour…

Theresa May needs a Brexit back-up plan

4 August 2018 9:34

Since Chequers, the UK has been making a big diplomatic push to try and move the Brexit talks along. As…

Why have the Tories abandoned their promise to fight ‘burning injustices’?

1 August 2018 9:37

This week the Conservative Party quietly abandoned the promises made by Theresa May to the British people on the steps…

Why Boris Johnson is now the favourite to succeed Theresa May

1 August 2018 8:06

As Theresa May and her ministers spend their summer holiday trying to convince European leaders of the merits of her…

Barnier’s dangerous assumption

28 July 2018 10:37

So what happens now Michel Barnier has laid into Theresa May’s customs plan? That’s the question I try and answer…