Theresa May

Angela Merkel throws Theresa May a lifeline

20 October 2017 9:36

Few in Whitehall believed that Theresa May’s trip to the EU Council summit this week would result in Britain being…

The government needs to know what kind of Brexit deal it wants

14 October 2017 10:34

Theresa May needs to invite the Cabinet down to Chequers to thrash out the government’s position on Brexit, I say…

The Spectator Podcast: Tech vs Trump

12 October 2017 13:03

On this week’s episode, we discuss Trump versus technology, the ‘new normal’ with Calamity May, and whether jargon is polluting…

Theresa May refuses to say she’d now vote Leave

10 October 2017 18:32

Theresa May struck a defiant tone this afternoon in her first broadcast interview since her disastrous conference speech. Speaking to…

Theresa May’s race audit relies on misleading statistics

10 October 2017 17:08

We know from her unfortunate conference speech that it irks Mrs May to hear Labour claiming a monopoly on compassion,…

Theresa May concedes that the European Court of Justice will have a role during the Brexit transition

9 October 2017 18:49

Most of Theresa May’s statement today was simply a reiteration of what she had said in Florence. But we did…

Why isn’t Theresa May’s conference catastrophe showing in the polls?

9 October 2017 17:38

After a lacklustre conference and a disastrous speech, Theresa May’s position within her party has never looked more fragile. But…

Theresa May needs to promote new ideas, not just new names

9 October 2017 17:06

Theresa May is threatening a reshuffle – and would be wise to threaten it for as long as possible as…

Theresa May should appoint a Secretary of State for No Deal

9 October 2017 15:48

The Brexit talks collapsing would be a bad thing. It shouldn’t be the aim of the UK government, but it…

The Bombardier dispute could actually bring down May’s government

9 October 2017 15:01

When governments fall it often comes from an unexpected quarter. Thirty eight years ago, James Callaghan’s government fell not as…

The rules of the Tory leadership contest make it a wild card to play

8 October 2017 9:00

The moment Philip May helped his wife from the stage after her conference speech, it became clear that it is…

The three things Theresa May must do

7 October 2017 10:32

Even loyal Cabinet Minister admit that the Tories can’t go on like this for another 18 months. As I say…

Theresa May’s speech was a dud because Tories can’t do rhetoric

6 October 2017 16:50

There are many ways to make a conference speech memorable and Theresa May managed most of them. A prankster with…

The best way to learn about socialism is to experience it

6 October 2017 15:33

I think it’s fair to say that Theresa May did not have a cracking conference, but the sympathy vote might…

Does the Tory party really want to decapitate itself?

6 October 2017 13:29

It’s taken me a while, but I think I’ve got my head around this now. Grant Shapps is proposing that…

Tory MP: May could be PM for another 25 years

5 October 2017 17:00

Talk of an imminent coup against Theresa May might be somewhat overblown, but most Tories generally accept the Prime Minister…

Whether Theresa May survives depends on two things

5 October 2017 13:33

Is Theresa May now doomed after her conference speech went so badly wrong? Tory MPs were yesterday so shocked by…

Theresa May’s staff broke all of Machiavelli’s rules

5 October 2017 13:00

Theresa May must have woken up this morning wondering, for a split second, if yesterday was all just a very…

The Tories had an election-winning conference – for Jeremy Corbyn

5 October 2017 12:42

If Labour’s party conference in Brighton suggested the party was in a celebratory mood, that sense of triumphalism has been…

Newsnight’s Tory conference meltdown

5 October 2017 10:26

After Theresa May’s leader’s speech fell victim to pranks, health issues and technical glitches, the Prime Minister has received a…

It’s time to call it a day on this Tory government

5 October 2017 8:25

Some of you may not like this, but the BBC Ten O’Clock News last night was pretty scrupulous in its…

A price cap done wrong can do more harm than good

4 October 2017 14:25

In her speech today at Conservative party conference, Theresa May announced a draft bill that would give Ofgem full power to…

The Conservative party’s existential crisis

4 October 2017 14:19

Theresa May’s conference speech — interrupted by coughing fits and with part of the set falling apart behind her —…

Theresa May’s British Nightmare

4 October 2017 13:24

Theresa May is not the first political leader to try to pitch the idea of a ‘British Dream’ when most…

The torment of Theresa May

4 October 2017 13:04

It’s always easy and usually wrong to describe single political speeches as pivotal or decisive.  Always remember: almost no-one in…