Theresa May

The scale of Islamist extremism is a problem for MI5

23 March 2017 12:23

In her statement to the House of Commons, Theresa May said that the man responsible for yesterday’s attack was British-born…

Theresa May tells the country to go about its business normally tomorrow

22 March 2017 22:15

Speaking in Downing Street this evening, Theresa May has urged people to go about their business normally tomorrow. In a…

Westminster terror attack: Theresa May’s speech

22 March 2017 21:28

I have just chaired a meeting of the Government’s emergency committee, COBRA, following the sick and depraved terrorist attack on…

Jeremy Corbyn finally reads the Tory manifesto

22 March 2017 14:25

PMQs this week was a rather more even affair than usual. Since the Budget, the Labour leader’s team have clearly…

What the papers say: Jean-Claude Juncker’s ‘deluded’ Brexit punishment talk

21 March 2017 9:34

Finally, we have a date: March 29th will see Theresa May trigger Article 50 and set the Brexit train in…

Caption contest: Theresa May’s Vogue shoot

20 March 2017 17:18

Brexit and Budget ‘omNICshambles’ are enough to keep any Prime Minister busy. But even with her bulging in-tray, the Prime Minister…

Revealed: the 63 Labour seats the Tories could snatch at the next election

20 March 2017 15:57

Theresa May has once again ruled out a snap general election but that doesn’t mean the temptation to hold one…

How quickly can a reciprocal rights deal be done for UK and EU citizens?

20 March 2017 15:18

The EU has been adamant that there will be no negotiation with the UK without formal notification that Britain is leaving. But…

If the EU didn’t like Boris’s prison guard joke, why conform to the stereotype?

20 March 2017 8:47

A few weeks ago, Boris Johnson made a point about the EU negotiations and the futility of the idea of…

Numbers 10 & 11 need to find a better way of working together

18 March 2017 10:34

Philip Hammond should be sending George Osborne a case of the finest claret. For Osborne’s decision to accept the editorship…

Government’s ‘plan for Britain’ isn’t working

16 March 2017 17:17

Theresa May’s omnishambles of a week is showing no signs of improvement. As the Budget U-turn and expenses probe play…

Theresa May must call an election immediately

16 March 2017 16:23

Each day, I can see more clearly a pivotal line from Theresa May’s future biography: ‘Ultimately, her downfall can be…

‘Now is not the time’ – Theresa May plays hardball with Nicola Sturgeon

16 March 2017 14:25

Theresa May has just declared that ‘now is not the time’ for a Scottish independence referendum. Given that no referendum…

The Spectator podcast: Double trouble

16 March 2017 12:51

On this week’s edition of The Spectator Podcast, we discuss Theresa May’s double bind in Edinburgh and Brussels, Milton’s cultural relevance…

Welsh secretary accidentally ‘unsacks’ Michael Heseltine

15 March 2017 17:03

It’s not turning out to be a great day for the government. After announcing a u-turn on the NICs rise…

Beware the cult of Brexit

13 March 2017 15:21

In their frequent moments of self-congratulation, conservatives describe themselves as level-headed and practical people. If there were a scintilla of…

How Philip Hammond’s National Insurance hike affects the ‘gig economy’

12 March 2017 10:00

You might argue that the self-employed enjoy less security than the employed, so it’s fair they contribute less; you might…

Philip Hammond’s budget disaster

11 March 2017 9:00

Some Budgets are historic, most are boring and a small number can be remembered as a disaster. After just a few months, Philip…

Guy Verhofstadt is playing politics with his ‘special arrangement’ offer to Brits

10 March 2017 13:02

Guy Verhofstadt thinks Brexit is a ‘disaster’, a ‘tragedy’ and a ‘catastrophe’. That verdict, from the European Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator,…

The newspapers dump on Hammond’s National Insurance hike – again

10 March 2017 8:51

Theresa May and Philip Hammond were in a laughing mood in the Commons on Wednesday. After a second day of…

Philip Hammond brews trouble with his National Insurance hike

8 March 2017 15:20

Philip Hammond had, in his first few months of Chancellor, gained rather a reputation for being an ‘Eeyore’ about the…

Jeremy Corbyn’s bleak Budget response fails to trouble the Chancellor

8 March 2017 14:55

Jeremy Corbyn now has more experience of responding to Budgets than the Chancellor of the Exchequer who he stood opposite…

A perfect example of how Corbyn’s inability to think on his feet lets him down

8 March 2017 12:42

Today’s Prime Minister’s Questions was a good example of how Jeremy Corbyn’s inability to be nimble on his feet lets…

The opposition-shaped hole in British politics

7 March 2017 15:20

If you want to judge the extent of the crisis that is paralysing the left, look at this morning’s Guardian.…

Will Theresa May change her mind on an early general election?

7 March 2017 12:27

Downing Street has rejected William Hague’s call for a snap general election. The former Conservative leader argues in his Telegraph…