Theresa May

The Tories need to get over Thatcher

22 May 2018 11:42

A lot of attention has been given to the new think tank, Onward, that claims it will win back Britain…

Is an early election really on the cards?

20 May 2018 23:26

Thanks to a weekend of nationwide jubilation over Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle, politics has – for once –…

Why the Tory Brexiteers are swallowing May’s compromises

19 May 2018 10:52

This week, Theresa May got her Brexit inner Cabinet to agree that, in the event of no trade deal being…

Theresa May’s tricky Turkish diplomacy dilemma

14 May 2018 15:44

Turkey’s President Erdogan is in London this week, having tea with the Queen and praising Britain as a ‘real friend’.…

May briefs MPs on customs options as timetable for decision keeps slipping

14 May 2018 14:20

Tory backbenchers have been briefed today by the Prime Minister on the different options for Britain’s customs arrangements with the…

Why Karen Bradley is, for the next few days, the most important person in the government

12 May 2018 10:40

In the Brexit inner Cabinet meeting last week, it was clear that Theresa May’s main objection to ‘max fac’, the…

No, Oxford students haven’t removed Theresa May’s portrait

8 May 2018 16:58

From the dreaming spires of Oxford this afternoon comes a potent combination of student censorship and fake news. A group…

Theresa May won’t abandon her customs partnership idea: but she should

5 May 2018 10:46

Theresa May has received a shot in the arm from the local election results. But, as I say in The…

The Spectator Podcast: Mayday!

3 May 2018 13:34

In this week’s podcast, we discuss Theresa May’s impossible situation – how can she get herself out of the bind…

May’s Customs Partnership takes a hammering at Brexit cabinet meeting

2 May 2018 18:58

Theresa May will be wishing Amber Rudd was still Home Secretary tonight following a fiery meeting of her Brexit inner…

London shows what happens to the Tories when homeowners become a minority

28 April 2018 10:55

Next Saturday had long been circled in Tory plotters’ diaries as the date on which the next effort to remove…

The Maybot returns at PMQs

25 April 2018 13:53

Today’s Prime Minister’s Questions saw the Maybot reactivated. Jeremy Corbyn decided to lead the session on the fallout from the…

May and Boris in Cabinet clash over immigration amnesty

24 April 2018 18:01

At Cabinet today, ministers discussed the fallout from the Windrush scandal. I understand that Boris Johnson made the point that…

The Spectator Podcast: The Wrong Brexit

19 April 2018 14:38

This week we ask why Theresa May is pulling up the drawbridge to Britain, exactly when she should be advertising…

Government defeated on customs union in Lords

18 April 2018 18:58

And we’re back to Brexit with a bump. After a brief pause in the negotiations and legislation, the government has…

Watch: Corbyn’s PMQs attack backfires spectacularly

18 April 2018 12:55

Theresa May should have been on the backfoot at PMQs today as a result of the Windrush scandal. But, somehow,…

Theresa May now has authority for further military action

18 April 2018 11:46

Aside from the need to act swiftly and with an element of surprise when striking Syria’s chemical weapons capability, it…

The Tories’ biggest problem at the next election? Generation Rent

17 April 2018 10:56

The government is currently busying itself trying to win retrospective Commons votes on Theresa May’s Syria intervention and clearing up…

Government wins first Commons vote on Syria

16 April 2018 21:18

The government has won the first of two expected retrospective votes on Theresa May decision to join French and American…

How Theresa May could make future decisions on military action a little easier

16 April 2018 18:45

Though Theresa May, still responding to questions from MPs in the Commons on the weekend strikes in Syria, seems to…

Theresa May explains herself to parliament

16 April 2018 17:46

Theresa May came to the House today to explain why the UK joined in the strikes on Syria’s chemical weapons…

Government backtracks in Windrush row

16 April 2018 13:51

How did the government manage to create such a terrible row over the Windrush generation? The Home Office has told…

Podcast: Will last night’s Syria strikes make any difference?

14 April 2018 11:46

The attack on Syria is now over, says the Pentagon – so where does this leave us? Last time 55…

What is Theresa May’s strategy in Syria?

14 April 2018 11:11

Happy now? The US-led air strikes against Syrian bases, notably chemical weapons storage facilities, near Damascus and Homs and reportedly…

Theresa May’s Syria strikes statement, full text

14 April 2018 10:02

Last night British, French and American armed forces conducted co-ordinated and targeted strikes to degrade the Syrian Regime’s chemical weapons…