Theresa May

How is Theresa May’s NHS funding boost landing with voters?

3 July 2018 15:45

How is Theresa May’s big £20bn funding pledge landing with the public? That’s the question Tory MPs are beginning to…

Why Whitehall is failing to solve the social care crisis

2 July 2018 19:23

The government’s cash boost for the NHS isn’t going to solve its problems. That’s the verdict of pretty much every…

Theresa May: Brexit does mean Brexit

2 July 2018 18:30

Theresa May’s appearance in the Commons today debuted some new language but didn’t tell us much about what she’ll set…

Tory tensions rise as decision day looms for Theresa May

1 July 2018 19:47

‘It’s not just backbench Conservative MPs who expect ministers to pull together behind May: the great swathe of the electorate…

Erdogan, Trump and other fragile egos: Theresa May’s unenviable foreign policy dilemmas

29 June 2018 16:39

Given the way her Cabinet ministers are behaving at the moment, Theresa May is really rather used to dealing with…

What is Jeremy Hunt up to?

25 June 2018 15:39

‘What you can see is someone who has the instincts of a Brexiteer, but the cautious pragmatism of a Remainer,…

How the EU’s migration crisis is making Brexit more difficult

23 June 2018 10:39

Next week’s EU Council will see little progress on Brexit. As I write in The Sun today, migration—not Brexit—is the…

Macron is restoring France’s dignity

20 June 2018 10:38

Has there ever been a time when the leaders of France and Great Britain are so diametrically opposed in character…

Theresa May’s ministers make the decisions while the Prime Minister prevaricates

19 June 2018 19:02

Who is taking all the big, difficult decisions in government at the moment? Not Theresa May, who seems to be…

Ruth Davidson’s potshot at Theresa May

19 June 2018 17:49

Theresa May has managed to surprise absolutely no-one this afternoon with her spokesman’s confirmation that the Prime Minister has never…

World Cup 2018: Tory MPs pay the penalty

19 June 2018 13:05

A promising early start that got everybody’s hopes up before getting bogged down and allowing a mediocre opposition to equalise.…

The ‘Brexit dividend’ for the NHS is Theresa May’s new Magic Money Tree

17 June 2018 10:19

So the Tories have, as The Spectator predicted last month, announced an extra £384 million a week for the National…

Theresa May can’t escape Brexit

16 June 2018 10:33

Next week, Theresa May will announce a massive cash injection for the NHS. As I say in The Sun this…

Brexit row: Remainers point the finger at David Davis

15 June 2018 11:25

How did the government manage to engineer a ‘compromise’ amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill that’s left it in greater…

The NHS bus pledge could have a sting in the tail for the Tories

15 June 2018 11:14

Today’s newspapers have managed to catch up with our cover story from last month: Theresa May has agreed to a…

A political showdown is on the way. Will Theresa May lose?

15 June 2018 9:04

At 3pm yesterday afternoon, the Remainer rebels led by Dominic Grieve thought the government was honouring the PM’s putative commitment…

Change to visa rules shows May has learned from her recent immigration messes

14 June 2018 15:26

The government has finally climbed down on visa restrictions for foreign doctors and nurses, scrapping the cap on numbers who…

Why Brexit will never end

13 June 2018 7:52

I hate to take issue with a fellow Spectator writer, but Robert Peston’s revelation that a “no deal” Brexit is…

Government avoids defeat on ‘meaningful vote’ – but is this a win?

12 June 2018 18:46

Given this morning’s ministerial resignation, all looked set fair for an afternoon of high drama in the Commons over the…

In defence of ‘no deal’

12 June 2018 11:36

Imagine the industrial levels of brass neck it must require for EU-supporting MPs to present themselves as defenders of parliamentary…

Philip Lee’s resignation shatters Tory Brexit truce

12 June 2018 10:40

Although Theresa May managed to unite her MPs briefly on Monday night and put off a customs union confrontation on…

How long before Tory backbenchers turn off Theresa May’s life support machine?

11 June 2018 16:38

Tomorrow marks a year since Theresa May sat her dejected parliamentary party down and promised that ‘I got us into…

Tory MPs reluctantly unite behind Theresa May

11 June 2018 0:05

Unity is the buzzword in the Conservative party this week. With a series of crunch votes due on Tuesday and…

Theresa May gives David Davis a backstop concession

7 June 2018 14:20

After a morning of high drama in Westminster, the UK government now has a backstop proposal to put to the…

David Davis stays put – for now

7 June 2018 13:44

For the past 24 hours, there has been a power struggle between the Prime Minister and her Brexit Secretary, David…