Theresa May

What the papers say: Tory Brexit infighting could hand Corbyn victory

20 September 2017 9:08

Boris Johnson’s Brexit intervention ‘is a dismal reflection on Theresa May’s position’, says the Times. But worse than that, this…

What the papers say: Boris is speaking for the majority of Brits

19 September 2017 8:32

Boris Johnson has come in for plenty of criticism since setting out his Brexit blueprint in a 4,000 word article…

The biggest Cabinet Brexit split

18 September 2017 10:54

The Cabinet remains divided on one of the most fundamental Brexit questions. Everyone in the Cabinet does accept that Britain…

Can Theresa May satisfy both Boris and the EU?

16 September 2017 10:34

We are only six days away from Theresa May’s big Brexit speech in Florence. But it is far from certain…

Ministers told to ‘think carefully’ about Tory conference

15 September 2017 17:01

With no majority and disagreement rife about what went wrong for the Conservatives in the snap election, next month’s party…

The Spectator Podcast: Playing the race card

14 September 2017 13:27

On this week’s episode, we ask whether Theresa May is jumping on a bandwagon by playing the so-called ‘race card’. We…

Theresa May’s phoney race war is dangerous and divisive

13 September 2017 14:23

Next month, Theresa May is expected to launch her long-awaited audit into racial disparities in public services. We are being…

Yet another no-score draw at PMQs

13 September 2017 13:42

Jeremy Corbyn has improved at PMQs to the extent that he now touches on the topics that will cause the…

Theresa May’s power play pays off as government wins committee vote

12 September 2017 23:16

Government whips can breath a sigh of relief. On what turned out to be the second late night sitting in…

Evgeny Lebedev’s peace offering to Theresa May

12 September 2017 13:15

Since taking on the editorship of the Evening Standard, George Osborne has discovered that revenge is a dish best served…

Labour MPs rebel as the government’s EU repeal bill wins Commons vote

12 September 2017 1:01

After David Davis warned that MPs opposing the government’s EU repeal bill would be voting for a ‘chaotic’ exit from the…

Theresa May must make sure that Brexit doesn’t just become a process story

11 September 2017 18:17

The EU Withdrawal Bill is undoubtedly an important piece of legislation. But I suspect that the bickering over Henry VIII…

When will Theresa May realise that Parliament hates a ‘power grab’?

11 September 2017 16:48

Nothing has the potential to harm Theresa May’s weakened government more than a battle over the rights of Parliament. Just…

Theresa May’s exit strategy

9 September 2017 8:30

Nearly all Tory MPs now agree Theresa May should stay on as Prime Minister. She must get the party through…

Parliament needs to do far more than just stand up to the latest government power grab

8 September 2017 19:19

What a surprise: a government trying to make it easier to get legislation through the House of Commons. Today’s Huffington…

Family is the key for breaking the reoffending cycle

8 September 2017 14:10

Lord Farmer’s review on prison reform, launched this week at the Centre for Social Justice think tank, is ground-breaking for…

The letter row is a reminder of Theresa May’s weakness

8 September 2017 11:05

Some things never change. It’s the end of the first week of the new term and the Conservatives are finishing it with…

The Conservative Party needs to be the party of family once again

8 September 2017 8:24

Earlier this week, academics at Oxford and Cambridge were likely to be cock-a-hoop that their universities top international leagues tables…

Theresa May gets a Brexit lesson from Parliament

7 September 2017 17:02

Today has been a reminder of just how hard getting the Brexit legislation through parliament will be for Theresa May.…

PMQs Sketch: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are back in control

6 September 2017 17:07

Mrs May was back to her former self today. Cool, brusque, snappy and effective. Electoral disaster has served her well.…

May fried over public sector pay at PMQs

6 September 2017 14:35

Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May spent their lunchtime talking about McDonalds. Unfortunately for the Prime Minister, it was McStrike, rather…

Jacob Rees-Mogg drops a hint about what job he wants in the reshuffle

5 September 2017 19:45

Although Jacob Rees-Mogg likes to insist that he is an unsuitable candidate for the role of Prime Minister, he still…

Theresa May is right to think there’s more to life than Brexit

5 September 2017 12:02

The general election in June changed the politics of Brexit in ways that some pro-Leave commentators are desperately trying to…

MPs hold breath for cross-party social care talks

4 September 2017 17:11

Theresa May created many problems for herself in this year’s snap election. Some are rather difficult to ignore, like fewer…

Should Tory MPs want a reshuffle promotion from Theresa May anyway?

4 September 2017 15:58

Who does Theresa May want to promote in her reshuffle? On our Coffee House Shots podcast today, we discuss how…