Theresa May

Brexit Britain is putty in Trump’s hands

25 January 2018 16:28

President Donald Trump, famously, has two modes: flattery and hostility. Theresa May had a taste of the latter following Trump’s…

Theresa May’s fondue dilemma

25 January 2018 16:23

We’ve all been there. You go to Davos to hang out with the global elite and drum up business for…

The Spectator Podcast: The fight for Europe

25 January 2018 16:04

On this week’s episode, we look at the emerging ambitions of the Visegrád Four in a new Europe. We also…

Breaking: UK/US relationship upgraded from ‘special’ to ‘very special’

25 January 2018 15:32

Brexit doom-mongers step aside. After weeks of speculation, the relationship that exists between Britain and the US has just been…

How the Tories could stumble into a leadership contest

25 January 2018 12:12

The weeks before a cabinet reshuffle are when a Prime Minister is at their most powerful. The threat of the…

What the government’s fake news unit tell us about the Brexit negotiations

23 January 2018 19:08

The UK government has today announced plans to establish a new unit to counter ‘fake news’. This will serve as…

Can Theresa May really survive all this Cabinet indiscipline?

23 January 2018 17:57

Theresa May does seem to lose more authority with each week. A reshuffle in which people refuse to move, followed…

Theresa May’s Burns Night faux pas

23 January 2018 12:19

Oh dear. On Monday night, the Prime Minister attempted to show her support for the union by throwing a Burns Night…

President Macron is winning the political talent show

18 January 2018 8:30

A predictable epidemic of froggy bashing has erupted in Britain as Emmanuel Macron brings his global victory tour to Britain.…

Theresa May could learn a lot from Emmanuel Macron

17 January 2018 8:24

Theresa May hosts Emmanuel Macron at Sandhurst tomorrow, an encounter that is unlikely to paint the British Prime Minister in…

May can’t bend Macron’s ear on Brexit until she knows what the UK wants

13 January 2018 10:39

Emmanuel Macron and half a dozen of his top team are heading to the UK late next week. I write…

Ed Vaizey’s reshuffle lament

10 January 2018 9:29

Although Theresa May’s reshuffle of junior ministers was less gaffe-prone than the main event on Monday, there’s a feeling in…

Theresa May’s political recovery stalls

8 January 2018 21:46

Today’s reshuffle was meant to demonstrate Theresa May’s return to political health. But it hasn’t worked out that way. This…

Theresa May’s new year has been more difficult than it should have been

7 January 2018 14:56

Given everything that happened to her in 2017, Theresa May could be starting this year in a far worse position.…

3 New Year’s resolutions for Theresa May

6 January 2018 10:36

In The Sun today, I propose three New Year’s resolutions for Theresa May. She should be decisive on Brexit, bold…

Can Theresa May’s reshuffle live up to the hype?

5 January 2018 18:25

Theresa May is expected to reshuffle her Cabinet early next week. Unfortunately for Theresa May, she’s been expected to do…

Theresa May’s 2018 resolution should be to look beyond Brexit

3 January 2018 17:34

The last full year before Britain leaves the EU has been foretold by some as a time of increasingly desperate…

Theresa May shouldn’t overpromise on a reshuffle

2 January 2018 11:22

Will Theresa May really go for a wide-ranging reshuffle in the next few weeks? Westminster wisdom has long been that…

My ‘person of the year’? Theresa May

29 December 2017 9:30

The newspapers are full of end-of-year round ups, photographic highlights of the year and so on. And I thought I…

Theresa May caught between a fox and a hard place over hunting vote

26 December 2017 23:04

Although the Boxing Day hunt is one of the biggest events of the year for the hunting community, it’s safe to…

Will Theresa May replace her Willie?

21 December 2017 11:56

The news of Damian Green’s ‘resignation’ (some would call it a polite sacking) as First Secretary of State has broadly…

Damian Green’s departure won’t end, or even harm, Theresa May

20 December 2017 22:29

Third Cabinet departure in as many months. Loss of close friend and ally. Scandal at the top of government. Cue…

Theresa May masters the art of saying nothing at Liaison Committee

20 December 2017 17:22

Although staffers in No 10 have been busy this week celebrating Theresa May making it to Christmas, the Prime Minister…

Theresa May educates her Cabinet on the joys of cherry-picking

19 December 2017 17:04

Today the Cabinet finally held its first discussion on what type of relationship the UK should have with the EU…

Unofficial deadline of mid-January for working out UK’s end-state negotiating position

16 December 2017 10:31

On Monday, the Brexit inner Cabinet will finally have a proper discussion on what kind of trade deal with the…