Theresa May

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…

Should Theresa May reshuffle her Cabinet?

4 September 2017 10:41

When Parliament returns tomorrow, Theresa May will come back to work to find her position a bit more secure than…

What the papers say: Why a reshuffle isn’t the answer for the PM

4 September 2017 8:26

Britain will have to pay some kind of Brexit bill to leave the EU, accepts the Sun. But that shouldn’t…

What did Theresa May mean by that?

2 September 2017 10:38

Even some senior figures in Downing Street were unaware that Theresa May was going to say she wanted to lead…

How Theresa May plans to sneak policies past MPs

1 September 2017 14:17

If Theresa May is in it for the ‘long term’, does this mean that she plans to do big things…

Senior Tories oddly supportive of Theresa May’s plan to stay

31 August 2017 16:48

Theresa May’s announcement that she plans to serve as Prime Minister for ‘the long term’ has come as rather a…

The Spectator Podcast: Can you forgive her?

31 August 2017 13:21

On this week’s Spectator Podcast, we ask whether Theresa May can be absolved by her party and the public. We’ll…

Neither May nor Corbyn will fight the next election

31 August 2017 9:48

I’ve been arguing since June that it is at least possible that Theresa May could remain in office longer than…

Theresa May wants to spend her political capital in an odd way

31 August 2017 9:00

What on earth is Theresa May up to? The Prime Minister seemed to have successfully calmed things down in the…

Theresa May’s vow to fight the next election changes nothing

31 August 2017 8:21

Theresa May’s ability to survive the summer has emboldened her to stay on in Downing Street and fight the next…

Theresa May’s climbdown on corporate excess is a major retreat for the Tories

30 August 2017 16:42

‘Mayism’, whether it left you in admiration or despair, at least seemed like an identifiable philosophy. It was concerned with…

Britain should pay a Brexit bill – but only on one condition

30 August 2017 11:15

Fifty billion? Seventy-five? In its wilder moments, the FT might even splash on a hundred billion pounds as the minimum…

What the papers say: Theresa May shows she is for turning

24 August 2017 8:19

In any deal, says the Sun, ‘no party should agree to the rules being set by the other side’. So…

The government is right to turn its back on the European Court of Justice

23 August 2017 16:48

A key question in the Brexit talks is how any deal between the EU and UK will be upheld. The…

Theresa May’s ‘no deal’ bravado is a thing of the past

23 August 2017 15:44

A transitional period that offers businesses some time, and some certainty.  A financial settlement including a one-off severance payment and…

Is Theresa May preparing to cross her Brexit ‘red line’?

23 August 2017 8:49

Theresa May could not have been any clearer: the UK is leaving the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice…

How the Conservatives can win back young voters

20 August 2017 10:00

Election day polling by Michael Ashcroft showed a Britain divided not so much by class or region as age. The…

The Spectator Podcast: The real modern slavery

17 August 2017 15:31

On this week’s episode, we’re looking at whether the ‘sex trade’ is a form of sanitised modern slavery. We also…

What the papers say: The dangers of a rushed Brexit

14 August 2017 8:22

Theresa May is back from holiday and the Brexit work continues in earnest. Over the next few days, two key papers…

Fiona Hill’s key role in the fight against modern slavery

10 August 2017 12:38

This article is, partly, about Fiona Hill. You remember Fiona Hill, the most evil woman in Britain, the wicked, snarling…

Ruth Davidson is on manoeuvres. What is she playing at?

9 August 2017 15:43

So Ruth Davidson, honorary colonel in the signals reserve, is on manoeuvres again. It is past time, the leader of…

What the papers say: It’s time for some Brexit clarity

9 August 2017 8:15

Ruth Davidson has called into question the government’s pledge to bring net migration down to the ‘tens of thousands’. The…

The furore surrounding the Brexit divorce bill is hotting up

7 August 2017 13:30

The furore surrounding the Brexit divorce bill is hotting up. The weekend’s papers saw speculation that Britain would cough up…

Why fudging Ireland’s Brexit border issue can only mean Troubles ahead

6 August 2017 8:30

The question of what kind of border after Brexit will exist between Northern Ireland and the Republic will, I predict,…