Theresa May

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…

Syria strike: the question for May is not ‘why’ but ‘what next’?

14 April 2018 8:40

Overnight, British, French and US forces took part in strikes against the Syrian regime as a punishment for the use…

Theresa May is losing the PR battle on Syria

13 April 2018 18:29

After Theresa May’s Cabinet agreed on the ‘need to take action’ in Syria, it seems a matter of when, not…

Not all Tories are gung-ho for intervention in Syria

12 April 2018 18:35

As Theresa May meets with her Cabinet to discuss a possible response to the suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria,…

What will Theresa May do on Syria?

9 April 2018 18:20

The suspected poison gas attack in Syria that killed dozens of people at the weekend continues to send shockwaves through…

There is no crack in Theresa May’s case against Russia

4 April 2018 11:28

Theresa May has never published her case blaming Russia for the Salisbury poisoning. She has reason to be wary of…

The political weather has changed

31 March 2018 10:38

It might be raining outside but the political weather has changed, I say in The Sun this morning. Theresa May…

May announces NHS funding boost

27 March 2018 18:48

Who is the most powerful person in government at the moment? In normal times, the automatic answer would be the…

Theresa May takes a swipe at herself

27 March 2018 17:40

Over the past few weeks, Mr S has detected the faint whiff of May-mania on the horizon. The Prime Minister’s…

May praises ‘solidarity’ from EU and US on Russia, and backs her aide in outing row

26 March 2018 17:59

Theresa May covered a fair bit of ground in her statement to the Commons on last week’s European Council meeting.…

Why no deal preparations must continue

24 March 2018 10:43

Theresa May has had by far her most successful EU Council this week. The terms of the transition deal were…

Philip May goes green

22 March 2018 11:02

Since Michael Gove took over Defra, the Conservatives have been on a mission to rebrand as the party of the…

Jeremy Corbyn shows why he shouldn’t stick to the script at PMQs

21 March 2018 16:15

Brexit is going well, apparently. And the prime minister seemed in chipper mood at PMQs. She was even enjoying herself.…

Can Corbyn keep up the pressure on May on council cuts?

21 March 2018 14:25

Jeremy Corbyn had a good line of attack at today’s Prime Minister’s Questions, choosing to focus on the financial crisis…