Theresa May

Conservative party conference, day one: The Spectator guide

1 October 2017 9:00

The Conservative party conference is underway. In the days after the doomed snap election, Theresa May didn’t look as though…

Theresa May’s tense conference

30 September 2017 11:18

A few weeks ago, Theresa May seemed surprisingly stable as Tory leader, given the mess of the snap election. Her…

Theresa May needs to show some urgency

30 September 2017 10:39

Tomorrow is Theresa May’s birthday. But as I say in The Sun this morning, Tory activists won’t be giving her…

Capitalism is the best system, but it has been undermined by Quantitative Easing

28 September 2017 18:16

The Prime Minister spoke today at the Bank of England to celebrate its 20 years of independence. But she has…

Tories weren’t ready for snap election, says Tory who called snap election

28 September 2017 14:22

At Conservative party conference next week, expect a lot of soul-searching over what exactly went wrong for the Tories in…

The real winner of Germany’s election is Jean-Claude Juncker

25 September 2017 11:47

Even if Germany had Britain’s first-past-the-post electoral system, Angela Merkel would be struggling this morning to form a government. With…

‘Long and vain’: Europe’s press reacts to Theresa May’s Florence speech

23 September 2017 11:15

Following months of tortured negotiation between the UK and the EU, Theresa May delivered her speech in Florence yesterday in an…

Britain may have lost faith – but Germany still believes in the EU

23 September 2017 10:45

Theresa May’s Florence speech may have been welcomed with cautious optimism by Michel Barnier, but the reaction in Germany has…

The big questions Theresa May must answer

23 September 2017 10:39

Theresa May’s speech in Florence was fine as far as it went, I say in The Sun this morning. A…

May’s Brexit speech leaves some key questions unanswered

22 September 2017 15:40

Theresa May’s speech in Florence set out more detail on the government’s position on transition. But it did not answer…

Theresa May’s Florence speech on Brexit, full text

22 September 2017 15:10

It’s good to be here in this great city of Florence today at a critical time in the evolution of…

What the papers say: Theresa May needs to show more Brexit optimism

22 September 2017 8:31

Theresa May’s Brexit pitch today will deliver to the EU ‘divorce terms that she hopes it can’t refuse’, says the…

The Cabinet’s Brexit negotiation

21 September 2017 18:52

Theresa May will give her Brexit speech in Florence today safe in the knowledge that she finally has the full…

The Spectator Podcast: Brexit Wars

21 September 2017 15:24

On this week’s Spectator Podcast we look at the final Brexit war amongst the Conservatives. We also discuss the maverick politician…

This is what Theresa May should say in her Florence speech

21 September 2017 14:04

Tomorrow in Florence, Theresa May needs to make the speech of her life. Britain has a strong hand to play…

Forget hard or soft. What we need is a quick Brexit

21 September 2017 10:29

Should the exit bill be €20bn or €40bn? Should the trade deal be the ‘Swiss-plus’ or ‘Canada-lite’? Should our negotiating…

Breaking: A mayor speaks at party conference

21 September 2017 9:09

Although this year’s Labour conference is to take on a distinctly anti-mayoral vibe – with both London mayor Sadiq Khan…

What the papers say: May must mean what she says on a Brexit no deal

21 September 2017 8:34

Ahead of tomorrow’s Brexit speech in Florence, the Sun has some advice for the Prime Minister: show that you’re prepared…

Theresa May’s singing birds can only hold the same tune for so long

20 September 2017 12:29

After concerns about the Foreign Secretary’s job security bumped Vince Cable’s keynote leader’s speech at Lib Dem conference off the…

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…