Theresa May

Podcast: Geeks vs spooks, a three-way Tory split and Theresa May’s manoeuvrings

27 November 2014 8:34

Are the nerds of Silicon Valley responsible for harbouring terrorists? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Hugo Rifkind and James…

Another gong for May

26 November 2014 11:25

What a busy week for Theresa May as she picked up a gong for Politician of the Year at the…

Theresa May: a big beast in kitten heels

25 November 2014 0:00

listen to ‘Harry Cole discusses Theresa May’s possible leadership bid on the Today programme ’ on audioBoom In the latest…

Don’t blame Theresa May – she did her bit. The problem is immigration from the EU

24 November 2014 8:01

Theresa May is getting some stick this morning because she has admitted the obvious: that immigration is never going to…

Will mainstream parties get the credit for turning up the volume on immigration?

23 November 2014 18:26

David Cameron is set to give his big immigration speech this coming week, according to the Sunday Times, while James…

Five things we learnt from Theresa May’s Desert Island Discs appearance

23 November 2014 13:31

This week belongs to Theresa May. Although the longest serving Home Secretary in fifty years continues to dodge leadership questions, her movements over the next…

Home Office questions: It’s all Labour’s fault

17 November 2014 16:13

A week after uproar in the Commons over the vote on the European Arrest Warrant that was or wasn’t a…

Government wins European Arrest Warrant ‘vote’

10 November 2014 20:51

So Labour lost its vote delaying the vote on the European Arrest Warrant that wasn’t technically a vote on that…

Uproar in the Commons: the story so far

10 November 2014 19:29

This is an extract from tonight’s Evening Blend email, a free summary of the day’s political developments from the Spectator…

Government wins crunch vote on European Arrest Warrant by NINE VOTES

10 November 2014 17:52

The government has just won the vote extending the debate on the justice and home affairs opt-outs by just nine…

Commons uproar: European arrest warrant debate in a ‘total mess’

10 November 2014 17:22

The government is in a total mess this afternoon. The whole house of Commons has turned on Theresa May and…

Net migration target becomes an ‘aim’ or ‘objective’

10 November 2014 14:00

When is a target not a target? Theresa May seems quite keen for us to think that Tory pledge to…

May cautious on net migration target

10 November 2014 9:01

Judging by how happy she is to talk about the case for remaining within it, Theresa isn’t expecting a big…

European Arrest Warrant rebels predict only 30 will defy government

6 November 2014 11:37

In the Commons this morning, William Hague confirmed Coffee House’s story that the government will hold its vote on opting…

Sajid Javid tries to cool mobile phone row with Theresa May

5 November 2014 9:49

If Theresa May wants to have a public row with Sajid Javid, the Culture Secretary doesn’t seem particularly keen on…

What Norman Baker’s departure tells us about the Coalition – and about Theresa May

4 November 2014 9:14

What does Norman Baker’s exit from the Home Office tell us about the coalition? In many ways, the situation in…

Norman Baker quits as a Home Office minister

3 November 2014 23:31

Norman Baker has resigned as a Home Office minister tonight. Baker has quit, blaming the difficulties of working with Theresa…

Happy ‘anti-slavery day’ to Clapham Christians, et al

18 October 2014 17:29

October 18 is ‘anti human-trafficking’ day by 2007 Act of European Parliament; along with ‘anti-slavery day’ by 2010 Act of UK Parliament.…

Politicians’ pyjamas: Cameron wears satin, Balls prefers a string vest and Hague, a kaftan

1 October 2014 17:53

Let’s talk pyjamas. Specifically, let’s talk paisley pyjamas. Never mind what poor Mr Newmark had hanging out of his; concentrate…

Why are the Tory party in such a good mood?

1 October 2014 17:20

Two things have been puzzling Tory high-ups in Birmingham this week: does Nigel Farage have another defector in his back…

TM4PM: It’s on

30 September 2014 18:40

Most Secretaries of State tend to lay low the night before their big conference speech, redrafting and practising. Not so…

Why is Theresa May pretending that Islam is a ‘religion of peace’?

30 September 2014 18:14

In advance of the Home Secretary’s speech today the Conservative party issued an advance briefing of its ‘new strategy for…

Theresa May was a tough act for Boris Johnson to follow

30 September 2014 15:11

Boris Johnson and Theresa May both fancy a pop at the Tory leadership and both gave speeches today that showed…

The Afghans found in Tilbury Docks remind us that slavery is back in Britain

18 August 2014 9:43

How seriously should we take modern slavery? To some, the very phrase sounds hysterical: slave markets are seen as something…

David Cameron aims at Ukip and attacks Labour with immigration clamp-down

29 July 2014 8:46

The government has unveiled a set of measures to curb immigration. David Cameron has written an article in the Telegraph…