Theresa May

Theresa May’s next big task is getting her own MPs on side

15 December 2017 12:07

It’s official. Theresa May’s Christmas wish has been granted. At the EU council meeting today, EU leaders agreed to move…

How can May stop the Brexit mutineers from becoming the new Tory ‘bastards’?

14 December 2017 17:19

The decision made by 11 Conservative MPs to rebel and back Dominic Grieve’s amendment for a ‘meaningful vote’ on the…

Sajid Javid’s strong and stable jibe

12 December 2017 16:10

With two new polls putting the Conservatives ahead of Labour for the first time since the snap election, there’s reason…

What is Gavin Williamson up to?

12 December 2017 12:33

What is Gavin Williamson playing at? That’s the question on the lips of Conservative MPs after two weeks of mayhem…

Battle of the Maybots

5 December 2017 12:56

Unfortunately for Theresa May, her working lunch on Monday with Jean-Claude Juncker didn’t work when it came to agreeing ‘sufficient…

Government getting jittery about ‘sufficient progress’

2 December 2017 10:37

Theresa May is not one of those politicians who enjoys lengthy conversation over lunch. But her lunch on Monday with…

The Spectator Podcast: For richer, for poorer

30 November 2017 15:31

On this week’s episode we’ll be discussing whether marriage is becoming an elite institution. We’ll also be wondering if the…

Theresa May’s inner Cabinet is considering a role for the ECJ after Brexit

25 November 2017 10:31

‘It’ll be curtains for the process’ if the Brexit talks don’t move on to trade and transition in December, according…

Jeremy Corbyn says the B word during PMQs

22 November 2017 13:20

Jeremy Corbyn rarely talks about Brexit at Prime Minister’s Questions, and it is interesting that he chose today’s session, which…

The riddle of Theresa May’s Russia policy

20 November 2017 13:05

It is just a week since Theresa May used her Mansion House speech to launch a broadside on Russia. During…

The month that will determine Theresa May’s future

18 November 2017 10:35

Three events in the next four weeks will determine Theresa May’s future as Prime Minister, I say in The Sun…

Theresa May’s weakness proves costly in the Brexit negotiations

17 November 2017 17:09

So much for that Friday feeling – Theresa May’s day out at the European social summit has proved a slog. First,…

Europe Minister David Lidington. Picture: PA

David Lidington is saved by the bell

17 November 2017 11:02

The Westminster sleaze scandal has resulted in many awkward conversations having to be had across Parliament. However, at yesterday’s Press…

The latest ICM poll shows Corbyn is failing to capitalise on May’s misfortune

15 November 2017 8:51

After a grim few weeks for Theresa May and her government – which has seen the Prime Minister lose two…

Theresa May’s Scotland blunder

15 November 2017 8:26

Although it’s widely accepted that Theresa May’s decision to call a snap election was disastrous, one of the few upshots…

Theresa May has outmanoeuvred herself with amendment 381

14 November 2017 18:56

This week a Conservative politician managed to get both the SNP and Labour to applaud them in the Chamber. Unfortunately…

The best Prime Ministers make their own luck

11 November 2017 10:38

Another week, another Cabinet resignation. Now, as I say in The Sun this morning, there are those saying that Theresa…

The Spectator Podcast: Desert storm

9 November 2017 16:42

On this week’s episode, we turn our attention to the Middle East and the unlikely alliance of Saudi Arabia and…

Welcome to Messminster, where ministers can get away with whatever they fancy

7 November 2017 17:29

What do you need to do to get sacked in this place? Quite a lot, according to the response from…

What did Gavin Williamson mean by that?

4 November 2017 10:31

The Tory leadership stakes have been upended this week, I say in The Sun today. Gavin Williamson’s elevation to defence…

May has undermined her authority further by promoting Gavin Williamson

2 November 2017 14:58

To say that Gavin Williamson’s appointment as Defence Secretary has received a mixed reaction is to suggest, wrongly, that there…

Tory policy chief: party needs Beveridge-style commission to survive

31 October 2017 15:20

The Conservative Party appears rather burnt-out at the moment. At its conference – even before Theresa May’s disastrous speech –…

The Tories need a positive vision for Britain after Brexit

28 October 2017 10:47

Political Cabinet on Tuesday was a fascinating occasion, as I say in The Sun, and not just because Andrea Leadsom…

Theresa May can’t just expect employers to solve the mental health crisis

26 October 2017 17:26

Theresa May made mental health one of her key policy issues when she became Prime Minister, and it was supposed…

Theresa May’s silent treatment

24 October 2017 10:52

After an unflattering account of Theresa May’s dinner last week with Jean-Claude Jucker wound up in the German broadsheet FAZ,…