Tim Montgomerie

The Spectator summer party, in pictures

6 July 2016 23:30

In recent weeks, Westminster politicians have found themselves compared to the characters of House of Cards and Game of Thrones over their post-referendum antics.…

Whatever the deal, it will never satisfy the Brexit bunch

18 February 2016 18:24

In Thursday’s Times, Tim Montgomerie announced that after 28 years, he was leaving the Conservative party. Such a momentous decision…

Tim Montgomerie has put his country before his party. Will others do the same?

18 February 2016 17:07

In the wasteland of principles that is Westminster, Tim Montgomerie has always been an exception.  The area is filled with…

The Good Right paves the way to a greater majority in 2020

5 October 2015 16:24

The Tories may have won the general election but that doesn’t mean they have won the argument. The Good Right,…

Cameron has created a socialist utopia for pensioners

22 June 2015 12:33

On the radio this morning, a campaigner from the Child Poverty Action Group had an ’emperor’s new clothes’ moment. Why…

Not everyone on the right will agree with this new Conservative agenda

18 February 2015 15:49

No party knows how to break out of the war of attrition that is British politics at the moment. Neither…

A thundering row on the right

1 September 2014 16:24

It’s open warfare at the Times between two leading lights on the right – the newspaper’s former Comment Editor Tim…

Pinstripes and shorts – Tim Montgomerie vs the Institute of Directors

25 June 2014 13:43

There is a nice little spat brewing between Tim Montgomerie and the Institute of Directors, after the former Times comment…

What’s next for Tim Montgomerie?

10 March 2014 22:42

Normally, we wouldn’t blog about a journalist moving jobs — but Tim Montgomerie is an exception. He is an actor…

Lord Ashcroft’s message to the Tories: you’re doomed in 2015

9 March 2013 15:39

I’m at the ConservativeHome ‘Victory 2015’ conference today, which after Lord Ashcroft’s presentation should perhaps be renamed Annihilation 2015. He…

Why no conservative should support a mansion tax

18 February 2013 13:47

The Government is expected to raise around £550 billion in tax revenue this financial year. The Centre for Policy Studies…

The rise of UKIP

11 April 2012 10:12

Who represents the biggest obstacle to a Tory majority in 2015? The natural assumption is Labour, but it’s looking more…

Why property tax rises aren’t the answer

23 February 2012 12:56

When Tim Montgomerie first started calling for new wealth taxes I was horrified. Sweden has only just abolished its wealth…

Lansley’s battle should’ve never been fought

10 February 2012 14:54

A small war has broken out over Lansley’s NHS Bill — ConservativeHome has three Cabinet members attacking it. I find…

Catflap Latest: Sack Theresa May!

6 October 2011 13:14

Good god, #Catflap shows no sign of abating. And people are losing their minds over it. Poor old Tim Montgomerie…

Cameron needs to take this opportunity

24 August 2011 16:34

Libya has elbowed the riots off the front page. But, in the medium-term, how Cameron responds to them remains one…

The limits of stigma

20 June 2011 17:44

As James says, it’s been a day of high passions here at The Spectator. He feels strongly that many of…

Clegg adheres to the script on deficit reduction

19 May 2011 11:46

What a curious speech by Nick Clegg to the CBI last night. Curious, not because it was bad — but…

Dave doesn’t agree with Nick and he’s “very relaxed” about it

23 April 2011 14:38

A row over internships has upset this unfeasibly perfect spring day. The Prime Minister has given an interview to the…

Cameron must head for the common ground

12 December 2010 16:59

All the attention last week was on the Lib Dem split – but what about the division within the Conservatives?…