Tories

Croydon could be key to deciding Boris’s election fortunes

19 November 2019 12:35

Croydon Central’s last Tory MP wrote the book on how to win a marginal constituency. At the 2017 election, Gavin…

Watch: Nadhim Zahawi’s disastrous Andrew Neil interview

6 November 2019 19:54

Oh dear. It’s safe to say the Conservative party’s election campaign has not got off to the best start. On…

Why a Tory-Brexit party pact isn’t likely

31 October 2019 11:04

Nigel Farage’s European election-winning machine is the guest that has not yet turned up to the 2019 general election party. This…

Cabinet minister Nicky Morgan announces she’s quitting as an MP

30 October 2019 21:04

Nicky Morgan has announced she is standing down as a Conservative MP at the next election. She isn’t the first…

Heidi Allen’s confusing political odyssey

26 October 2019 7:00

Update: Heidi Allen has announced that she will no longer stand at the next election. This weekend, Anthony Browne wrote…

Four reasons Rory Stewart could struggle in London

4 October 2019 13:39

Could Rory Stewart become Mayor of London, disrupt the main political parties and strike a historic blow for humane centrism…

Should the Scottish Tories join forces with the Lib Dems?

25 September 2019 10:00

Scottish politics is stuck. As with Brexit across the wider United Kingdom, the 2014 independence referendum has permanently shifted attitudes…

No. 10 seeks to restore Tory reputation for law and order

12 August 2019 16:14

It’s law and order week in No. 10. After a series of announcements over the weekend, on stop and search…

It would be foolish to take Boris’s Brexit promises at face value

7 August 2019 12:26

As the by-election result came through from Wales last week, one Tory Leaver tweeted this: “Brecon and Radnor is a timely…

Can the Tory party survive Prime Minister Boris Johnson?

24 July 2019 17:49

Some thoughts on the arrival in office of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, based on his first speech, his first appointments…

Jacob Rees-Mogg: the next Chief Secretary to the Treasury?

11 July 2019 17:24

Liz Truss has made her pitch for No.11. But if she gets her wish, who might replace her as Chief Secretary…

How Theresa May’s war on the police backfired

11 July 2019 8:09

British law enforcement is famous around the world for its brand of neighbourhood policing. But this now exists largely in memory…

What Tories can learn from Theresa May’s mistakes on immigration

8 July 2019 8:00

Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Ozymandias is often taught to schoolchildren, who read it as a warning about the fragility of human…

Are Tories fanatics? The New York Times thinks so

28 June 2019 7:44

The New York Times’s strange jihad against post-Brexit Britain continues. Some readers may have missed the paper’s insistence that having…

Is the Tory party trying to tear itself apart?

24 June 2019 13:58

The Conservative party seems to have viewed the demise of the Jeremy Kyle Show as a gap in the market…

What Rory Stewart and Donald Trump have in common

1 June 2019 6:00

What the hell has got into Rory Stewart? The man’s everywhere, outstretched phone in hand, like an Instagram influencer on…

The case against Boris Johnson

21 May 2019 12:06

In the old days, if the Tory party was in trouble, old hands who had seen it all before would…

One-nation Conservatism won’t help the Tories defeat Corbyn

19 May 2019 7:00

There’s a useful rule of thumb in politics. When Conservative politicians pronounce themselves to be a One Nation Tory, you…

Labour MP’s academies double standards

23 January 2019 17:29

From an outside view, one could be forgiven for thinking now is a good time for academies in the UK.…

Heavy-handed rebel operation in no confidence vote deters Tory MPs

12 December 2018 14:20

One of the factors driving wavering Tory MPs towards saying they will vote for Theresa May tonight is the way…