Tories

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…

The electoral spending figures highlight the Tories’ social media problem

19 March 2018 13:29

The Electoral Commission has released details of the different parties’ spending on the snap election and it doesn’t make pretty…

Inside the Conservatives’ Black and White ball

8 February 2018 7:56

To the Natural History Museum, for the Conservative Black and White ball. Theresa May’s Cabinet were given a chance to…

Toff takeover at Tories’ ‘black-and-white’ ball

4 February 2018 21:05

After Georgia ‘Toff’ Toffolo won I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here, the Tories have been divided on how…

How Ruth Davidson plans to become First Minister of Scotland

13 December 2017 11:35

Ruth Davidson is clear in her interview with Fraser Nelson and me that she won’t be making her mind up…

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…

The Tories need houses, not memes, to win over the young

29 August 2017 13:13

The Tory party has a new youth wing called Activate to try to win over the kids with ‘memes’ –…

Ireland’s Taoiseach talks tough on Brexit

4 August 2017 17:03

There are three areas on which the EU insists that the Brexit negotiations must make progress on, before proper trade…

Who will be the next Tory leader?

15 July 2017 8:30

Who will be the next Tory leader? I keep asking the senior contenders over breakfast after the show or at…

Will May dare slap down any of those angling for the top job?

14 July 2017 15:45

There are so many people angling for the Tory leadership now that it really is easier to list those who…

We should welcome Nicky Morgan’s election as Treasury Select Committee chair

13 July 2017 8:08

Nicky Morgan’s election as chair of the Treasury Select Committee will doubtless be written into a narrative of Remainers taking…