Tories

A threadbare Queen’s Speech isn’t such a bad thing

23 June 2017 14:00

Can you remember what was in this week’s Queen’s Speech? Boris Johnson couldn’t on the day it was unveiled, making…

Corbyn overtakes May on question of who would make the best PM

23 June 2017 8:25

Would Jeremy Corbyn or Theresa May make a better Prime Minister? In April, when Theresa May called the election, that…

How many other blocks like Grenfell Tower are there in Britain?

22 June 2017 12:33

Theresa May was rightly criticised for her response to the Grenfell Tower blaze. The Prime Minister’s decision not to initially…

If Jeremy Corbyn can rise from the depths, why can’t Theresa May?

22 June 2017 9:00

When John Curtice speaks, listen. That’s one thing we learned in the general election. This week we hosted John at the Social…

What the papers say: The Tories are in office but not in power

22 June 2017 8:22

This was a Queen’s Speech to fit the ‘sombre mood of the nation’, says the FT. ‘British politics is in…

Queen’s Speech: the full guide to what’s been scrapped

21 June 2017 12:11

Today’s Queen Speech was supposed to be a moment of crowning glory for Theresa May. Instead, it’s a muted affair, with…

What the papers say: The Queen’s Speech is the Tories’ last chance

21 June 2017 8:19

Today’s Queen Speech will be a muted affair, with Her Majesty dressing down for the opening of a Parliament which will…

Please can the bullying of Theresa May stop?

19 June 2017 18:02

We all remember it from school, whether as perpetrator, or assistant of perpetrator, or victim: the moment when everyone turns…

How long can Nicola Sturgeon pretend that nothing has changed?

15 June 2017 11:22

Is Nicola Sturgeon, not to put too fine a point on things, losing it? Just six weeks ago this question…

The Tories must learn fast to avoid the chilling prospect of Prime Minister Corbyn

14 June 2017 20:46

Nick Timothy has penned an honest and reflective piece about the Tory election boorach. It can’t have been easy to…

Tory leader runners and riders: Who could replace Theresa May?

14 June 2017 12:11

Theresa May has granted herself a brief reprieve by saying ‘sorry’ to Conservative MPs. But while the Prime Minister’s apology won her…

It’s delusional to claim the election result was a vote against Brexit

12 June 2017 12:19

How deliciously tempting it must be to do as the Times and FT has done today, along with many others…

Forget Michael Gove or the rise of the Remainers. The reshuffle is about the march of the moderates

12 June 2017 8:24

Michael Gove will get all the headlines, and there is something darkly ironic about his appointment. Theresa May may be…

Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle in full – Michael Gove returns to the fold

11 June 2017 20:50

Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle in full: Michael Gove makes a Cabinet return as Environment Secretary; Damian Green is promoted to…

In the wake of the police numbers row, attack is the best form of defence for the Tories

6 June 2017 9:07

Boris’s last appearance on the airwaves during the election campaign left many scratching their heads. Just what did the word…

Has Theresa May’s strong point become her Achilles heel?

5 June 2017 12:15

Security is supposed to be Theresa May’s strong point. Today, it looked like her Achilles heel. The Prime Minister used a…

This election will be remembered as a triumph for the wealthy

5 June 2017 8:39

This dismal, unnecessary election, conducted between the scream of police sirens and the murders of civilians, will be remembered for…

Corbyn bursts through 40 per cent in latest Ipsos Mori poll

2 June 2017 13:42

Only a few weeks ago, the polls brought nothing but joy for the Tories. With just six days to go…

YouGov poll suggests Tories could fall 16 seats short of overall majority

31 May 2017 8:27

There’s a nasty shock for the Tories in the Times this morning, with the paper publishing a YouGov poll suggesting…

Spread your bets on Theresa May’s majority

28 May 2017 8:30

Where’s all the unpredictability in politics gone? After the hubbub about a ‘crisis of liberalism’ and the thrills of punting…

Could Theresa May blow this general election?

26 May 2017 11:40

Until recently, the prospect of Theresa May flopping in this general election would have been absurd – but today’s YouGov…

There’s a fairer way of funding social care. Here’s how

22 May 2017 14:29

So, the Conservatives have capitulated. After days of facing negative headlines about the ‘dementia tax’ Theresa May has given in…

Theresa May forced into ‘dementia tax’ U-turn by Jeremy Corbyn

22 May 2017 12:06

Theresa May promised ‘the first ever proper plan to pay for – and provide –social care’ in the party’s manifesto.…

It’s time for a real Department of Housing, with a minister to match

12 May 2017 12:28

‘I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and I intend to spend it’.  That was how George W Bush…

The Tories hit their highest poll lead since 1983

8 May 2017 15:41

The Tories have just hit a new high in the polls: 49 per cent, handing them a 22-point lead over…