Tories

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…

Why do gay lefties hate Tories but ignore Corbyn’s ugly record?

10 July 2017 18:39

Gay lefties have hated gay Tories ever since learning of their existence. The concept baffles them, like pro-life women or…

Damian Green calls for a new ‘grown-up way of doing politics’. Will it work?

10 July 2017 9:10

Even before the election delivered a hammer blow to the Tories, their ‘strong and stable’ mantra was coming back to…

Theresa May is slowly steadying the Tory ship

5 July 2017 17:02

It was better from Theresa May today. She was combative, prickly and forceful at PMQs. The ship is moving on…

Why are some on the Left claiming a ‘bonfire on red tape’ led to Grenfell Tower?

5 July 2017 16:42

Now that Labour councils have been shown to be as much up to their eyeballs in the tower block cladding…

What the papers say: The Tories must start acting like a Government again

4 July 2017 8:32

‘Spare a thought for Philip Hammond,’ says the Times. The Chancellor once looked certain to lose his job – and yet…

The government’s fragility is good news for Parliament

30 June 2017 12:25

This first week back in Parliament has proved quite how fragile the government’s power is. It may be able to…

The DUP deal is a vulnerability for the Tories

26 June 2017 17:59

The DUP deal is a vulnerability for the Tories. Whatever justifications ministers come up with for the extra money for…

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…