Tories

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…

Andy Street’s West Midlands victory is a big blow to Corbyn

5 May 2017 17:14

Andy Street has won the race to become the new West Midlands mayor in a huge triumph for the Conservatives. Street’s victory…

Local elections: West Midlands win caps off a day of stunning successes for the Tories

5 May 2017 15:53

The Tories are up 540 seats, have gained control of 11 councils and enjoyed success in the Tees Valley, Cambridgeshire…

Theresa May’s scrutiny-dodging will only get worse

2 May 2017 17:07

What a very boring election this is. The Tories are trying to keep their Prime Minister away from anyone who…

Manchester needs a new champion – and it isn’t Andy Burnham

1 May 2017 11:30

Another election that catches my business eye is the one for mayor of Greater Manchester. The winner will have a…

Capping prices to win votes is no substitute for a serious energy strategy

29 April 2017 10:30

Is capping domestic energy prices an equitable way to help the ‘just about managing’, or an electoral gimmick with a…