Tories

What the papers say: Jeremy Corbyn does pose a threat to the Tories

21 April 2017 8:27

Theresa May is riding high in the polls and there’s much talk of a Tory landslide – but that doesn’t…

Labour is starting its hardest election campaign woefully unprepared

19 April 2017 17:01

The opposition parties about whom Theresa May complained in her speech launching the snap election are grinding into action. Their…

Jeremy Corbyn is already anticipating his political extinction

19 April 2017 16:37

Just seven weeks till Jezza-geddon. The Labour leader seemed to anticipate his political extinction with a dead-sheep performance at PMQs.…

The Tory party should not forget George Osborne’s role in its revival

19 April 2017 14:17

George Osborne’s decision to stand down as an MP is a sign of how impregnable Theresa May’s position is perceived…

Can Labour survive this general election?

18 April 2017 17:07

‘There are times, perhaps once every thirty years, when there is a sea-change in politics,’ reflected James Callaghan in 1979,…

Even a crushing election defeat might not spell the end of Jeremy Corbyn

18 April 2017 12:46

After the referendum, Jeremy Corbyn said that Labour was ‘very, very ready’ to contest a general election. Which is good news,…

Forget the ‘nasty party’, Theresa May has turned the Tories into the zombie party

15 April 2017 12:00

Watching Education Secretary Justine Greening discuss grammar schools this week, I felt exasperated and in desperate need of a cognac. And…

The National Trust could teach Theresa May and the Tories a thing or two

7 April 2017 9:24

What drove Theresa May to break off from a trade trip to the Middle East to chuck a half-brick at…

Mark Reckless’s defection presents the Tories with a conundrum

6 April 2017 14:07

Mark Reckless infuriated many Tories when he defected to Ukip. Now, he’s defected again – and made few people happy…

Brexit is exposing the cowardice of conservatism

4 April 2017 15:36

The decision by Conservative MPs to walk away from the Commons Committee on Exiting the EU is one of the…

Theresa May is heading for trouble over the Brexit ‘divorce’ bill

3 April 2017 17:23

ICM, who Vote Leave used for their own referendum polling, have some striking numbers on what elements of an EU…

The Tory Budget rebellion is growing

11 March 2017 10:34

The Tory rebellion over the tax hike on the self-employed isn’t abating, it is intensifying as I say in The…

Biggest loser from this Budget? The credibility of Tory tax promises

8 March 2017 15:52

There is a very big winner from today’s budget. Not adults in social care, not schools, but Ukip. Philip Hammond…

Philip Hammond brews trouble with his National Insurance hike

8 March 2017 15:20

Philip Hammond had, in his first few months of Chancellor, gained rather a reputation for being an ‘Eeyore’ about the…

Jeremy Corbyn’s bleak Budget response fails to trouble the Chancellor

8 March 2017 14:55

Jeremy Corbyn now has more experience of responding to Budgets than the Chancellor of the Exchequer who he stood opposite…

In defence of Lord Heseltine

5 March 2017 9:00

Lord Heseltine has been denounced because he says he will vote against the government over Brexit in the House of…

Labour’s defeat in Copeland shows the party is losing its heartlands

24 February 2017 16:58

So what went wrong for the Labour Party in Copeland last night? There’s no understating the scale of the defeat…

Polls close in Copeland and Stoke

23 February 2017 23:05

Polls have closed in the Copeland and Stoke by-elections. It is too early to say with any certainty what the…

Why Labour deserves a crushing defeat in Stoke

23 February 2017 8:52

Never in recent years has a party deserved to lose an election, to be demolished by people’s ballots and fury,…

What the papers say: The worrying tale of the British IS bomber

23 February 2017 8:37

Ronald Fiddler doesn’t have quite the same ring to it as Abu-Zakariya al-Britani, which perhaps explains the British Isis fighter’s…

Why Theresa May isn’t the new Iron Lady

15 January 2017 8:00

Curbs on executive pay, restrictions on foreign takeovers and workers on boards. Not Jeremy Corbyn’s plan for Britain, but ideas…

Britain’s troubled housing market is fuelling social immobility and resentment

7 November 2016 12:00

‘Prefabs to solve housing crisis,’ screamed the front page of the Sunday Telegraph last weekend. Can the shortage of homes…

Tory MP compares unpaid internships to the slave trade

1 November 2016 15:27

As the government considers a ban on unpaid internships, Theresa May has been accused of pursuing a ‘purge of the posh’.…

Tories on 47 per cent share of the vote in latest poll

19 October 2016 16:27

Polls have made miserable reading for Jeremy Corbyn ever since he won his first leadership election last year. And the…

Theresa May is Blue Labour at heart

15 October 2016 12:18

I never really agreed with the central-thesis of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — that ‘42’ is the answer…