Tory wars

Why isn’t Jeremy Corbyn kicking the government while it’s down?

21 March 2016 17:42

The government is in a mess, with the Chancellor having to go underground while a row rages in the Conservative…

Podcast: IDS, Ros Altmann and the return of Tory Wars

20 March 2016 11:08

Iain Duncan Smith has just given what James Forsyth refers to as a “bombshell interview” which turned into “a missile…

The Blue on Blue action has to stop if the Tories are to win next May

21 December 2014 10:05

There’s little sign of a Christmas truce in the Conservative party this morning. Instead, the row between Theresa May’s camp…

Podcast: Geeks vs spooks, a three-way Tory split and Theresa May’s manoeuvrings

27 November 2014 8:34

Are the nerds of Silicon Valley responsible for harbouring terrorists? On this week’s View from 22 podcast, Hugo Rifkind and James…

Can the Tory party locate its secret weapon?

4 September 2014 21:32

It used to be said that loyalty was the Tory party’s secret weapon. But this supposed strength hasn’t been very…

Justine Greening: Cameron’s government needs more people who have worked at Morrisons

3 September 2014 16:46

David Cameron is in need of advice right now and there’s plenty of it in the new Spectator – not…

Justine Greening: the Tory message on social mobility ‘has been diluted’

3 September 2014 16:07

This feature is a preview of this week’s Spectator, out tomorrow: Justine Greening wants to talk about social mobility. If…

A thundering row on the right

1 September 2014 16:24

It’s open warfare at the Times between two leading lights on the right – the newspaper’s former Comment Editor Tim…

Tory wars: Cameron invites Boris to have a go, if he thinks he’s hard enough

21 March 2014 7:36

I’m not sure how many winnable Tory seats still need a candidate, but the Prime Minister has invited the Mayor…

The British jobs miracle

19 March 2014 22:38

George Osborne rather glossed over the single most solid piece of good news in the Budget today: the Jobs Miracle.…

Podcast: Gove’s last stand, the march of the dog police and the future of conservatism in America

13 March 2014 8:27

Why is Michael Gove under attack from his coalition partners, his own party and numerous enemies? On this week’s View…

The View from 22 — Osborne’s property bubble, the ongoing Tory wars and Google’s taxing issue

23 May 2013 9:12

Will George Osborne’s manipulation of the property market cause catastrophe? In this week’s Spectator cover feature, Merryn Somerset Webb argues the Chancellor’s…

Andrew Feldman denies calling Tory activists ‘swivel-eyed loons’

18 May 2013 17:52

What a strange day. Lord Feldman, the Tory co-chairman, appears to have identified himself as the unnamed Cameron ally reported…

Cameron’s Euro-migraine

27 October 2011 21:03

The picture of Nicolas Sarkozy not even turning around to shake David Cameron’s hand rather neatly sums up the Prime…

The government’s European tribulations continue

27 October 2011 11:37

It has been a fraught and ill-tempered week in Westminster. And — whether it is the rumour that Tory backbencher…

Ellwood returns as PPS to the Minister for Europe

26 October 2011 19:50

Tobias Ellwood has been appointed as PPS to the Europe Minister David Lidington. The vacancy had been created when Adam…

Has the EU debacle hurt Cameron?

25 October 2011 17:47

Leaving aside Cameron’s relationship with his own backbenchers for now, how has yesterday’s vote affected the public’s view of him?…

Why this is not the time for an EU referendum

25 October 2011 16:52

Having spent five hours in the debate last night, one thing was absolutely clear: we are all Eurosceptics now. So…

Cameron needs a new management style

25 October 2011 13:46

There seem to be three schools of thought among those close to the leadership about last night’s rebellion. One even…

The coalition bares its tensions over Europe

25 October 2011 12:39

Here’s an irony: last night’s EU fandango was the fifth largest vote in favour of the government this year. And…