UK politics

The Boris campaign get the leadership final they hoped for

20 June 2019 19:24

There will be sighs of relief in the Boris Johnson camp this evening after Jeremy Hunt won the second spot…

Sajid Javid could still be headed for Downing Street. 11 Downing Street

20 June 2019 14:30

Sajid Javid has been knocked out of the Tory leadership contest – coming in fourth place overall. Ahead of the…

Full list: Tory leadership contenders and MPs backing them

20 June 2019 13:00

The race for the Tory leadership race is on. More than a dozen candidates put themselves forward but to make…

George Osborne’s change of heart

20 June 2019 11:24

For a long time George Osborne was more likely to be found taking snipes at his one-time political rival Boris…

The new PM’s Rory Stewart problem

20 June 2019 10:39

In this contest, Rory Stewart has established himself as the new champion of the Tory left. He has become a…

Bercow’s authority collapses at PMQs

19 June 2019 15:45

The title ‘Father of the House’ tends to give the bearer a chronic problem with wind. The present holder, Ken…

Can politicians learn the toughest lessons of the Grenfell fire?

19 June 2019 14:07

Jeremy Corbyn chose to focus his questions to the Prime Minister today on the government’s response to the Grenfell Tower…

PMQs showed the damage the leadership debate is causing to the Tory party

19 June 2019 13:20

Last night’s Tory leadership debate was an illustration of where the wider party has ended up: fractious, confused, and without…

Who will face Boris in the final stage of the Tory leadership contest?

19 June 2019 11:20

This is my scenario for how the last two days of the MPs’ stage of the Tory leadership ballot will…

Will there be a ‘Stop Rory’ campaign in the third ballot?

19 June 2019 9:50

With five candidates surviving Tuesday’s ballot, the surprise result was Rory Stewart. The wildcard entry won 37 votes – with…

Raab’s departure is good news for Boris

18 June 2019 18:28

The results of the second ballot are in and it’s Dominic Raab who has been knocked out of the race.…

Ivan Rogers: no deal is now the most likely Brexit outcome

18 June 2019 17:42

We all know this is a great country. Sadly, it’s one currently very poorly led by a political elite, some…

We expect our MPs to be dysfunctional, and then complain when they are

18 June 2019 14:26

Stella Creasy’s complaint that as an MP she will be unable to take maternity leave is just the latest piece…

What would be a good result for Boris in the second ballot?

18 June 2019 11:27

What counts as a good result for Boris Johnson in the second ballot? The former foreign secretary has already hit…

The problem with Theresa May’s desire for a legacy

17 June 2019 17:00

In less than a month, Theresa May’s premiership will be history. If she is remembered at all, it will mainly…

Sajid Javid turns on the Old Etonians

17 June 2019 14:50

So far in the Tory leadership contests, the candidates have spent a lot of time bashing the frontrunner Boris Johnson.…

Matt Hancock’s Boris endorsement irks One Nation Tories

17 June 2019 9:50

Is Boris Johnson’s route to No. 10 now unstoppable? The former foreign secretary has more MPs backing him than any…

Leadership hopefuls turn on one another in Channel 4 debate

16 June 2019 21:17

The first televised Tory leadership debate drew as much attention for who wasn’t there as who was. After Boris Johnson…

How Rory Stewart derailed his Cabinet colleagues’ campaigns

16 June 2019 14:40

When Rory Stewart first announced his intention to enter the race to be the UK’s next prime minister, he was…

Nish Kumar is Jo Brand’s most obnoxious defender

15 June 2019 8:10

We are all aware that Jo Brand saying battery acid would be a more appropriate liquid than milkshakes to throw…

Boris should ignore Lynton Crosby’s debate-ducking advice

14 June 2019 9:12

There is a reason Boris Johnson is avoiding the TV debates, and his name is Lynton Crosby.  Crosby is running…

Please can we stop calling Boris ‘Mr Johnson’?

14 June 2019 8:35

Boris Johnson has undergone a makeover and no, it’s got nothing to do with his tidier hair and vanishing paunch.…

Boris’s burka gag didn’t ‘bring shame’ on the Tories

13 June 2019 14:59

Critics of Boris Johnson were quick to seize on the fact that when Beth Rigby, the political editor of Sky…

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Boris Johnson’s clear lead increases the chances of a short contest

13 June 2019 13:43

Boris Johnson has today confirmed his place as the frontrunner to be the next prime minister. In the first voting…

End this farce and elect Boris now!

13 June 2019 13:10

Tick-tock, tick-tock, the Brexit clock doesn’t stop. October 31st is the deadline and the next prime minister will barely have…