UK politics

Why the First Wives’ Club should cut Boris a bit of slack

1 June 2019 11:18

Well, very obliging of Donald Trump to back Boris Johnson – ‘a very good guy…he’d be excellent…I like him very…

Johnson bags Truss endorsement, but no Boris Amber dream ticket

1 June 2019 8:05

The Boris Johnson campaign has been very quiet this week. But as I say in The Sun this morning, it…

What Rory Stewart and Donald Trump have in common

1 June 2019 6:00

What the hell has got into Rory Stewart? The man’s everywhere, outstretched phone in hand, like an Instagram influencer on…

Change UK holds post mortem after EU election humiliation

31 May 2019 17:25

Change UK has been holding post-mortem meetings about its failure to win any seats in last week’s European elections, I…

Stop Boris? These days it’s Operation Stop Raab

31 May 2019 10:39

For a long time now, there’s been a Stop Boris campaign in operation in Westminster. With the Parliamentary party a…

Tory leadership row brewing over CCHQ ‘stitch-up’

30 May 2019 18:23

Inevitably, the Tory leadership contest is developing a row about process and possible stitch-ups. Party grandees have been suggesting limiting…

Why I’m pleased that Dominic Raab isn’t a feminist

30 May 2019 12:52

Dominic Raab is not a feminist. That is the confession the Tory leadership hopeful makes in an interview in this week’s…

The message Tory leadership candidates need to hear

30 May 2019 10:52

I’ve been the victim of a robbery. In broad daylight. As an average Brit, more than 40 per cent of everything I produce…

The Boris Brexit court case isn’t as bad for his leadership bid as some hope

29 May 2019 18:28

Will Boris Johnson being told to answer to allegations of misconduct in a public office derail his leadership campaign? The…

Operation Stop Boris is backfiring. Again

29 May 2019 17:41

As the race to replace Theresa May heats up, Operation Stop Boris is now in full swing. Boris Johnson remains…

How councils in crisis could open up an important Tory leadership battleground

29 May 2019 17:21

One of the issues that should crop up in this Tory leadership contest is local government funding. True, it’s not…

Talking about Brexit won’t be enough for the next Tory leader

29 May 2019 16:38

The Tory leadership contest has been dominated by Brexit so far. To a large extent, this is inevitable: Brexit is…

Matt Hancock has missed the point about Boris’s business jibe

29 May 2019 12:55

If it was in a playground in one of the rougher parts of town, which increasingly it resembles, this could…

Boris Johnson’s court appearance is nothing to celebrate

29 May 2019 12:30

I have often wondered what would happen if politicians were bound by the same rules as advertisers, or if manifestos…

Graham Brady meets with an old hand at campaigns

29 May 2019 8:41

With twelve candidates so far declared for the Tory leadership contest, more MPs are expected to announce in the coming…

Ministers take advantage of power vacuum left by May resignation

28 May 2019 13:34

Parliament is in recess at the moment, though the difference between a House of Commons Chamber that is sitting and…

What I’ve learned from talking to Americans about Brexit

28 May 2019 13:31

I’m an Oxbridge graduate in my twenties and a native speaker of a Romance language. I’m a citizen of nowhere…

Alastair Campbell expelled from Labour party

28 May 2019 12:55

Alastair Campbell has been something of a Labour party fixture for the last twenty years – but not any longer.…

The equality watchdog’s probe leaves Labour with a painful choice

28 May 2019 11:50

Today’s confirmation that the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is launching a formal investigation of the Labour party has…

Tory leadership candidates avoid the C-word

28 May 2019 11:28

Kit Malthouse’s entry into the Conservative leadership contest has created quite a problem for the other candidates, not so much…

What Hunt’s no deal warning reveals about the Tory leadership contest

28 May 2019 11:16

The Conservative leadership contest doesn’t officially commence until June but that hasn’t stopped the various contenders parading their credentials. With…

Watch: Rory Stewart called out over made-up Brexit ‘fact’

28 May 2019 10:59

Rory Stewart is emerging as something of a dark horse in the Tory leadership contest. But while the international development…

How Rory Stewart can save the Tories

28 May 2019 8:00

What does Rory Stewart’s time at the helm as prisons minister tell us about his fitness to lead the Conservative party…

Corbynistas turn on one another over EU election meltdown

27 May 2019 21:40

There’s a lot of soul-searching in the Labour party after Sunday’s abysmal results in the European elections. On Monday, Corbynista…

Jesse Norman keeps his fans waiting

27 May 2019 17:18

Is Jesse Norman standing for the Tory leadership? The Conservative MP has just taken to Twitter to provide an answer.…