James Forsyth

Will Theresa May ever resist a backlash?

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Elections matter. They are fundamental to our way of life. So, while it is appropriate that the campaigns stopped on…

Twelve months of May

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Normally, the first anniversary of a prime minister taking office is the occasion for a lot of opinion polls and…

Never mind the election – Corbynism isn’t going away

6 May 2017 9:00 am

General elections are meant to produce a government and an opposition — ideally, a decent version of both. It is…

Why Tories are talking up Labour

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Considering that their party is expected to win by a landslide, the Tory spin doctors sound unusually panicked. They are…

Theresa’s party tricks

22 April 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May has long been clear about what sets her apart from other politicians: she doesn’t play political games. When…

If Trump’s listening to his generals, that’s great news for Britain

14 April 2017 11:00 pm

‘Great Britain has lost an Empire and not yet found a role’. Fifty-five years on, Dean Acheson’s remark has not…

Trump’s plan for Pyongyang

8 April 2017 9:00 am

On several foreign policy issues, Donald Trump has mellowed since taking office. His administration still has concerns about the Iran…

The friendly alliance

30 March 2017 2:00 pm

On 29 March 2019 the Queen should have a state dinner and invite the European Union’s 27 heads of state…

The friendly alliance

30 March 2017 2:00 pm

On 29 March 2019 the Queen should have a state dinner and invite the European Union’s 27 heads of state…

A way for both sides to claim Brexit victory

23 March 2017 3:00 pm

Theresa May doesn’t do drama. She regards order as both a political and personal virtue. And this goes a long…

Double trouble

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May is a cautious politician. She has risen to the top by avoiding unnecessary risks; no one survives 18…

A Budget to keep Brexit off the rocks

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Chancellors often enjoy a Budget for the chance it gives them to show off. They enjoy wrong-footing their opponents with…

A Budget to keep Brexit off the rocks

9 March 2017 3:00 pm

Chancellors often enjoy a Budget for the chance it gives them to show off. They enjoy wrong-footing their opponents with…

Trump’s show of strength to Moscow

4 March 2017 9:00 am

Donald Trump has not lost his capacity to surprise: few would have bet on him starting his address to Congress…

Trump’s show of strength to Moscow

2 March 2017 3:00 pm

Donald Trump has not lost his capacity to surprise: few would have bet on him starting his address to Congress…

The new third Way

25 February 2017 9:00 am

Forget left and right — the new divide in politics is between nationalists and globalists. Donald Trump’s team believe that…

The new third Way

23 February 2017 3:00 pm

Forget left and right — the new divide in politics is between nationalists and globalists. Donald Trump’s team believe that…

The new third Way

23 February 2017 3:00 pm

Forget left and right — the new divide in politics is between nationalists and globalists. Donald Trump’s team believe that…

For the sake of the constitution, please shut up

18 February 2017 9:00 am

One of the striking features of Britain’s unwritten constitution is how it relies on various people keeping their opinions to…

For the sake of the constitution, please shut up

16 February 2017 3:00 pm

One of the striking features of Britain’s unwritten constitution is how it relies on various people keeping their opinions to…

Theresa May’s racing certainty

11 February 2017 9:00 am

There are few things more predictable than people talking about the unpredictability of politics. We live in an age, we…

Theresa May’s racing certainty

9 February 2017 3:00 pm

There are few things more predictable than people talking about the unpredictability of politics. We live in an age, we…

No. 10 is learning how to deal with the Donald

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Imagine if Donald Trump declared that Islam had ‘no place’ in his country, or proposed banning the burqa ‘wherever legally…

No. 10 is learning how to deal with the Donald

2 February 2017 3:00 pm

Imagine if Donald Trump declared that Islam had ‘no place’ in his country, or proposed banning the burqa ‘wherever legally…

A wake-up call for Parliament

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Parliament is the cockpit of the nation, but MPs have been on autopilot rather a lot in the past 40-odd…