James Forsyth

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…

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…

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…

A wake-up call for Parliament

26 January 2017 3:00 pm

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

May has taken back control

21 January 2017 9:00 am

‘No negotiation without notification’ has been the EU’s mantra since 24 June last year. Its leaders have been determined that…

May has taken back control

19 January 2017 3:00 pm

‘No negotiation without notification’ has been the EU’s mantra since 24 June last year. Its leaders have been determined that…

Theresa May, left-wing Tory

14 January 2017 9:00 am

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

Theresa May, left-wing Tory

12 January 2017 3:00 pm

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

Europe’s year of insurgency

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

After the tumult of 2016, Europe could do with a year of calm. It won’t get one. Elections are to…

A year of revolution

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Few years will live as long in the memory as 2016. Historians will ponder the meaning and consequences of the…

A year of revolution

8 December 2016 3:00 pm

Few years will live as long in the memory as 2016. Historians will ponder the meaning and consequences of the…