Katy Balls

Katy Balls is Diary Editor at The Spectator.

May under pressure to set an exit date to get her deal over the line

18 March 2019 10:17 am

Is this the week Theresa May sets out an exit date for her departure from No. 10? There is hope…

How likely is an imminent general election?

16 March 2019 9:00 am

When a British government loses control over parliament, the natural remedy is to hold a general election. Why prolong everyone’s…

Are things finally looking up for Theresa May?

15 March 2019 6:47 am

Theresa May’s week just got a little less bad. This evening the Government managed to successfully defeat a string of…

The latest government shambles could help May pass her deal

14 March 2019 8:10 am

This evening Theresa May’s week went from awful to terrible. After her deal was heavily defeated for a second time…

What Theresa May needs to go right today to avoid another historic defeat

12 March 2019 6:55 pm

In order to turn things around with her Brexit deal, Theresa May needs a domino effect. She needs to somehow…

How can the government avoid defeat this week?

25 February 2019 8:54 pm

Theresa May begins the week with a chunk of her party growing increasingly frustrated with her handling of Brexit. The…

Westminster’s splitting headache: who will quit next?

23 February 2019 9:00 am

The first thing to note about the ‘South Bank seven’ is that they are nothing like the four former Labour…

Will 2019 be Jeremy Corbyn’s year?

5 January 2019 9:00 am

It’s hard to think of a time when an opposition leader has had such a promising start to the new…

War-gaming the Brexit vote: seven scenarios for what happens next

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Parliament is in deadlock over Brexit. So what can we expect in the coming days and weeks after the vote?…

How WhatsApp stops the Tory plotters plotting

3 November 2018 9:00 am

How to explain Theresa May’s resilience? As Prime Minister, she has survived mishaps and calamities that would have finished off…

The People’s Vote have one big advantage: their opponents are in disarray

1 September 2018 9:00 am

It may seem odd that a cabal of politicians, celebrities and millionaires can successfully present themselves as a great democratic…

The plot to stop Brexit

25 August 2018 9:00 am

Every Wednesday morning in the House of Commons, about a dozen people can be seen making their way along the…

Theresa May’s exit strategy

18 August 2018 9:00 am

There’s an advertising campaign for the Swiss Alps at the moment urging people to go hiking there ‘and find the…

Notes from Jerusalem: Everyone is in love with Donald Trump

19 May 2018 9:00 am

‘Trump Make Israel Great’ reads the banner on the deserted hotel next to the new American embassy in Jerusalem. Unlike…

The phoney Tory leadership war

19 August 2017 9:00 am

When a new MP is offered a job as a parliamentary private secretary for a cabinet member, it’s often a…

Cable cars, cheese and chic on the quieter side of the Alps

17 October 2015 9:00 am

‘It sounds like you’re having an Ann Summers party up there,’ a male traveller called, as our group erupted into…

Powder to the people: the new deal for the cocaine market

29 August 2015 9:00 am

Fierce competition is forcing drug dealers to adjust their sales methods

Alpine joys in summer

You don’t have to be super-rich to enjoy St Moritz in summer

30 May 2015 9:00 am

Here’s a tip: when travelling to St Moritz, it’s best not to mention the name of your final destination to…