Boris Johnson

The greatest threat to Boris's legacy

28 February 2021 6:31 pm

The government is starting to have an opinion poll problem, but it has nothing to do with any great threat…

What will life look like after 21 June?

27 February 2021 9:00 am

‘Alas’ is a word used many times by Boris Johnson during the pandemic. It is how he prefaces announcements that…

In defence of Keir Starmer

24 February 2021 6:14 pm

Now that we’ve finally heard Boris Johnson’s ‘roadmap’ out of lockdown, a key question remains: when will we see a…

Watch: Boris on the problem with journalists

24 February 2021 12:02 am

What’s the phrase? Poacher turned gamekeeper? Boris Johnson was once the arch poacher — a journalist at the Telegraph before taking on the editorship…

We could all pay the price for the EU's foolish vaccine nationalism

23 February 2021 10:31 pm

I’m a card carrying, Europe-loving, wishy-washy centre-left liberal. It therefore pains me to point this out: the EU in general,…

Vaccines are working – so why isn’t society reopening?

20 February 2021 9:00 am

When the Prime Minister sets out his ‘roadmap’ for easing Covid restrictions on Monday, it will be against a backdrop…

Is Boris Johnson opening the way for vaccine passports?

16 February 2021 5:25 am

The government’s position on vaccine passports is a cause of continuing intrigue. Although Downing Street has insisted on several occasions…

Boris hits vaccine target – what happens next?

15 February 2021 3:22 am

The government has good news to shout about this afternoon with ministers reaching their target of offering a first dose vaccine…

Why Boris Johnson must say no to a second Scottish referendum

13 February 2021 6:30 pm

It’s hard to believe in these early weeks of 2021, when the country is grappling with an unprecedented national health…

Tory nerves are growing over Boris Johnson's Covid strategy

13 February 2021 1:21 am

When the third lockdown was voted on in the House of Commons last month, there was a smaller Tory rebellion than the previous…

What more do I have to do to get a peerage?

6 February 2021 9:00 am

Watching Lord Hannan of Kingsclere being introduced in the House of Lords on Monday was a bittersweet moment. On the…

Vaccine success is a boost for Boris – and the Union

6 February 2021 9:00 am

Imagine for a minute what British politics would be like without a Covid vaccine. The cabinet would be deeply, and…

Keir Starmer is Labour’s last hope

6 February 2021 1:20 am

Only a few months ago, Keir Starmer was hailed as a prime minister in waiting who was giving Boris Johnson serious…

What’s next for the Special Relationship?

30 January 2021 9:00 am

This is a crucial year for the UK’s two most important relationships. The Anglo-American alliance, our strongest diplomatic and security…

Did Boris Johnson do 'everything he could' to limit Covid deaths?

27 January 2021 5:44 am

Boris Johnson, Chris Whitty and Simon Stevens held a very sombre press conference in Downing Street this evening to mark…

Do Tories know the truth about Boris Johnson?

24 January 2021 6:15 pm

Exactly 40 years ago tomorrow, four Labour party grandees issued the Limehouse Declaration, signalling ‘the re-emergence of social democracy in…

Of course Boris Johnson should take an afternoon nap

20 January 2021 1:50 am

Does Boris Johnson take an afternoon nap? Yes, according to a Downing Street insider who told the Times today that…

Boris Johnson’s face can’t be ‘performative’

16 January 2021 9:00 am

Veronica brought me a hundred newspapers so that I could check on one word. Well, she didn’t bring a wheelbarrow,…

The delicate balancing act of lockdown messaging

12 January 2021 7:14 am

Matt Hancock spent Monday evening trying to explain a very delicate tension to the public. There’s the good news of…

The comment that baffled Boris

9 January 2021 9:00 am

Real men are not supposed to confess to feeling fear. But I am frightened, second time round, about the plague.…

Sturgeon has become the real opposition leader

9 January 2021 9:00 am

A few months ago, Tory aides spotted a suspicious pattern. If they agreed on a new Covid policy to be…

Boris Johnson isn't the only one to blame for Britain's Covid crisis

6 January 2021 2:21 am

Britain has suffered one of the world’s highest Covid death tolls and worst Covid recessions. It has managed this abysmal feat…

Full text: Boris Johnson's Brexit deal speech

25 December 2020 3:09 am

It is four and a half years since the British people voted to take back control of their money, their…

At last: we have a Brexit deal

24 December 2020 7:17 pm

Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen have both confirmed that we have a deal: one with zero tariffs, zero quotas. The…

Is there a Brexit deal?

24 December 2020 7:59 am

Tonight we are still waiting for confirmation that a Brexit deal has been done. But the noises coming out of…