Boris Johnson

Boris's green industrial revolution is doomed to fail

21 November 2020 8:48 pm

Boris Johnson’s ‘green industrial revolution’, which was announced this week, looks doomed from the outset. From our heating to how we…

More devolution in England could save the Union

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Tory MPs are already starting to talk about May’s various elections. Boris Johnson’s first post-Covid electoral test will take place…

Boris in a spin: can the PM find his way again?

21 November 2020 9:00 am

With Cummings gone, which way will the PM turn now?

The truth about me and Dominic Cummings

21 November 2020 9:00 am

It is such a relief that Dominic Cummings has gone. Not for the sake of the country or the government…

Denial is not a strategy, Prime Minister

21 November 2020 9:00 am

The psychodrama in No. 10 is badly timed. The government has used emergency powers to ban meetings, church services and…

Inside the court of Carrie Symonds, princess of whales

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Inside the court of Carrie Symonds

What does it mean to be ‘fit as a butcher’s dog’?

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Boris and the butcher’s dog Who first coined the phrase ‘as fit as a butcher’s dog’? It has been traced…

Portrait of the week: Cummings goes, Corbyn returns and pigeon sells for £1.4m

21 November 2020 9:00 am

Home Dominic Cummings, the chief adviser to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, left Downing Street after a week in which…

Brexit could help Boris's green revolution come to life

20 November 2020 10:52 pm

Boris Johnson announced his new ten-point plan for Britain’s transition to a net-zero carbon emissions economy this week. It is…

Why Boris, not Rishi, will lead the Tories into the next election

20 November 2020 9:31 pm

Some Tory MPs are hoping that Dominic Cummings’ departure from Downing Street will bring with it a vital lift to…

The fatal flaw in Boris’s ten point carbon plan

18 November 2020 11:29 pm

There is nothing wrong with the general direction of policy contained within the government’s ten point plan to cut carbon…

Boris's eco-optimism will get the better of him

18 November 2020 11:18 pm

Vote blue for green jobs in the red wall. That’s the message we’re supposed to take from Boris Johnson’s ten…

Boris was right: Scottish devolution has been a disaster

17 November 2020 6:00 pm

Boris Johnson says devolution has been a ‘disaster’. This has the rare quality for a Boris statement of being true…

Boris set to unveil 'Ten Point Plan' for a green industrial revolution

16 November 2020 9:30 am

Boris Johnson wants to use this week to relaunch his leadership after a torrid few days in his top team.…

Does Boris have a supporters’ club left in Parliament?

16 November 2020 3:19 am

Boris Johnson needs to use the departure of Dominic Cummings and Lee Cain to repair relations with his Parliamentary party.…

Drinking to the glories of Burns and follies of Boris

14 November 2020 9:00 am

At least in London, midwinter spring has not been entirely vanquished, and the trees are still a couple of strong…

Boris won't be forgiven if he caves on Brexit now

14 November 2020 9:00 am

It now looks increasingly likely that lockdown will end on 2 December, after all. The decision to impose further restrictions…

Will the vaccine revive Boris?

14 November 2020 9:00 am

The first full week of the new national lockdown had the potential to be very difficult for Boris Johnson. Although…

Alas, ‘alas’ is losing its irony

7 November 2020 9:00 am

Boris Johnson looked unhappy, as well he might, standing at his indoor lectern last Saturday to announce the new lockdown:…

This lockdown comes at a high political cost

7 November 2020 9:00 am

Keir Starmer has his first attack line of the next general election campaign. He will say that England’s second lockdown…

No one has made a clear and logical case for this lockdown

7 November 2020 9:00 am

The benefit of having a lockdown announced some days in advance is the ability to savour what is about to…

Boris's 'Captain Hindsight' attack backfires

2 November 2020 2:50 am

Boris Johnson may be able to explain his U-turn on imposing a second national lockdown on England in policy terms,…

The long winter – why Covid restrictions could last until April

31 October 2020 9:00 am

The ‘worst-case scenario’ for Covid

Boris Johnson needs to face down his own people

24 October 2020 9:00 am

To beat the virus, the government is asking us to keep to simple hands-face-space guidelines. When these are not followed,…

Boris Johnson is fighting on too many fronts

22 October 2020 10:58 pm

When Boris ran to become leader of the Conservative party – and again when he campaigned in December’s general election…