Boris Johnson

Tory manifesto will shift the party to a more blue collar conservatism

23 November 2019 6:05 pm

What happened last time means that the Tories are extremely nervous about their manifesto launch tomorrow. As I say in…

Even Elon Musk thinks Brexit Britain is a risky prospect

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Having been awarded the title of business editor of this paper by Boris Johnson in his former incarnation, I know…

Why trust is an election issue for Boris Johnson

21 November 2019 2:03 am

What is the main take away from ITV’s leaders’ debate? Listen to the news bulletins and it appears to be…

Can Nigel Farage take the Tories to victory?

16 November 2019 9:00 am

Despite the consistent poll lead and projections of a majority of about 40 seats, the Tories are still nervous. They…

The five groups of voters the Tories are targeting

16 November 2019 9:00 am

Tory MPs used to think they could rely on telltale signs while out on the campaign trail — a detached…

What makes this election so unpredictable

9 November 2019 9:51 pm

Every election campaign has a wobble. But the Tories broke new ground in managing to wobble before they’d even launched…

The case for amnesty: why it’s time to offer citizenship to illegal immigrants

9 November 2019 9:00 am

There is an unspoken truth about British life: we have two classes of citizen. The first are those born or…

Sunday shows round-up: Nigel Farage – I will not stand at this election

4 November 2019 12:46 am

Boris Johnson – I’m ‘sorry’ we did not meet our Halloween deadline Sophy Ridge began her show with a pre-recorded…

Why both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn think they’ll benefit from this TV head to head

2 November 2019 6:09 pm

Normally wrangles about TV debates go on for weeks before one is agreed. Yet, before the election campaign has even…

Boris is taking a huge gamble with an election – but it could pay off

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Contrasting Boris Johnson’s enthusiasm for a general election with Jeremy Corbyn’s reluctance, it would be easy to assume that the…

Portrait of the week: An election date is set, al-Baghdadi dies and a row over gay giraffes

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, having shelved his Brexit Bill in the face of parliamentary opposition, persuaded the Commons…

The Tories are Boris Johnson’s Conservatives now

2 November 2019 9:00 am

How much does Boris Johnson’s move to an early election resemble Mrs May’s disastrous one in 2017? In two important…

General election 2019: can Boris Johnson succeed where Theresa May failed?

2 November 2019 9:00 am

This general election isn’t the most important in a generation, it is the most significant in the lifetime of anyone…

Election 2019: how the Tories plan to break Labour’s ‘red wall’

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Of all those fighting this general election, the Conservatives are the only ones who need a majority. Labour just needs…

What is Boris Johnson’s plan?

26 October 2019 8:36 pm

As Boris Johnson laid out his plan at political Cabinet on Thursday, it quickly became apparent how much of it…

The question for wavering MPs: do they really trust Boris Johnson?

19 October 2019 10:52 pm

Boris Johnson is still pursuing today’s vote as a decisive moment for the Brexit deal, rather than the start of…

The vindication of Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Before the referendum, David Davis thought that the Brexit process would be straightforward. ‘The first calling point of the UK’s…

Donald Trump is key to Boris Johnson’s survival

19 October 2019 9:00 am

There are so many problems confronting our polity this week that it is almost impossible to write about any of…

A Brexit deal will completely change the electoral landscape

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Expect the unexpected has been the rule in British politics these last few years. But even so, few would have…

It’s down to the wire – and Boris only has one chance to survive

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Here is my ideal scenario. Having failed to push through a deal to leave the European Union, either in the…

Boris Johnson ‘very confident’ MPs will back his deal

18 October 2019 4:33 am

Boris Johnson has just given a very upbeat press conference about his Brexit deal, despite the DUP being clear that…

Did anyone take today’s Queen’s Speech seriously?

15 October 2019 3:38 am

If today’s Queen’s Speech was meant to offer a preview of what the next general election and life after it…

Could Boris Johnson win an election but lose his seat?

14 October 2019 9:25 pm

Is Boris safe in Uxbridge? The Lib Dems have an eye on the Prime Minister’s 5000 vote majority and their…

The purpose of Boris Johnson’s Queen’s Speech

14 October 2019 7:20 am

Normally a Prime Minister uses a Queen’s Speech to lay out their government’s legislative agenda for the year ahead. However,…

Can ministers really hold their nerve on Brexit this week?

14 October 2019 6:39 am

Boris Johnson is now in what’s known in cricket as the ‘Nervous Nineties’, when a batsman becomes so anxious about…