Boris Johnson

There’s no deal – so what next?

12 October 2019 9:00 am

There will be no last-minute deal. The talks between the UK and the EU have effectively broken down. It isn’t…

Can Boris Johnson survive if he breaks his Brexit promise?

8 October 2019 2:26 am

It gives me no pleasure to report this of my former Daily Telegraph colleague, but some people who know Boris…

Is a Brexit deal now off the table?

7 October 2019 7:59 am

Is a Brexit deal agreed before October 31st a realistic possibility? Technically talks between the UK and EU are ongoing…

Boris Johnson will have to win a majority to get the EU to engage with his Brexit plan

5 October 2019 7:37 pm

The Brexit talks between the UK and the EU are making very little progress. Number 10 say that there is…

Sorry, sir, we only stock books we agree with

5 October 2019 9:00 am

I was on my way to the pub the other evening, about seven o’clock, rain lashing down on my head,…

Why Downing Street still hasn’t named a new Bank governor

5 October 2019 9:00 am

Private secretary: ‘The Bank of England governorship, Prime Minister… opposition MPs have been saying it’s a political stitch-up and calling…

For political discourse to survive, we must be more honest about language

5 October 2019 9:00 am

When I was an English literature undergraduate, we were all very careful to avoid what used to be called the…

The men I’ve groped (including Boris)

5 October 2019 9:00 am

Charlotte Edwardes reports that Boris put his hand on her leg during lunch 20 years ago. Full disclosure, I put…

Is it time to revive our play about Boris’s sex life?

5 October 2019 9:00 am

I’m writing this from the Conservative party conference where Boris’s attempt to ram home the message that he’s the only…

We will find out in a few days whether Brexit will happen

28 September 2019 10:41 pm

There is probably now just a week or so from the end of the Tory conference for Boris Johnson to…

The torture chamber: how opposition MPs plan to humiliate Boris

28 September 2019 9:00 am

When Jeremy Corbyn declared at Labour conference that his party would only allow an election once no deal had been…

The balance of power in our constitution has been lost

28 September 2019 9:00 am

Until recently, we used to comfort ourselves with the thought that the United Kingdom’s uncodified constitution was a great national…

Has the Supreme Court handed Boris Johnson a Brexit escape route?

26 September 2019 11:26 pm

The Supreme Court’s judgement is the latest constitutional perversion after the Benn act. But ironically it may assist the Government…

Has Boris Johnson ruined his chances of passing a Brexit deal?

26 September 2019 8:56 pm

Boris Johnson’s behaviour in the Commons last night was clearly part of his strategy to set up a ‘people vs…

Why there’s still a chance of a deal

21 September 2019 9:00 am

One of the reasons why Boris Johnson is Prime Minister is that he is an optimist. After the negativity of…

My puppy-training advice for Boris Johnson

21 September 2019 9:00 am

President Harry Truman once observed: ‘If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.’ Boris Johnson, as Prime Minister…

David Cameron is more authentic than Boris Johnson

21 September 2019 9:00 am

I don’t recall exactly when I first met David Cameron, but it must have been in Oxford in 1985 shortly…

Revealed: The Brexit deal Boris Johnson wants

18 September 2019 2:45 am

The shape of the Brexit fix that Boris Johnson wants from the EU’s 27 leaders is now clear. Here it is: In…

George Osborne: I tried to swap jobs with William Hague

14 September 2019 9:00 am

I could be that rare thing: a former chancellor who is still a member of the Conservative party. Philip Hammond…

Will turning the Tories into the pro-Leave party pay off for Boris?

14 September 2019 9:00 am

An election might still be months away, but the parties have already made their big strategic choices. The Tories and…

Britain’s political system is broken. America’s isn’t

14 September 2019 9:00 am

American liberals perceive it as a jarring inconsistency: my opposition to Trump and support for Brexit. Especially outside the UK,…

Boris has more in common with Corbyn than he thinks

14 September 2019 9:00 am

Boris Johnson’s opponents love to accuse him of using the ‘Trump playbook’. Some on the left have become so obsessed…

Pericles for PM: Boris should forget Augustus and stay focused on his hero

14 September 2019 9:00 am

Boris Johnson is a gung-ho classicist. He has supported the subject throughout his journalistic and political career, is a generous…

For the first time since 1171, Ireland has more power than England

14 September 2019 9:00 am

Watching Boris Johnson in Dublin, where he came to ask Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to get him out of a hole,…

Why is Nigel Farage being so emollient to the Tories?

12 September 2019 8:19 pm

In verbal ding dongs Nigel Farage usually gives as good as he gets. But he has been oddly restrained in…