Boris Johnson

Boris has to get out of Camberwell

22 June 2019 8:17 pm

Well! Just when it looked like the only political question anyone would be talking about is the start of the…

History will wonder how we trusted Boris with Britain

22 June 2019 4:30 pm

I am besieged by media folk asking when I shall make good on a four-year-old threat to flee to Buenos…

The Tory party has no choice but to bet on Boris

22 June 2019 9:00 am

When Boris Johnson was appointed editor of this magazine two decades ago, an unkind soul said it was like ‘entrusting…

Portrait of the week: Boris surges ahead, Chuka joins the Lib Dems and Chris Froome crashes

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson was well ahead in the parliamentary stage of the contest for the leadership of the Conservative party,…

History will wonder how we trusted Boris with Britain

22 June 2019 9:00 am

I am besieged by media folk asking when I shall make good on a four-year-old threat to flee to Buenos…

Boris and the perils of popularity

22 June 2019 9:00 am

So: Boris triumphans, ready to deliver a 140-seat majority for the Tories and lead the UK out of Europe and…

Letters: A green agenda will help the economy blossom

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Eco opportunity Sir: As a North Sea oil engineer now working on the UK’s ‘green’ energy transition, I believe Ross…

Boris’s big mistake? Agreeing to the BBC debate

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Boris and his team made a mistake by agreeing to take part in Tuesday’s BBC leadership debate. In such decisions,…

Why are sensible Tories backing Boris Johnson?

22 June 2019 9:00 am

It was when Matt Hancock went over to Boris Johnson that something snapped. ‘Every time a child says “I don’t…

Enter Boris: what his premiership will look like

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Quietly and discreetly, the planning for Boris Johnson’s premiership has begun. No one wants to be seen measuring the curtains,…

Are you suffering from Boris Derangement Syndrome?

22 June 2019 9:00 am

I switched on the radio last week and caught the tail end of a discussion about the Conservative leadership election.…

How Boris Johnson intends to approach the next stage of the Tory leadership contest

21 June 2019 6:08 am

There was a huge cheer in Boris Johnson’s office when it was announced that Jeremy Hunt had 77 votes, sending…

The Boris campaign get the leadership final they hoped for

21 June 2019 4:24 am

There will be sighs of relief in the Boris Johnson camp this evening after Jeremy Hunt won the second spot…

Who will face Boris in the final stage of the Tory leadership contest?

19 June 2019 8:20 pm

This is my scenario for how the last two days of the MPs’ stage of the Tory leadership ballot will…

The leadership contest exposes how few Tories have a clue about the economy

15 June 2019 9:00 am

‘Choice’ is a word that is used liberally in Conservative thinking — whether it be about schools, hospitals or consumer…

Greenwashed: The strange triumph of eco-Toryism

15 June 2019 9:00 am

Even before the government this week announced a legally binding target to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by…

Boris is the only one who can save the Tories

15 June 2019 9:00 am

A lady once offered to go to bed with me if I could ensure that she would write The Spectator’s…

Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson’s clear lead increases the chances of a short contest

13 June 2019 10:43 pm

Boris Johnson has today confirmed his place as the frontrunner to be the next prime minister. In the first voting…

End this farce and elect Boris now!

13 June 2019 10:10 pm

Tick-tock, tick-tock, the Brexit clock doesn’t stop. October 31st is the deadline and the next prime minister will barely have…

Boris-onomics is what Britain needs

12 June 2019 11:20 pm

A few jokes. A sprinkling of tax cuts. A few more jokes. A couple of flashy new buildings. And then…

Could the Tory leadership race end early?

8 June 2019 7:22 pm

The Tory leadership is fast becoming Boris Johnson’s to lose, I say in The Sun this morning. He has more…

Boris Johnson may have found an advocate in ancient Greece

8 June 2019 9:00 am

Boris Johnson is to be tried at the Crown Court on the grounds that, during the 2016 Brexit referendum campaign,…

The race for the Tory leadership is as fractured as it is crowded

8 June 2019 9:00 am

The remarkable thing about the Tory leadership election is how long it has been coming. When Theresa May blew the…

Tory leadership candidates start frenzied final push for support

6 June 2019 2:05 am

With just a few days to go until nominations close in the Tory leadership contest, candidates are busy trying to…

Can Boris Johnson’s ‘little otter’ make him woke enough to win?

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Philip May seems a decent cove. He’s been stoic and loyal but I can’t help hoping that the next prime…