Boris Johnson

Boris pressgangs Biden at White House love-in

22 September 2021 12:05 pm

You can take the boy out of journalism but you can’t the journalism out of the boy. That’s the rule…

Boris is a mini-Biden

22 September 2021 4:00 am

It’s been said far too many times that Boris Johnson and Donald Trump have a lot in common. Trump himself…

Boris Johnson's government shake-up continues

17 September 2021 1:00 am

After a rather quiet day, the reshuffle is back on, and Boris Johnson is proving to be even more brutal…

Johnson's reshuffle rumours won't go away

15 September 2021 12:50 am

When Boris Johnson was asked at today’s Covid press conference whether he could rule out an imminent cabinet reshuffle, he…

The emergency is over. Now the government must relinquish its emergency powers

11 September 2021 9:00 am

For 18 months, the government has held power over us as never before in peacetime. The emergency powers granted by…

Levelling up: the inversion of the welfare state

11 September 2021 9:00 am

Why politicians are competing to bribe the affluent

Boris’s premiership is entering a dangerous new phase

11 September 2021 9:00 am

The announcement of a tax increase for both workers and employers to fund more spending on health and social care…

Boris should keep copying Blair

8 September 2021 10:05 pm

Having written here at least once before that Boris Johnson is the heir to Blair, my first thought on the Prime…

The rise and rise of Rishi Sunak

8 September 2021 9:45 pm

When Victoria Beckham noticed that her husband David had developed a winning way, not just with her but with almost…

Why didn't Tory MPs oppose Boris's tax hike?

7 September 2021 10:55 pm

Boris Johnson has just announced his plans to increase National Insurance by 1.25 per cent for both workers and employers…

Boris and Priti can't blame France for the Channel migrant crisis

7 September 2021 9:17 pm

The sun is beating down again, the waves are less choppy in the English Channel and the small boats full…

Why Johnson's tax gamble will pay off

7 September 2021 8:35 pm

Boris Johnson’s announcement today, promising he will fix the £15 billion hole in health and social care, may well be…

Can Johnson win round his social care critics?

7 September 2021 7:40 pm

Is Boris Johnson’s social care plan about to sail through the House of Commons? Today the Prime Minister will unveil the…

Will Johnson's cabinet of cardboard cutouts make a stand?

7 September 2021 5:03 pm

Cabinet government has become a very degraded thing. When I checked last night, cabinet ministers had still not been told…

On Afghanistan, Boris Johnson has escaped again

7 September 2021 7:39 am

Boris Johnson took a strangely upbeat tone when he updated MPs on Afghanistan this afternoon. He argued that British planning…

Is Boris weaponising reshuffle rumours?

7 September 2021 5:10 am

Parliament is back today and the Prime Minister is facing an autumn filled with problems. Boris Johnson had hoped to…

Why isn't the vaccine UK approved for 12- to 15-year-olds?

4 September 2021 10:20 am

This afternoon, the JCVI has essentially passed the buck on vaccinating 12- to 15-year-olds. It has declared that the health benefits…

The Tories aren’t in party mood

4 September 2021 9:00 am

Nearly two years on from the general election and 11 years since the Tories took office, they remain comfortably and…

Boris could pay a big price for his flawed social care shake-up

3 September 2021 10:42 pm

Boris Johnson pledged to ‘fix the crisis in social care’ over two years ago. Next week, the Prime Minister is…

Why Boris Johnson’s opponents keep failing

30 August 2021 4:13 pm

Which Boris Johnson should Labour fight? There is little doubt about the personality traits most left-wing activists think they have…

Boris Johnson's Macron-esque pettiness

25 August 2021 3:30 pm

How we all hollered with outrage in May when Emmanuel Macron closed France’s borders to people arriving from Britain on…

Is Theresa May in any position to criticise Boris?

21 August 2021 3:00 pm

When Theresa May told a joke at her own expense at a reception of Tory MPs held to celebrate Boris…

Boris faces a backlash from Tory MPs over Afghanistan

16 August 2021 6:01 pm

After the Taliban took over Kabul and announced victory in Afghanistan, a scramble is underway by diplomats and many Afghans…

The real reason Biden was prepared to let Kabul fall

16 August 2021 5:57 pm

The speed of the Taliban’s advance, culminating in Sunday’s capture of Kabul, has been widely put forward as proof that…

What will the next reshuffle look like?

10 August 2021 12:25 am

Following reports over the weekend that Boris Johnson has threatened to demote Rishi Sunak to health secretary, Downing Street has today…