Boris Johnson

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…

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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…

Full-blooded Brexiteers vs cabinet compromisers

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Parties don’t get rid of their leaders unless things are going very badly. But this Tory crisis is different in…

The Boris Brexit court case isn’t as bad for his leadership bid as some hope

30 May 2019 3:28 am

Will Boris Johnson being told to answer to allegations of misconduct in a public office derail his leadership campaign? The…

Operation Stop Boris is backfiring. Again

30 May 2019 2:41 am

As the race to replace Theresa May heats up, Operation Stop Boris is now in full swing. Boris Johnson remains…

Only Boris can bury Brexit

25 May 2019 9:00 am

Sit down, my swivel-eyed Brexiter friend, and pour yourself a stiff whisky. I’ve something to tell you that’s going to…

Eerily accurate: Will Barton as Boris Johnson in The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson. Image: Pamela Raith

This Boris play only gets it half-right

25 May 2019 9:00 am

The opening of Jonathan Maitland’s new play about Boris purports to be based on real events. Just before the referendum,…

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Brexit means Boris

24 May 2019 9:45 pm

A few months before he died in 2007, the famous journalist Bill Deedes asked if I would come to see…

Can Brexiteers trust Boris Johnson to deliver a ‘real’ Brexit?

21 May 2019 11:54 pm

The current Westminster consensus that Boris Johnson is the next Tory leader and prime minister raises all sorts of thoughts.…

The case against Boris Johnson

21 May 2019 9:06 pm

In the old days, if the Tory party was in trouble, old hands who had seen it all before would…

Cometh the hour: Boris Johnson may be the Tories’ best hope

18 May 2019 9:00 am

The worse things are for the Tories, the better for Boris Johnson. If the Tories were ahead in the polls,…