David Cameron

Lord Freud: the man who saved the welfare system

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Cameron was right about one thing: not sacking Lord Freud

Channel 4's The Coalition reviewed: heroically free of cynicism

28 March 2015 9:00 am

In a late schedule change, Channel 4’s Coalition was shifted from Thursday to Saturday to make room for Jeremy Paxman…

Be different, be original: that’s what makes a popular politician

28 March 2015 9:00 am

I sometimes try to imagine what it would be like being a political leader. I find this difficult because I…

The art of political biography remains in intensive care if Giles Radice’s latest book is anything to go by, says Simon Heffer

21 March 2015 9:00 am

With the odd exception — I think principally of Charles Moore’s life of Margaret Thatcher — the genre of political…

Kitty Fisher’s: proof that the PM has good taste in restaurants, if not in friends

21 March 2015 9:00 am

David Cameron is too cowardly, or too cynical, to debate with Ed ‘Two or Possibly Three Kitchens’ Miliband — which…

It’s a pointless waste of time for David Cameron to resurrect the hunting debate

14 March 2015 9:00 am

Of all the election promises politicians make in the run-up to a general election the one most certain to remain…

Portrait of the week

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Home The man seen in several Islamic State videos of hostages being beheaded, nicknamed Jihadi John by the British press,…

It’s now clear: David Cameron was never a real moderniser

7 March 2015 9:00 am

I have a friend who was a Young Conservative. Just the one, I promise, and he’s grown out of it…

Portrait of the week

28 February 2015 9:00 am

Home Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the former Conservative foreign secretary, resigned as chairman of Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee and promised…

VE day anniversary: why politics will take second place the day after the election

21 February 2015 9:00 am

Will politics take second place the day after the election?

In this election, won't someone please weaponise defence?

14 February 2015 9:00 am

Britain is forfeiting its position on the world stage. With no national debate, we are surrendering our claim to be…

The Tories are coming to believe in David Cameron's election hunch

14 February 2015 9:00 am

‘You did this,’ David Cameron repeatedly declared to Tory donors as he reeled off a list of the government’s achievements…

The trouble with Kids Company

14 February 2015 9:00 am

It’s a favourite charity of David Cameron and many celebrities. But does it do what it claims to do?

Portrait of the week

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Home Party leaders mercilessly launched 100 days of campaigning before the general election on 7 May. David Cameron, the Conservative…

Europe’s crisis is Cameron’s opportunity

31 January 2015 9:00 am

For Angela Merkel, it’s a crisis. For David Cameron, it’s an opportunity

Those ancient Greeks were bores — but things are looking up

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Thick snow is falling hard and heavy, muffling sounds and turning the picturesque village postcard beautiful. I am lying in…

Don't believe the gloom-mongers: deflation will be good for Britain

24 January 2015 9:00 am

Campaigning in Putney in 1978, Mrs Thatcher famously took out a pair of scissors and cut a pound note down…

David Cameron has a very strange idea of freedom

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Last Sunday, David Cameron marched through Paris in solidarity, so it seemed, with those who stand up for free speech.…

Why the Greek election could decide Britain's next government

17 January 2015 9:00 am

Before the eurozone crisis, Greek elections didn’t receive much attention in Westminster. At the moment, however, the polls from Athens…

So the near collapse of A&Es around the country is all my fault?

10 January 2015 9:00 am

Oh, I see. So it’s my fault. There I was, thinking that the general swamping and near collapse of accident…

Why no one will win on 7 May 2015

10 January 2015 9:00 am

Whatever happens on 7 May, both main party leaders face disaster

What David Cameron must do to win (properly this time)

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Almost exactly five years ago, the Conservatives fired the starting gun for a general election — and shot themselves in…

Bruce Anderson’s diary: If you want to understand the SNP, it helps to be an ex-Trot

3 January 2015 9:00 am

An embarrassing confession: in the late 1960s, I was a Trotskyite. But that period of political adolescence has its uses.…

Reasons for Ed Miliband to be cheerful (we had to stretch a bit)

3 January 2015 9:00 am

Election omens Reasons for Ed Miliband to feel confident in 2015: — Only three parliaments since 1945 have run to…

A year ago, I had big plans to unite the right. This year, I’m keeping my ambitions more modest

3 January 2015 9:00 am

This time last year, I wrote an article saying my main project in 2014 would be to unite the right.…