Rishi Sunak

After Boris, who?

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Even Boris Johnson’s longest-standing supporters now think he might be on the way out. His admission that he attended a Downing…

Get ready to start paying the cost of Covid

8 January 2022 1:40 am

Forget the desirability (or lack thereof) of tax hikes: can Britain survive them? That’s the economic question that kicked off…

Can Boris take back control of No. 10?

18 December 2021 9:00 am

Can Boris take back control of No. 10?

Lockdown, protests, parties and Matt Hancock’s kiss

18 December 2021 9:00 am

January The United Kingdom found itself in possession of a trade agreement with the EU. Coronavirus restrictions were tightened. The…

Unbowed Boris has put his Tory rivals in their places

16 December 2021 3:20 am

Boris was resurgent at PMQs today. He sprinkled scorn, merriment and mischief in all directions. He even boasted that last…

Boris’s successor should be Rishi Sunak, not Liz Truss

11 December 2021 9:00 pm

Is the ball about to come loose at the back of the scrum? Though an imminent defenestration of Boris Johnson…

Does Rishi Sunak really understand red wall voters?

13 November 2021 9:00 pm

Rishi Sunak thinks Boris Johnson goofed badly when he conspiring to upend Commons standards procedures and agrees with his colleagues…

Eighteen months of inflation is not 'transitory'

13 November 2021 11:25 am

The big central banks have been insisting for months now that the rise in inflation is temporary, and will fade…

Why Rishi Sunak’s sleaze row apology matters

11 November 2021 11:24 pm

Sorry may be the hardest word for Boris Johnson but that isn’t the case for certain members of his cabinet.…

Will the Tories cut taxes before the next election?

30 October 2021 12:35 pm

The Tory party has reached a fork in the road, I say in the Times today. One path involves sticking…

Would the real Rishi Sunak please stand up?

28 October 2021 10:55 am

It was a tale of two chancellors at today’s high-spending Budget. Rishi Sunak began by embracing the big-state profligacy pursued…

Rishi Sunak's low tax pitch to MPs

28 October 2021 4:48 am

Is Rishi Sunak a low tax chancellor? He certainly likes to tell anyone who will listen that he is. Yet…

Six things we learnt from the Budget

28 October 2021 3:21 am

Another big fiscal event for Rishi Sunak today, as he delivered his Budget and the details of a three-year spending…

Responsible Rishi's Budget balancing act

27 October 2021 4:00 am

Rishi Sunak has released photos of his Budget prep, as he prepares to stand up in the House of Commons…

Rishi in, Keir out: 2020's most popular baby names

19 October 2021 7:56 am

Once the popularity of politicians was judged by how many babies they were asked to kiss – now it’s by…

Sunak faces the free-marketeers

6 October 2021 7:47 am

Rishi Sunak didn’t give too much away tonight when he spoke at the ThinkTent Conservative Party Conference. The Chancellor is…

Does Liz Truss have what it takes to be Foreign Secretary?

18 September 2021 8:30 pm

In the dying days of Theresa May’s benighted premiership I spotted a long-serving Tory MP on the same weekend train…

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 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…

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…

How do the Tories stop the rise of an ever-bigger state?

23 July 2021 3:10 am

When Gordon Brown raised National Insurance in 2002 to put more money into the health service, it was seen as…

What the NHS pay rise says about Boris Johnson's priorities

23 July 2021 3:03 am

Well, that didn’t take long. Two days ago, a leaked report revealed that the government was considering using a national insurance…

It's time for Rishi Sunak to stand up to Boris Johnson

27 June 2021 4:00 pm

Finally the pandemic fog is lifting and the outlines of post-Covid politics are starting to take shape. While the Government…

Johnson vs Sunak: The political battle of the autumn?

21 June 2021 7:27 pm

As ministers grow increasingly confident that they will be able to unlock by 19 July, Boris Johnson is facing a…

Rishi Sunak and the coming Tory battle over climate change

18 June 2021 9:49 am

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, isn’t normally given to waffle, which makes his maiden appearance on GB News all the more…