Sajid Javid

Bas Javid: Why I joined the police

3 October 2020 9:00 am

There’s no such thing as a typical week in policing and this last one was no different. It started on…

Prepare for Javid vs Sunak in the next Tory leadership contest

11 July 2020 4:45 pm

In 1992 a young footballer named Dion Dublin left my local team, Cambridge United, to take up one of the…

Letters: Civilisation will survive coronavirus

28 March 2020 9:00 am

Covid questions Sir: I worry that Matt Ridley and others are trying to frighten us about Covid-19 (‘Like nothing we’ve…

How did being connected become ‘connectivity’?

21 February 2020 10:00 pm

Facebook recently told readers of the Sun that satellites could ‘bring broadband connectivity to rural regions where internet connectivity is…

Sajid Javid’s departure doesn’t matter

14 February 2020 11:25 pm

Much of the reaction to Sajid Javid’s departure yesterday, alongside the sacking of several other Cabinet ministers, would have you…

Boris has tightened his iron grip on government

14 February 2020 4:59 am

This is the LDC reshuffle: loyalty, discipline and competence. Number 10 wants to ensure this government is all singing from the same…

The most sinister thing about Huawei may be how clean it is

1 February 2020 9:00 am

I first wrote about the risks and rumours around Huawei — and made bad jokes about its name — in…

Revealed: Boris’s blueprint for Brexit

11 January 2020 9:00 am

For the first time since the referendum, the United Kingdom has a strong government that knows what it wants from…

‘Corbyn is led by ideology, I’m led by economics’: Sajid Javid’s spending plan

7 December 2019 9:00 am

If Boris Johnson wins next week, it will be on a manifesto of change. He will not deliver the fourth…

Now is the time for the Tories to be borrowing more

16 November 2019 9:00 am

How should fiscal conservatism be defined? George Osborne inherited a fiscal deficit that was clearly unsustainable. During the panic over…

Sajid Javid has become the doormat Chancellor

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Mario Draghi, who retired as president of the European Central Bank this week, was arguably the first holder of that…

Is the Chancellor’s cancelled speech another sign an early election is looming?

28 August 2019 1:11 am

Sajid Javid has this afternoon cancelled a speech he was due to give tomorrow, and brought forward the one-year spending…

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,…

Tory leadership hopefuls turn on one another in Channel 4 debate

17 June 2019 6:17 am

The first televised Tory leadership debate drew as much attention for who wasn’t there as who was. After Boris Johnson…

Gove, Javid and the point of a backstory

12 June 2019 1:36 am

Michael Gove’s launch was, easily, the strongest of any candidate yesterday and he deserves the plaudits he’s getting now. Even…

Boris Johnson: Why we should chuck Chequers

28 July 2018 9:00 am

Surely there is a bit of humbug in this outrage about the two remaining jihadi Beatles, Kotey and Elsheikh, and…

The Windrush debacle is not as straightforward as it seems

5 May 2018 9:00 am

The idea that left vs right has been replaced by open vs closed is one of the most self-serving conceits…

The new, acceptable face of racism

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Exactly a year ago this week I was at a dinner party when a famous opinion pollster leaned over to…

A feral, all-powerful press? The Whittingdale story disproves that

16 April 2016 9:00 am

For weeks, Westminster has been full of rumours about the private life of a certain cabinet member. It was said…

Quentin Letts’s Diary: An apology to the BBC journos who, thanks to me, are being sent away for re-education

5 December 2015 9:00 am

First, an apology. Thanks to me, all journalists at BBC Radio’s ethics and religion division are being sent for indoctrination…

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The spending cuts George Osborne flatly refused to make

28 November 2015 9:00 am

The Autumn Statement on 25 November had long been circled in Downing Street diaries as the season’s defining political moment.…

Boris in the wilderness

3 October 2015 9:00 am

His leadership challenge is dwindling while Osborne’s star rises

The Tories must move quickly to recruit ex-Labour voters. Here's how

19 September 2015 8:00 am

David Cameron might not be remembered as the best prime minister in modern British history but he will probably be…

The rich have given up their freedom

3 May 2014 9:00 am

The appointment of Sajid Javid as the new Secretary of State for Culture has been much criticised on the grounds…