Tories

Labour are deluding themselves about Boris's 'vaccine bounce'

15 May 2021 3:30 pm

That vast battalion of pinko pundits who confidently expected Boris Johnson to get a drubbing in last week’s elections has…

Boris faces a painful choice over social care

13 May 2021 10:54 pm

If social care reform were any deeper in the long grass of political priorities, it’d probably get mistaken for a…

Andy Street's success is part of the English political realignment

9 May 2021 3:07 am

Andy Street won the West Midlands mayoralty in 2017 by the slimmest of margins, with 50.4 percent of the vote…

Boris shouldn't take the red wall vote for granted

7 May 2021 7:49 pm

There are two popular reactions to the Hartlepool by-election, which one you favour depending largely on your political tribe. The…

How Labour will spin defeat in Hartlepool

6 May 2021 1:23 am

Campaigning in the Hartlepool by-election is reaching its feverish final hours as the Labour party tries to hold onto the…

How Boris eclipsed Cameron

17 April 2021 3:45 pm

Remember the days when David Cameron was the sleek young prime minister who had brought to an end 13 years…

Sadiq Khan's victory could be bad news for Labour

4 April 2021 3:45 pm

Let’s take a look into a political crystal ball: it is Friday 7 May and a beaming Sadiq Khan is…

London's mayoral race is a warning to Tories nationwide

2 April 2021 9:37 pm

The London Mayoral election is more of a procession than a race. The only real question is whether Sadiq Khan…

Diane Abbott has exposed Keir Starmer's Red Wall dilemma

20 March 2021 6:15 pm

Were Keir Starmer more like Gordon Brown in temperament then by now he’d be throwing his mobile phone at a…

Boris, Biden and the era of big government

13 March 2021 4:22 am

Bill Clinton’s declaration that ‘the era of big government is over’ summed up the late 1990s political zeitgeist. Centre-left political…

Rishi Sunak is a prime minister in waiting

4 March 2021 4:45 am

It is always a pleasure to see a first-rate mind in action, as we did during today’s Budget. Equally, when…

Do Tories know the truth about Boris Johnson?

24 January 2021 6:15 pm

Exactly 40 years ago tomorrow, four Labour party grandees issued the Limehouse Declaration, signalling ‘the re-emergence of social democracy in…

Boris Johnson isn't the only one to blame for Britain's Covid crisis

6 January 2021 2:21 am

Britain has suffered one of the world’s highest Covid death tolls and worst Covid recessions. It has managed this abysmal feat…

Why Boris, not Rishi, will lead the Tories into the next election

20 November 2020 9:31 pm

Some Tory MPs are hoping that Dominic Cummings’ departure from Downing Street will bring with it a vital lift to…

Enough plotlines to power several seasons of The West Wing: BBC1's Roadkill reviewed

24 October 2020 9:00 am

Like many a political thriller before it, BBC1’s Roadkill began with a politician emerging into the daylight to face a…

Give Nigel Farage a peerage

3 January 2020 11:58 pm

Almost half of Tory supporters think that Nigel Farage deserves a peerage, according to a new poll. And while some…

Why a Tory-Brexit party pact isn’t likely

31 October 2019 10:04 pm

Nigel Farage’s European election-winning machine is the guest that has not yet turned up to the 2019 general election party. This…

It would be foolish to take Boris’s Brexit promises at face value

7 August 2019 9:26 pm

As the by-election result came through from Wales last week, one Tory Leaver tweeted this: “Brecon and Radnor is a timely…

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,…

Brexit failure will cost the Tories – whoever their leader is

20 April 2019 9:00 am

One of the oddities of this parliament has been that, despite everything, the government has remained ahead in the polls…

Brexit belongs to the Tories — whether they like it or not

10 February 2018 9:00 am

The Tory party is the party of Brexit, whether it likes it or not. The referendum was called by a…

Why May must stay

14 October 2017 9:00 am

As from the Manchester conference hall I watched Theresa May’s big moment falling apart, as I buried my head in…

Letters

7 October 2017 9:00 am

What do the Tories offer? Sir: I have been hoping that someone more eloquent than me would respond to your…

Can anyone unite the Tory tribes?

16 September 2017 9:00 am

One of the reasons that coalition governments are so unusual in Britain is that both main parties are coalitions themselves.…