Tories

Kemi Badenoch: the curriculum does not need ‘decolonising’

18 March 2022 6:34 am

When the government published a report last year by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (CRED) into racism in the…

What is Boris's partygate defence?

16 February 2022 5:00 am

The presumption of many MPs — and maybe many of you — is that the Met is bound to issue…

Why Munira Mirza’s resignation matters

4 February 2022 7:21 am

Boris Johnson’s great strength has always been his ability to spot, recruit and hire a great variety of brilliant people.…

Boris is finished — it’s when, not if

4 February 2022 7:13 am

This week, Michael Gove’s lengthy Levelling Up white paper talked about the ancient city of Jericho. This was largely because…

Boris Johnson's fightback has been cut short

2 February 2022 9:02 pm

Tobias Ellwood, the chair of the defence select committee, has this morning announced that he is sending a letter to…

Did Johnson mislead the Commons?

18 January 2022 5:12 am

Boris Johnson had hoped to move attention this week from parties — with a series of policy announcements planned as part of…

Boris Johnson is running out of road

12 January 2022 5:05 am

There has been no good news for Boris Johnson today. After an email leaked on Monday evening showing that the Prime…

The joy of Boris’s bungled by-election

17 December 2021 10:04 pm

By any reasonable standard the result in the North Shropshire by-election must be reckoned the funniest in years. Perhaps even…

Boris is in deep trouble

15 December 2021 8:20 am

This evening feels eerily familiar to anyone who remembers the meaningful votes of Theresa May’s premiership. The Tory rebellion on…

Watch: No. 10 staff joking about Downing Street Christmas party

8 December 2021 5:38 am

Downing Street have spent the week trying to play down reports of a secret No. 10 party last Christmas when the rest of…

Tory MPs are furious at 'missing-in-action' Boris

9 November 2021 10:33 pm

Why did Boris Johnson avoid the Commons chamber on Monday? The official reason for the Prime Minister skipping an emergency…

Rishi Sunak's new age fantasy and the great Tory con

29 October 2021 9:33 am

Failure corrupts as much as power does, and when the powerful fail they make others pay for their disappointment. To…

Don't bet on the EFFing crisis bringing down Boris

13 October 2021 6:06 am

Boris Johnson is taking one heck of a risk by making labour shortages a deliberate part of his economic strategy. That,…

A short history of political violence

6 October 2021 5:00 pm

The ugly attack on Iain Duncan Smith by five protestors at the Tory conference in Manchester has been widely seen…

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…

How the Tories can 'level up' without annoying Nimbys

6 October 2021 12:48 am

Have the Conservatives lost their nerve on planning reform? Not quite, but a couple of small interventions at the Conservative…

WhatsApp collapse throws Tory plots into chaos

5 October 2021 2:33 pm

The world’s oldest democratic party has had a few problems with technology in recent years. Famously it was the 2018…

How Labour wins

26 September 2021 6:13 am

Labour can win the next election. The winds that blew apart their electoral coalition in 2019 can change in their…

Starmer's essay is gold dust for Boris

25 September 2021 3:30 pm

Keir Starmer’s incredible shrinking pamphlet was initially said to run to 14,000 words, then 13,000, then 12,500 and now 11,000…

Boris is a mini-Biden

22 September 2021 4:00 am

It’s been said far too many times that Boris Johnson and Donald Trump have a lot in common. Trump himself…

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…

Even Tories should be wary of Gove's election stitch-up

9 September 2021 7:36 am

Conservative politicians appear willing to revolt on every issue: tax rises, China, lockdowns. But on the accumulation of power by…

Boris and Priti can't blame France for the Channel migrant crisis

7 September 2021 9:17 pm

The sun is beating down again, the waves are less choppy in the English Channel and the small boats full…

Has David Cameron any shame?

10 August 2021 4:42 am

$10million, or £7million. That’s what David Cameron is now reported to have made from Greensill Capital, the company he helped…

Boris's poll slump isn't such good news for Starmer

2 August 2021 8:10 pm

Labour narrowing the poll gap with the Conservatives has got to be good news for Keir Starmer, right? Wrong, actually.…