James Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

A Brexit deal will completely change the electoral landscape

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Expect the unexpected has been the rule in British politics these last few years. But even so, few would have…

The EU might tell MPs: it’s this deal or no deal

17 October 2019 8:58 pm

Both the UK government and the EU are now saying that a Brexit deal has been done. There is both…

Is a deal really possible?

12 October 2019 8:40 pm

It is one of the most remarkable turnarounds in recent political history. On Wednesday afternoon, the Brexit talks seemed pretty…

There’s no deal – so what next?

12 October 2019 9:00 am

There will be no last-minute deal. The talks between the UK and the EU have effectively broken down. It isn’t…

Boris Johnson will have to win a majority to get the EU to engage with his Brexit plan

5 October 2019 7:37 pm

The Brexit talks between the UK and the EU are making very little progress. Number 10 say that there is…

Will Leave voters forgive a Brexit delay?

5 October 2019 9:00 am

‘It is definitely less than 50 per cent,’ says one Downing Street source when asked about the chances of a…

Brexit rebels warm to Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan

4 October 2019 12:20 am

The European reaction to Boris Johnson’s plan has been getting cooler today. But in parliament it has been a different…

The Tory party depends on winning over Leave-voting Labour seats

28 September 2019 9:00 am

A Prime Minister held in No. 10 against his will. The very notion seems absurd, but this is essentially what is…

Why there’s still a chance of a deal

21 September 2019 9:00 am

One of the reasons why Boris Johnson is Prime Minister is that he is an optimist. After the negativity of…

Why the UK hasn’t presented any specific, backstop proposal to the EU

14 September 2019 7:37 pm

The EU side regularly points out that the UK government hasn’t presented any detailed proposals on what it wants to…

Will turning the Tories into the pro-Leave party pay off for Boris?

14 September 2019 9:00 am

An election might still be months away, but the parties have already made their big strategic choices. The Tories and…

Why is Nigel Farage being so emollient to the Tories?

12 September 2019 8:19 pm

In verbal ding dongs Nigel Farage usually gives as good as he gets. But he has been oddly restrained in…

Blow for Boris as parliament may return early

11 September 2019 9:48 pm

The Court of Session’s verdict that prorogation is unlawful is a major headache for Boris Johnson. It makes the Supreme…

Amber Rudd quits Cabinet – and the Tory party

8 September 2019 6:17 am

Amber Rudd has quit the Cabinet and resigned the Tory whip. Rudd’s departure deepens the split in the Tory party…

Tories pushing for Boris Johnson v Jeremy Corbyn TV debates

7 September 2019 7:50 pm

Boris Johnson’s best route to a majority is turning the election into a question of whether you want him or…

Boris Johnson could be about to lose everything – or redefine British politics

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Boris Johnson has already decided on his election message: vote for me and get Brexit, vote for anyone else and…

Boris Johnson will get an election in October, eventually

5 September 2019 5:17 am

Labour’s split over the timing of any election has deepened this evening. In an interview with Andrew Neil, John Healey…

Tory MPs who vote for the extension legislation will be barred from standing for the party at the next election

31 August 2019 7:34 pm

Parliament returns on Tuesday and it is expected that anti no-deal MPs will – with John Bercow’s help – quickly…

Might there be a Brexit deal after all?

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Parliament has not yet returned from its summer break but we are already in a bitter constitutional battle, with the…

Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy gives MPs a simple choice

29 August 2019 1:07 am

Talking to various figures in Government today, it is clear that Boris Johnson’s team want the choice for MPs to…

We’re heading for a 1 November election

10 August 2019 9:00 am

The United Kingdom is a country governed, in large part, by convention —but in the heat of the Brexit debate,…

Could Boris Johnson have to resign if he loses a confidence vote?

7 August 2019 10:10 pm

The argument about whether Boris Johnson would have to resign if he lost a confidence vote is continuing to rage…

What’s changed with Boris Johnson in Downing Street

3 August 2019 7:34 pm

10 days in to Boris Johnson’s premiership and the big change is, as I say in The Sun this morning,…

Who’ll blink first – Boris Johnson or the EU?

3 August 2019 9:00 am

On Sunday, Boris Johnson’s cabinet ministers were summoned to a conference call for an update on his Brexit strategy. The…

Boris Johnson’s political strategy is the same as his Brexit strategy

27 July 2019 7:33 pm

Boris Johnson is running an outside / in campaign, I say in The Sun this morning.. If he’s to get…