James Forsyth

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

Brexit is a fight for the very sovereignty of our nation

15 December 2018 9:00 am

Who should govern Britain? This has always been the most contentious question in British politics. Magna Carta, the Reformation, the…

Britain is heading towards a soft Brexit or a second referendum

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Unless Theresa May delays the vote, 11 December 2018 might be about to become one of the most important in…

What if the Brexit vote fails?

1 December 2018 9:00 am

We are heading into uncharted waters. The great hope of No. 10 and cabinet loyalists was that once Theresa May’s…

May’s legacy: her Brexit deal could crush the Tories

24 November 2018 9:00 am

At David Cameron’s final Prime Minister’s Questions, a Labour MP asked him how his plan to get the Tories to…

The maths probably won’t work for May, however hard she tries

17 November 2018 9:00 am

The bad news for Theresa May is that Brexit isn’t over. She might have agreed terms with the European Commission…

Brexit is served – and neither option is palatable

10 November 2018 9:00 am

When the Lisbon Treaty was signed in 2007, the inclusion of Article 50 was hailed as a concession to British…

This Budget showed the Tories preparing for defeat, not victory

3 November 2018 9:00 am

There’s a spectre haunting the Tories — the spectre of 1997. Tories fear that history could be about to repeat…

Even ministers don’t understand Brexit

27 October 2018 9:00 am

The Brexit negotiations are becoming so complicated that even the cabinet admits that it doesn’t understand what is going on.…

Divide and rule: how the EU used Ireland to take control of Brexit

20 October 2018 9:00 am

The story of Britain and Ireland’s relationship has, all too often, been one of mutual incomprehension: 1066 and All That…

Will Theresa May risk putting her Brexit rebels on the spot?

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Before every Budget, George Osborne would tell his aides to prepare for it as if it were their last. His…

Wanted: a Tory domestic agenda

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn used to be a punchline at the Conservative party conference. Tories believed that his election as Labour leader…

All by herself: Theresa May and the politics of isolation

29 September 2018 9:00 am

Few people would choose to celebrate their birthday by listening to Philip Hammond speak, but that is the pleasure that…

Forget hard and soft Brexit – we’re heading for a blind Brexit

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Brexit won’t be over by 29 March 2019. Britain will legally leave the European Union on that date. But that…

The Tory battle has only just begun

15 September 2018 9:00 am

It looks as if the Conservative party is already at war. Fifty or so Brexiteer Tory MPs openly meet to…

A Canada-style Brexit deal might come back on to the table

8 September 2018 9:00 am

Over the summer, a no-deal Brexit became less likely. Eurosceptic ultras have been forced to be less blasé. The return…

Who wins when everyone is in crisis?

4 August 2018 9:00 am

Britain’s three main political parties are in crisis. That isn’t meant to happen. If only by a process of elimination,…

Why austerity is coming to an end

28 July 2018 9:00 am

The last day of the parliamentary term is usually an occasion for the government to get a whole bunch of…

May’s summer delusion: the recess won’t solve anything

21 July 2018 9:00 am

The summer holidays couldn’t come soon enough for Theresa May. So desperate was she to get MPs away from Westminster…

The real Brexit drama is just beginning

14 July 2018 9:00 am

‘The numbers just don’t stack up,’ one cabinet minister wearily declared to me on Monday night. This is, perhaps, the…

Can Brexiteers stomach May’s Brexit blueprint?

7 July 2018 9:00 am

It isn’t just Brexit that worries the government, as the cabinet meeting this week demonstrated. Much of it was taken…

July 2018 could prove to be Theresa May’s cruellest month

30 June 2018 9:00 am

Theresa May is about to embark on the toughest month of her premiership to date. Next week, she must persuade…

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How the NHS cash bung is being hijacked by Remainers

23 June 2018 9:00 am

The cabinet’s trip to Chequers next month will be a tense affair. Things always are when Brexit is the only…

The pressure on Theresa May is rising

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Cans kicked down the road, last–minute concessions made, the process kept on track — just. This is how many people…

Brexiteer MPs know it’s going badly wrong but can’t agree what to do next

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Brexit could look very different by the end of this month. In the coming days, the government is expected to…

London’s importance would only increase in a Eurozone crisis (Photo: Getty)

Could a eurozone crisis benefit Brexit?

2 June 2018 9:00 am

Is it better to negotiate with a confident, optimistic European Union or a nervous, fretful one? Even Brexiteers are split…