James Forsyth

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

Brexit wars

23 September 2017 9:00 am

The time for choosing is fast approaching for Theresa May. Soon she must make a decision that will define her…

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.…

May’s exit strategy

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Nearly all Tory MPs now agree Theresa May should stay on as Prime Minister. She must get the party through…

The dark clouds threatening Brexit

29 July 2017 9:00 am

It’s summertime and the living is easy… unless you’re a civil servant working on Brexit. Whitehall has recognised that the…

The Tories need a ‘what’ as much as a ‘who’

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May has made it to the summer. In the aftermath of the election, Downing Street’s immediate aim was to…

‘Everyone’s out for Boris’

15 July 2017 9:00 am

The Tory leadership contest is starting with an attempted assassination

Corbyn can be beaten – here’s how

8 July 2017 9:00 am

The Tory party is suffering from an intellectual crisis of confidence. Before 8 June, its collective view was that Jeremy…

Why May must stay

1 July 2017 9:00 am

Sometimes crises end simply because all of the participants are exhausted. Essentially, this is what has happened with the post-election…

This uneasy dawn

24 June 2017 9:00 am

The Tory party is having the wrong conversation. Whenever two or three Conservative MPs are gathered together, they discuss who…

The Maybot 3000

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Had Theresa May won the election with the landslide she expected, she’d have fired several of the cabinet with her…

Why hasn’t the Remain dog barked in this election?

10 June 2017 9:00 am

The hopes of those who want Britain to stay in the EU have been dashed by this election. There has…

Why hasn’t the Remain dog barked in this election?

8 June 2017 1:00 pm

The hopes of those who want Britain to stay in the EU have been dashed by this election. There has…

Weak and wobbly

3 June 2017 9:00 am

When Theresa May decided to go for an early election, she transformed the nature of her premiership. Up to that…

Will Theresa May ever resist a backlash?

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Elections matter. They are fundamental to our way of life. So, while it is appropriate that the campaigns stopped on…

Twelve months of May

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Normally, the first anniversary of a prime minister taking office is the occasion for a lot of opinion polls and…

Never mind the election – Corbynism isn’t going away

6 May 2017 9:00 am

General elections are meant to produce a government and an opposition — ideally, a decent version of both. It is…

Why Tories are talking up Labour

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Considering that their party is expected to win by a landslide, the Tory spin doctors sound unusually panicked. They are…

Theresa’s party tricks

22 April 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May has long been clear about what sets her apart from other politicians: she doesn’t play political games. When…

If Trump’s listening to his generals, that’s great news for Britain

14 April 2017 11:00 pm

‘Great Britain has lost an Empire and not yet found a role’. Fifty-five years on, Dean Acheson’s remark has not…

Trump’s plan for Pyongyang

8 April 2017 9:00 am

On several foreign policy issues, Donald Trump has mellowed since taking office. His administration still has concerns about the Iran…

The friendly alliance

1 April 2017 9:00 am

Leaving the EU is the signal for a new form of cooperation with Europe

The friendly alliance

30 March 2017 2:00 pm

On 29 March 2019 the Queen should have a state dinner and invite the European Union’s 27 heads of state…

The friendly alliance

30 March 2017 2:00 pm

On 29 March 2019 the Queen should have a state dinner and invite the European Union’s 27 heads of state…

A way for both sides to claim Brexit victory

23 March 2017 3:00 pm

Theresa May doesn’t do drama. She regards order as both a political and personal virtue. And this goes a long…

Double trouble

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May is a cautious politician. She has risen to the top by avoiding unnecessary risks; no one survives 18…