James Forsyth

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

James Forsyth: Why hung parliaments are here to stay

12 October 2013 9:00 am

Reshuffles are meant to demonstrate the power of a leader, to show that they are in command of their party.…

James Forsyth: Two men have united the Tories – Ed Miliband and Nigel Farage

5 October 2013 9:00 am

 Manchester   The Tory party has been at peace with itself this week. Eurosceptic backbenchers have given Nigel Farage a…

Ukip, the gateway drug — how Cameron can exploit Nigel Farage

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Cameron must appeal not to the party’s leadership but to its voters

Chris Grayling: 'I want to see our Supreme Court supreme again'

28 September 2013 9:00 am

It’s not enough to repeal the Human Rights Act, says Chris Grayling – our Supreme Court, not Strasbourg, must be supreme

Laugh now, but Ed Miliband and Ed Balls could soon be running the country

21 September 2013 9:00 am

Unless something drastic changes in the polls, the Tories will pay dearly for treating Miliband as a joke. And so will the rest of us

Tristram Hunt: Ed Miliband would be 'radical' in office - if he gets there

21 September 2013 9:00 am

Tristram Hunt represents the slice of Labour that Miliband most needs to hold on to

Nick Clegg's secret reasons to be cheerful

14 September 2013 9:00 am

His party may be struggling to reach double digits in the polls, but Nick Clegg is entitled to feel smug…

Syria vote? What Syria vote? David Cameron's strategy is to forget it ever happened

7 September 2013 9:00 am

The political conference season may be lacking in party activists nowadays, but it has lost none of its importance to…

Ed Miliband may be stumbling - but don't forget his huge headstart

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Coming back to the office after a holiday is never a pleasant experience. There’s the clogged inbox, the reminders that…

Is the EU stopping Britain’s shale revolution?

10 August 2013 9:00 am

A few months after the last election, Oliver Letwin warned Cabinet colleagues that a chunk of Britain’s income would be…

The next Tory leadership battle is Boris Johnson vs Theresa May – and it’s already started

3 August 2013 9:00 am

The Mayor of London and the Home Secretary are squaring up for the next Tory leadership battle

Colonial rule: Why Aussies, Kiwis and Canadians are running Britain

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Men from the Commonwealth – and they are men – are taking over the British establishment’s positions of power

Ed Miliband now has his Clause 4 moment - whether he wants it or not

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Ed Miliband doesn’t take a risk unless he has to. In his first two and a half years in charge…

Nick and Dave are ready to rumble. Ed, on the other hand …

6 July 2013 9:00 am

The coalition parties have governed together for more than three years now, but they remain culturally very different beasts. When…