James Heale

Badenoch overhauls gender recognition list

7 December 2023 2:56 am

Ahead of Suella Braverman’s big statement this afternoon, it was the turn of another Brexiteer to face the Commons. Kemi…

Cleverly to sign fresh Rwanda deal

5 December 2023 8:46 pm

Fresh from his big statement in the Commons, James Cleverly has landed this morning in Kigali. The Home Secretary’s focus…

Cleverly promises to cut migration by 300,000

5 December 2023 4:18 am

‘Migration to this country is far too high and it needs to come down’, began James Cleverly at the despatch…

Starmer risks a backlash with his Thatcher praise

4 December 2023 11:52 pm

Two Telegraph stories in successive days illustrate Labour’s dilemma. Today the paper gives a favourable write-up to the party’s Australian-style…

Tory backlash as net migration hits record levels

23 November 2023 10:51 pm

After much Whitehall spin, the official figures are now in. Net migration in 2022 is estimated to have hit 745,000,…

What could be announced at the Autumn Statement?

21 November 2023 6:18 pm

Jeremy Hunt will tomorrow present his second Autumn Statement to the House of Commons. The Office for Budget Responsibility is…

Mass Labour rebellion over Gaza vote

16 November 2023 6:59 am

With no end to the war in sight, expect the theme over Labour splits on Israel to be a constant…

Supreme Court rules Rwanda scheme unlawful

15 November 2023 9:41 pm

The Supreme Court has this morning concluded that the Rwanda scheme is unlawful, ending 18 months of legal battles in…

How contentious will the King’s Speech be?

7 November 2023 4:57 pm

This morning King Charles will take part in the state opening of parliament for the first time as monarch. The…

Sunak’s Bletchley Park gamble pays off

3 November 2023 11:33 pm

So, the AI summit – what was that all about? The great Bletchley Park jamboree concluded last night with an…

Whitehall’s pandemic ‘dystopian nightmare’

2 November 2023 1:12 am

The Covid Inquiry has been taking evidence from Helen MacNamara, Deputy Cabinet Secretary from 2020 to 2021. During Dominic Cummings’s…

Vote Leave duo turn on Johnson at Covid Inquiry

31 October 2023 11:53 pm

Boris Johnson wasn’t in attendance at the Covid Inquiry this morning, but he was certainly there in spirit. The ex-Prime…

Sunak sounds the alarm on AI

27 October 2023 2:24 am

‘Dr Death’ was the nickname bestowed on Rishi Sunak by one scientist during Covid. But ‘Dr Doom’ seemed a more…

Sunak to lift bankers’ bonus cap

25 October 2023 3:07 am

Rishi Sunak is in office but Liz Truss remains in power. That’s the line that Labour are pushing on today’s…

What Liz Truss did next

22 October 2023 10:10 pm

It was a year ago on Wednesday that Liz Truss left office. As the ministerial cavalcade rolled out of Downing…

Sunak tells Israel: ‘We want you to win’

20 October 2023 1:22 am

Rishi Sunak is in Israel today for talks with the country’s leaders amid the ongoing conflict. The Prime Minister has…

What are the Tories for if not lower taxes?

14 October 2023 9:00 am

‘I didn’t come into politics to raise taxes on working people,’ said the shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves in Liverpool this…

Accused parliamentary researcher denies spying for China

11 September 2023 11:27 pm

A former House of Commons researcher has this morning denied claims that he ever spied for China. The man in…

China is targeting Britain’s Sinosceptics

11 September 2023 5:42 am

The Times has today named the parliamentary researcher who has been arrested under the Official Secrets Act, on suspicion that…

Was Truss doomed to fail on day one?

6 September 2023 7:42 pm

‘I’m sorry for the damage and the loss. It was a scary time, and I’m sorry for that.’ Kwasi Kwarteng’s…

India’s century: Sunak’s plan for a new Indo-Pacific alliance

2 September 2023 9:00 am

The PM’s visit to New Delhi could be a defining moment

The problem with the Tories’ ‘local heroes’

26 August 2023 9:00 am

You know the Conservative party is in trouble when it does not dare use its name on leaflets. Instead, it…

The Greens are coming for the Tories

19 August 2023 9:00 am

So far, Keir Starmer has been unmoved by complaints from left-wingers that his policies differ little from those of Boris…

Susan Hall: Sadiq Khan is a misogynist

29 July 2023 9:00 am

The Tory candidate for London mayor lets rip