James Johnson

Farage’s return is Rishi Sunak’s worst nightmare

4 June 2024 6:57 pm

From the moment the Conservatives called this summer election they seemed doomed: Sunak had failed to deliver on his five…

The statistic that should terrify Tory HQ

31 May 2024 7:48 pm

The tightening looks on. On Tuesday, my polling firm JL Partners published its first campaign poll showing a 12-point Labour…

Sunak’s snap election looks like a calamitous error

23 May 2024 7:41 pm

Until yesterday there was a fair amount of goodwill towards Rishi Sunak amongst his colleagues. Tory parliamentarians would not have…

Voters agree with Lee Anderson about cracking down on crime

10 February 2023 9:55 pm

Lee Anderson, the recently-appointed Tory party deputy chairman, has sparked a political row with his comments on capital punishment. ‘Nobody…

Boris is no Trump – and that's why he's doomed

3 February 2022 8:36 pm

In the last week, I’ve been crisscrossing the United States, meeting with politicians and their advisers ahead of this year’s…

A plea from a pollster: stop listening to the public

25 June 2021 9:17 pm

When Dominic Cummings released his WhatsApp messages with Boris Johnson earlier this month, perhaps the most alarming was the one…

Is Britain really a nation of lockdown-lovers?

13 October 2020 4:30 pm

A quick read of the polls, and you would be forgiven for thinking we are a nation of lockdown-lovers, clamouring…

Boris will regret a no-deal Brexit

12 September 2020 5:01 pm

Much has been said about the prospect of no deal over the past few days – the economics, arguments over…

Tories should be terrified of John McDonnell

24 September 2019 12:08 am

Once again, question marks surround Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. This is not new. While I was at 10 Downing Street, with the small…