Katy Balls

Katy Balls is Diary Editor at The Spectator.

Can David Cameron charm the Americans?

9 April 2024 11:31 pm

David Cameron is stateside today as the Foreign Secretary tries to muster up support for the US to send aid…

How much trouble is Angela Rayner in?

9 April 2024 8:29 pm

Another week, another development in the row over Angela Rayner’s tax affairs. The deputy Labour leader is facing questions over…

What a super-majority means for Labour

6 April 2024 9:00 am

When the last Tory government fell, the famous question after election night was: ‘Were you up for Portillo?’ Were you…

Princess of Wales asks for privacy after cancer diagnosis

23 March 2024 5:23 am

After weeks of speculation over the Princess of Wales’s health since she underwent abdominal surgery in January, Kate Middleton has…

Reform close in on Tories in new poll

21 March 2024 8:05 pm

On Wednesday night, Rishi Sunak urged his party to ‘dig deep and fight’ in the face of difficult polling. The…

Inside Sunak’s showdown with Tory MPs

21 March 2024 6:54 am

After a bruising few weeks for Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister this evening appeared before the 1922 committee of Tory…

Sunak tries to put a stop to the plots

18 March 2024 8:19 pm

Rishi Sunak goes into the week hoping it will be better than the one that came before. Last week, the…

Will Penny Mordaunt be the next prime minister?

16 March 2024 8:22 pm

Could Penny Mordaunt lead the Tories into the election? This is the talk this weekend after several papers splashed on…

Rishi Sunak rules out general election in May

16 March 2024 12:04 am

Rishi Sunak has finally confirmed what most MPs already knew: there won’t be a May general election. Speaking to ITV…

Tory MPs worry Michael Gove’s extremism crackdown could backfire

15 March 2024 12:25 am

Michael Gove’s extremism crackdown has been the talk of the Tory party for weeks now, with three former Conservative home…

Lee Anderson’s Reform defection spells trouble for Rishi Sunak

11 March 2024 10:12 pm

Tory MP Lee Anderson has defected to Reform UK. Speaking at an impromptu press conference this morning, the former deputy…

What May’s departure reveals about the Tory party

8 March 2024 11:57 pm

The tributes are pouring in for Theresa May after the former prime minister announced that she will be stepping down…

New poll points to Tory wipeout

5 March 2024 12:24 am

Another day, another damning poll for the Tory party. This time it’s a survey by Ipsos for the Evening Standard…

Sunak and Hunt face a Budget dilemma

4 March 2024 8:27 pm

Budget day is approaching and what was once seen as a window of opportunity is now being talked up as…

Sunak pledges extremism crackdown

2 March 2024 5:31 am

Rishi Sunak has just appeared on the steps of Downing Street to give a speech on the need to take…

Jeremy Hunt is about to disappoint his party

28 February 2024 10:59 pm

In a week’s time, Jeremy Hunt will stand up at the despatch box and unveil the Spring Budget. This event…

Sunak’s Lee Anderson problem isn’t going away

27 February 2024 8:31 pm

It’s day five of the Lee Anderson debacle and the row shows no signs of abating. Rishi Sunak is having…

Lee Anderson doubles down in Islamist row

27 February 2024 1:34 am

Rishi Sunak withdrew the whip from Lee Anderson on Saturday over his claim that Sadiq Khan had ‘given our capital…

Lindsay Hoyle looks safe – for now

23 February 2024 12:52 am

The dust is settling in the House of Commons after an explosive evening in the Chamber on Wednesday night. Speaker…