Katy Balls

Katy Balls is Diary Editor at The Spectator.

The Tory cigarette rebellion will likely go up in smoke

29 January 2024 8:40 pm

Back when Rishi Sunak was trying to pitch himself as the change candidate, he used his party conference speech in…

Why Sunak’s critics won’t stop plotting

25 January 2024 10:33 pm

Simon Clarke’s call this week for Rishi Sunak to go didn’t exactly inspire others to follow. Instead, it’s had a…

Former minister calls for Sunak to go – or face ‘election massacre’

24 January 2024 8:36 am

Here we go. Ever since 11 Tory MPs voted against the Safety of Rwanda Bill last week, talk has resurfaced…

Sunak’s Rwanda plan suffers first Lords defeat

23 January 2024 8:44 am

Just last week Rishi Sunak held a special Downing Street press conference to warn peers not to ignore ‘the will…

Sunak goes on the offensive over Rwanda

18 January 2024 11:28 pm

Who is to blame if no flights with asylum seekers leave the UK for Rwanda ahead of the election? In…

Lee Anderson’s resignation spells trouble for Rishi Sunak

17 January 2024 5:26 am

The fallout from the return of the Safety of Rwanda Bill has begun – before a single vote has been…

Rishi Sunak’s make-or-break week over Rwanda

15 January 2024 6:15 pm

It’s a crunch week for Rishi Sunak as MPs prepare to cast their verdict on his Safety of Rwanda bill.…

Why Sunak hasn’t yet decided when to call an election

29 December 2023 4:34 am

When will the election be? It’s the question that is asked whenever MPs meet. Over the Christmas recess, the issue…

Sunak wins the Rwanda vote – but the battle is far from over

13 December 2023 6:49 am

The government has won Tuesday’s vote on the ‘Safety of Rwanda’ Bill comfortably at 313 votes to 269 against. This…

What if Rishi Sunak loses his crunch Rwanda vote?

12 December 2023 7:19 pm

Rishi Sunak faces the most important vote of his premiership this evening when his ‘Safety of Rwanda’ bill has its…

What the ERG verdict on the Rwanda bill means for Sunak

12 December 2023 12:42 am

It’s back to Brexit in parliament this week as Rishi Sunak puts his plan B to salvage the government’s flagship…

Does Keir Starmer stack up?

9 December 2023 9:00 am

What Jenrick’s resignation means for Sunak’s premiership

7 December 2023 7:24 am

Rishi Sunak used his appearance before the 1922 committee this evening to tell MPs – once again – that the…

Inside Sunak’s meeting with MPs on his Rwanda ‘Plan B’

7 December 2023 5:29 am

Rishi Sunak made an impromptu appearance at the 1922 committee tonight as he sought to sell his ‘Plan B’ on…

Sunak to unveil new measures on legal migration

5 December 2023 1:21 am

Rishi Sunak has had a bad start to the week, with the latest ConservativeHome cabinet league table placing him at…

Sunak under pressure to curb legal migration

28 November 2023 12:00 am

Rishi Sunak goes into the week on the defensive over legal migration. After figures late last week revealed net migration…

Has Hunt opened the door to a spring election?

23 November 2023 8:52 pm

Rishi Sunak wakes up to the most positive front pages his government has had in months. The decision to use…

Inside David Cameron’s meeting with Tory MPs

21 November 2023 6:59 am

David Cameron addressed Tory MPs this evening at a meeting of the 1922 committee following his shock return to government…