Katy Balls

Katy Balls is Diary Editor at The Spectator.

Where does the Suella Braverman debacle go next?

10 November 2023 9:33 pm

The debacle concerning Suella Braverman makes the front page of most papers today after No. 10 confirmed that the Home…

Starmer’s foreign policy problem is only just beginning

4 November 2023 9:00 am

This could have been the week that Keir Starmer buckled under pressure from his party and called for a ceasefire…

Starmer takes on his party over Gaza ceasefire demand

31 October 2023 11:11 pm

Keir Starmer has tried to get back on the front foot today over his party’s position on Israel and Palestine.…

How long will Jeremy Hunt remain as chancellor?

30 October 2023 1:33 am

As Jeremy Hunt prepares for next month’s autumn statement, the question being asked among Tory MPs isn’t so much what…

The Tory vote squeeze

28 October 2023 9:00 am

When the cabinet gathered on Tuesday morning, the meeting started as a sombre affair. Just days before, the Conservatives had…

Keir Starmer is losing grip on his Israel problem

27 October 2023 9:29 pm

Keir Starmer is losing grip on his party’s position on Israel. So far, over 25 Labour councillors have quit over…

Keir Starmer’s Israel problem is growing

25 October 2023 10:34 pm

It wasn’t so long ago that Keir Starmer was being widely praised for keeping his party united and on message…

The SNP’s reckoning is coming

21 October 2023 9:00 am

The SNP party conference in Aberdeen this week wasn’t the nationalist jamboree activists had hoped for. Even though it was…

Tories suffer double by-election defeat

20 October 2023 4:10 pm

Keir Starmer has reason to celebrate this morning after his party triumphed overnight in both the Mid-Bedfordshire and Tamworth by-elections.…

How long can the cross-party consensus on Israel hold?

17 October 2023 11:45 pm

When Rishi Sunak spoke in the Commons chamber on Monday, he reiterated the UK government’s ‘total condemnation’ of the attacks…

‘Weaponising Jewish people is wrong’: Sadiq Khan on anti-Semitism, Ulez and the upcoming electoral battle

14 October 2023 9:00 am

Sadiq Khan on anti-Semitism, Ulez and the upcoming electoral battle

Starmer faces tough questions as Labour’s conference begins

8 October 2023 10:21 pm

Keir Starmer began his big conference interview with the BBC talking about the story that has dominated the weekend –…

Battle begins: inside Rishi Sunak’s plan to take on Labour

7 October 2023 9:00 am

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Rishi Sunak’s conference speech gamble

5 October 2023 12:20 am

After spending most of his conference refusing to say much at all, Rishi Sunak used his speech to make three…

Sunak comes out fighting on net zero in tetchy Kuenssberg clash

1 October 2023 8:59 pm

Rishi Sunak is in Manchester for what could be the final party conference ahead of next year’s election – and,…

‘The zealots are turning people off’: Claire Coutinho on net zero and her bond with Rishi Sunak

30 September 2023 9:00 am

The new Energy Secretary on net zero and her bond with the PM

How close is Britain to leaving the ECHR?

28 September 2023 10:11 pm

Will the UK government pledge to leave the European Convention on Human Rights? It’s a cause that Tory MPs on…

What’s behind Labour’s private school U-turn?

28 September 2023 9:20 pm

Another day, another policy shift from the Labour party. As the i paper first reported, Keir Starmer has U-turned on…

Sunakism meets the Tory party

25 September 2023 6:55 pm

As the Liberal Democrats attempt to seize the political agenda at their annual conference in Bournemouth, Rishi Sunak is facing…

Sunak’s new strategy: hard truths

23 September 2023 9:00 am

The last time Tory activists and MPs gathered for their annual party conference, it didn’t end well. Liz Truss had…

Boris leads Tory backlash against Rishi’s net zero climbdown

21 September 2023 1:22 am

It’s back to the good old days of Tory wars. Rishi Sunak hasn’t even got to the microphone to unveil…

Rishi Sunak dilutes net zero

20 September 2023 7:04 am

Here we go. As Rishi Sunak prepares for next year’s election, the government has been on the hunt for dividing…

What Liz Truss’s big speech is really about

18 September 2023 7:20 pm

Liz Truss will take to the stage this morning for her first major intervention on the economy since leaving No.…

How America’s 2024 election will affect Britain’s

16 September 2023 9:00 am

There were many potential titles for Liz Truss’s memoir: 49 Days that Shook the World, perhaps, or simply What Happened,…

Will Rishi axe the pensions triple lock?

12 September 2023 9:33 pm

Will the pensions triple lock survive the election? That’s the question being asked in Westminster after Rishi Sunak refused to…