Patrick O’Flynn

The misdirected talent of Mizzy, the ‘TikTok terror’

27 May 2023 12:27 am

Tessa Jowell once ignited a furious political row by claiming that inner-city youths active in criminal gangs were exhibiting a…

When will the Tories come clean on their migration plan?

25 May 2023 10:28 pm

Net annual immigration – which successive Tory manifestos promised the electorate would be brought down below 100,000 – has just…

Sunak can’t afford to lose Braverman

23 May 2023 12:07 am

Back in the early days of the Blair governments, Alastair Campbell was reputed to have a rule for resignations: once…

Are the Tories finally getting serious on tackling illegal migration?

26 April 2023 9:34 pm

Something significant happened in Westminster yesterday. The Immigration Minister made a speech which showed a thorough understanding of the damage…

Rishi Sunak knows the Tory rebels are right about small boats

21 April 2023 5:03 pm

When the Rwanda migrant removals programme was torpedoed by a European judge at a hastily-convened hearing one evening last summer,…

Rishi Sunak’s immigration delusion

15 April 2023 5:00 pm

Few observers of politics can by now be in much doubt about the defective nature of Keir Starmer’s antennae when…

Labour is right: the Tories are soft on law and order

10 April 2023 4:31 pm

The spouse of one of Britain’s major party leaders would be forgiven for feeling both queasy and furious about Labour’s…

Britain deserves better than Keir Starmer’s opportunism

3 April 2023 5:07 pm

A few weeks ago, Keir Starmer was told by his advisers that he would have to U-turn on his radical…

No wonder some Remainers are unhappy about the UK joining the CPTPP

1 April 2023 4:30 pm

The United Kingdom has become a member of a free trade bloc embracing 500 million consumers. And it isn’t the…

The plan to house migrants on barges could soon come unstuck

29 March 2023 11:51 pm

Frank Sinatra once sang about the seductive properties of bright and shiny ephemera. ‘Her heart will sing, singa-linga, wearing baubles,…

Is it game over for Boris Johnson?

22 March 2023 5:41 pm

I don’t know about you, but it’s getting rather tiresome for me now. The Boris Johnson saga, that is. Did…

The triumph of Gary Lineker is a disaster for the BBC

13 March 2023 10:50 pm

The BBC-based sitcom W1A centred on a running joke about how the spinelessness and ineptitude of senior management led them…

Lineker’s solidarity strikers could speed up the end of the licence fee

12 March 2023 6:17 pm

I never expected staff at an entire department of the BBC to put their shoulders to the wheel of the…

Rishi Sunak seems serious about stopping the Channel boats

7 March 2023 9:48 pm

So long as the extensive pre-briefing of the Illegal Migration Bill turns out to be a reasonably accurate reflection of…

Theresa May is the true villain in this latest Tory Brexit war

4 March 2023 1:54 am

The blond bombshell has criticised Sunak’s new Windsor Framework as not passing the Brexit test of taking back control. He’s…

Britain’s borders have become a joke

5 February 2023 6:30 pm

Were anyone still in doubt about the wholesale abuse of our asylum system by would-be economic migrants then the ever-changing…

Zahawi’s sacking could be Sunak’s ‘John Major moment’

29 January 2023 11:40 pm

It is a very dangerous time to be a Conservative MP and not just because the party is trailing by…

The Tories are tired of Boris’s ceaseless scandals

23 January 2023 4:25 am

The political world splits in two whenever fresh evidence emerges that Boris Johnson does not think that life’s rules and…

The Tories can’t be trusted

19 January 2023 8:21 pm

Accusing the Tories of starting a culture war against minority identity groups and their supporters is rather like accusing Ukraine…

The High Court Rwanda ruling is a win for the Tories

19 December 2022 11:20 pm

Today’s High Court ruling that the government’s plan to send irregular migrants to Rwanda on a one-way ticket is lawful…

Rishi Sunak’s immigration plan could be a game changer

14 December 2022 2:07 am

Rishi Sunak today gave a potentially game-changing statement in the Commons, finally committing the Conservatives to effective action when it…

Will Braverman turn on Sunak over the Channel crisis?

5 December 2022 9:34 pm

Finally the Tory government appears to have realised that its serial mishandling of the Channel boats issue is the top…

Why do so many people now hate the Tories?

2 December 2022 8:34 pm

When Labour lost Hartlepool to the Tories in a parliamentary by-election 18 months ago, Keir Starmer was reported to have…

Where’s the moral outrage at England’s cricket tour of Pakistan?

29 November 2022 12:10 am

Everyone on the television agrees: seeing an England team give succour to a repressive regime by playing prestigious fixtures on…

Will Rishi Sunak get away with ignoring voters on the right?

24 November 2022 7:03 pm

Conventional wisdom has long held that the Conservatives win elections from the centre ground – including territory just to the…