Patrick O’Flynn

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…

A Swiss-style Brexit would delight Nigel Farage

21 November 2022 11:53 pm

Someone near the top of government – let us give him the random alias Heremy Junt – is stoking the…

The remarkable transformation of Keir Starmer

10 November 2022 5:00 pm

Amid all the frenetic changes of leadership in the Conservative party, something important has been overlooked about the Labour party:…

At sea: can Sunak navigate the migrant crisis?

5 November 2022 9:00 am

Can Rishi Sunak navigate the migrant crisis?

The Channel migrant crisis is spiralling out of control

31 October 2022 10:36 pm

When did the scale of illegal immigration into the UK via Channel dinghies become a first order political issue for…

Backing Badenoch and Braverman is key to Sunak's success

27 October 2022 1:05 am

What do you do when you are a prime minister presiding over a desperately difficult economic outlook riddled with features…

Can Rishi Sunak rescue the Tories from electoral wipeout?

24 October 2022 7:23 pm

‘At least I’ve been prime minister’ – those were the reported words of Liz Truss on realising that she had…

The Boris strategy needs to change

22 October 2022 9:00 pm

Had Boris Johnson simply wished to use the current vacancy for prime minister to remind us all of his superstar status…

Booting Boris was a catastrophic error

20 October 2022 8:00 pm

To call it a shambles is an insult to the many perfectly respectable shambles that take place each day up…

Could the Tories’ downfall be Reform’s big chance?

19 October 2022 8:00 pm

The Reform party, under its leader Richard Tice, invented Trussonomics before Liz Truss – launching an economic recovery plan in…

Beware a Tory in a hurry

18 October 2022 9:40 pm

Liz Truss will not lead the Conservative party into the next general election, despite her rather hesitant claim to the…

Who voted for Jeremy Hunt to run Britain?

16 October 2022 7:01 pm

Jeremy Hunt has no mandate to lead Britain. He couldn’t muster sufficient Tory MPs behind him to properly enter the…

The spectacular fall of Liz Truss

15 October 2022 1:48 am

Is Liz Truss the new Theresa May? A fortnight ago that question seemed unduly insulting to the Prime Minister. Now it…

A Boris Johnson comeback is ridiculous – but not impossible

8 October 2022 5:15 pm

It would obviously be ridiculous for the Conservatives to dump Liz Truss after just a few weeks and seek to re-install…

The Liz Truss survival guide

29 September 2022 11:35 pm

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you then, as Rudyard…

The Queen's funeral was a fitting send off for Elizabeth the Great

20 September 2022 2:15 am

In the Christian tradition, which allows for a protracted gap between death and burial, there is often time for initial…

The sorry state of republicanism

14 September 2022 4:00 pm

As republican protestors seek to disrupt the handing on of the title of head of state from one royal to…