Gove pitches himself as the liberal candidate in the Tory leadership race

6 June 2019 6:12 am

Michael Gove’s positioning in the Tory leadership race became clearer tonight. In conversation with Fraser Nelson at a Spectator event,…

Tory leadership candidates start frenzied final push for support

6 June 2019 2:05 am

With just a few days to go until nominations close in the Tory leadership contest, candidates are busy trying to…

Will Boris Johnson save or sink the Tory party?

5 June 2019 6:48 am

Now that the Tory party has confirmed we’ll know the identity of its new leader and therefore in theory our…

mexican tariffs

Trump’s Mexican tariffs could wipe out his 2017 tax cut

5 June 2019 2:00 am

Donald Trump likes to brag about his deal-making prowess. During his visit to the United Kingdom, he’s touting the prospects…

sadiq khan

Donald Trump should not stoop to Sadiq Khan’s level 

3 June 2019 7:12 pm

In July last year, when Trump last visited Britain, I wrote a post saying ‘Admit it, Donald Trump is right…

The next Tory leader will have even less flexibility than May on Brexit

1 June 2019 11:17 pm

In Choosing A Leader, what remains one of the best books published on British leadership contests (although I appreciate this…

Why this year’s al-Quds Day march could be different

1 June 2019 10:18 pm

This weekend might provide an interesting spectacle. On Sunday the annual al-Quds Day march sets off in London from outside…

Why the First Wives’ Club should cut Boris a bit of slack

1 June 2019 8:18 pm

Well, very obliging of Donald Trump to back Boris Johnson – ‘a very good guy…he’d be excellent…I like him very…

robert mueller collusion

The Inevitability of Impeachment

1 June 2019 7:37 am

It looks more and more like a foregone conclusion that impeachment proceedings will be initiated against Donald Trump in the…

donald trump fundraiser

Trump: American Shogun

31 May 2019 4:06 am

Japan has a new emperor, and so do we. Donald Trump isn’t merely president. He wants to be America’s shogun.…

The cosmic magnetism of Trump and Brexit

30 May 2019 8:17 pm

Polite British eurosceptics still insist that Brexit isn’t Trump and Trump isn’t Brexit — as if that meant anything at…

The Boris Brexit court case isn’t as bad for his leadership bid as some hope

30 May 2019 3:28 am

Will Boris Johnson being told to answer to allegations of misconduct in a public office derail his leadership campaign? The…

Operation Stop Boris is backfiring. Again

30 May 2019 2:41 am

As the race to replace Theresa May heats up, Operation Stop Boris is now in full swing. Boris Johnson remains…

biden 2020

Why Joe Biden can’t win

29 May 2019 11:56 pm

Like the poor according to Jesus of Nazareth, Joe Biden we will always have with us, or so it seems.…

joe biden joementum

The 2020 Democrats you’re likely to see at the debates

29 May 2019 11:23 pm

Televised debates are one of the great mysteries of electoral politics. One major gaffe can sink a candidate, they say.…

The Wolff is at the door

29 May 2019 4:27 am

The Wolff is once more at the door. The Guardian reports that Michael Wolff, the author of Fire and Fury,…

2020: Will Gen Z elect a Boomer president?

28 May 2019 7:54 pm

Not a week goes by without my Generation Z students asking, ‘Does America have an age problem?’ It does, but…

How Rory Stewart can save the Tories

28 May 2019 5:00 pm

What does Rory Stewart’s time at the helm as prisons minister tell us about his fitness to lead the Conservative party…

Corbynistas turn on one another over EU election meltdown

28 May 2019 6:40 am

There’s a lot of soul-searching in the Labour party after Sunday’s abysmal results in the European elections. On Monday, Corbynista…

Both main parties are now in crisis

27 May 2019 9:06 am

These results are dire for both main parties. The Tories are fifth and Labour third. But some of the sting…

Brexit party leads – as Labour and Tories punished by voters

27 May 2019 8:30 am

The EU election results have started to trickle in and so far it’s bad news for both of the main…

The big Tory leadership question: what happens on All Saints Day?

26 May 2019 10:05 pm

If the EU is unable to make a Brexit offer that is acceptable to Parliament by the Brexit deadline on…

liz cheney

Liz Cheney rehabilitates the family name

25 May 2019 11:50 pm

There have been darker days for the House of Cheney. In 2008, Vice President Dick Cheney left office amidst two…


Brexit means Boris

24 May 2019 9:45 pm

A few months before he died in 2007, the famous journalist Bill Deedes asked if I would come to see…

Brexit and the great liberal crack-up

24 May 2019 4:29 am

Brexit may yet kill the Conservative party but it is exacting a cruel psychological torture on liberalism. Liberals are supposed…