How the Parliamentary stage of the Tory leadership contest works

10 June 2019 6:12 am

This week, the Conservative leadership content enters the Parliamentary stage. The various contenders – at the time of writing there…

Could the Tory leadership race end early?

8 June 2019 7:22 pm

The Tory leadership is fast becoming Boris Johnson’s to lose, I say in The Sun this morning. He has more…

Michael Gove’s cocaine blues

8 June 2019 5:46 pm

The Tory leadership race has taken on a new turn this weekend with the Daily Mail splashing on Michael Gove’s…

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Joe Biden is a Trump Republican

8 June 2019 3:24 am

If Joe Biden snatches the White House from Donald Trump in 2020, he will govern as a modern liberal. This…

Could a Tory-Brexit Party alliance actually work?

7 June 2019 2:06 am

In 2013, I started promoting a tactical voting alliance between Conservative and Ukip voters. It wasn’t just about avoiding the…

How I could get a better Brexit deal

7 June 2019 1:07 am

There are things that we can do which will change the way in which we leave the European Union. I…

How Boris and Corbyn could both be undone by Brexit

7 June 2019 12:52 am

When the influential Tory ERG Brexiter Steve Baker refused last night on my programme to deny Boris Johnson is closer to his…

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Reports of the GOP’s death are greatly exaggerated

6 June 2019 6:53 am

David Brooks, the center-right Cassandra of the New York Times, reckons that a GOP apocalypse is coming. The data predicted…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…