Boris Johnson

Why tactical voting is so dangerous for the Tories

2 July 2022 9:00 am

Boris Johnson has always been a celebrity politician. It is one of the reasons why the normal rules of politics…

Inside the clash between Boris and Charles

2 July 2022 9:00 am

Boris and Charles have had slightly fractious dealings so far

Nicola Sturgeon has put Boris Johnson in a tight corner

29 June 2022 2:22 am

Nicola Sturgeon’s claim that she will not contemplate breaching the rule of law by holding an independence referendum was pretty blatant…

The rail strikes could be the end of the line for Boris

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Here I go again, in my occasional role as your intrepid transport correspondent. Last week I reported on airport chaos,…

Who monitors the moralists?

25 June 2022 9:00 am

If anyone was suitable to be the Prime Minister’s adviser on ministerial interests, it was Lord Geidt. Self-effacing, professional, unself-righteous…

British politics is stuck

25 June 2022 9:00 am

One of the favourite phrases of British political commentators is ‘oppositions don’t win elections, governments lose them’. As with all…

Three cheers for booing in the theatre

25 June 2022 9:00 am

Are modern theatre-goers too polite?

The Tories are picking inflation winners and losers

22 June 2022 9:00 pm

Inflation rose to 9.1 per cent on the year in May, taking the UK’s consumer price index to a 40-year-high.…

Boris is falling into the Macron trap

22 June 2022 5:00 pm

You can’t blame Boris Johnson for jetting off to Kyiv last week for another meet-and-greet session with Volodymyr Zelensky. He…

Another Boris diplomatic blunder

17 June 2022 4:20 am

Boris Johnson has never been one of nature’s diplomats. Unconventional, irreverent, Brexit-backing and norm-defying, the blonde bombshell’s two-year tenure at…

The Northern Ireland Protocol is a problem Boris created

13 June 2022 9:20 pm

If Boris Johnson was elected on a single slogan, it was ‘Get Brexit done’. He then claimed it was done…

What Boris needs to do to survive

8 June 2022 4:51 pm

Most people date the beginning of Boris Johnson’s current woes to the start of the partygate scandal, and especially to…

The game is up, Boris Johnson

7 June 2022 7:13 pm

The worst possible outcome for the Conservative and Unionist party is also a pretty lousy result for the country. That…

How Boris can cling on

7 June 2022 5:42 pm

What is happening in the UK right now is similar to the later Berlusconi years, the opera buffa phase of…

Is the fall of Boris inevitable?

5 June 2022 9:10 pm

A funny thing happened on the way to the cathedral for the service of thanksgiving to the Queen on Friday.…

Monarchy is the guarantor of democracy

4 June 2022 9:00 am

Like many people who do not share his views, I have felt intermittent admiration for Peter Tatchell over the past…

Boris may be toppled by accident

4 June 2022 9:00 am

Every Tory leader fears a plot against them. Their paranoia isn’t helped by the layout of Westminster, which lends itself…

Portrait of the week: Jubilee celebrations, energy bill discounts and a trade deal with Indiana

4 June 2022 9:00 am

Home The Jubilee for the Queen’s 70 years on the throne was marked by two days of public holiday, 16,000…

Partygate is not going away

1 June 2022 3:51 am

Tory MPs just want partygate to go away. The hope that the Sue Gray report would be the end of things…

Boris Johnson’s guilt

28 May 2022 9:00 am

An ability to survive narrow scrapes has been one of Boris Johnson’s defining qualities. The pictures of Downing Street’s lockdown…

For Boris, the hard bit is just beginning

28 May 2022 9:00 am

Boris Johnson has been plunged back into the mire of partygate. The publication of a photograph of Johnson raising a…

Are the Australian election results a bad sign for the Tories?

24 May 2022 6:49 pm

Scott Morrison’s Liberals were absolutely thrashed in the Australian elections this weekend. The party’s vote collapsed, and there were big-name…

Boris’s plan to divide and conquer

21 May 2022 9:00 am

Boris Johnson has never quite been able to decide whether he wants to be a great unifier or a great…

My list of Britain’s national character flaws

14 May 2022 9:00 am

Before we start, let’s firmly establish my long-standing affection for the United Kingdom. Why, some of my best friends are…

After Starmer: what’s next for Labour?

14 May 2022 9:00 am

What’s next for Labour – and the Tories?