Boris Johnson

Where next for 'party Marty'?

24 January 2022 7:00 pm

Westminster is gearing up for ‘Sue Gray week’ as the top civil servant is due to finally release her long-awaited…

Downflood: the Good Ship Boris is sinking

24 January 2022 6:00 pm

In Sebastian Junger’s book The Perfect Storm, there’s a near-matchless description of how big boats go to the bottom. ‘The crisis…

The curious case of Barry Gardiner

22 January 2022 9:00 am

In May 2020, in the wake of the Barnard Castle story, Emily Maitlis delivered her famous Newsnight address to the…

‘Operation Red Meat’ won’t beef up the government

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Are you ready for ‘Operation Red Meat’? If not, then you should brace yourself. For it looks set to be…

Is the Duke of York’s title really ‘untenable’?

22 January 2022 9:00 am

‘Nurse! The tenaculum!’ exclaimed my husband in the manner of James Robertson Justice playing the surgeon Sir Lancelot Spratt. I’m…

Robert Harris on Boris Johnson, cancel culture and rehabilitating Chamberlain

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Nigel Jones talks to the writer Robert Harris about Blair, Johnson and Polanski, cancel culture and his quest to rehabilitate Neville Chamberlain

After Omicron: there’s no longer a case for restrictions on liberty

22 January 2022 9:00 am

Covid-19 is in decline in Britain, with Omicron cases now falling as fast as they rose. The booster programme —…

The fate of the French Socialists is a warning for Boris Johnson

21 January 2022 7:11 pm

The defection of Christian Wakeford to Labour has put a spring in the step of the left-wing party. Apparently it…

Did Johnson mislead the Commons?

18 January 2022 5:12 am

Boris Johnson had hoped to move attention this week from parties — with a series of policy announcements planned as part of…

Boris’s biggest mistake was taking his allies for granted

15 January 2022 6:00 pm

It is often said that there are few convinced ‘Boris-ites’ to be found among the ranks of Conservative MPs and…

The truth about that No. 10 party

15 January 2022 9:00 am

People seem surprised and a little doubting that the Prime Minister is incapable of remembering if he attended a party…

Now Boris must make another admission: lockdown was a mistake

15 January 2022 9:00 am

On 20 May 2020, the Metropolitan Police issued a statement on social media which summed up the conditions in the…

After Boris, who?

15 January 2022 9:00 am

Even Boris Johnson’s longest-standing supporters now think he might be on the way out. His admission that he attended a Downing…

Why Boris might still survive

13 January 2022 3:02 am

Haunted. Ashen. Defeated. That’s how the PM looked in parliament this afternoon as he faced the flamethrowers of the opposition.…

Boris Johnson is running out of road

12 January 2022 5:05 am

There has been no good news for Boris Johnson today. After an email leaked on Monday evening showing that the Prime…

How long until we tire of Boris?

11 January 2022 10:50 pm

The brilliant but troubled footballer Mario Balotelli once scored a goal in a Manchester derby match and then lifted up…

The unfathomable inadequacy of Boris Johnson

11 January 2022 10:20 pm

There is no room for wriggling here and not just because multiple witnesses put Boris Johnson and his wife at…

Get ready to start paying the cost of Covid

8 January 2022 1:40 am

Forget the desirability (or lack thereof) of tax hikes: can Britain survive them? That’s the economic question that kicked off…

Does Boris believe in Brexit?

5 January 2022 11:00 pm

For once, yesterday’s Downing Street press conference included a worthwhile question, and not of the ‘why aren’t you locking us…

Boris Johnson rejects lockdown (again)

5 January 2022 5:27 am

Boris Johnson latest Covid press conference was slightly confusing. The Prime Minister spent nearly an hour saying nothing particularly new.…

Boris Johnson’s friendship problem

3 January 2022 6:48 pm

Boris Johnson is hoping that his MPs have calmed down over the Christmas break and that this term will be…

Boris Johnson’s coalition of voters is falling apart

1 January 2022 2:55 am

Boris Johnson enters the third year of his premiership in a much weaker position than when he started it. Alongside…

Banana republic Britain and the curse of reverse exceptionalism

29 December 2021 6:15 pm

A day did not go by on social media in 2021 without some high-profile performative outrage about Boris Johnson and…

Braverman's brush with the law

26 December 2021 9:20 pm

Ah student politics: is there anything quite like it? The strange creatures it attracts, the passions it unleashes, the adolescent…

Four times Boris said this Christmas would be better than last

21 December 2021 1:40 am

‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…’ Or it certainly was until Omicron intervened. For the latest Covid variant has…