Boris Johnson

Coronavirus has exposed the EU’s greatest flaw

12 July 2020 4:00 pm

Politics begins and ends with sovereignty: the duty and right to make the legitimate final decision. We have seen this…

Keir Starmer needs to find his own Guilty Men

6 July 2020 5:49 pm

This is a week of bittersweet anniversaries for the Labour party. It is now 72 years since Clement Attlee’s government…

Why Boris Johnson’s ‘New Deal’ won’t save us

4 July 2020 9:00 am

John Maynard Keynes looks down and smiles, recalling his own perhaps too-often quoted remark that ‘when the facts change, I…

How did the UK’s pandemic preparations go so wrong?

4 July 2020 9:00 am

How was Britain so ill-prepared for a pandemic?

Mission impossible: Boris’s attempt to rewire the British government

4 July 2020 9:00 am

Covid has revealed what is wrong with Whitehall

The bluff and bluster of Boris’s bland boy Brexiteers

4 July 2020 9:00 am

From the balcony where I take my daily exercise there is a view of the commercial centre of London that…

Portrait of the week: Boris does press-ups, pubs reopen and Leicester locks down

4 July 2020 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, said he was ‘as fit as a butcher’s dog’ and did press-ups to prove…

If Boris wants to channel Roosevelt, he should end lockdown

4 July 2020 9:00 am

If Boris wants to channel Roosevelt, he should end lockdown

Does Boris's 'new deal' offer anything new?

1 July 2020 1:34 am

Today Boris Johnson launched his ‘new deal’ for Britain – billed as an economic recovery plan to follow the Covid…

Britain is reopening. Now it needs rebuilding

27 June 2020 9:00 am

The Prime Minister’s announcement that pubs, restaurants and many other facilities will be able to re-open on 4 July amounts…

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Why Biden might be better for Brexit Britain

25 June 2020 1:59 pm

At the best of times, US presidential elections require the British government to walk a tightrope. In 1992, a Tory…

Will there ever be another Conservative mayor of London?

24 June 2020 6:04 pm

Even in these strange political times, it looks very difficult for a Conservative politician to become Mayor of London. In…

Britain must begin its recovery – before more damage is done

20 June 2020 9:00 am

The discovery in Britain that a £5 steroid, dexamethasone, can be effective in treating Covid marks a potential breakthrough in…

Is a Brexit deal within reach?

20 June 2020 9:00 am

Trade talks between the UK and the EU are in a better place than they have been at any point…

It’s time for Boris Johnson to take back control

13 June 2020 9:00 am

There is a grim inevitability to the trickle of round-robin letters from scientists who feel aggrieved at the government’s handling…

Why Boris Johnson poached Prince William’s right-hand man

13 June 2020 9:00 am

Boris’s new permanent secretary is a complicated choice for No. 10

Normality won’t return until schools do

13 June 2020 9:00 am

From Monday, you will be required by law to wear a face covering on public transport. Paradoxically, this is a…

An 11-year-old’s birthday party was hijacked by Brexit

6 June 2020 9:00 am

Saturday night we ate outside next to the floodlit rock face. Four adult guests came puffing up the path and…

Could Keir Starmer become a populist politician?

31 May 2020 8:04 pm

It has been a remarkable week. Boris Johnson’s refusal to sack Dominic Cummings for what the vast majority of Britons…

Boris Johnson's majority is not as big as it first appeared

30 May 2020 7:02 pm

The last week has shown that Boris Johnson’s majority of 80 isn’t as big as it first appeared, I say…

Escaping the dragon: the government’s new approach to China

30 May 2020 9:00 am

Boris Johnson’s plan to reduce Britain’s dependence on China

It’s not only Cummings whose fate is at stake

30 May 2020 9:00 am

When the cabinet met by conference call on Monday, three ministers spoke in support of Dominic Cummings: Jacob Rees-Mogg, Suella…

The UK is preparing for a major Huawei U-turn

28 May 2020 8:50 pm

The UK has made a strategic choice to get ‘off the trajectory of ever-increasing dependence’ on China, I revealin the…

Dominic Cummings has a human shield: Boris Johnson

25 May 2020 4:11 am

The rule of modern politics, let’s call it Trump’s first law, is that if you are being attacked for apparently…

Boris Johnson needs to admit his coronavirus mistakes

17 May 2020 7:00 pm

Be careful what you wish for. Over the past few years, a fair number of thoughtful Tories have included a…