Boris Johnson

Is Boris going to do the chicken run?

4 January 2023 10:16 pm

Is 2023 going to be the year of Boris? Much of the commentariat seems to think it’s possible, with the…

Will the Tory truce hold?

29 October 2022 9:00 am

During the summer leadership race between Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, Sunak’s team were braced for a bloodbath if he…

What everyone knows but no one says about Brexit

29 October 2022 9:00 am

Theresa May’s premiership is now a memory. Boris Johnson’s time in office assumes the status of a rather brief, if…

Why the Lib Dems want Boris back

21 October 2022 10:26 pm

Suddenly, out of the blue, comes a saviour. The Lib Dems have failed to capitalise on the downfall of Liz…

Penny reign: why Mordaunt is the kingmaker

21 October 2022 9:27 pm

Tory MPs will likely have three candidates to vote for in Monday’s leadership race: Boris Johnson, Penny Mordaunt and Rishi…

Will Boris get the numbers he needs?

21 October 2022 5:20 am

The question on everyone’s lips tonight is whether Boris Johnson can get 100 MP nominations by Monday. This is the…

Portrait of the week: Truss in, Johnson out and Nord Stream 1 off

10 September 2022 9:00 am

Home Liz Truss, the new Prime Minister, said in a speech outside 10 Downing Street: ‘Boris Johnson delivered Brexit, the…

Boris Johnson was a terrible strongman

6 September 2022 11:32 pm

The ejection of Boris Johnson from Downing Street today proves that the UK has not gone the way of Donald…

What Boris should do next

6 September 2022 5:25 pm

Just what do you do with the rest of your life if, aged 58, you have been prised out of…

Will Liz Truss kill levelling up?

5 September 2022 7:40 pm

Levelling up is probably not even in the top tier of Liz Truss’s intray for this week, given the pressure…

After Boris: what will politics look like?

3 September 2022 9:00 am

Boris Johnson has so dominated politics for the past few years that it is hard to imagine things without him.…

My Ibiza diary

3 September 2022 9:00 am

You wait 11 years for a Tory leadership election and then three come along in quick succession. The first in…

Who will fill the Boris void?

2 September 2022 3:09 am

Boris Johnson’s last set piece speech today was typical him. There were references to Ladybird books, attempts to blame the…

Poll: voters don't want Boris in Truss's Cabinet

1 September 2022 11:59 pm

The Tory leadership race is almost over and at last a new PM will be announced. Most expect that next…

Who will Liz Truss forgive?

27 August 2022 9:00 am

Liz Truss has always been more popular with Tory party members than with Tory politicians. The moment of greatest peril…

The article that made Boris 'hang my head in shame'

16 August 2022 6:15 pm

Boris Johnson has written more than his fair share of controversial stuff over the years. Whether it’s jibes at Islam,…

The Dane gets an interpretive dance makeover: Ian McKellan's Hamlet reviewed

13 August 2022 9:00 am

Ian McKellen’s Hamlet is the highlight of Edinburgh’s opening week. In this experimental ballet, Sir Ian speaks roughly 5 per…

Do Conservative members miss Boris?

10 August 2022 9:02 pm

Boris Johnson is very much the elephant in the room of this leadership race, looming large over both Rishi Sunak…

Where will Boris write his column?

9 August 2022 7:16 pm

With just four weeks left in No. 10, rumours are swirling about Boris Johnson’s future plans. Will he quit the…

Boris Johnson's warning from history

8 August 2022 8:58 pm

After a long period in office, it’s natural for any political party to lose their zeal for governing. As problems…

Boris 'wants to carry on' as PM

26 July 2022 4:26 am

Faced with the choice of Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss, some Tories are experiencing something close to sellers’ remorse. Was…

Will Boris be back?

25 July 2022 5:05 pm

‘Hasta la vista, baby’ Boris Johnson told the Commons at his final PMQs. But could the fallen leader be seeking…

My debt to Boris Johnson

23 July 2022 9:00 am

Back in 1997 when I was narked on by a fellow journalist (Simon Walters, currently of the Times, then of…

Who can read Penny Mordaunt?

23 July 2022 9:00 am

Whitehall is telling ministers that this is a ‘caretaker’ government and so, by convention, cannot take decisions. This is not…

The global elite and me

23 July 2022 9:00 am

Here come the global elites. They love it here. Their spiritual second home. The heat, the rosé, the food, the…