Boris Johnson

Advice to my successor

20 July 2022 11:16 pm

Boris Johnson completed his final PMQs this afternoon, offering some ‘final words of advice’ to his successor. Spectator readers may recall his…

Letters: In defence of Boris Johnson

16 July 2022 9:00 am

Boris’s legacy Sir: It is grossly unfair to assert that Boris Johnson’s legacy was the lockdown (Leading article, 9 July).…

‘Our’ by ‘our’, Boris’s resignation speech

16 July 2022 9:00 am

There was a word I didn’t understand in Boris Johnson’s resignation speech (in which he did not resign). He spoke…

Theresa revels in Boris's downfall

14 July 2022 9:43 pm

Of all those revelling in Boris Johnson’s downfall last week, few probably enjoyed it more than Theresa May. It would…

Why Rishi Sunak quit

9 July 2022 9:00 am

Why Rishi Sunak quit

Portrait of the week: Boris on the brink, petrol price protests and a £3,000 swear word

9 July 2022 9:00 am

Home Rishi Sunak resigned as Chancellor of the Exchequer and Sajid Javid as Health Secretary. (Nadhim Zahawi accepted the post…

My memorable night at the Carlton Club

9 July 2022 9:00 am

‘Club’ is a four-letter word. Whenever a club is mentioned in the press, it will inevitably be portrayed as a…

Boris was never Trump

7 July 2022 10:20 pm

The urge to compare Boris Johnson to Donald Trump was always irresistible. It has been fun, too. Both men are colourful…

Boris skewered – for one last time?

7 July 2022 4:37 am

A brutal encounter at the Liaison Committee this afternoon. Boris was grilled for two hours by a gang of aggressive…

Boris isn't ready to go

7 July 2022 2:10 am

Boris Johnson’s final hours as Prime Minister have been undignified. We do not yet know quite how this will end,…

Is the end nigh for Boris?

7 July 2022 1:49 am

Boris Johnson is now facing a situation where if he doesn’t resign he will face more cabinet resignations. Johnson is…

PMQs was a blue-on-blue bloodbath

6 July 2022 11:45 pm

Knife crime beset PMQs. It was a horrific blue-on-blue bloodbath as Tory backstabbers queued up to play the role of Brutus…

PMQs will only encourage further rebellion

6 July 2022 10:10 pm

At one point in today’s Prime Minister’s Questions, the Speaker called MPs to order and told them: ‘We’ve got to…

How Boris Johnson squandered his premiership

6 July 2022 9:12 pm

Boris Johnson has been given so many second chances. He hasn’t taken any of them. Let’s start with his voting…

The meeting tonight that will decide Boris Johnson’s fate

6 July 2022 7:41 pm

The 1922 Committee – the organising body for Conservative MPs – faces a momentous decision on Wednesday night. If its…

There is no way out for Boris Johnson

6 July 2022 6:56 pm

Just after 6 p.m. yesterday it seemed like the Boris Johnson regime was in total, house of cards style collapse.…

Who says Boris has to go?

6 July 2022 5:35 pm

As the cameras burped and clicked, as an aggravated nation watched, Boris Johnson announced that he was giving up. ‘Let…

Full list: the Tory MPs who have quit Boris's government

6 July 2022 7:59 am

Boris Johnson’s week has gone from bad to worse. Following partygate, two bruising by-election losses in Tiverton and Honiton and…

Boris ‘forgot’ about Pincher allegations, claims minister

5 July 2022 11:55 pm

The government’s line yesterday on what Boris Johnson knew about Chris Pincher’s behaviour kept changing. Today, it’s quite hard to find…

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…