Boris Johnson

Rishi Sunak’s political naivety

16 April 2022 9:00 am

Before the war in Ukraine, ministers and Tory MPs believed a fixedpenalty notice for the Prime Minister would mean the…

Boris isn’t safe yet

15 April 2022 9:57 pm

It is worth thinking back to late January when Boris Johnson’s premiership seemed in the greatest danger. As I say…

The problem with Boris's Rwanda solution

15 April 2022 1:36 am

Is the Prime Minister’s plan to divert some asylum seekers to Rwanda racist? Is it inhumane? Is it a dead…

Partygate cuts through with voters

15 April 2022 1:27 am

The Tory task at the next election is enormous. No party in the democratic age has ever won a fifth…

Why I resigned over partygate

14 April 2022 4:02 am

This is an edited version of Lord Wolfson’s resignation letter, following the Met’s decision to fine Boris Johnson and Rishi…

Boris's crazy defence

13 April 2022 7:25 am

‘I was very busy. The party was crap. I’m sorry you’re angry. Now leave me alone.’ That was the gist…

Boris thinks he can ride this scandal out

13 April 2022 3:45 am

Boris Johnson has now apologised for receiving a fixed penalty notice for attending a lockdown-busting party. In a clearly very…

Six times Boris and Rishi denied breaking the law

12 April 2022 11:40 pm

Well, that’s that then. This afternoon the Metropolitan Police fined the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of Exchequer for breaking…

Boris and Scholz parade the new Europe

9 April 2022 3:00 pm

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has changed Europe forever. That was the argument that Boris Johnson made on Friday when he…

The changing face of No. 10

9 April 2022 9:00 am

David Canzini has made quite an impression since he joined No. 10 as the Prime Minister’s deputy chief of staff…

Letters: The revelation that could force Boris to resign

9 April 2022 9:00 am

The lie’s the thing Sir: Your leading article (‘Partygate’s hangover’, 2 April) maintains that if the Prime Minister receives a…

How to waste an 80-seat majority

7 April 2022 12:30 am

Cast your mind back to Channel 4’s election night programme. The 2019 exit poll results flash up on screen. Realising…

Boris Johnson and the partygate hangover

2 April 2022 9:00 am

Afew weeks ago it seemed that the issue of Downing Street parties over lockdown had been usurped by a more…

Zelensky has saved Boris

31 March 2022 11:25 pm

Labour will try all it can to bring up the subject at every opportunity; as will a few backbench MPs.…

Five things we learnt from Johnson’s evidence to MPs

31 March 2022 3:44 am

Boris Johnson rocked up at the Liaison Committee today, fresh from last night’s bonding dinner with 250 Tory MPs. And…

Starmer is playing into Iran's hands

23 March 2022 9:45 pm

Who was to blame for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe being held captive in Iran? It shouldn’t take a professor of ethics to…

Boris’s Brexit-Ukraine comparison was a mistake

22 March 2022 4:00 am

After years of post-Brexit rancour,the last few weeks have been a striking display of European (not just EU) unity. Britain…

No. 10 is gearing up for the next election

19 March 2022 9:00 pm

As the Conservative party’s Spring Forum gets underway in Blackpool, attention is turning back to domestic politics, with cabinet ministers…

Can Boris get the Saudis to pump more oil?

12 March 2022 2:30 am

The oil price is up by more than 40 per cent since the start of the year. It is being…

Is the government in denial about the looming economic crisis?

10 March 2022 8:40 am

The priority for the UK and other rich democracies is to protect the people of Ukraine from the depredations of…

Has Putin saved Boris?

5 March 2022 9:00 am

It was with some relief that I heard that Labour’s Diane Abbott was opposed to the Russian invasion of Croatia,…

No-fly zones won’t work, but what about aid to Ukraine?

2 March 2022 9:43 pm

Vladimir Putin’s forces are encircling the cities of Kharkiv, Kherson and Mariupol, and a 40 mile-long convoy of Russian armoured vehicles…

Abolishing Covid restrictions now is bold, brave – and necessary

26 February 2022 9:00 am

Shortly after Covid emerged, our civil liberties were suspended. The government took control of when and for how long we…

Boris Johnson needs even tougher sanctions to deter Putin

25 February 2022 4:49 am

Boris Johnson has just outlined a series of further sanctions on Russia. They are considerably more substantial than the ones…

Read: The Prime Minister's address to the nation as Russia invades Ukraine

24 February 2022 11:28 pm

Shortly after 4 o’clock this morning I spoke to President Zelensky of Ukraine to offer the continued support of the…