Boris

Operation Save Big Dog and the real scandal of Boris’s leadership

27 January 2022 5:41 am

There is a theory which states the primary reason for Boris Johnson’s political longevity is that there are simply so…

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 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…

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.…

Can Boris really blame the press for his defeat?

18 December 2021 2:17 am

When asked what went wrong in North Shropshire, Boris Johnson gave a fascinating answer: journalists. Apparently, they have been reporting…

Boris is in deep trouble

15 December 2021 8:20 am

This evening feels eerily familiar to anyone who remembers the meaningful votes of Theresa May’s premiership. The Tory rebellion on…

Boris takes his colleagues for fools

9 December 2021 7:15 am

Is Boris Johnson really deploying a ‘diversionary tactic’ in announcing vaccine passports on the day he has had to perform…

Boris throws his staff under the bus

9 December 2021 12:16 am

What possible lines of defence could the Prime Minister come up with after the leaking of footage showing his Downing…

Boris's booster bet

1 December 2021 4:06 am

Boris Johnson is relying heavily on the booster programme to protect Britain from any additional threat posed by the Omicron…

The cynical brilliance of Boris Johnson's green conversion

12 November 2021 12:18 am

Does Boris Johnson really believe, as he told COP26 a few days ago, we’re at ‘one minute to midnight’ on…

Is Britain heading for a full-blown fish war with France?

2 November 2021 12:10 am

As the COP26 summit gets underway, a diplomatic Brexit row is escalating on the sidelines of the conference over fish.…

Will the Tories cut taxes before the next election?

30 October 2021 12:35 pm

The Tory party has reached a fork in the road, I say in the Times today. One path involves sticking…

The real reason Britain failed on coronavirus

12 October 2021 9:29 pm

The joint health and science super-committee’s report into ‘lessons learned’ on the UK’s coronavirus response may not want to ‘point fingers…

The Tories will pay a price for Boris's housing strategy

9 October 2021 2:55 am

One of the themes of Conservative conference was that the government has dropped plans for a radical reform of the…

Why Boris is losing his fight against Sturgeon

5 October 2021 5:38 pm

Gavin Barwell has made a good point, albeit inadvertently. Theresa May’s former chief of staff has a book out, imaginatively…

Boris's tetchy Marr interview showed the risks he is taking

4 October 2021 8:33 am

Boris Johnson’s rather testy interview with Andrew Marr this morning revealed the political gamble that he is taking. Johnson is calculating…

No, Biden didn't just snub Brexit Britain

22 September 2021 11:54 pm

For European Union enthusiasts, the ‘trade deal with America’ has joined ‘£350 million pledge on a bus’ as one of…

Boris should keep copying Blair

8 September 2021 10:05 pm

Having written here at least once before that Boris Johnson is the heir to Blair, my first thought on the Prime…

Why didn't Tory MPs oppose Boris's tax hike?

7 September 2021 10:55 pm

Boris Johnson has just announced his plans to increase National Insurance by 1.25 per cent for both workers and employers…

Is Boris brave enough to confront the truth about the NHS?

20 July 2021 10:30 pm

If a government does not wish to break a manifesto promise it should punt fewer such ‘promises’ into its manifesto.…

Boris is in danger of becoming Britain's François Hollande

27 June 2021 4:53 am

Last week’s by-election result in Chesham and Amersham was a slap in the face for Boris Johnson. Fortunately it was…

Speaker blasts Boris again over lockdown announcement

15 June 2021 7:10 am

The government has just suffered a further verbal drubbing for the way it announced it would be delaying the roadmap…

Labour are deluding themselves about Boris's 'vaccine bounce'

15 May 2021 3:30 pm

That vast battalion of pinko pundits who confidently expected Boris Johnson to get a drubbing in last week’s elections has…

Is Boris right about a third wave?

23 March 2021 5:07 am

Covid deaths fell to 17 on Sunday, the lowest daily figure since 28 September and no higher than the levels…

Fishing is now the sole major obstacle to a Brexit deal

18 December 2020 7:04 am

Ursula von der Leyen and Boris Johnson spoke this evening to try and give the negotiations a shove. The statement…