Boris

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…

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…

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…

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…

Partygate is not going away

1 June 2022 3:51 am

Tory MPs just want partygate to go away. The hope that the Sue Gray report would be the end of things…

I’m not exaggerating partygate

26 May 2022 2:20 am

A veteran Tory MP, who I’ve known for almost 30 years, just laid into me – and my colleagues in…

Are the Australian election results a bad sign for the Tories?

24 May 2022 6:49 pm

Scott Morrison’s Liberals were absolutely thrashed in the Australian elections this weekend. The party’s vote collapsed, and there were big-name…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Boris Johnson promises more sanctions

24 February 2022 11:22 pm

Following Vladimir Putin’s decision to launch a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Boris Johnson has addressed the nation. Speaking from 10…

Ending restrictions won't save Boris

22 February 2022 4:37 am

Boris Johnson certainly managed to rally the troops on their first day back from recess this afternoon as he told…

What is Boris's partygate defence?

16 February 2022 5:00 am

The presumption of many MPs — and maybe many of you — is that the Met is bound to issue…

The Ukraine crisis has united the West

15 February 2022 7:38 am

There has been a subtle change of tone from Joe Biden and Boris Johnson about the likelihood of a Russian…

Who would join Boris's No. 10?

4 February 2022 9:35 pm

Munira Mirza’s resignation over Boris Johnson’s refusal to withdraw his Savile barb at Keir Starmer led to Downing Street bringing…

Why Munira Mirza’s resignation matters

4 February 2022 7:21 am

Boris Johnson’s great strength has always been his ability to spot, recruit and hire a great variety of brilliant people.…