Conservative party

Will there be a summer election?

22 April 2024 8:13 pm

It’s less than a fortnight till the local elections where Rishi Sunak will face his last major electoral test before…

Is Cameron upstaging Sunak?

13 April 2024 9:00 am

The logic behind Rishi Sunak’s decision to make David Cameron foreign secretary was that he would be a ‘big beast’…

English civil law has become a luxury good beyond the reach of most of us

13 April 2024 9:00 am

Tom Burgis makes this painfully clear in his account of the long hounding of the former MP Charlotte Leslie by the vengeful millionaire Mohamed Amersi

Dowden: UK position on arms sales to Israel ‘has not changed’

8 April 2024 4:57 am

Dowden: UK position on arms sales to Israel ‘has not changed’ Israel and Hamas are expected to hold a new…

The Tories are resigned to an almighty defeat

6 April 2024 5:00 pm

The herd of Conservative MPs is on the move again, this time obediently setting off towards the abattoir in which…

Could Sadiq Khan lose London?

6 April 2024 9:00 am

With Labour 20 points ahead in the national polls, a lot of Tories have already written off next month’s mayoral…

Will Sunak renege on ‘foreign powers’ owning newspapers?

25 March 2024 3:15 am

Last week, a rebellion in the Lords drew a government pledge to ban foreign governments and their proxies from owning…

Hunt: Tories will keep the triple lock on pensions

25 March 2024 12:08 am

Jeremy Hunt: Russian government creating a ‘smokescreen of propaganda’ On Friday night, a terrorist attack at a large concert in…

Can we trust Hunt’s tax cut promise?

21 January 2024 8:37 pm

More tax cuts are on their way, according to the both the Prime Minister and Chancellor who have written comment…

Cameron says ‘military action was only option’ in Yemen

14 January 2024 11:45 pm

David Cameron: western strikes on Houthi rebels are ‘a very clear message’ This week the US and UK launched military…

Why Trump can’t be stopped

13 January 2024 9:00 am

Donald Trump has dominated Republican politics for so long that it can be hard to remember the time when he…

How has the Conservative party’s ‘Dr No’ escaped everyone’s notice for so long?

18 November 2023 9:00 am

This malevolent figure has been at the centre of the party for more than 40 years, says Nadine Dorries. But nothing in The Plot bears much relation to reality

Hope might be the only strategy Sunak has left

11 November 2023 9:00 am

The first King’s Speech for more than 70 years was a festival of the expected: the royal reading of a…

The conversion therapy bill is a thoroughly bad idea

4 November 2023 9:00 am

I was disappointed to learn that Rishi Sunak has reconsidered his opposition to a bill banning conversion therapy. Not because…

The Tory vote squeeze

28 October 2023 9:00 am

When the cabinet gathered on Tuesday morning, the meeting started as a sombre affair. Just days before, the Conservatives had…

It’s time to take Italian wine seriously

21 October 2023 9:00 am

Tuscany: earth has not anything to show more fair. The landscape is charming. The gentle hills seem to smile down…

Britain is not a technocracy

16 October 2023 5:00 pm

The term ‘technocracy’, or more often ‘technocrat’, is found everywhere. Both Rishi Sunak and Keir Starmer are referred to as…