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We need more Kemi Badenochs

18 April 2024 8:18 pm

On Tuesday, parliament voted for the first time on legislation to begin the phasing out of smoking (not just cigarettes,…

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

After Sunak, who?

20 August 2023 5:54 pm

Nothing happens, and nothing happens, and then everything happens, the author Fay Weldon once declared. This observation about life’s tendency…

Why won’t the Conservatives stand up for conservatism any more?

30 December 2022 1:59 am

Is it supposed to be enough for those of us of a culturally and socially conservative persuasion to know that some Tory…

My life as a political spouse

23 July 2022 9:00 am

When I was a teenage Tory activist in the mid-1990s, I hoped one day I’d be part of a leadership…

The latest Tory leadership debate was a grim spectacle

18 July 2022 3:00 pm

The eyes had it, in last night’s leadership debate. Penny Mordaunt and Rishi Sunak took turns directing to the camera…

The verdict: the second Tory leadership debate

18 July 2022 5:28 am

‘If you’re still watching this debate, well done,’ said Mordaunt, bizarrely, in her closing statement. ‘I wish tonight had been…

Where do the Tories go from here?

16 July 2022 9:00 am

The hardest thing for any political party to achieve is renewal in government. The Tories have managed it twice since…

The big question over Kemi Badenoch’s bid

12 July 2022 9:59 pm

Kemi Badenoch has just completed her leadership launch. Although she is an outside bet, her campaign has been building momentum…

Gove backs Kemi Badenoch for prime minister

11 July 2022 6:11 am

Michael Gove has endorsed Kemi Badenoch for Tory leader. Badenoch, who was one of his junior ministers at the Department…

Kemi Badenoch: the curriculum does not need ‘decolonising’

18 March 2022 6:34 am

When the government published a report last year by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities (CRED) into racism in the…

The tactics of victimhood

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Late last week the Labour deputy leader was the subject of a glowing profile in the Times. The piece described…

Kemi Badenoch: ‘Being black is not just about victimhood’

24 October 2020 9:00 am

Equalities minister Kemi Badenoch on the ‘poison’ of identity politics