partygate

What Boris needs to do to survive

8 June 2022 4:51 pm

Most people date the beginning of Boris Johnson’s current woes to the start of the partygate scandal, and especially to…

The game is up, Boris Johnson

7 June 2022 7:13 pm

The worst possible outcome for the Conservative and Unionist party is also a pretty lousy result for the country. That…

How Boris can cling on

7 June 2022 5:42 pm

What is happening in the UK right now is similar to the later Berlusconi years, the opera buffa phase of…

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…

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…

What are the Tories for?

15 April 2022 5:00 pm

It’s an odd accusation to levy at Boris Johnson’s government, but the Conservative party feels grey. Flights of fancy suggesting…

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…

Rishi Sunak breaks his silence

13 April 2022 5:17 am

After Boris Johnson issued an apology (along with a pool clip) over the fixed penalty notice he received for attending a…

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…

Partygate is shameful – but Boris shouldn’t resign

13 April 2022 1:25 am

I feel torn on partygate. Like most other people, I have flashes of rage over the vision of government ministers…

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.…

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 day Boris tried to bribe me

12 February 2022 9:00 am

It’s not every day that a future prime minister offers you a bribe, but that’s what happened to me 38…

Boris will never recover from partygate

5 February 2022 9:00 am

When a political party is hit by a crisis, the tendency these days is for both the politicians and their…

Boris must go!

2 February 2022 12:50 am

Conservative sympathisers, Conservative voters and Conservative parliamentarians have a simple choice to make this week. Do they stand by a…

Johnson faces a mauling from his own MPs

1 February 2022 4:20 am

Ahead of the publication of Sue Gray’s report into partygate, there had been talk that the police investigation — which…

Johnson's defence deteriorates

1 February 2022 3:50 am

That Boris Johnson regards the Gray update as an opportunity to come up for air was very clear from his…

How bad are the polls for Boris Johnson?

30 January 2022 9:00 pm

It’s no secret that the polls do not look good for the Prime Minister at the moment. The most recent…

The real reason Boris is unfit to be prime minister

30 January 2022 6:00 pm

Three years ago, imagine that you had wanted to write a film script about a prime minister and his travails.…

Has Cressida bailed out Boris?

28 January 2022 9:02 pm

‘Wait for Sue Gray’ was the ministerial mantra last week. And wait, we all have, as the days have ticked…

The Met calls for the redaction of Sue Gray’s report

28 January 2022 7:52 pm

After a week of speculation about the release of Sue Gray’s report into partygate, its publication has now been complicated…

Six of the silliest 'cakegate' defences

27 January 2022 3:41 am

Polls might show that two in three voters think Boris Johnson should quit over No. 10’s parties but crucially less…