Rishi Sunak

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…


14 October 2023 9:00 am

Train wreck: HS2 destroyed the countryside I love

7 October 2023 9:00 am

The countryside where I grew up has been destroyed by HS2

Can Sunak establish himself as a radical?

30 September 2023 9:00 am

The Conservatives gather in Manchester this weekend for what may well be their last hurrah as a governing party. Bookmakers…

Why is Sunak cutting a tax only paid by the rich?

24 September 2023 5:04 pm

Last week, Rishi Sunak struck a blow for ordinary people against the elitist project that is net zero, assuring them…

Rishi Sunak is right to reconsider his green pledges

23 September 2023 9:00 am

The old carmakers were slow to realise the potential of electric cars and didn’t innovate. So Elon Musk, an internet…

Portrait of the week

23 September 2023 9:00 am

Home Rishi Sunak, the Prime Minister, proposed reaching net zero in 2050 ‘in a better, more proportionate way’ such as by…

Sunak’s new strategy: hard truths

23 September 2023 9:00 am

The last time Tory activists and MPs gathered for their annual party conference, it didn’t end well. Liz Truss had…

How I lost my Hungarian Vizsla, Leo, to the Dangerous Dogs Act

23 September 2023 9:00 am

Not everyone welcomed Rishi Sunak’s announcement last week that he would ban the XL Bully under the Dangerous Dogs Act.…

Why Sunak’s prayers in Delhi matter

10 September 2023 9:24 pm

Ever since Alastair Campbell’s declaration that ‘we don’t do God’, no prime minister – and almost no politician – has…

Portrait of the Week

9 September 2023 9:00 am


9 September 2023 9:00 am

Britain is no longer a functional country

2 September 2023 9:00 am

No. 10 quickly asserted that the meltdown at National Air Traffic Services was a technical issue rather than a cyber…

Britain should not be nervous of India

2 September 2023 9:00 am

Britain should not be nervous of India

The Tories need a shake-up – and Sunak knows it

2 September 2023 9:00 am

When prime ministers sense the end is near, they tend to follow a similar pattern. They change senior civil servants…