Theresa May

Will a Queen’s speech spell the end of May’s government?

17 April 2019 8:16 pm

What is the maximum point of danger for the government in the coming months? After Theresa May secured a six…

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It’s vital to keep good relations with our EU allies – and we need a leader who’s up to the challenge

13 April 2019 9:00 am

The European Union’s official goal — an ever-closer union of people — remains its single most attractive feature. Our continent…

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My advice to Leavers: go for a second referendum – you might just win

13 April 2019 9:00 am

My first encounter with a plan to hold not one but two referendums on Britain’s European Union membership happened more…

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Dear Remainer parliament: you won. Now revoke Article 50 – if you dare

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Dear Remainer parliament. Although we’re the voters who spurned the petition for this very course of action, we the undersigned…

Emmanuel Macron has united his country – against him

13 April 2019 9:00 am

 Montpellier An embattled, incompetent leader distrusted and disliked by a vast majority of voters. A wobbly economy that might be…

Britain’s liberals have fallen out of love with democracy

10 April 2019 11:45 pm

Every now and then there is a political moment, some event or comment, that reveals just how much society has…

If the EU refuses an extension, voters want a no-deal Brexit. MPs should listen

6 April 2019 9:00 am

One of the many tragedies of Theresa May’s premiership is that, having come up with a coherent policy on how…

The logic behind Theresa May’s late move to Labour

6 April 2019 9:00 am

There is a logic in Mrs May’s late move to Labour. It is the same logic by which both parties,…

If there’s no deal, there’s no Brexit

6 April 2019 9:00 am

Iraq, the financial crisis, the expenses scandal — all of these undermined trust in politicians. They created an impression of…

As an ex-Brexit minister I can tell you – May’s ‘plan’ was built on sand

30 March 2019 9:00 am

Management books often repeat the dictum: ‘If there’s one thing worse than making mistakes, it’s not learning from them.’ So…

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Are we heading for a softer Brexit?

26 March 2019 10:44 am

With Oliver Letwin’s amendment passing, MPs will seize control of the order paper on Wednesday afternoon to hold indicative votes.…

May says little new in statement as she again attacks MPs for failing to make a decision

21 March 2019 8:17 am

Theresa May’s statement tonight wasn’t particularly dramatic. She had no new policies to announce or arguments to make. Rather, she…

May under pressure to set an exit date to get her deal over the line

18 March 2019 10:17 am

Is this the week Theresa May sets out an exit date for her departure from No. 10? There is hope…

Meaningful vote 3 in the next seven days

14 March 2019 8:36 am

Theresa May’s extension motion makes clear that she intends to bring her deal back for another vote in the next…

Is there any way that May’s deal could pass on Tuesday?

9 March 2019 10:18 pm

The government’s efforts to get changes to the backstop have run into a brick wall in Brussels. The EU thinks,…

Breaking point: can either Labour or the Tories survive Brexit?

2 March 2019 9:00 am

The only certainty in the Brexit process is that there is no certainty. Brexiteers had long sought solace in the…

Polite postmodernism: Burbridge Close, Dagenham, by Peter Barber Architects is a recent housing development for the elderly that Roger Scruton approves of

Here’s what I want from modern architecture, explains housing tsar Roger Scruton

23 February 2019 9:00 am

The creation of a commission to examine beauty in new building created a stir in the media, with the chairman…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May goes to Brussels and Donald Trump to hold North Korea summit

9 February 2019 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, went off to Brussels again to talk about ‘alternative arrangements’, for which parliament had…

Theresa May has been given a second chance to save Brexit. She’d better not blow it

2 February 2019 9:00 am

Theresa May will soon arrive in Brussels with a series of unlikely demands. She must tell the European Union that…

Portrait of the week: May’s historic loss, Brexit chaos and the US shutdown

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Home Brexit threw politics into unpredictable chaos. The government was defeated by an unparalleled majority of 230 — 432 to…

Taking back control: parliament’s plan for Brexit

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Straight after the government’s epic defeat in the House of Commons on Tuesday night, the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, the Business…

If anyone knows May’s secret plan, it’s Philip

12 January 2019 9:00 am

As a hack who lived and breathed the financial crisis, you might think that at the start of 2008 and…

Take it from a cartoonist: shoes are the real windows into the soul

15 December 2018 9:00 am

I spend most of my time drawing politicians, trying to work out what makes them distinctive. The eyes, the expression,…

If May goes, the Tories have just one chance to replace her

8 December 2018 9:00 am

On Tuesday, MPs will face something rare: a Commons motion which really does deserve to be described as momentous. It…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May’s double defeat on Brexit

8 December 2018 9:00 am

Home Political hobbyists speculated on the future of Brexit if the government fell, if a new Conservative leader was chosen,…