Theresa May

The people vs Brexit: a very elite insurgency

1 September 2018 9:00 am

The very best impressionists do not simply mimic the mannerisms, speech patterns and facial expressions of their targets — they…

Boris wars

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Ever since Boris Johnson resigned as foreign secretary, it was generally assumed that there would — in time — be…

Portrait of the week: Theresa May’s Brexit deal in doubt as Boris Johnson and David Davis resign

14 July 2018 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson resigned as Foreign Secretary the day after David Davis resigned as Brexit Secretary, both in reaction to…

This is Brexit in name only to keep the plebs happy

14 July 2018 9:00 am

My wife has decided she likes Dominic Raab, the latest poor sap to be despatched from a hamstrung, spasticated government…

The anatomy of a Spectator summer party

14 July 2018 9:00 am

I flew from Marseille to Gatwick, rode the Gatwick Express to Victoria, and walked down the thoroughfare of Victoria Street…

Weak but stable, Theresa May is the opposite of a good claret

23 June 2018 9:00 am

It is enough to make a man turn to drink. On a distinctly non-abstemious day, I was sitting in one…

There’s no going back on Brexit. But liberal policies are the way forward

16 June 2018 9:00 am

This week Brexit reached its Somme. The government has been bogged down in votes on amendments inserted into its Brexit…

The Windrush debacle is not as straightforward as it seems

5 May 2018 9:00 am

The idea that left vs right has been replaced by open vs closed is one of the most self-serving conceits…

The wrong Brexit: what happened to ‘Global Britain’?

21 April 2018 9:00 am

A few months ago, Britain’s most senior ambassadors gathered in the Foreign Office to compare notes on Brexit. There was…

Red London: Labour is poised to take the capital

7 April 2018 9:00 am

Ever since last year’s general election, when Jeremy Corbyn inspired the strongest Labour surge since 1945, the Conservatives have been…

Letters: Leave Theresa May alone – she’s doing her best

10 February 2018 9:00 am

Stop knocking May Sir: I find this knocking of Theresa May increasingly depressing (‘Theresa’s choice’, 3 February). She has a terrible job…

Brexit belongs to the Tories — whether they like it or not

10 February 2018 9:00 am

The Tory party is the party of Brexit, whether it likes it or not. The referendum was called by a…

Theresa May must lead or go

3 February 2018 9:00 am

The Brexit ‘inner cabinet’ met on Monday. It was meant to be an important meeting, one which made some real…

A right laugh: Geoff Norcott

What’s it like being the only right-wing comic?

3 February 2018 9:00 am

Geoff Norcott is lean, talkative, lightly bearded and intense. Britain’s first ‘openly Conservative’ comedian has benefited enormously from the Brexit…

The Tory drift goes on – but replacing May is impossible

27 January 2018 9:00 am

‘We take the view that while things are bloody awful, we don’t want to risk making things worse.’ That is…

The Cabinet reshuffle highlighted Theresa May’s three great weaknesses

13 January 2018 9:00 am

‘They are not as strong as they thought they were,’ one Whitehall source remarked to me on Monday night as…

The Brexit Breakdown

9 December 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May’s Brexit challenge is truly Herculean. Every time she believes she has done enough to finally move the Brexit…

This £50 billion EU ‘divorce bill’ is more like a ransom

2 December 2017 9:00 am

A  ‘bill’ is not commonly subject to negotiation. It arrives after a customer has contracted for the purchase of goods…

Does Theresa May’s zombie government even want to survive?

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Dealing with a hung parliament was never going to be easy, but no one quite foresaw the decay which now…

Why can’t Theresa May get a grip on Westminster scandals?

11 November 2017 9:00 am

How much longer can things go on like this? That is the question on the lips of Tory ministers and…

What to do about the returning jihadis

4 November 2017 9:00 am

In normal times, the reported return of 400 Isis fighters to Britain would be the biggest story out there. But…

Identity issues

28 October 2017 9:00 am

It was always going to be difficult for Theresa May’s government to secure a legacy beyond Brexit. With the negotiations…

The Spectator’s notes

28 October 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May’s style of negotiating with the European Union is coming spookily to resemble David Cameron’s. She is in the…

Why May must stay

14 October 2017 9:00 am

As from the Manchester conference hall I watched Theresa May’s big moment falling apart, as I buried my head in…

The plots thicken

14 October 2017 9:00 am

‘Worst week ever’ is one of those phrases that journalists are, perhaps, too quick to use. Alastair Campbell once quipped…