Theresa May

If only the Tories understood economics

7 October 2017 9:00 am

‘I don’t think I’m quite as Austrian as you are,’ a Tory minister said to me the other day. And…

Theresa May’s phoney war

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Next month, Theresa May is expected to launch her long-awaited audit into racial disparities in public services. We are being…

Can anyone unite the Tory tribes?

16 September 2017 9:00 am

One of the reasons that coalition governments are so unusual in Britain is that both main parties are coalitions themselves.…

May’s exit strategy

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Nearly all Tory MPs now agree Theresa May should stay on as Prime Minister. She must get the party through…

Starting again at 48

9 September 2017 9:00 am

My name is Katherine and I’m an intern at The Spectator. What does that say about me? If you had…

Forgive and forget

2 September 2017 9:00 am

To begin with, Theresa May was not planning to take a three-week holiday — but she was subtly advised that,…

May’s opponents are the mad and the bad

2 September 2017 9:00 am

I first met Theresa May, or met her properly, way back in the last century. I’d been invited to speak…

The phoney Tory leadership war

19 August 2017 9:00 am

When a new MP is offered a job as a parliamentary private secretary for a cabinet member, it’s often a…

The many sides of satire

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Brexit the Musical is a peppy satire written by Chris Bryant (not the MP, he’s a lawyer). Musically the show…

Portrait of the week

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Home Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, appeared to wrest control of plans for Brexit from cabinet rivals, while…

Let May govern

22 July 2017 9:00 am

It used to be said that loyalty was the Conservatives’ secret weapon. While other parties might descend into internecine warfare,…

The Tories need a ‘what’ as much as a ‘who’

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May has made it to the summer. In the aftermath of the election, Downing Street’s immediate aim was to…

The turf

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Having spent three quarters of my life covering politics and the other quarter following racing, I am often asked what…

The beginning is nigh

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Just a few weeks ago, the Conservatives triumphed in the local government elections and Theresa May was hailed as an…

Britain’s winning hand

26 November 2016 9:00 am

On the morning after the European Union referendum, Britain looked like a country in crisis. The Prime Minister had resigned,…

Donald Trump represents the new normal – on both sides of the Atlantic

19 November 2016 9:00 am

What was your favourite response from the liberals to Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election? Actress Emma Watson…

The EU referendum has shown us the real David Cameron

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Westminster has a tendency to get ahead of itself. MPs want to discuss the aftermath of an event long before…

Marina Litvinenko: a tireless campaigner for justice for her late husband

The Litvinenko case: Mayfair murder most foul

26 March 2016 9:00 am

On 1 November 2006 Alexander Litvinenko, ex-KGB officer and by then a British citizen, met two of his former colleagues,…

Yes, let our spies spy – but not our bureaucrats

5 March 2016 9:00 am

One of the marks of a good Home Secretary is a healthy wariness of those in authority who come begging…

Is Theresa May gearing up to lead the EU No campaign?

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Who is the most politically interesting member of David Cameron’s cabinet? There’s a good case to be made for Michael…

The Tories are still anxious to reach out. And that’s a very good sign

10 October 2015 9:00 am

Post-election party conferences usually follow a standard pattern. The winning party slaps itself on the back while the losers fret…

The Tories must move quickly to recruit ex-Labour voters. Here's how

19 September 2015 8:00 am

David Cameron might not be remembered as the best prime minister in modern British history but he will probably be…

Inside George Osborne’s empire: how the Chancellor rules Westminster

1 August 2015 9:00 am

The Chancellor has Westminster in his grip

If you want military interventions, Prime Minister, you'll need more of a military

25 July 2015 9:00 am

“Whether it’s in Iraq, Syria, Libya or elsewhere — as Prime Minister, if I believe there is a specific threat…

Please, Theresa, let Anjem Choudary go and get himself killed

15 November 2014 9:00 am

The news is always grim, isn’t it? Doom and gloom everywhere. And even the news which appears to be good…