Tories

Pig-ignorant click activists are in charge now. Jeremy Corbyn’s success proves it

5 September 2015 9:00 am

Daily they drop into my email account — alongside the more obviously useful stuff about how I might elongate my penis…

What Labour needs to do is estrange its awful voters

16 May 2015 9:00 am

And so now we have to suffer the epic delusions, temper tantrums and hissy fits of the metro-left. They simply…

Reflections on the revolution in Scotland

9 May 2015 9:00 am

This was the Scottish election. Where next for the Union now?

What opinion polls feel like from the other end of the line

9 May 2015 9:00 am

What opinion polls feel like from the other end of the line

The Tories are now the party of the many — Labour is the party of the few

2 May 2015 9:00 am

When election day dawns, it’s worth bearing in mind that two million more people will be going to work than when…

Find the voice, find the character: Steve Nallon as Margaret Thatcher

Even those who reviled Thatcher will be moved, appalled and astonished: Dead Sheep at the Park reviewed

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Dead Sheep is a curious dramatic half-breed that examines Geoffrey Howe’s troubled relationship with Margaret Thatcher. Structurally it’s a Mexican…

The election result that everyone expects – and no one wants

4 April 2015 9:00 am

To form a coalition, David Cameron had to give up the Prime Ministerial prerogative to determine when the election was…

Channel 4's The Coalition reviewed: heroically free of cynicism

28 March 2015 9:00 am

In a late schedule change, Channel 4’s Coalition was shifted from Thursday to Saturday to make room for Jeremy Paxman…

A year ago, I had big plans to unite the right. This year, I’m keeping my ambitions more modest

3 January 2015 9:00 am

This time last year, I wrote an article saying my main project in 2014 would be to unite the right.…

Why it won’t be Ukip’s fault if Cameron loses

18 October 2014 9:00 am

Ukip tried to play fair with Cameron. But he wouldn’t even talk to us

Justine Greening interview: 'It's about understanding what it's like to start from scratch'

6 September 2014 9:00 am

Justine Greening says that the Conservatives will not win big until they really home in on social mobility

Accept it, embrace it: Conservatives aren’t cool

5 July 2014 9:00 am

The Times headline on Tuesday was rather cruel: ‘Stars turn down No. 10 invitation.’ This was a reference to the…

Now it's Gove vs May - will Tory wars ever stop?

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Modern Conservatives seem to be allergic to success. Every time things are going right, the party spasms. Sir John Major’s…

An ex-fascist or two isn't the BBC's problem. Its boss class is

29 March 2014 9:00 am

Duncan Weldon’s past – as a Labour adviser and elsewhere – doesn’t affect his ability to do the job

Welcome to the age of four-party politics

1 March 2014 9:00 am

Two things will make the next general election campaign quite unlike any previous election in this country. The first is…

The Spectator's Notes: Quangos - a world of perfect hypocrisy

8 February 2014 9:00 am

The accusation that the Tories have been installing their people in public appointments should evoke only a hollow laugh. They…

The coalition is now an open marriage

1 February 2014 9:00 am

Without any fanfare or formal announcement, the government has moved into a new phase. ‘We’re not in a coalition now.…

The PM is preparing for another coalition. His colleagues have other plans

31 August 2013 9:00 am

Conservatives have been returning to their Westminster offices this week to find the wind behind them. Something suddenly seems to…

Disraeli, by Douglas Hurd; The Great Rivalry, by Dick Leonard - review

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Sam Leith finds shades of Jeffrey Archer and Boris Johnson in the 19th-century prime minister