Tory leadership contest

Forget Brexit: Boris’s toughest task will be energising his exhausted party

23 July 2019 10:01 pm

Boris Johnson will now be receiving plenty of unsolicited advice about how to be Prime Minister. As his victory speech…

Johnson and Hunt try to unite the Tory party in final leadership debate

16 July 2019 6:30 am

Tonight’s Sun debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt was far more relaxed than last week’s head-to-head clash. But it…

It would be weird if Gove hadn’t taken drugs

15 June 2019 9:00 am

Cocaine is an abominable drug, by far the most hateful of all the various uppers and downers and psychoactives because…

How the Parliamentary stage of the Tory leadership contest works

10 June 2019 6:12 am

This week, the Conservative leadership content enters the Parliamentary stage. The various contenders – at the time of writing there…

Letters: Vote Gove, get Corbyn

8 June 2019 9:00 am

Trump and Brexit Sir: Your leading article (‘The Trump card’, 1 June) states that ‘May’s successor should seek to capitalise…

The race for the Tory leadership is as fractured as it is crowded

8 June 2019 9:00 am

The remarkable thing about the Tory leadership election is how long it has been coming. When Theresa May blew the…

The in-tray of horrors that Theresa May has left for her successor

8 June 2019 9:00 am

‘Dear Chief Secretary, I’m afraid there is no money. Kind regards — and good luck!’ Liam Byrne will forever be…

‘I have spent my life with people underestimating me’: Jeremy Hunt interviewed

8 June 2019 9:00 am

When a head of state flies in for a state visit, it’s traditional for the Foreign Secretary to lead the…

Tory leadership candidates start frenzied final push for support

6 June 2019 2:05 am

With just a few days to go until nominations close in the Tory leadership contest, candidates are busy trying to…

Plutarch’s advice for the Tory leadership candidates

1 June 2019 9:00 am

The MPs wishing to replace Theresa May as prime minister have policies — but do they know what their electorate…

The strangeness of Jeremy Hunt’s leadership campaign

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Jeremy Hunt’s approach is very odd. It is the first time I remember an aspirant for the top job saying:…

Can Boris Johnson’s ‘little otter’ make him woke enough to win?

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Philip May seems a decent cove. He’s been stoic and loyal but I can’t help hoping that the next prime…

Full-blooded Brexiteers vs cabinet compromisers

1 June 2019 9:00 am

Parties don’t get rid of their leaders unless things are going very badly. But this Tory crisis is different in…

Fighting fit: Dominic Raab on karate kicks, cabinet unity and his Brexit strategy

1 June 2019 9:00 am

At a dinner in the Irish embassy in London last November, Dominic Raab believed he was on the brink of…

The Boris Brexit court case isn’t as bad for his leadership bid as some hope

30 May 2019 3:28 am

Will Boris Johnson being told to answer to allegations of misconduct in a public office derail his leadership campaign? The…

Who is the Tories’ ‘Stop Boris’ candidate?

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Most MPs greet the parliamentary recess with a sense of relief. But Conservatives are welcoming this Easter break like the…