Tory leadership

A new tune: Boris Johnson on his plan to unite Britain

6 July 2019 9:00 am

‘I’m going to stick ruthlessly to script,’ says Boris Johnson. ‘This is not the stage of the campaign when you…

George Osborne can still see off Boris Johnson. Here's how

12 March 2016 9:00 am

When George Osborne last stood up to deliver a budget, he had reached his post-election apotheosis. His economic (and political)…

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

1 August 2015 9:00 am

Against the heavy artillery fire of the Labour leadership battle, the struggle of the Conservative leadership contest goes almost undetected…

The Spectator book review that brought down Macmillan's government

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Fifty years ago this week, a cover story in The Spectator helped to bring down a Conservative government. It was…