Tory leadership

Sunak and Truss make final two – as it happened

20 July 2022 11:31 pm

Britain’s next Prime Minister will be either Rishi Sunak or Liz Truss. Refresh this page for the latest developments. 4.45…

The verdict: the second Tory leadership debate

18 July 2022 5:28 am

‘If you’re still watching this debate, well done,’ said Mordaunt, bizarrely, in her closing statement. ‘I wish tonight had been…

Boris Johnson's fightback has been cut short

2 February 2022 9:02 pm

Tobias Ellwood, the chair of the defence select committee, has this morning announced that he is sending a letter to…

The rise and rise of Rishi Sunak

8 September 2021 9:45 pm

When Victoria Beckham noticed that her husband David had developed a winning way, not just with her but with almost…

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

The Chancellor has Westminster in his grip

The Spectator book review that brought down Macmillan's government

18 January 2014 9:00 am

Did Macmillan stitch up his succession – or did Iain Macleod’s famous Spectator piece, 50 years old this week, stitch up Macmillan?