UK politics

Boris Johnson wins the Tory leadership race

23 July 2019 9:05 pm

Boris Johnson will be Britain’s new prime minister after winning the Tory leadership race. Boris picked up 92,153 votes, or…

Roger Scruton gets his job back

23 July 2019 7:22 pm

Roger Scruton has been reappointed as head of a government housing body after he was sacked in April following a magazine interview…

Boris Johnson will soon be the most popular leader in the world

22 July 2019 6:53 pm

Only one person in Britain now believes that Boris might deprive us of a Jeremy Hunt premiership. That person is…

How much bother will the Gaukeward squad cause Boris Johnson?

22 July 2019 4:42 pm

How much bother will the Gaukeward squad cause Boris Johnson? Barring one of the biggest political upsets of the past…

How Tom Watson reinvented himself to become the new challenger to Corbyn

21 July 2019 1:47 am

Tom Watson has had more reinventions than Kylie Minogue has had mid-performance outfit changes. His performances over the years have…

Which Brexit strategy will Boris Johnson go for?

20 July 2019 7:32 pm

Before he even gets in to Number 10, Boris Johnson must make one of the most important calls of his…

The only way to solve Labour’s anti-Semitism problem

17 July 2019 11:43 pm

‘The Labour Party welcomes everyone* irrespective of race, creed, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (except, it seems, Jews)’. So…

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…

Boris Johnson’s planning for government

13 July 2019 7:38 pm

Boris Johnson had been refusing to engage with the question of Cabinet appointments and the like until he was through…

Boris Johnson struggles through interview with Andrew Neil

13 July 2019 5:31 am

Boris Johnson just faced by far his toughest interview of the campaign. He was pressed hard on Brexit, Kim Darroch’s…

Full transcript: Boris Johnson grilled by Andrew Neil

13 July 2019 5:00 am

AN: Boris Johnson, we’re going to talk a lot about policy, but I first want to talk about you, because…

Tommy Robinson is no martyr. Here’s how to stop him becoming one

12 July 2019 11:21 pm

We might not care for Stephen Yaxley-Lennon but we should care very much about what happens to him in prison…

The moment the European project first went wrong

10 July 2019 6:21 pm

At a time when the EU is at its least popular and, worse still, least respected, it is worth reflecting…

The court of Boris Johnson: the factions competing for approval

10 July 2019 1:06 am

How will Boris Johnson govern? With even Jeremy Hunt allies privately braced for defeat in two weeks’ time when the…

Boris takes inspiration from The Godfather

9 July 2019 12:19 am

When Michael Gove turned on Boris Johnson in the 2016 Tory leadership contest and decided to stand against his former…

A Halloween no-deal Brexit is no longer a scary prospect

7 July 2019 5:00 pm

Project Fear is back after a seasonal break. Far from resolving anything, Theresa May’s decision to delay Brexit back in…

Boris Johnson must remember: In victory, magnanimity

6 July 2019 7:54 pm

With the ballot papers out, the next few days will be crucial in the Tory leadership election. As I say…

Boris vs Hunt: a voter’s guide

5 July 2019 11:44 pm

Voting is finally underway in the Tory leadership contest. So should Britain’s next prime minister be Boris Johnson or Jeremy…

The Tory leadership contest is entering its most important week

1 July 2019 8:56 am

Although there’s three weeks until the next Tory leader is announced, the contest is entering what is the most important…

Why GATT won’t break the Brexit deadlock

30 June 2019 5:00 pm

There has been a lot of talk about how Article XXIV of GATT can provide an alternative to the Withdrawal…

Hunt won’t let up in his attacks on Boris

29 June 2019 4:05 pm

It is a week on since the first hustings of the Tory leadership run off. Boris Johnson appears to have…

Brexit party MEP Claire Fox shows solidarity with Boris

28 June 2019 6:09 pm

Tom Penn and Eve Leigh, the next-door Remainer neighbours of Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds who recorded their late-night row,…

Boris’s campaign is a triumph

28 June 2019 2:04 am

Forget what you’ve been told about the Conservative leadership campaign. The Boris campaign’s weekend meltdown has not lost him the election. And…

Why neither Boris nor Hunt can stop a no-deal Brexit

27 June 2019 12:37 am

There is a lot of confusion about Boris Johnson’s approach to Brexit. And that is deliberate because the candidate has yet…

Why Tories are hooked on Boris Johnson

26 June 2019 1:45 am

Modern politicians are like drug dealers intent on keeping their clients’ hooked. They sell fixes to their core voters: upping…