James Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

For the sake of Britain’s constitution, will everyone please shut up?

18 February 2017 9:00 am

One of the striking features of Britain’s unwritten constitution is how it relies on various people keeping their opinions to…

What happens to Tories when they're certain that they’ll win? We’ll find out

11 February 2017 9:00 am

There are few things more predictable than people talking about the unpredictability of politics. We live in an age, we…

What No. 10 has learned about dealing with the Donald

4 February 2017 9:00 am

Imagine if Donald Trump declared that Islam had ‘no place’ in his country, or proposed banning the burqa ‘wherever legally…

Brexit makes Parliament matter again. Is it ready?

28 January 2017 9:00 am

Parliament is the cockpit of the nation, but MPs have been on autopilot rather a lot in the past 40-odd…

Theresa May has taken control – this is a Brexit plan the EU can't stop

21 January 2017 9:00 am

‘No negotiation without notification’ has been the EU’s mantra since 24 June last year. Its leaders have been determined that…

Theresa May is the most left-wing Tory Prime Minister for 40 years

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Curbs on executive pay, restrictions on foreign takeovers and workers on boards. Not Jeremy Corbyn’s plan for Britain, but ideas…

2017: Europe's year of rage

31 December 2016 9:00 am

Across the continent, the pro-EU establishment is in trouble

Brexit is a revolution – and it’ll be decades before we know it’s worked

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Few years will live as long in the memory as 2016. Historians will ponder the meaning and consequences of the…

Why Next boss Simon Wolfson is stepping into the ‘vicious game’ of politics

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Retail boss Simon Wolfson says the Out and In camps must work together to win the best possible deal

Britain holds the aces in Brexit talks

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Theresa May will go into Brexit talks holding all the aces

The economic consequences of Philip Hammond

19 November 2016 9:00 am

What are now called ‘fiscal events’—the Budget and the Autumn Statement—have become the biggest dates in the Westminster calendar. The…

Brexit means Britain can benefit from this result

12 November 2016 9:00 am

When Britain voted to leave the European Union, the government was at pains to insist this was not a vote…

How bad is Mark Carney’s relationship with Theresa May?

5 November 2016 9:00 am

How bad is Mark Carney’s relationship with Theresa May?

Theresa May's missing opposition

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Oppositions don’t win elections — governments lose them. This has long been the Westminster wisdom. But the truth is that…

Order, order! Theresa May must call time on ministerial bickering

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Even by the accelerated standards of modern politics, this is fast. Three months after the Chancellor was appointed, the Treasury…

Will Brexit butcher the banking system?

15 October 2016 9:00 am

The financial sector is bracing itself for the worst... but there are reasons to think London’s pre-eminence will continue

Theresa May’s first Tory conference as PM was a love-in for the right

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Theresa May doesn’t use an autocue for her speeches. She feels that reading off a screen at the back of…

Welcome to the age of May

1 October 2016 9:00 am

The PM is likely to reign unchallenged for at least six years. What will she do with her power?

After Corbyn's triumph, Labour's real civil war will begin

24 September 2016 9:00 am

A second Corbyn triumph makes a hard-left takeover of Labour unstoppable

Inside David Cameron’s personal Brexit

17 September 2016 9:00 am

In the days following David Cameron’s resignation as prime minister, Michael Gove tried to persuade the Cameroons to back Boris…

Theresa May’s not bluffing on immigration

10 September 2016 9:00 am

Why has ‘trust’ became such a dominant issue in British politics in the early 21st century? Is it the failure…

Theresa May enters the Brexit minefield

3 September 2016 9:00 am

When David Cameron resigned, the Conservative Party Board pushed back the planned date for the election of a new leader…

Can anyone lead the hopelessly divided Labour party?

6 August 2016 9:00 am

Westminster prefers to concentrate on one drama at a time. That is why the old rule of thumb was that…

What Brexit really means – three key tests for Theresa May

30 July 2016 9:00 am

‘Brexit means Brexit’ is one of the most brilliant political soundbites of recent times. It worked wonders for Theresa May…

Why Theresa May’s honeymoon will come to an abrupt end

23 July 2016 9:00 am

Theresa May has been keen to stress that she doesn’t want this country or her government to be defined by…