James Forsyth

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

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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

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Britain holds the aces in Brexit talks

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Theresa May will go into Brexit talks holding all the aces

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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…

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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…

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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?

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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…

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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…

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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

The Conservative Party Conference 2016 - Day One

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…

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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?

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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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Why Tories are so excited about Theresa May

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Theresa May won’t be exciting but she may well be radical

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The great Conservative renewal is now underway

2 July 2016 9:00 am

Renewal of the Conservative party has started already

The ITV Referendum Debate

Project Fear goes on – even if it’s Cameron who’s scared

18 June 2016 9:00 am

The best thing that can be said for David Cameron’s current predicament is that he has been here before. His…

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Brexit: the first 100 days

11 June 2016 9:00 am

The Spectator Podcast Christopher Meyer, James Forsyth and Isabel Hardman discuss the first 100 days of Brexit At 5.15 a.m.…

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In this EU referendum, every vote will be a leap in the dark

4 June 2016 9:00 am

Complaining about the EU referendum campaign has become an integral part of the referendum; even Delia Smith has got in…

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The EU referendum has shown us the real David Cameron

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Westminster has a tendency to get ahead of itself. MPs want to discuss the aftermath of an event long before…

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Don’t rule out Referendum Two: the Tory ‘Leave’ genie’s out of the bottle

21 May 2016 9:00 am

As the Queen read out her government’s agenda on Wednesday morning, David Cameron could have been forgiven for thinking about…

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Enter Boris Johnson, eyes on the prize

7 May 2016 9:00 am

After an eight-year detour into municipal government, Boris Johnson has now returned to national politics. The former mayor of London…