James Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in the Mail on Sunday.

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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…

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The elections no one has even heard of

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Britain goes to the polls next week. Yet this has barely registered on the media radar. These aren’t the forgotten…

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David Cameron is heading for a hollow victory in the EU referendum

23 April 2016 9:00 am

‘Nothing except a battle lost can be half as melancholy as a battle won,’ wrote the Duke of Wellington after…

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David Cameron’s plan for a graceful exit all hinges on the EU referendum

16 April 2016 9:00 am

The year 2019 seems a long way away. Whether or not David Cameron can stay in office until then is…

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Who is the Tories’ ‘Stop Boris’ candidate?

2 April 2016 9:00 am

Most MPs greet the parliamentary recess with a sense of relief. But Conservatives are welcoming this Easter break like the…

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The Tories' Easter rising: inside the great Conservative crack-up

26 March 2016 9:00 am

Months after a historic election victory, party unity is in pieces. What can Cameron do about it?

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Osborne’s Budget brings politics home again

19 March 2016 9:00 am

George Osborne used to tell his aides to prepare every budget as if it were their last: to throw in…

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Energy Secretary Amber Rudd on windmill-slaying, North Sea oil and the EU

19 March 2016 9:00 am

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd on ending green rackets, supporting Scottish oil and staying in the EU

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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)…

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Will David Cameron pull his pro-EU punches to help the Tories reunite?

5 March 2016 9:00 am

If Downing Street’s calculations are correct, next week will see politics begin to return to normal. We’ll all move on…

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Inside the Tories' EU dogfight

27 February 2016 9:00 am

The Brexit campaign has only just started to demonstrate its strength

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Cameron’s first EU referendum battle: shutting up his own MPs

20 February 2016 9:00 am

On the day that David Cameron delivered his Bloomberg speech, the 2013 address in which he committed himself to a…

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David Cameron is presenting all the wrong arguments for staying in the EU

13 February 2016 9:00 am

It is normally in the final, frantic days of a campaign that a multitude of dubious claims are made. But…

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Everything has gone right for the Eurosceptics. So why are they in crisis?

6 February 2016 9:00 am

Eurosceptics could hardly have asked for more favourable conditions for a referendum. After barely surviving a financial crisis, the European…

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The new sceptics’ case for staying in the EU: it’ll sink soon anyway

30 January 2016 9:00 am

As Tory ministers wrestle with their consciences before the EU referendum, an intriguing new argument for voting to stay has…

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The centre-right is failing worldwide, so what’s David Cameron’s secret?

23 January 2016 9:00 am

There are times when Westminster’s obsession with US politics is embarrassing for even the strongest believer in the Anglo-American relationship.…

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Project Fear: how Cameron plans to scare us into staying in the EU

16 January 2016 9:00 am

Cameron will play on fears of Islamic State, Russia and crime to win an EU ‘In’ vote

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Jeremy Corbyn is untouchable now

9 January 2016 9:00 am

There have been few more pathetic displays of political impotence than the tweets sent by shadow cabinet members paying tribute…

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Sadiq Khan: I will defeat Zac. The only question is how I do it

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Sadiq Khan is fighting the mayoral battle his way, but he’s still very much on the left

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Can Cameron really offer the best of both worlds in the EU referendum?

12 December 2015 9:00 am

By this time next year Britain will, if the government has its way, have voted on whether or not this…

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After Jeremy Corbyn’s Syria shambles, step forward Major Dan Jarvis . . . the new Labour-saving device

5 December 2015 9:00 am

It makes no sense for Britain to bomb Islamic State in Iraq but not Syria. Attacking a group that does…

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The spending cuts George Osborne flatly refused to make

28 November 2015 9:00 am

The Autumn Statement on 25 November had long been circled in Downing Street diaries as the season’s defining political moment.…

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Obama's weakness has helped Putin – and Isis

21 November 2015 9:00 am

The principal strategic objective in the war on terror has been a failure. Ever since 9/11, the aim has been…