Boris Johnson

George Osborne: I tried to swap jobs with William Hague

14 September 2019 9:00 am

I could be that rare thing: a former chancellor who is still a member of the Conservative party. Philip Hammond…

Will turning the Tories into the pro-Leave party pay off for Boris?

14 September 2019 9:00 am

An election might still be months away, but the parties have already made their big strategic choices. The Tories and…

Britain’s political system is broken. America’s isn’t

14 September 2019 9:00 am

American liberals perceive it as a jarring inconsistency: my opposition to Trump and support for Brexit. Especially outside the UK,…

Boris has more in common with Corbyn than he thinks

14 September 2019 9:00 am

Johnson has more in common with Corbyn than he thinks

Pericles for PM: Boris should forget Augustus and stay focused on his hero

14 September 2019 9:00 am

Boris Johnson should stick to his hero rather than modelling himself on emperor Augustus

For the first time since 1171, Ireland has more power than England

14 September 2019 9:00 am

Watching Boris Johnson in Dublin, where he came to ask Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to get him out of a hole,…

Boris Johnson could be about to lose everything – or redefine British politics

7 September 2019 9:00 am

Will Boris Johnson’s decision to seek a snap election pay off?

Gatekeeper anxiety: a new disease for our times

7 September 2019 9:00 am

A general election looms, the outcome could go almost any way and those who normally offer themselves as experts are…

The political pact that could save Brexit

7 September 2019 9:00 am

If there is to be an election before we leave the European Union, some kind of non-aggression pact between the…

Is Trump’s suggestion to bomb hurricanes really that stupid?

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Blowing against the wind President Trump was ridiculed for suggesting that hurricanes could be impeded on their passage across the…

Might there be a Brexit deal after all?

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Parliament has not yet returned from its summer break but we are already in a bitter constitutional battle, with the…

History will soon judge this fraught time

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Good stories have a dénouement. The Act III moment when all is revealed and the narrative comes in to land…

Battle begins

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Boris’s government is sending the wrong signals over Brexit

To get a deal Boris needs to show (or fake) some humility

24 August 2019 9:00 am

There were many Brexiteers who were urging Boris Johnson to travel to Washington before he went anywhere else, to underline…

How did Richard Braine become Dick Braine?

24 August 2019 9:00 am

Name calling Richard Braine was appointed leader of Ukip, leading to jokes about the party being led by a ‘Dick…

Boris is facing his Sparta moment

24 August 2019 9:00 am

The PM’s hero is the Athenian statesman Pericles, and a Periclean crossroads is now approaching. According to the biographer Plutarch,…

It’s time to talk about what no deal really means

24 August 2019 9:00 am

The main reason Conservative MPs prefer Boris Johnson’s government to Theresa May’s is because of its clarity of message. The…

Where’s Boris?

17 August 2019 9:00 am

Before Boris Johnson became Prime Minister there was widespread expectation that his government would be chaotic. It was thought that…

Portrait of the week: All-women cabinets, employment growth and more Hong Kong protests

17 August 2019 9:00 am

Home Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister, proposed an extra 10,000 prison places and the expansion of stop-and-search powers. PC Stuart…

How Boris’s Roman predecessors took back control

17 August 2019 9:00 am

The Tories, allegedly a ‘one-nation’ party, are currently imposing Brexit on a divided nation. As a result, some Tory MPs…

How No. 10 is taking back control

17 August 2019 9:00 am

Every Friday at 6 p.m. government aides are summoned to No. 10 Downing Street for a meeting with Dominic Cummings,…

Like Team Boris, I’m staying in London this summer

17 August 2019 9:00 am

Foolish me. I could have been writing this by the shore of Lake Trasimene, with only one problem: how to…

How Athenians would have broken the Brexit deadlock

10 August 2019 9:00 am

It is said that our political system is ‘broken’ simply because the passions aroused by Brexit have effectively created a…

We’re heading for a 1 November election

10 August 2019 9:00 am

The United Kingdom is a country governed, in large part, by convention —but in the heat of the Brexit debate,…

How Boris can make the extra cash for the NHS really count

10 August 2019 9:00 am

Extra cash for the NHS must come with conditions