Boris Johnson

Le bromance: Macron has fallen under Boris’s spell

25 January 2020 9:00 am

Macron has fallen under Boris’s spell

Why the cabinet reshuffle might not be so radical after all

18 January 2020 9:00 am

Prime ministers are never more powerful than just before a cabinet reshuffle. Ministers fall over themselves to be helpful, hoping…

A big Tory majority. So where are the Conservative policies?

11 January 2020 9:00 am

What is the point of a Conservative majority? The answer might once have been to implement Conservative policies. But now…

Judge Boris by what he does, not how he does it

11 January 2020 9:00 am

The night before our last issue went to press, I received a message from the Prime Minister saying that he…

My fellow Remainers should not aim for a ‘soft Brexit’

11 January 2020 9:00 am

‘I like to write when I’m feeling spiteful,’ remarked D.H. Lawrence. ‘It’s like having a good sneeze.’ A perennial challenge…

For cod’s sake, don’t sacrifice the fish

11 January 2020 9:00 am

One of the more dispiriting experiences of the British supermarket is a visit to the fish counter. On a  historically…

Revealed: Boris’s blueprint for Brexit

11 January 2020 9:00 am

The government’s new freedom of movement

Democracy redux: the lessons of 2019

21 December 2019 9:00 am

Britain’s parliamentary democracy is easily mocked: the medievalisms, the men in tights, the ayes to the right. But it has…

Portrait of the year: From May to a December election

21 December 2019 9:00 am

January ‘If parliament backs a deal, Britain can turn a corner,’ Theresa May, the Prime Minister, said. The Commons defeated…

Boris Johnson: Perhaps my campaign was ‘clunking’. But sometimes, clunking is what you need

21 December 2019 9:00 am

You may wonder why I am up at 4.45 a.m. writing this diary when I have a country to run, Queen’s…

The mysteries of the Corbyn world-view

21 December 2019 9:00 am

It is worth fixing for posterity the feelings which, on polling day, swirled in the breasts of many who wanted…

Labour’s failure isn’t necessarily the Tories’ success

21 December 2019 9:00 am

A moment arrives when one does just have to admit defeat. We shall leave the European Union and there isn’t…

Boris’s Britain: How the PM intends to deliver for his new friends in the North

21 December 2019 9:00 am

How the PM intends to deliver for his new friends in the North

Andrew Marr: Twitter fooled everyone during this election

21 December 2019 9:00 am

It’s an unfashionable thought, but having spent many hours in the university sports hall where constituency votes for Boris Johnson…

Petronella Wyatt: The time I saw Boris cry

21 December 2019 9:00 am

Boris Johnson is nothing like Churchill, a view with which my friend Andrew Roberts concurs. But in the 20-odd years…

‘I’ve had two totally successful marriages’: Stanley Johnson interviewed

21 December 2019 9:00 am

Why Boris doesn’t feature in Stanley’s proudest achievements

Letters: Governments should be promoting marriage, not discouraging it for the sake of equality

7 December 2019 9:00 am

Look closer to home Sir: In your interview with Boris Johnson (‘Austerity was not the way forward’, 30 November) he…

The Tories are right to be nervous

7 December 2019 9:00 am

Despite their consistent poll lead, the Tories are anxious. There is only a week to go and in many seats…

I'm calling it: the Tories will win a majority

7 December 2019 9:00 am

It’s time to stick my neck out. What follows is anecdotal and my hunches have often been wrong. But I…

‘Corbyn is led by ideology, I’m led by economics’: Sajid Javid’s spending plan

7 December 2019 9:00 am

Sajid Javid on a new economic plan for a new era

Politics of a certain vintage – and wine to match

7 December 2019 9:00 am

I wonder how they do things now at Tory headquarters. For the ’79 election, the preparations had been completed weeks…

Does safety-first Boris Johnson have any ambitions on the world stage?

30 November 2019 9:00 am

There is a large vacuum at the heart of this general election campaign. Aside from the topic of our relations…

Socrates would have made the leaders’ debates real interrogations

30 November 2019 9:00 am

There is something deeply unsatisfying about the debates featuring party leaders. The questions put to them, whether by an audience…

‘Austerity was not the way forward’: An interview with Boris Johnson

30 November 2019 9:00 am

Boris Johnson on his plans for a new style of conservatism