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The Cabinet reshuffle highlighted Theresa May’s three great weaknesses

13 January 2018 9:00 am

‘They are not as strong as they thought they were,’ one Whitehall source remarked to me on Monday night as…

If Damian Green lied about looking at porn, I don’t blame him one bit

9 December 2017 9:00 am

I first viewed pornography at the age of 12, when a school friend showed me a magazine called, I think,…

The Tories urgently need a boost from Philip Hammond’s Budget

18 November 2017 9:00 am

The Budget this Wednesday represents this government’s best, and perhaps its last, chance to regain the political initiative. Ever since…

Does Theresa May’s zombie government even want to survive?

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Dealing with a hung parliament was never going to be easy, but no one quite foresaw the decay which now…

Sexual misconduct claims leave government in crisis

11 November 2017 9:00 am

Home An air of crisis hung over the government. Priti Patel, the International Development Secretary, was told to fly back…

Gordon Brown’s memoirs show he is good at blowing his own trumpet – but nothing else

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Gordon Brown has pitched his memoirs as the honest confessions of a decent man. He failed to win the one…

The plotters who want Theresa May out think time is on their side

14 October 2017 9:00 am

‘Worst week ever’ is one of those phrases that journalists are, perhaps, too quick to use. Alastair Campbell once quipped…

The Tories are giving Jeremy Corbyn a clear run at No 10

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Paralysed by Brexit divisions, the Tories risk handing Britain to the hard left

The lady’s not for quitting: Damian Green on Theresa May

30 September 2017 9:00 am

May’s right-hand man Damian Green on her survival plan

Theresa May’s exit strategy

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Nearly all Tory MPs now agree Theresa May should stay on as Prime Minister. She must get the party through…

The mad and the bad have got it in for Theresa May

2 September 2017 9:00 am

I first met Theresa May, or met her properly, way back in the last century. I’d been invited to speak…

A phoney Tory leadership war has begun

19 August 2017 9:00 am

When a new MP is offered a job as a parliamentary private secretary for a cabinet member, it’s often a…

Justine Greening’s idiotic gender policy shows it’s time to give up on Toryism

29 July 2017 9:00 am

I’ve had it with the Conservatives. For me, and I know I’m not the only one, the final straw was…

It’s time for the Tories to stop plotting — and let Theresa May govern

22 July 2017 9:00 am

It used to be said that loyalty was the Conservatives’ secret weapon. While other parties might descend into internecine warfare,…

The Tories need a ‘what’ as much as a ‘who’

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May has made it to the summer. In the aftermath of the election, Downing Street’s immediate aim was to…

‘Everyone’s out for Boris Johnson’

15 July 2017 9:00 am

The Tory leadership contest is starting with an attempted assassination

The Tories can see off Jeremy Corbyn – here’s how

8 July 2017 9:00 am

The Tory party is suffering from an intellectual crisis of confidence. Before 8 June, its collective view was that Jeremy…

Theresa May’s Tories buy support of Ulster’s DUP to stay in power

1 July 2017 9:00 am

Home In preparation for the vote on the Queen’s Speech, the Government, after weeks of negotiations, bought the support of…

To save the Tories and boost her own legacy, Theresa May must stay

1 July 2017 9:00 am

Sometimes crises end simply because all of the participants are exhausted. Essentially, this is what has happened with the post-election…

Let’s drink to Ruth Davidson and the new Scottish dawn

1 July 2017 9:00 am

‘Stands Scotland where it did?’ As the bottles circulated, we were able to answer Macduff’s question in much more optimistic…

What are the Tories for?

24 June 2017 9:00 am

It’s time for the Conservatives to rediscover conservatism

Why the right is losing its way

24 June 2017 9:00 am

It’s not just in Britain that conservatives are in crisis

Hands off Ruth Davidson!

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Saving Conservatism – and unionism – in Scotland is a ten-year project

Thank God for the DUP

17 June 2017 9:00 am

I was busy explaining to a 23-year-old American girl by the name of Jennifer why the election result was not…

Nick Timothy: Where we went wrong

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Nobody inside CCHQ was prepared for election night’s 10 p.m. exit poll. Lynton Crosby’s last text to me predicted that…