General Election 2017

Plato and Aristotle would have understood Corbyn’s appeal to the young

24 June 2017 9:00 am

Whether the youth vote had any serious impact on the result of the general election or not, Jeremy Corbyn knew…

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

Letter to a young Corbynista

24 June 2017 9:00 am

Caring about the poor means voting for capitalism

How does the wreckage look from the point of view of Mrs May and her team?

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Before knowing the result of the election, I composed my Chairman’s message in the newsletter of the Rectory Society. In…

Why the Corbyn surge astonished everyone, even MPs

17 June 2017 9:00 am

‘Science,’ wrote Jules Verne, ‘is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because…

Where are the right-wing masses demanding a second election?

17 June 2017 9:00 am

The Conservative party lost the general election, even if they are still in power (at time of writing). It was…

The Tories’ real problem is that they are now seen as reckless gamblers

17 June 2017 9:00 am

The opposition wants to raze your house to the ground. No, bear with me. Analogy. They say they’ll pull it…

I hate to say it, but I can’t blame the millennials who voted for Corbyn

17 June 2017 9:00 am

On the morning after the election I was drinking coffee with one of my heroes, Sir Roger Scruton. We talked…

Theresa May thought she didn't need business. She should think again

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Take no notice of the resilience of the FTSE100 index, which, having reached record pre-election highs, shed barely 100 points…

Alt-hate: Who knew the left had so much venom?

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Who knew the left had so much venom?

Corbyn copy: Why Jeremy and Trump are (almost) the same

17 June 2017 9:00 am

As political phenomena, the Jez and the Donald are (almost) the same

Nick Timothy is a Tory visionary – he deserves a second chance

17 June 2017 9:00 am

I first met Nick Timothy in July 2015. He had just been appointed director of New Schools Network, the free…

Theresa May tells the Tories the election failure is her fault

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Prime Minister, spent the week confronting the consequences of the general election that she had called…

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…

How the election was stacked against Labour for a change

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Keep walking George Osborne called Theresa May a ‘dead woman walking’. The expression ‘dead man walking’ was called out by…

Congratulations to Rod for predicting the election result

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Divining Rod Sir: Please congratulate Rod Liddle on being the only commentator who accurately forecast the uncertain general election result…

Theresa May has learned the hard way how much she needs the Conservatives

10 June 2017 9:00 am

As if we needed reminding, this past week has shown that the Islamist threat is a truly global problem. In…

Eight killed in London Bridge terrorist attack; Britain goes to the polls

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Home Eight people were killed and 48 taken to hospital when three men, in a hire van travelling south shortly…

Banksy’s anti-Tory election stunt backfired – but how else might you risk breaking bribery laws?

10 June 2017 9:00 am

X offenders The artist Banksy had to withdraw an offer of a free print to people voting against the Conservatives…

Why Isis should admit guilt rather than claim responsibility

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Terrorists’ guilt Sir: A small contribution to the psychological war: when the next atrocity happens, could the BBC and other…

The righteous tone of recipients of state money has been noticeable lately

10 June 2017 9:00 am

By the time you read this, the campaign will have drawn fractiously to its close, so here is a strong…

Why hasn't the Remain dog barked in this election?

10 June 2017 9:00 am

The hopes of those who want Britain to stay in the EU have been dashed by this election. There has…

Is enough enough? Then let’s start deporting Muslim extremists

10 June 2017 9:00 am

I divide my time between two constituencies, the first a rock-solid Conservative seat in the south-east of England, the other…

Theresa May campaigning (image: Getty)

Theresa May has been diminished by this election campaign

10 June 2017 9:00 am

There’s an expression used in football to describe an approach to the game that discounts the virtues of elegance, style,…