General Election 2017

The dark clouds that threaten Brexit

29 July 2017 9:00 am

It’s summertime and the living is easy… unless you’re a civil servant working on Brexit. Whitehall has recognised that the…

If Brexit is dying, what about democracy?

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Never meet your enemies — you might like them, and that ruins stuff. I had dinner with the former Archbishop…

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…

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…

The silver lining from the election? A more united kingdom

1 July 2017 9:00 am

There is unlikely to be much of a legacy from Theresa May’s premiership, which could yet be truncated a short…

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…

Jeremy Corbyn represents change – and for many, that’s enough

1 July 2017 9:00 am

He represents change, and that’s enough

A letter from a Corbynista

1 July 2017 9:00 am

I was never excited about politics – until now

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…