Theresa May

Beware the aides of May! The people who'll really run the new government

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Nick Timothy: agenda setter, guru and champion of ‘ordinary people’

History shows us that children are no asset for a prime minister

16 July 2016 9:00 am

When you are recovering from a stroke, you spend much of the time asleep. But when you are not sleeping,…

Portrait of the week

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Home Conservative MPs set about finding two candidates for the party leadership to be put to party members as rival…

Why is Theresa May so proud of picking fights with the police?

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Also in The Spectator’s Notes: no Orgreave inquiry; relaunch Vote Leave; a party for Remainers; planning for parliamentary sovereignty; HS2

In the aftermath of Brexit, we need our Queen as never before

9 July 2016 9:00 am

Amid the bloodshed and chaos that followed David Cameron’s resignation as prime minister, Theresa May earned praise for seeking to…

The tricks Fred Perry played to stay one-up at Wimbledon

9 July 2016 9:00 am

What a well-behaved Wimbledon. Apart from a bit of racket-smashing (most of the ladies), low-level swearing (Nick Kyrgios), tantrums (Kyrgios),…

The great Conservative renewal is now underway

2 July 2016 9:00 am

Renewal of the Conservative party has started already

The EU referendum has shown us the real David Cameron

28 May 2016 9:00 am

Westminster has a tendency to get ahead of itself. MPs want to discuss the aftermath of an event long before…

Marina Litvinenko: a tireless campaigner for justice for her late husband

The Litvinenko case: Mayfair murder most foul

26 March 2016 9:00 am

On 1 November 2006 Alexander Litvinenko, ex-KGB officer and by then a British citizen, met two of his former colleagues,…

Yes, let our spies spy – but not our bureaucrats

5 March 2016 9:00 am

One of the marks of a good Home Secretary is a healthy wariness of those in authority who come begging…

Is Theresa May gearing up to lead the EU No campaign?

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Who is the most politically interesting member of David Cameron’s cabinet? There’s a good case to be made for Michael…

The Tories are still anxious to reach out. And that’s a very good sign

10 October 2015 9:00 am

Post-election party conferences usually follow a standard pattern. The winning party slaps itself on the back while the losers fret…

The Tories must move quickly to recruit ex-Labour voters. Here's how

19 September 2015 8:00 am

David Cameron might not be remembered as the best prime minister in modern British history but he will probably be…

Inside George Osborne’s empire: how the Chancellor rules Westminster

1 August 2015 9:00 am

The Chancellor has Westminster in his grip

If you want military interventions, Prime Minister, you'll need more of a military

25 July 2015 9:00 am

“Whether it’s in Iraq, Syria, Libya or elsewhere — as Prime Minister, if I believe there is a specific threat…

Please, Theresa, let Anjem Choudary go and get himself killed

15 November 2014 9:00 am

The news is always grim, isn’t it? Doom and gloom everywhere. And even the news which appears to be good…

Britain doesn't need hateful laws to defeat hate preachers

4 October 2014 9:00 am

If the Labour party conference in Manchester felt like a funeral, the Conservatives’ gathering in Birmingham had the air of…

Portrait of the week

30 August 2014 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Home Secretary, said that Britons who went to Syria or Iraq to fight could be stripped…

Will I end up in Belmarsh for fiddling kitten heels?

9 August 2014 9:00 am

A parcel has arrived addressed to ‘Cydney Kite’. The spaniel is ecstatic. She has never received her own mail before,…

David Cameron's misogynistic reshuffle

19 July 2014 9:00 am

The PM doesn’t want the new women in his cabinet to do anything but look nice

Right-wing women are sexier

19 July 2014 9:00 am

A lust that dare not speak its name

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Portrait of the week

12 July 2014 9:00 am

Home Theresa May, the Home Secretary, ordered a review, taking perhaps ten weeks, by Peter Wanless, the head of the…

What kind of idiot tries to stand in the way of a national child abuse panic? I do

12 July 2014 9:00 am

As essay titles go, ‘On losing an argument with Tim Loughton MP’ may fail to catch the imagination; but there…

It's time for Britain to abolish slavery – again

5 July 2014 9:00 am

Who would have expected to find slavery on the outskirts of Cardiff? Not the locals, who were shocked when police…

Cad of the year 2014: The nominations are in…

21 June 2014 9:00 am

A selection of nominations from Spectator writers and others