Theresa May

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

Yes, I compared Theresa May to an Israeli tank commander. Why is everyone so upset?

14 June 2014 8:00 am

I expect all of us have said something we regret at one time or another, but not everyone does so…

Now it's Gove vs May - will Tory wars ever stop?

7 June 2014 9:00 am

Modern Conservatives seem to be allergic to success. Every time things are going right, the party spasms. Sir John Major’s…

Michael Gove, Boris Johnson and the return of Tory wars

15 March 2014 9:00 am

From the moment he took his job, Michael Gove knew that he would make energetic and determined enemies. The teachers’…

Jeremy Clarke: Why has Ed Miliband hidden his comic genius from the world?

16 November 2013 9:00 am

Theresa May must have been a little disappointed. Her government limousine rolled silently to a halt at the rear entrance…

Last week's all-female Today proved women make for a more uplifting show

19 October 2013 9:00 am

Boy, we’ve had to wait a long time for this. But last Thursday morning something unusual happened on Radio 4;…

Letters: James Whitaker’s widow answers Toby Young

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Absent friends Sir: Alec Marsh (‘Welcome to Big Venice’, 10 August) accurately observes that Londoners are priced out of central…

After Woolwich, what will change?

1 June 2013 9:00 am

Theresa May knows what it is necessary to do to fight Islamism – but her hands are tied

Steerpike

23 March 2013 9:00 am

Westminster’s top amateur prize-fighter, Eric Joyce, may face assault charges after his latest unscheduled bout in the House of Commons.…

Bloomberg will buy the Financial Times — but only if it jettisons The Economist

9 March 2013 9:00 am

How much would you stump up for the Economist? Most of us would draw the line at a fiver, but…