Theresa May

Theresa May has taken control – this is a Brexit plan the EU can't stop

21 January 2017 9:00 am

‘No negotiation without notification’ has been the EU’s mantra since 24 June last year. Its leaders have been determined that…

Why Donald Trump looks like just the friend Britain needs

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Donald Trump has pledged to reward Britain for leaving the EU, and the signs are promising

Theresa May is the most left-wing Tory Prime Minister for 40 years

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Curbs on executive pay, restrictions on foreign takeovers and workers on boards. Not Jeremy Corbyn’s plan for Britain, but ideas…

Theresa May can do whatever she wants. So what does she want?

7 January 2017 9:00 am

It is the fate of all new prime ministers to be compared with their recent predecessors. Theresa May has already…

2017 will be one long vampire scream from the liberal elite

31 December 2016 9:00 am

I’ve been looking at my predictions for 2016 made this time last year. It’s extraordinary — don’t check, just trust…

Lesson of 2016: if you address people's concerns, "populism" goes away

10 December 2016 9:00 am

When The Spectator was founded 188 years ago, it became part of what would now be described as a populist…

It’s not just Kate Bush. Big parts of rock ’n’ roll are quietly right-wing

10 December 2016 9:00 am

They will be sitting there right now, listening tearfully to the song for one last time on their dinky little…

One thing I learned in 2016 – it’s hateful being right all the time

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Merry Christmas everyone. Here are some things I learned — or relearned — in 2016.   1. That which does…

What can Nigel Farage be planning to wreck in 2017?

10 December 2016 9:00 am

One remark from the Christmas party season knocks insistently around my head. It came from Nigel Farage on a staircase…

Theresa May: ‘I get so frustrated with Whitehall’

10 December 2016 9:00 am

Theresa May on everything from Brexit to Christmas

Matthew Parris vs Matt Ridley on Brexit bitterness

10 December 2016 9:00 am

A conversation about Brexit and bitterness

Revealed - Theresa May's Brexit strategy

3 December 2016 9:00 am

For months, now, a hunt has been on for the government’s Brexit strategy. Theresa May has quite rightly refused to…

Portrait of the week

3 December 2016 9:00 am

Home Paul Nuttall, aged 39, was elected leader of the UK Independence Party. He said: ‘I want to replace the Labour…

Does any Supreme Court judge represent the 17.4 million Brexit voters?

26 November 2016 9:00 am

It is not self-evidently ridiculous that Nigel Farage should be the next British ambassador to the United States. The wishes…

May and Hammond’s promises to business are just window-dressing

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Theresa May likes to give a kitten-heeled kicking to conference audiences, even when they are police officers or her own…

Britain holds the aces in Brexit talks

26 November 2016 9:00 am

Theresa May will go into Brexit talks holding all the aces

We can no longer ignore the crisis in our prisons

19 November 2016 9:00 am

One of the stated objectives of this week’s brief strike by prison officers was to publicise the dire conditions in…

Donald Trump represents the new normal – on both sides of the Atlantic

19 November 2016 9:00 am

Trump’s victory is the latest manifestation of an enormous paradigm shift

Theresa May's passage to India

5 November 2016 9:00 am

When a Prime Minister flies off abroad with a few business-leaders it is seldom worthy of comment. Such trade missions…

How bad is Mark Carney’s relationship with Theresa May?

5 November 2016 9:00 am

How bad is Mark Carney’s relationship with Theresa May?

Theresa May's missing opposition

29 October 2016 9:00 am

Oppositions don’t win elections — governments lose them. This has long been the Westminster wisdom. But the truth is that…

Will we still have the Reith Lectures in 2026?

29 October 2016 9:00 am

You may not listen to them every year. Or even to every lecture in the current series. But the survival…

Order, order! Theresa May must call time on ministerial bickering

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Even by the accelerated standards of modern politics, this is fast. Three months after the Chancellor was appointed, the Treasury…

What can Theresa May really promise Nissan?

22 October 2016 9:00 am

I wrote last month that a key test of Brexit success will be whether Nissan is still making cars here…

I’ve seen the future of English education, and it makes me sad

22 October 2016 9:00 am

A typical Kentish town, with its grammar school at one end and its secondary school at the other, is a…