Theresa May

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…

If you’re a Christian, Theresa May, you’re a citizen of the world

15 October 2016 9:00 am

‘If you are a citizen of the world, you are a citizen of nowhere,’ proclaimed Theresa May in a speech…

The secret of Theresa May’s success? She’s Blue Labour at heart

15 October 2016 9:00 am

I never really agreed with the central-thesis of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — that ‘42’ is the answer…

Britain has no reason to be smug about Trump

15 October 2016 9:00 am

It’s not just America. British politics is going the same way

Theresa May’s cynical Brexit stance has put her head on the block

15 October 2016 9:00 am

The PM’s cynical snob-mob alliance over Brexit will not hold

Beware of Tory complacency

8 October 2016 9:00 am

The Conservative party conference in Birmingham this week seemed a remarkably relaxed affair. The European question has been settled. Seldom…

Theresa May’s first Tory conference as PM was a love-in for the right

8 October 2016 9:00 am

Theresa May doesn’t use an autocue for her speeches. She feels that reading off a screen at the back of…

First Brexit became thinkable. Now it becomes doable

8 October 2016 9:00 am

 Birmingham Checking in to my hotel room on the 18th floor, for the Conservative party conference here, I opened the…

I want my Brexit good and strong (and Theresa May seems to agree)

8 October 2016 9:00 am

What you really should have done if you were in Birmingham on Monday this week was skip the not notably…

Why is the British government silent about Aleppo?

1 October 2016 9:00 am

There was a time when the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo would have featured strongly in political debate in Britain. Just…