Tories

Cometh the hour: Boris Johnson may be the Tories' best hope

18 May 2019 9:00 am

The biggest threat to Boris Johnson’s leadership bid is Boris himself

Brexit failure will cost the Tories – whoever their leader is

20 April 2019 9:00 am

One of the oddities of this parliament has been that, despite everything, the government has remained ahead in the polls…

Brexit belongs to the Tories — whether they like it or not

10 February 2018 9:00 am

The Tory party is the party of Brexit, whether it likes it or not. The referendum was called by a…

Theresa May isn’t destructive, duplicitous or mad. So she’s the Tories best hope

14 October 2017 9:00 am

As from the Manchester conference hall I watched Theresa May’s big moment falling apart, as I buried my head in…

Letters: It is no wonder that so many feel royally screwed by capitalism

7 October 2017 9:00 am

What do the Tories offer? Sir: I have been hoping that someone more eloquent than me would respond to your…

A handy guide to the Tories for the under-10s

23 September 2017 9:00 am

The Conservatives used to have big ideas and shout a lot; now they’re frightened of looking silly. Here's how the party can win back its confidence

The Tories can only win if their warring tribes unite

16 September 2017 9:00 am

One of the reasons that coalition governments are so unusual in Britain is that both main parties are coalitions themselves.…

Bin Laden the pin-up, a Tory singalong and comedy magic: Edinburgh Fringe roundup

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Brexit the Musical is a peppy satire written by Chris Bryant (not the MP, he’s a lawyer). Musically the show…

Theresa May campaigning (image: Getty)

Theresa May has been diminished by this election campaign

10 June 2017 9:00 am

There’s an expression used in football to describe an approach to the game that discounts the virtues of elegance, style,…

Theresa May is fighting a war on two fronts - any mistakes could be fatal

18 March 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May is fighting a war on two fronts, and there is no room for mistakes

A filthy Noël Coward, snotty Frog, mad Swede and Maggie: Edinburgh Festival Fringe roundup

13 August 2016 9:00 am

Plus: Geoff Norcott, a refreshingly brilliant new comedic voice, whose ascent Beeb censorship will impede. See him live at the Underbelly

Why Tories are so excited about Theresa May

16 July 2016 9:00 am

Theresa May won’t be exciting but she may well be radical

Why it takes more thinking to be a Tory than a socialist

16 July 2016 9:00 am

John Stuart Mill did not describe the Conservatives as the stupid party. He merely said that although not all Tories…

David Cameron’s plan for a graceful exit all hinges on the EU referendum

16 April 2016 9:00 am

The year 2019 seems a long way away. Whether or not David Cameron can stay in office until then is…

Why I feel compelled to defend Boris

2 April 2016 9:00 am

I got Boris Johnson into trouble once, without meaning to. The two of us had been driven hither and thither…

Inside the Tories' EU dogfight

27 February 2016 9:00 am

The Brexit campaign has only just started to demonstrate its strength

Emma Thompson’s wrong about the EU and cake

20 February 2016 9:00 am

At first glance, Emma Thompson’s intervention in the Brexit debate earlier this week didn’t make much sense. Asked at the…

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The centre-right is failing worldwide, so what’s David Cameron’s secret?

23 January 2016 9:00 am

There are times when Westminster’s obsession with US politics is embarrassing for even the strongest believer in the Anglo-American relationship.…

Charles Moore’s Notes: Trying to reach a global agreement on anything is a waste of time

5 December 2015 9:00 am

Speaking on the Today programme on Monday, Sir David Attenborough, who wants a global agreement to control carbon emissions, pointed…

Conservative youth politics is noxious, but pitiful

5 December 2015 9:00 am

Why are so many Conservative activists so noxious?

Spittle is the only thing Labour has left

10 October 2015 9:00 am

I have started salivating excessively at night. I wake each morning in a pillowed swamp of my own effluvium, a…

It's not Tory vs Labour; it's the party of government v the party of protest

10 October 2015 9:00 am

Political party conferences have, in recent years, felt like an empty ritual. They used to be convened in seaside towns,…

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…

Why I’ve finally given up on the left

19 September 2015 9:00 am

I cannot be part of a movement run by half-educated fanatics

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…