Who will face Boris in the final stage of the Tory leadership contest?

19 June 2019 11:20

This is my scenario for how the last two days of the MPs’ stage of the Tory leadership ballot will…

Will there be a ‘Stop Rory’ campaign in the third ballot?

19 June 2019 9:50

With five candidates surviving Tuesday’s ballot, the surprise result was Rory Stewart. The wildcard entry won 37 votes – with…

The questions the BBC must answer about Abdullah in Bristol

19 June 2019 9:29

One of the most awkward moments of Tuesday night’s Conservative leadership debate was when a Muslim voter challenged the candidates…

Tory leadership debate: who won Emily Maitlis’ Brexit show trial?

19 June 2019 7:04

Five hopefuls in a shallow arc of bar-stools. Last night, the BBC summoned the Tory candidates for a Brexit show…

Why the Tory party should worry about this leadership debate

18 June 2019 22:47

If you’ve ever been in group therapy, you will have recognised many of the behaviour types in the BBC’s Tory…

A cacophony of a leadership debate

18 June 2019 22:17

Boris Johnson’s warning that the televised Tory leadership hustings would be a ‘cacophony’ was proved correct this evening when the…

Stewart takes on all the candidates in a chaotic BBC debate

18 June 2019 21:34

Tonight’s BBC debate was a chaotic affair, with the candidates regularly talking over each other. There was no defining moment.…

Boris Johnson didn’t implode in the BBC debate. So for him, it’s a win

18 June 2019 21:16

I’m not sure we learned terribly much this from the rather noisy BBC debate this evening. Each Tory candidate had…

Watch: voter says Rory Stewart is ‘completely out of touch’

18 June 2019 20:51

After the second round of voting in the Tory leadership race earlier today, which saw Dominic Raab booted out of…

How should the Tory leadership candidates deal with Rory Stewart?

18 June 2019 20:16

Now that Rory Stewart has gone from joke candidate to probable former spy who has a shot of making it…

Rory Stewart makes the most gains – but can he eat into Hunt and Gove’s support?

18 June 2019 18:37

Rory Stewart made the biggest gains in the second ballot of the Tory leadership contest. Not only did he get…

Raab’s departure is good news for Boris

18 June 2019 18:28

The results of the second ballot are in and it’s Dominic Raab who has been knocked out of the race.…

Full list: Tory leadership contenders and MPs backing them

18 June 2019 18:14

The race for the Tory leadership race is on. More than a dozen candidates put themselves forward but to make…

Boris wins – but Rory Stewart gains most support in latest Tory vote

18 June 2019 18:13

So much for Boris Johnson running away with this early. After the second round of voting amongst Tory MPs, he’s…

Ivan Rogers: no deal is now the most likely Brexit outcome

18 June 2019 17:42

We all know this is a great country. Sadly, it’s one currently very poorly led by a political elite, some…

Nicola Sturgeon needs to do more for children in care

18 June 2019 17:40

If you’ve glanced at a photograph of Nicola Sturgeon in the past year or two, you won’t have failed to…

Why ITV’s decision to ban all-male comedy writing rooms is a mistake

18 June 2019 16:52

Laugher is a universally understood language. If something is funny, we all react the same way. What we find funny…

Labour could fully back a second referendum tomorrow

18 June 2019 16:35

Tomorrow at 1.30pm, Labour’s shadow cabinet, in a special Brexit session, may move towards making the historic decision to call…

We expect our MPs to be dysfunctional, and then complain when they are

18 June 2019 14:26

Stella Creasy’s complaint that as an MP she will be unable to take maternity leave is just the latest piece…

Boris Johnson is Theresa May in drag

18 June 2019 14:01

The only difference is that Johnson's charlatanism will contain his freedom of manoeuvre as the crisis deepens

Boris should stop Heathrow’s expansion and build the Thames Estuary airport

18 June 2019 12:12

Heathrow Airport commences the consultation on its third runway plans today with a very big problem on its hands: a…

What would be a good result for Boris in the second ballot?

18 June 2019 11:27

What counts as a good result for Boris Johnson in the second ballot? The former foreign secretary has already hit…

Trump Heights is a monument to folly

18 June 2019 11:19

Beirut: At seven in the morning of June 5th, 1967, Israeli warplanes took off to launch a surprise attack that would…

Boris Johnson should want to face Rory Stewart

18 June 2019 8:15

You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to look at recent media coverage of the Tory leadership race and…