Articles tagged Theresa May:

I Still Couldn't Support the PM's Deal - Her Challenge is to Come Up With a Better One

  • 12 Jan 2019

The headline given to my ConservativeHome diary column this week has caused a lot of comment. The comments have mainly been made by people too lazy to read the actual article and who don't realise that the author of a column doesn't write the accompanying headline.  The...

Evening Standard Column: Who will step in to rescue May’s Brexit?

  • 10 Jan 2019

"It’s like a middle-aged swingers party waiting for the arrival of Scarlett Johansson,” chirped Michael Gove at yesterday’s first post-Christmas Cabinet meeting. “Or Pierce Brosnan…” trilled Amber Rudd. Goodness knows what the Goves and Rudds had been up to over Christmas. The...

The Chances of Us Leaving the EU on 29 March Are Receding

  • 14 Dec 2018

I said on Good Morning Britain (when I could get a word in edgeways with Labour MP Rupa Huq) that I couldn't recall a worse week for a British Prime Minister in living memory. Theresa May leaves Brussels today humiliated, and not for the first time. I have no idea why she thou...

Tory Leadership 'Spill': It Could be the Cabinet That Decides Theresa May's Future

  • 12 Dec 2018

It's finally happened and the 48 letters which are needed to trigger leadership challenge have finally been received by the Chairman of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady.  What the Australians would call a 'leadership spill' will take place tonight, and voting in a vote of ...

Brexit Deal Poll Results

  • 10 Dec 2018

Given the Prime Minister, in her infinite wisdom, has pulled the vote tomorrow, some questions in this poll have proved to be somewhat academic. However, I'll post them anyway. For the record, 2,318 people took part in this poll. I must emphasise that there is nothing scientif...

Poll: The Withdrawal Deal, a Second Referendum & a Government of National Unity

  • 9 Dec 2018

We could be entering one of the most momentous weeks in British politics for a few decades. Or maybe not. Rumours are rife that the government might 'pull' the meaningful vote on Tuesday. Theresa May is so far resisting advice to do so, but who knows what will happen. Ther...

Conservative Leadership Poll Result: Boris Wins!

  • 9 Dec 2018

Last night at around 8pm I launched a 13 question Conservative leadership poll. Since then more than 4,000 people have voted. I don't pretend that this is anything other than a bit of fun. It's certainly not scientific. Polls like this cannot be taken hugely seriously because ...

The Perils of a Second Referendum & Why Remain Must Not Be on the Ballot Paper

  • 7 Dec 2018

Let me make this clear from the start. I am wholly opposed to a Second Referendum, a People's Vote, a Loser's Vote, call it what you will. In 2016 we were told that it was a 'once in a generation vote' and that the government would 'implement what you decide'. Since then, t...

Tory Rebels Need to Bide Their Time Before Toppling Mrs May

  • 19 Nov 2018

The Germans have a phrase ‘Immer mit der Ruhe’. Keep calm at all times. The Conservative Party would do well to heed that message. Voters don’t like divided parties. The fall in support for the Tories in the weekend opinion polls is more to do with voters not liking the disuni...

Theresa May is Trying to Deliver a Brexit That No One's Happy With, Apart From Her.

  • 17 Nov 2018

A version of this article first appeared in Friday’s London Evening Standard It’s almost as if Alastair Campbell has been advising Theresa May. When Tony Blair was ever in political trouble, he adopted a “masochism” strategy. He let voters beat him up. And it worked. Yeste...