Articles tagged Theresa May:

An Open Letter to the European Research Group (ERG)

  • 29 Jan 2019

Dear ERG, Have you gone completely stark, staring mad? Glad to have got your attention... Last week your chairman called on the Prime Minister to prorogue Parliament. This week your actions could scupper Brexit altogether. You don't want a soft Brexit. I don't want a ...

Let Me Be Clear Where I Stand on Brexit & Mrs May's Deal

  • 27 Jan 2019

I've come to the conclusion that when people watch television, and they have a certain view on an issue, they hear what they want to hear. I've got used to it by now, but it really does irritate me. Take today, for example. This morning I appeared on the Andrew Marr Show for t...

Top Ten Westminster Stories Which Won't be Announced Today

  • 25 Jan 2019

10. Andrew Bridgen undergoes transgender therapy. 9. Sky News announces new political editor: It's Paul Mason 8. Kirk from Coronation Street to advise Andy Burnham on the Northern Powerhouse 7. Jess Phillips eats four Weetabix 6. Jeremy Paxman apologises to Michael Howard ...

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 ...