Articles tagged Tory Leadership Contest:

WATCH: My Nine Interviews with the Tory Leadership Candidates

  • 19 Jun 2019

          The candidates for the Conservative Party leadership will each go head-to-head with LBC’s Iain Dale and the station’s listeners in a series of one-hour programmes this month. In the race to be Prime Minister, the ...

The Channel 4 Leaders Debate: Who Did Well... Or Not?

  • 17 Jun 2019

This is an article I wrote for the Telegraph which went live on their website an hour after the end of the Channel 4 News Tory leadership debate. Michael Gove Every underdog candidate in a leadership election needs a game-changing moment, and Michael Gove needs this more...

Conservative Party Game of Thrones: Episode 3

  • 9 Jun 2019

Each weekend for the duration of this leadership contest I'll be charting who's up and who's fortunes are on the decline in the Tory Party's equivalent of the Game of Thrones...   - Boris Johnson - Picking up a good range of supporters from across the country. Did wel...

Conservative Party Games of Thrones: Episode 2

  • 1 Jun 2019

Each weekend for the duration of this leadershop contest I'll be charting who's up and who's fortunes are on the decline in the Tory Party's equivalent of the Game of Thrones...   - Boris Johnson - Boosted by the ridiculous court case he now faces.  +2 Michael Gove ...

There Must be No Tory Leadership 'Coronation'

  • 27 May 2019

This is an unedited version of my Sunday Telegraph column. Just as the last four Tory prime ministers have been defenestrated by the issue of Europe, the next one will almost certainly be defined by it. It will also dominate the imminent leadership campaign, as each cand...

Conservative Party Game of Thrones: Week 1

  • 26 May 2019

Each weekend for the duration of this leadershop contest I'll be charting who's up and who's fortunes are on the decline in the Tory Party's equivalent of the Game of Thrones...   Boris Johnson - Bookies favourite but will his no deal remarks in Switzerland come back ...

Telegraph Column: Who Will Back Who in the Tory Leadership Race?

  • 31 Mar 2019

This article first appeared in the Sunday Telegraph. The task for any leadership candidate is to knock their competitors out one by one. They each need to emerge as the leader of their ‘tribe’. Let’s start with the tribe of ‘hard Brexiteers’. Boris Johnson has been a...