Philip Hammond says he will ‘fight and fight again’ to stop a no-deal Brexit

20 June 2019 22:52

Astonishing scenes at Mansion House tonight. Not the climate change protestors who interrupted Philip Hammond’s speech (though goodness knows how…

How Boris Johnson intends to approach the next stage of the Tory leadership contest

20 June 2019 21:08

There was a huge cheer in Boris Johnson’s office when it was announced that Jeremy Hunt had 77 votes, sending…

The Boris campaign get the leadership final they hoped for

20 June 2019 19:24

There will be sighs of relief in the Boris Johnson camp this evening after Jeremy Hunt won the second spot…

Why are our MPs so pathetically in thrall to Extinction Rebellion?

20 June 2019 19:20

Why are MPs so pathetically in thrall to Extinction Rebellion? This morning, while the world was focused on the Conservative…

Did Boris’s dirty tricks help Hunt over Gove?

20 June 2019 18:13

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are through to the final stage of the Tory leadership contest, after the results of…

Does Rorymania have a future in the Conservative party?

20 June 2019 16:30

‘Rorymania is over,’ Isabel Hardman pops into my inbox to tell me, in last night’s Evening Blend. Rory Stewart’s elimination…

Sajid Javid could still be headed for Downing Street. 11 Downing Street

20 June 2019 14:30

Sajid Javid has been knocked out of the Tory leadership contest – coming in fourth place overall. Ahead of the…

Rupa Huq: no-deal Brexit will lead to scurvy

20 June 2019 14:10

Britain has become rather used to hysterical prognostications about the threat of a no-deal Brexit from our MPs ever since…

Javid knocked out as Gove moves into second place

20 June 2019 13:32

Sajid Javid has been eliminated from the Tory leadership race. He came bottom of the fourth ballot with 34 votes,…

Watch: MP grilled over Hunt’s anti-money laundering ‘blunder’

20 June 2019 13:30

As the battle for second place in the Tory leadership contest has heated up in recent days, Foreign Secretary Jeremy…

Full list: Tory leadership contenders and MPs backing them

20 June 2019 13:00

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

George Osborne’s change of heart

20 June 2019 11:24

For a long time George Osborne was more likely to be found taking snipes at his one-time political rival Boris…

The new PM’s Rory Stewart problem

20 June 2019 10:39

In this contest, Rory Stewart has established himself as the new champion of the Tory left. He has become a…

What the UK can learn from the Dutch ‘vote for a woman’ initiative

20 June 2019 10:37

Call me an obnoxious bigot, but here’s a suggestion. Instead of a queue of mostly male Tory leadership candidates getting…

Boris Johnson’s secret superpowers

20 June 2019 10:00

David Davis gave away Boris Johnson’s big secret, live on the Today Programme: the Tory MP set to be our…

Rory Stewart’s bad debate leads to his elimination from the Tory leadership race

19 June 2019 18:23

Rory Stewart is out of the Tory leadership race. He polled only 27 votes—ten down on what he received yesterday.…

Florence of Belgravia has bitten the dust

19 June 2019 18:13

Earlier today, Rory Stewart said that he was in talks with Michael Gove’s campaign team, to see if the Environment…

A tribute to Norman Stone

19 June 2019 16:28

Norman Stone has died at the age of 78. In 2007, Harry Mount paid tribute to the historian and author,…

Bercow’s authority collapses at PMQs

19 June 2019 15:45

The title ‘Father of the House’ tends to give the bearer a chronic problem with wind. The present holder, Ken…

Can politicians learn the toughest lessons of the Grenfell fire?

19 June 2019 14:07

Jeremy Corbyn chose to focus his questions to the Prime Minister today on the government’s response to the Grenfell Tower…

Mufti Patel and the problem with the BBC’s leadership debate

19 June 2019 13:58

As Boris’s team should have predicted, the BBC, via Emily Maitlis, attacked Boris throughout the Tory leadership debate. So did…

PMQs showed the damage the leadership debate is causing to the Tory party

19 June 2019 13:20

Last night’s Tory leadership debate was an illustration of where the wider party has ended up: fractious, confused, and without…

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…