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Leadership drama? Shotgun marriage with Reform? The Tory party’s next move will define its future

I don’t know if it’s just the extent to which Conservative activists were gaslit by the polling and CCHQ’s abject campaign, but the mood among...

05.07.2024 20

The Guardian

Henry Hill

This is why the Tories have collapsed - and it's not about Boris

It’s a sign of how gaslit Conservative activists have been by this campaign, but at the time of writing – about 1am – the Tories I’m talking...

05.07.2024 40

iNews

Henry Hill

Sunak took the fight to Starmer in the last debate, but can’t progress with a party smothered by sleaze

Freedom, as the song has it, is “just another word for nothing left to lose”. So, with most voters having long since made up their minds (and...

27.06.2024 7

The Guardian

Henry Hill

A D-day disaster, dodgy leaflets and policies pulled out of thin air – no wonder Tory troops are in despair

In politics as in war, an ambush can be a devastatingly effective tactic. Catching your opponent off-guard and out of position has often seen...

17.06.2024 20

The Guardian

Henry Hill

Labour’s ‘everything bagel’ approach to housing leaves a sour taste

Photo: Create Streets If Labour isn’t offering a serious overhaul of planning regulations to force through new housing it has no business touting...

11.06.2024 8

City A.M.

Henry Hill

A great Tory reckoning is coming – but the party won’t split along the lines you’d expect

Populism is one of those political words that conceals as much as it illuminates. While I’m sure there are academics who could give me some rigorous...

29.05.2024 60

The Guardian

Henry Hill

Rishi Sunak's Liz Truss problem is only going to get worse

An incumbent Government seeking re-election really only has two pitches to the electorate. Whilst the details and policy focus may vary, these are...

28.05.2024 10

iNews

Henry Hill

Tory MPs didn’t expect a July general election – and now they are rightly furious

If the prime minister’s announcement of a snap election had been an event in a scripted drama, we might accuse the director of laying it on a little...

23.05.2024 80

The Guardian

Henry Hill

No party has ever come back from this far behind – but anything can happen in an election

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak issues a statement outside 10 Downing Street, London, after calling a General Election for July 4. Picture date: Wednesday...

22.05.2024 20

City A.M.

Henry Hill

Double standards / Will Ireland’s police question the ex-IRA boss who says he killed Mountbatten?

Do you remember when, last December, the Irish government took the United Kingdom to court over proposals for dealing with the legacy of the...

22.05.2024 20

The Spectator

Henry Hill

Voters don’t care about Rishi Sunak being £120 million richer

This week, the Sunday Times published its Rich List for 2024 – and it’s good news for Rishi Sunak. He and his wife, Akshata Murty, have climbed...

17.05.2024 20

iNews

Henry Hill

Unloved but unchallenged, Sunak appears safe – because only a fool would want his job now

How to react to unfolding calamity? Tory MPs took different approaches. “Disastrous. Worse than I expected and pointing to a total wipeout.”...

06.05.2024 40

The Guardian

Henry Hill

Boris Johnson is back and stealing headlines from Sunak

Say what you like about Boris Johnson’s performance as prime minister – but not even his fiercest critics can deny his power as a showman. Here we...

03.05.2024 30

iNews

Henry Hill

Dublin pulling tent cities down sends a message to the UK on asylum

The unfolding row between the British and Irish governments over refugees probably suits both parties more than either would ever care to admit. For...

02.05.2024 10

iNews

Henry Hill

Rishi Sunak has staked his premiership on Rwanda – but the electorate will punish him for it

The government’s current position on the Rwanda scheme is unlikely to boost its electoral hopes – and to understand why, we should look to David...

24.04.2024 20

The Guardian

Henry Hill

Rumours about Sunak's next job is more self-indulgence Tory voters won’t stand for

In the late 50s, the historian Cyril Northcote Parkinson gave the world the term “bike-shedding”, also known as Parkinson’s Law of Triviality....

07.04.2024 20

iNews

Henry Hill

Night Czar / What has Amy Lamé actually done for London?

It’s no surprise that Britain’s night economy is in dire straight given a quarter of people told pollsters they would like to see nightclubs...

01.03.2024 8

The Spectator

Henry Hill

A PM with no credo and a paltry record, a party with no plan or direction. That’s the Tories now

There is a point past which weakness becomes its own form of security, and that is the paradoxical position in which Rishi Sunak now finds himself....

19.02.2024 20

The Guardian

Henry Hill

Reform UK are salt in the Tory wound

Two by-election defeats prove beyond doubt that Reform UK is a problem for the Conservative Party, but not the problem – that would be Labour, the...

16.02.2024 10

iNews

Henry Hill

No matter how the Tories try to spin it, this isn’t prosperity

Politically speaking, recessions are strange things. They make for terrible headlines, and the latest announcement – right on the eve of two...

15.02.2024 5

iNews

Henry Hill

Will Liz Truss ever stop trying to be Margaret Thatcher?

I wrote a week or so ago that the Conservative Party has entered its warlord era. Languishing in the polls and without a unifying vision, the...

04.02.2024 10

iNews

Henry Hill

Here’s Sunak’s problem in deciding the election date: things are very bad now – and they could get much worse

The news that Jeremy Hunt will deliver next year’s budget on 6 March sparked a fresh round of speculation that Rishi Sunak may be intending a spring...

28.12.2023 10

The Guardian

Henry Hill

Guardian Opinion cartoon Ben Jennings on Rishi Sunak’s priorities – cartoon

08.12.2023 70

The Guardian

Henry Hill

Rishi Sunak is in an impossible bind – and even allies like Robert Jenrick are deserting him

Robert Jenrick’s decision to resign as immigration minister over the alleged shortcomings of the government’s new safety of Rwanda bill is the...

07.12.2023 5

The Guardian

Henry Hill

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