Andrew Rawnsley

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At the Spectator magazines parliamentarian of the year awards, the swankiest shindig in the political calendar, one of the gongs went to Nadhim Zahawi. He...

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Winston Churchill offered this advice about how the Conservative party should treat its leader. The loyalties which centre upon number one are enormous. If...

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In his recent memoir, the Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell recalls a conversation with Boris Johnson more than 20 years ago that is sharply relevant to the...

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Boris Johnson is a law unto himself. His housemaster at Eton noted his belief that he should be treated as an exception, one who should be free of the...

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Cannon to the right of him, cannon to the left. Since delivering his budget, Rishi Sunak has been bombarded by two batteries of opinion. From the right,...

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The ornate black gates that loom at the mouth of Downing Street were designed to look as though they have guarded the entrance for centuries. In truth, their...

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The Conservative & Unionist party is no more. It has ceased to be. It has expired and gone to meet its maker. Its kicked the bucket, shuffled off its...

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If a week is a long time in politics, 24 months is an eternity. Tories are gathering in Manchester highly conscious that their party last met for an...

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That legendary philosopher of time Joe Strummer once said: The future is unwritten. This quote from The Clash frontman makes a surprise appearance on page 21...

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The world is hanging on every word from the virtual conference of Britains Liberal Democrats this weekend, as no one ever said. The Lib Dems are accustomed...
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