As Theresa May fires the starting gun on the scramble to be the next Tory leader, history shows that the favourite at the start of the race rarely ends up the winner. A short, treacherous Conservative
LONDON (AP) — Theresa May has joined the ranks of Conservative prime ministers whose time in office has been overwhelmed — and cut short — by the issue of Europe. Ever since Edward Heath took the U.K.
Forty years ago this month Margaret Thatcher was elected prime minister for the first time. Weeks later, Geoffrey Howe gave his first Budget and ushered in a new era that tried to turn the clock back nearly
All political careers end in failure. Not all end in a punishment beating. The apparently imminent departure of Theresa May as Tory leader has seen a brutality rare even for the British Conservative party.
On Wednesday evening, it appeared there were just hours left of Theresa May’s premiership. The Prime Minister was pictured on the front of many of Thursday’s newspapers with red, glassy eyes, evoking of
The PM should learn the lessons of Margaret Thatcher's dignified departure It’s nearly 30 years ago now but none of us who were there will ever forget the quiet dignity of Margaret Thatcher’s final days
Theresa May looks finished as Prime Minister. But one hopes the advent of a new leader rids us of “Mayism” in economic policy, too. The Conservative Party has had a schizophrenic attitude to economics
What can the man who threw a milkshake over Nigel Farage in Newcastle expect as a punishment, from past precedent? — Tony Blair was struck by a tomato in Bristol in 2001. His attacker was given a two-year
In the latest part of our new series on the leadership contest awaiting the Conservatives, Brian Binley explains why the Tories need a tough Brexiteer in charge like Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom is a
Lord Moore of Lower Marsh, Conservative minister and zealous Thatcherite who pushed for large-scale privatisation – obituary
Lord Moore of Lower Marsh, who has died aged 81, was the Icarus of Margaret Thatcher’s government. Youthful, energetic and with working-class roots, John Moore embraced Thatcherism with a convert’s zeal,