Simon Heffer is a journalist, author and political commentator, who has worked for long stretches at the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail. He has written biographies of Thomas Carlyle, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Enoch Powell, and reviews and writes on politics for the New Statesman.
Less than 18 months into her premiership, Theresa May presides over a lethally divided cabinet. Can anything restore her authority?
But a contest, when it happens, must be swift.
Her weary “Boris is Boris” remark after his intervention suggests she couldn’t care less.
Her departure is unlikely to occur at a time of her choosing.
It is time to reverse the damage done by Richard Beeching in the 1960s and reopen many of the branch lines that were foolishly closed.
The Prime Minister has lost all authority. The Tories will remove her as soon as they feel the time is right.
Most MPs seem to favour a final choice between a Brexiteer and a Remainer.
Conservative MPs are asking what would happen if they were up against a different Labour leader.
Assured of an election win, backbenchers are thinking either advancing up the greasy pole, or mounting it for the first time.
Martin Luther, the Reformation – and the birth of the modern world.