James Forsyth

James Forsyth is Political Editor of the Spectator. He is also a columnist in The Sun.

Europe

How will the ‘war’ on coronavirus change Britain?

Boris Johnson has railed against the ‘nanny state’, yet he now finds himself ordering people to stay in their houses

By James Forsyth

Europe

In Britain, coronavirus will be a test of trust

If the UK gets it wrong, then the nature of the relationship between the citizen and the state will be changed for at least a generation

By James Forsyth

Europe

Boris Johnson knows the risk he is taking with his coronavirus strategy

Why isn’t the UK doing what so many other countries are doing?

By James Forsyth

Europe

Le crunch: are the Brexit talks doomed before they begin?

The EU and the UK are set for a bad-tempered first few meetings

By James Forsyth

Europe

The Brexit reshuffle: every great office of state is now held by a Leaver

The Brexit celebrations on January 31 disguised the fact that, in practical terms, nothing changed the next day

By James Forsyth

Europe

Boris wants a 2024 election — and wants to start his building boom now

The Tories must make some progress if they want to win re-election

By James Forsyth

Europe

Terror is the toughest issue facing the Tories

The British government knows that if it can’t fix this issue it will be failing in its duty to protect the public

By James Forsyth

Europe

How the deadlock can be broken in Britain’s trade talks with the EU

The EU view is that any tariff free, quota free trade deal must include ‘robust commitments to ensure a level playing field’

By James Forsyth

Politics

Mike Pompeo: the UK will be ‘front of the line’ for a trade deal

Pompeo declared that the UK/US relationship was in a ‘fantastic place’

By James Forsyth

Europe

What will the Tories fight about now?

While the issue of Europe no longer splits the party, it could be superseded by an even older Tory fault-line: free trade

By James Forsyth

Europe

The British Labour party must change if it is to win

In this contest, the remaining candidates are barely addressing the most difficult question for Labour: how do they win a majority again?

By James Forsyth

Europe

Why the UK cabinet reshuffle might not be so radical after all

Today, Johnson is in a more powerful position than any British prime minister since Tony Blair prior to the invasion of Iraq

By James Forsyth

Europe

Revealed: Boris’s blueprint for Brexit

For the first time in four years, the British government knows what it wants

By James Forsyth

Europe

Boris’s Britain: How the UK PM intends to deliver for his new friends in the North

The Johnson plan is taking shape, with three components

By James Forsyth

Europe

Boris Johnson’s spectacular win heralds a new era for Britain

The UK will leave the EU on January 31

By James Forsyth

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