James Forsyth

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

Europe

Theresa May’s Brexit strategy has humiliated Britain

And the Tories may never recover

By James Forsyth

Europe

Theresa May should pledge to resign – it’s not too late to save her legacy

No one can be certain whether her departure would result in the deal passing, but it would certainly make it more likely

By James Forsyth

Europe

Meltdown: three years on and we are no closer to a Brexit resolution

No one is in control and the country’s whole system of governance is creaking

By James Forsyth

Europe

Third time’s the charm? We could be heading for another vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal

The withdrawal agreement went down by 149 votes — at the worst end of expectations

By James Forsyth

Europe

The brutal truth is that May is heading towards a softer Brexit

Rebel MPs now want to dictate the terms of Brexit. Will they succeed?

By James Forsyth

Europe

If her Brexit deal fails, a no confidence motion might help Theresa May

It would shift the focus on to whether the government could survive that, rather than what Plan B is

By James Forsyth

Europe

What will happen for Theresa May in today’s confidence vote?

One long-time backbench ally of the Prime Minister predicts that she’ll win by 200 to 115

By James Forsyth

Europe

Britain is heading towards a soft Brexit or a second referendum

If May’s deal is defeated, we’ll enter the most uncertain period in recent British political history

By James Forsyth

Theresa May’s Brexit paper could mean no US trade deal

Yesterday afternoon, British Cabinet Ministers received key papers ahead of the Chequers meeting today. The paper states that ‘The UK should maintain a common rulebook for all goods including agri-food’. It goes on that the UK will make ‘an upfront choice to commit by treaty to ongoing harmonisation with EU rules on goods’. As I […]

By James Forsyth

Russia

What is behind the British PM’s threat to Russia?

British Prime Minister Theresa May has given Russia until Wednesday to explain why a nerve agent that it has developed was used in an attack in Salisbury, Wiltshire. She told the House of Commons that it was ‘highly likely’ that Russia was responsible for the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter. She said that […]

By James Forsyth

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