Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Conservative Party”

Another Debacle for May

Debacles of this kind are becoming more and more ordinary under May’s leadership.

Posted June 21st, 2017

The Tories Are in a Bind with May

Perversely, her own weakness protects her from immediate removal by her party.

Posted June 12th, 2017

May’s Time Is Almost Up

It is a testament to how badly May failed that she has left her party in such a bad state that it can’t risk ousting her right away for fear of losing the next election.

Posted June 10th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Theresa May’s strategy explodes in her face. Michael Brendan Dougherty considers the …

Posted June 9th, 2017

May’s Costly Gamble

The U.K. and the Conservative Party would both be well-served by her speedy departure.

Posted June 8th, 2017

U.K. Exit Poll Points to Hung Parliament

An election that was supposed to consolidate May’s position and provide “strong and stable” government appears to have produced exactly the opposite.

Posted June 8th, 2017

The Tories May Be in Real Trouble

An election that was supposed to be a legacy-making victory for May is now something much closer to a political near-death experience for her.

Posted June 2nd, 2017

Could the Tories Lose?

The Conservatives have run their campaign on the possibly fatal assumption that they couldn’t lose no matter what they did.

Posted May 31st, 2017

May’s Election Gamble Seems to Be Backfiring

If there are no large Tory gains next month, the decision to call the election will go down as another unforced error by a Conservative leader.

Posted May 26th, 2017

Leadsom Drops Out, May Wins Tory Leadership Race

In keeping with other recent events in the U.K., the Tory leadership race ended abruptly and unexpectedly.

Posted July 11th, 2016

Tory Leadership Race: May vs. Leadsom

May’s foreign policy record is poor.

Posted July 7th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Gove in, Johnson out. The Telegraph reports on the state of the …

Posted July 1st, 2016

The Tory Leadership Race

The race to succeed David Cameron as Conservative leader took a strange and unexpected turn.

Posted June 30th, 2016

Some Implications of the Leave Win

Instead of quashing his Euroskeptic detractors, Cameron presided over their greatest success to date.

Posted June 24th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

How “Brexit” won over the Tories. Matthew d’Ancona traces the history of …

Posted June 17th, 2016

Initial Thoughts on the British Election

Labour is facing its worst defeat in almost thirty years.

Posted May 7th, 2015

The British Election and the Fragile Union

A political union put at risk by normal electoral competition isn’t going to survive for very long.

Posted May 7th, 2015