Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Theresa May”

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

May Stumbles Towards the Finish Line

Failing to criticize Trump’s attacks was just one more embarrassing performance by the prime minister.

Posted June 5th, 2017

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

After Trump’s visit, a feud breaks out among the Gulf states. Frida …

Posted June 2nd, 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

May’s Election Gamble

If there’s one thing May ought to have learned from her predecessor, it is that voters have an odd habit of not cooperating with a politician’s plans

Posted April 19th, 2017

‘Brexit’ Begins

Another vote on Scottish independence can only be postponed and not avoided all together.

Posted March 29th, 2017

The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen Is Approaching a ‘Point of No Return’

The governments that are in a position to avert disaster have been helping to bring it about.

Posted March 16th, 2017

Oborne on the War on Yemen

The U.S. and Britain should never have backed the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

Posted September 15th, 2016

May’s New Government: ‘Brexit Means Brexit’

She has made clear she intends to pursue withdrawal from the EU as promised.

Posted July 14th, 2016

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