Too Early for Champagne?

BY TIM DAWSON Boris or Hunt? Neither can be worse than Theresa May. Today, everything changes. Or rather, everything changes unless for some reason the Conservative Party has taken leave of its senses and decided to elect Jeremy Hunt as its new leader. There is nothing actually wrong with Mr Hunt. In person, he is charming, emollient even, and in ordinary times, with everything running … Continue reading Too Early for Champagne?

Priapic Boris Under Fire

BY ALEXIA JAMES And so it begins… The personal attacks on Boris Johnson via the usual enemies (Guardian, New Statesman, Mirror, Remain etc) have begun in earnest. A late-night row with his girlfriend recorded through a wall by an individual with the Guardian on speed-dial, who called the police because of the noise Boris and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds were making, is the first attempt … Continue reading Priapic Boris Under Fire

Wheels Fall off BBC

CSM EDITORIAL The imam who questioned the Tory Leadership candidates on last night’s BBC debate has since been suspended by his employer – a school where he worked as Deputy Head – for antisemitic tweets. Meanwhile, another questioner, Aman Thakar, asked the Tory contenders if they would be a legitimate Prime Minister should they win – Thakar turned out to be a Labour Party council candidate in … Continue reading Wheels Fall off BBC

Just Give it to Boris

CSM EDITORIAL Possibly there are only six things standing in the way of Boris Johnson’s triumphant entry into Number 10 Downing Street: the vanity of the five remaining candidates and Boris’ ability to put his foot in it (no doubt nervous Sir Lynton Crosby has considered using an electric dog collar on Johnson as the days of this leadership election pass). Just give the keys … Continue reading Just Give it to Boris

Little Macron’s Threats

BY JAMIE FOSTER Boris Johnson certainly struck a nerve in Paris when he suggested that under his leadership the £39B divorce bill may be retained. President Macron said that if we were to not pay the bill it would be like a sovereign debt default and there would be ‘consequences’. This sinister, threatening tone conjures up images of being punished by international markets with a … Continue reading Little Macron’s Threats

Comical Stewart

CSM EDITORIAL The Prisons Minister Rory Stewart’s interview in the Spectator about wanting to become Prime Minister would have been more appropriate for April Fool’s Day, frankly. Mr Stewart has become the spokesman from the May bunker and his noble efforts at bridging Number 10’s delusions and the grim reality of the baying electorate have not gone unnoticed. He is the Comical Ali – the … Continue reading Comical Stewart