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Past articles by Andrew:

Sunak backs businesses but forgets NHS: Politics Weekly podcast

Heather Stewart and Richard Partington run through the main budget headlines. Andrew Gimson and Nicola McEwan discuss the state of the union. Plus, Steven Morris speaks to Peter Robertson about how the Welsh food and drink industry has coped since Brexit → Read More

Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Johnson exudes an impudent freedom and refuses to take Starmer seriously

The PM crashed about in a manner which recalled the short, brilliant, astonishingly abusive career of Lord Randolph Churchill. → Read More

The UK stays alert, and confused: Politics Weekly podcast

Jonathan Freedland and Peter Walker dissect the latest news from Westminster. Ayesha Hazarika and Andrew Gimson explore the future of opposition politics and Simon Jenkins brings us back through 20 years of London mayoral elections → Read More

Crisis control at Tory HQ: Politics Weekly podcast

Heather Stewart is joined by Polly Toynbee, Matt Forde and Andrew Gimson to discuss the various crises embroiling the Tory government, from coronavirus to bullying claims → Read More

Sorry seems to be the hardest word – Politics Weekly podcast

Heather Stewart is joined by Polly Mackenzie, James Morris, and Andrew Gimson. Plus: Kate Proctor calls in from the Labour campaign trail and Peter Walker explains why the Lib Dem campaign is struggling → Read More

The real Boris Johnson: politician or journalist?

Johnson’s biographers look at what his career in newspapers says about his character and abilities. Plus: the widespread condemnation of Trump’s racist remarks about four congresswomen → Read More

Why Theresa May's successor will have to be more than a manager

May promoted her deal as a matter of duty, calculation, conscientious self-interest. For MPs and voters, that wasn't enough → Read More

For now, Theresa May is the Stop Boris candidate

“The Conservative Party is in greater turmoil today than ever before in its long history.” So says Lord Lexden, the party’s official historian, in a letter to the Times. He adds that Theresa May has ‘completely lost’ the party’s confidence ‘both in and outside parliament’, and he asks the 1922 Committee to change the rules for … → Read More

The resignation of three Tory MPs is a dire warning to the party

The Conservatives cannot afford to decline into a sect which drives out its moderate wing, says Andrew Gimson, contributing editor at ConservativeHome → Read More

Could the Conservatives be doomed to succeed on Brexit?

Most Conservative rebels still want to be persuaded that May's deal has become acceptable → Read More

The Iranians crossing the Channel make me proud to be British

It is unbelievable to a certain kind of British intellectual than anyone would want to live in our backward country → Read More

Why May's predicament is not as hopeless as it looks

If you to understand why May safer than she appears, think your way into the mind of a third-rate Conservative MP → Read More

What does this vote of no confidence mean?

Our panel discuss the chaos in the Conservative party as Tory MPs trigger a vote of no confidence in Theresa May → Read More

Brexit is breathing fresh life into the British Constitution

Share * The Brexit drama is good for Parliament * Brexit is being debated over 40 hours in Parliament, not 40 minutes on television * Uncertainty is an important - and long-standing - feature of British parliamentary democracy Amid careless talk about the greatest constitutional crisis for a hundred years, we are in danger of forgetting that the Brexit drama is good for Parliament. What is said… → Read More

If Brexiteers want a Canada-style deal, they need a new Prime Minister

Share * These are exciting times for believers in Parliamentary politics * The DUP see compromise is a sign of perfidy and weakness * Theresa May could use Labour votes to end her premiership in a cloud of glory It’s an insult, and in any case it’s not enough. With those words, a Unionist politician of an earlier generation denounced an American offer of financial support for the Northern… → Read More

Responding to Corbyn at the Conservative conference – Politics Weekly podcast

Pippa Crerar is joined by Giles Kenningham, Katy Balls, Jessica Elgot and Andrew Gimson at the Conservative conference → Read More

The Tories should cheer, not fear, their new members

Party membership should be about more than requests for money at regular intervals → Read More

This tepid reshuffle will do little to revitalise the Tory rank-and-file

Theresa May needs to take a leaf out of Labour’s book and cut membership rates to £3, says ConservativeHome contributing editor Andrew Gimson → Read More

Can Theresa May and her government survive? Our writers’ verdicts

With two resignations in one week, political commentators Sonia Sodha, Andrew Gimson, Steve Richards and Ellie Mae O’Hagan discuss whether the Conservative leader and her party can cling on to power → Read More

Theresa May is doomed. Only Boris Johnson can rescue the Tories now

He might divide cabinet opinion, but the foreign secretary is a winner, and the only challenger who can fend off Jeremy Corbyn, says ConservativeHome writer Andrew Gimson → Read More