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Stephen Daisley 10m
That terrible BBC debate just gets worse.
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Fraser Nelson 30m
Nicky Campbell has already apologised for having him on his radio show - will BBC1 now follow?
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In the Shadow of Vesuvius is a life of Pliny the Younger. But Daisy Dunn’s lively imagination and scatter-gun digressions are more in tune with his uncle’s, says David Crane
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Coffee House 39m
If the man who interrogated the Tory leadership candidates is the author of these tweets, the BBC has catastrophically failed in its editorial duties by giving him air time, says Stephen Daisley
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I don’t know if this is a sensible process for choosing a prime minister but it should terrify our enemies that we’re crazy enough to go about it this way, says Stephen Daisley:
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Boris didn’t implode in the BBC debate, so for him it’s a win, says Fraser Nelson
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Nick Cohen 2h
'Conservative party members aren't fit to choose what socks to put on in the morning let alone a leader of the country' - me in
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Coffee House 3h
Boris seemed genial but over-relaxed. He leaned back on his bar-stool like an embroidered pillow hoping no one would sit on him. No one did. He failed to impress but he got away with it, writes Lloyd Evans
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Fraser Nelson 12h
Why wait for tomorrow's newspapers? Full analysis of today's vote, and this evening's leadership debate, is live on Spectator Coffee House from James Forsyth, Katy Balls, Isabel Hardman... and me.
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Isabel Hardman 12h
Boris Johnson was right about the debates
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Tonight’s BBC debate was a chaotic affair, with the candidates regularly talking over each other. Boris Johnson avoided slipping on any banana skins while the other candidates made a concerted effort to check Rory Stewart’s progress, reports James Forsyth
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James Forsyth 12h
One of the striking things about tonight’s debate was how helpful Sajid Javid was to Boris Johnson. Hard not to think that it was him auditioning to be Johnson’s Chancellor
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PODCAST: Raab is eliminated - how will this affect tonight's debate? With Isabel Hardman amd James Forsyth. Presented by Katy Balls
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Coffee House 15h
The Full list of Tory leadership contenders and the MPs backing them after the second round of voting:
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Katy Balls 15h
Why Raab’s departure is good news for Boris
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Rory Stewart makes the most gains – but can he eat into Hunt and Gove’s support, asks James Forsyth
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Boris wins – but Rory Stewart gains most support in latest Tory vote
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Ivan Rogers: why no deal is now the most likely Brexit outcome
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ITV's decision to ban all-male comedy writing rooms is a mistake, says Kate Andrews
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If we end up with the no-deal Brexit which several of the candidates are prepared to contemplate, a radical economic agenda will be vital. A chancellor would have no option but to take drastic action to attract investment to Britain:
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