Iain Martin

Is Boris the Man to Succeed Cameron?

To some in the Conservative Party he is a scheming charlatan with no policies. To others his star power could be worth harnessing

Cameron Should Scrap His Tired Old Script

The Prime Minister acts like a figure from the era of Clinton and Blair. Their style of politics is dead and he needs a new one

Good Idea, Bad PR

With Steve Hilton on sabbatical in California, it's high time Cameron ditched the Big Society.

Will Michael Gove Go All the Way to No 10?

Michael Gove said he would never stand for the Tory leadership. But Iain Martin wrote, in 2012: "Perhaps he will be able to overcome his fear . . . Those who care about the future of this country should hope so: the Tories need their Iron Laddie and so do we."

It’s Crunch Time for Britain in Europe

We have a tremendous opportunity to reconfigure our place in the EU. Does David Cameron have the courage to seize it?

Europe’s Implosion Could Save the UK

Alex Salmond’s slogan, “Independence in Europe”, is no longer appealing. Unionists have a chance to reset the referendum debate

Cameron Can Come Out Fighting — Or Chuck It In

The riots have given this pragmatic Prime Minister a chance to impose a tough new social agenda and relaunch his leadership

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"