Michael Portillo

The Internet Has Been Enjoying Re-Watching The Portillo Moment

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Politics

The BBC’s much-anticipated re-run of the 1997 general election made the first day back at work after the summer holidays slightly more bearable for ...

Jack Monroe Slams Michael Portillo In Poverty Row: 'No One Gets Up The Duff To Claim Benefits'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics

Food blogger Jack Monroe and ex-Tory MP Michael Portillo clashed remarkably on BBC's This Week on Thursday. Monroe was invited on the show alongs...

Why We Want Our Leaders to Pass the 'Man Test'

Mark Flanagan | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

We all have that moment, as a child, when the realisation comes that every other dad is not quite like our own. Mine came early. I was talking to a n...

Michael Portillo Owns Sarah Vine In Bizarre Ed 'Two Kitchens' Miliband Row

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

Daily Mail columnist Sarah Vine achieved the impossible this week, uniting the general public in cheering on Michael Portillo as he took her to task o...

Portillo Thinks Cameron Will Fail To Deliver An EU Referendum

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Politics

David Cameron's flagship pledge of a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union after this May's general election is "not going to happe...

Portillo: Scottish Independence Would Be Political 'Death' For Cameron

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Politics

David Cameron could lose the next election in 2015 if Scotland breaks away and wins independence, former defence secretary Michael Portillo has warne...

This Week Finishes With Neil, Portillo And Johnson Waving To Queen

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK Politics

This Week, Andrew Neil's often unmissable overview of the last seven days in Westminster, featured a bizarre denouement on Thursday, with the host, fo...

Andrew Mitchell Said 'Pleb' In Private, Reveals Michael Portillo

PA | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Politics

Andrew Mitchell has used the word "pleb" in private conversation, a Tory former Cabinet minister said - but he did not believe it was something the fo...

'Reasonable And Right To Wait'

PA | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Politics

Former defence secretaries have backed the decision to wait for a report from UN weapons inspectors before taking action against Syria. Tory Liam F...

The Real Alternative to Trident Replacement

Dr Kate Hudson | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Politics
Dr Kate Hudson

The UK is currently at a crossroads: we can choose to become a world leader in disarmament, non-proliferation and the verification systems necessary to realise the eradication of nuclear weapons worldwide, or we can choose to contribute to global insecurity, nuclear proliferation, and increase the risk of nuclear terrorism through the modernising of our nuclear arsenal.

Cameron Is 'Weak, Panicking And Hiding Behind The Sofa On Europe'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband is to accuse David Cameron of putting efforts to hold the Tory party together ahead of the national interest, pointing to the referendum o...

The Answer to Farage, and the Solution for Cameron and Miliband: Sitting on Andrew Neil's 'This Week' Sofa

Alan Wager | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Politics
Alan Wager

Now the 'send in the clowns' shtick has gone stale, it's now time to send in the 'political has-beens'. If either Michael Portillo or Alan Johnson remained on the front-line of British politics, their respective parties would be far more likely to win the next general election.

Cameron Vote Against His OWN Queen's Speech Over EU Referendum

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron could take the extraordinary step of voting against his own Queen's Speech next week, as he attempts to placate Tory eurosceptics who wa...

David Cameron Attacks 'Tory Pessimists' Who Doubt EU PLan

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Politics

The United Kingdom "should be prepared" to leave the European Union Boris Johnson has said, as David Cameron condemned Tories "pessimists" who doubted...

'The British Public Would Have More Guts Than Those Who Govern'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Politics

Former Conservative cabinet minister Michael Portillo has become the latest Tory heavyweight to argue that Britain should leave the European Union - a...

Portillo Slams 'Stupid' Tory MPs

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Politics

Michael Portillo has slammed "stupid" Tory MPs who think the Conservatives would have been able to push through a more radical programme of reforms ha...

Michael Portillo Attacks David Cameron's 'Absurd' North Korea Nuclear Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron's claim that the UK needs nuclear weapons to defend itself from North Korea has been dismissed as "absurd" by a former Conservative defe...

Politicians Should be Forced to Find Out How Their Constituents Live if They Want to Be Our Representatives

Thomas Midlane | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Politics
Thomas Midlane

Empathy is an absolutely crucial part of the political picture. Take the Coalition's spending cuts. It's easy to see a policy in terms of numbers and strategies. It isn't until you seem the damage they have wrought up close that the human element begins to loom into focus.

Caroline Frost

'The Portillo Moment Was A Very Useful Experience In My Life'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

“Leaving politics was a good thing. I was spared a miserable Tory government where I might have ended up as leader.” If, as Enoch Powell opined...

I Love Andrew Neil

Iddo Goldfarb | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Politics
Iddo Goldfarb

Dimbleby, Paxman, Marr, Snow, you're all total players but nobody else can hold a candle to Andrew Neil when it comes to force-feeding the establishment the medicine it most detests: ridicule. And what majestic jowls.

Portillo: I'm Not Backing Boris

Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Politics

Michael Portillo has said he won't be voting for Boris Johnson in the London mayoral elections. Speaking on BBC's This Week on Thursday evening, th...

TV: Great British Bandwagon Jumping Journeys

Christopher Beanland | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK Comedy
Christopher Beanland

Cult BBC TV hit Great British Railway Journeys has proved so popular with teatime viewers that a host of other 'journey' shows are set to follow in its footsteps. All of which begs the question: why bother leaving the house at all?

Michael Portilllo To Run New £55m Arts Fund

PA | Posted 03.09.2011 | UK Politics

Former cabinet minister Michael Portillo will chair a £55 million scheme to help arts organisations develop a long-term approach to funding, providin...