Tom Goodenough

What the papers say: Why Sajid Javid needs to listen up to shopkeepers

22 February 2017 8:41

If Britain really is still a nation of shopkeepers, the Government seems to be picking its enemies rather unwisely with its…

What the papers say: The Lords’ Brexit debate is an unwelcome sideshow

21 February 2017 8:43

Peers can continue their Brexit debate in relative peace today without the watchful glare of the Prime Minister gazing over…

What the papers say: Why we’ve ‘had enough’ of Lord Mandelson

20 February 2017 8:27

After Tony Blair and Alastair Campbell returned to urge a revolt against Brexit, only one thing was missing: Peter Mandelson,…

What the papers say: The ‘enemies of the people’ row rumbles on

17 February 2017 8:37

The Article 50 court cases sparked an angry backlash in the newspapers, with the judges involved famously labelled ‘enemies of…

What the papers say: The good and bad news about Britain’s booming jobs market

16 February 2017 8:41

More Brits then ever are now in work, with the proportion of the working age population in jobs hitting 74.6…

What the papers say: Britain’s defence spending isn’t enough

15 February 2017 8:44

A key part of Theresa May’s strategy for wooing Donald Trump was making it clear that Britain was pulling its…

What the papers say: Britain’s soaring EU budget bill shows Brexit can’t happen soon enough

14 February 2017 8:43

We’ve heard that Brexit could cost Britain billions in the form of a divorce bill from Brussels. But what is…

What the papers say: The John Bercow row rumbles on

13 February 2017 8:20

John Bercow has insisted that admitting he backed ‘Remain’ in the EU referendum doesn’t compromise his politically neutrality. Some MPs, like Tom…

What the papers say: Jeremy Corbyn’s road to nowhere

10 February 2017 8:41

Jeremy Corbyn has called reports of his departure ‘fake news’. This despite the Labour leader having a net approval rating…

What the papers say: Would the Lords dare block Brexit?

9 February 2017 8:30

Theresa May’s Brexit timetable is on track after MPs overwhelming backed the Government’s Article 50 bill in the Commons last…

Will Theresa May’s Article 50 plan emerge unscathed from its final Commons test today?

8 February 2017 12:48

After two days of testing Commons debates, Theresa May’s Brexit timetable remains on track. Yesterday’s ‘concession’ – or non-concession, depending…

What the papers say: John Bercow the ‘pipsqueak’ and Sajid Javid’s missed opportunity

8 February 2017 8:42

John Bercow has defended his comments about Donald Trump by saying his remarks were made ‘honestly and honourably’. Today’s editorials,…

What should we make of the Government’s ‘Deal or no Deal’ Brexit vote offer?

7 February 2017 17:34

Given Theresa May’s largely meaningless ‘Brexit means Brexit’ refrain, any new pronouncement on Britain’s departure from the EU is treated…

Will there be fireworks on day two of the Brexit bill debate?

7 February 2017 12:45

The Government’s Article 50 bill emerged unscathed from yesterday’s first committee stage. Today won’t be so easy. As Isabel Hardman…

What the papers say: Why Bercow was wrong – or right – to speak out about Trump

7 February 2017 8:30

John Bercow has grabbed the headlines this morning with his pronouncement on Donald Trump’s state visit. But was he right…

Tonight’s Brexit debate: What happens and when

6 February 2017 16:56

Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that Parliament must have its say on Brexit, it seems MPs are determined…

What the papers say: Will the Government’s plan to tackle health tourism work?

6 February 2017 8:19

NHS hospitals will charge foreign patients who are not eligible for free, non-emergency treatment up front from April, Health Secretary…

Terror returns to Paris in Louvre attack

3 February 2017 11:34

A man armed with a machete has been shot by a soldier outside the Louvre in Paris this morning. French…

What the papers say: The verdict on the Government’s Brexit White Paper

3 February 2017 8:43

What does the Government’s Brexit White Paper – which was unveiled yesterday – actually tell us? ‘Nothing and everything’, says…

What the papers say: Brexit ‘lift off’

2 February 2017 8:31

The period of ‘phoney Brexit’ is over, says the Daily Telegraph in its editorial this morning. After MPs overwhelming backed…

Sir Ivan Rogers paints a more optimistic picture of Brexit

1 February 2017 14:16

Sir Ivan Rogers has earned himself a reputation as something of a Brexit bogeyman. Admittedly the UK’s former ambassador to…

What the papers say: Parliament’s ‘marathon of Brexit whingeing’

1 February 2017 8:26

MPs will finally vote tonight on the triggering of Article 50, and for wavering Parliamentarians, the Sun has some advice.…

What the papers say: Brexit’s day of reckoning and why Trump’s critics are wrong

31 January 2017 8:34

At last, says the Guardian, MPs will finally have a proper say today on Brexit. David Davis has said the…

What the papers say: Donald Trump’s deal with Britain

16 January 2017 8:51

It’s difficult to escape from Donald Trump’s interview with Michael Gove in the Times this morning. The president-elect’s view that he wants a…

What the papers say: When is a hate crime not a hate crime?

13 January 2017 8:17

Amber Rudd’s speech on foreign workers at the Tory party conference has been reported to police as a hate crime.…