Tom Goodenough

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.…

What is Marine Le Pen doing at Trump Tower?

12 January 2017 19:00

Marine Le Pen popping up at Trump Tower has provoked a predictable storm of fury. Of course we don’t know…

What the papers say: Donald Trump hits back

12 January 2017 8:42

Donald Trump is dominating the headlines once again after he hit back furiously at reports that Russia had compromising videos…

Mark Carney strikes a different tone on Brexit

11 January 2017 17:17

Mark Carney made himself some enemies during the referendum. It wasn’t only his gloomy prophecies that caused trouble. His willingness…

What the papers say: Jeremy Corbyn’s day to forget

11 January 2017 9:04

Jeremy Corbyn’s botched relaunch yesterday was successful in only one way: it kept the Labour leader in the headlines throughout…

What the papers say: An overdue overhaul for mental health and May’s Trump-sized opportunity

9 January 2017 8:52

Theresa May is launching yet another attempt to define herself as a politician today with a major speech on tackling…

What the papers say: Britain’s booming economy and ‘whinging’ Whitehall

6 January 2017 8:24

The front page of the Times makes happy reading for the Government this morning with its news that Britain’s economy…

What the papers say: The Sir Ivan Rogers row rumbles on

5 January 2017 8:35

Sir Tim Barrow has been appointed as Britain’s ambassador to the EU. Yet still the row over his predecessor’s departure…

Britain's outgoing ambassador to the European Union, Ivan Rogers, pictured with David Cameron

What the papers say: Sir Ivan ‘the terrible’ or a terrible loss?

4 January 2017 8:39

Sir Ivan Rogers is stepping down from his role as the UK’s ambassador to the EU – but is his…

What the papers say: Foreign aid, commuter misery and financial market woes

3 January 2017 8:17

Leaving the EU was all about taking back control – and it’s time to do the same with Britain’s foreign…

What the papers say: Labour’s ‘new low’, ‘meddling’ EU courts & ‘Merry Brexmas’

22 December 2016 8:22

The hunt continues for the man thought to be responsible for the attack on Berlin’s Christmas market. But despite the urgency of…

What the papers say: Thin-skinned Theresa May and the merits of Sturgeon’s Brexit plan

21 December 2016 8:46

If any one still doubts the merits of Britain controlling its own borders, look to Germany, says the Daily Telegraph.…

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Twelve killed after lorry ploughs into Berlin Christmas market

20 December 2016 11:30

Twelve people have been killed after a truck ploughed into shoppers at a Christmas market in Berlin. Dozens more were injured, some…

What the papers say: ‘Power-mad’ unions, strike ‘dinosaurs’ and ‘misguided’ aid spending

19 December 2016 8:36

Thousands of workers are walking out this week in a series of strikes affecting post offices, railways and airports –…

Rex Tillerson (Photo: AP)

What the papers say: Trump’s top team, and ‘spurious’ Southern strikes

14 December 2016 8:44

Southern’s strike continues for a second day today – spelling more misery for commuters. And the Sun knows who is…

What the papers say: Southern strikes, pig-headed militants and what Brexit means for Ireland

13 December 2016 8:35

Social care was notable by its absence from the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. But the care system is now firmly back…

Home Secretary Theresa May Delivers A Speech To International Police And Crime Conference

What the papers say: Theresa May’s wrong trousers and why Boris is ‘bang on the money’

12 December 2016 8:38

It would be ‘wrong’ to dwell on the subject of Theresa May’s £1,000 leather trousers, says the Times in its…

What the papers say: The trouble with Boris, and McDonald’s Brexit boon

9 December 2016 8:23

Boris Johnson was slapped down by Theresa May yesterday for his comments about Saudi Arabia. And the Foreign Secretary earns…

Spectator live blog: The Supreme Court’s Brexit hearing, day four

8 December 2016 10:50

The Supreme Court’s landmark case on triggering Article 50 has now finished. We’ll have to wait until January to hear…

What the papers say: Article 50 debate, Brexit ‘fog’ and ‘looney Labourites’

8 December 2016 8:26

After MPs voted last night to back the Government’s plan to invoke Article 50 by the end of March, the…

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Spectator live blog: The Supreme Court’s Brexit hearing, day three

7 December 2016 11:00

It’s day three of the Supreme Court’s landmark case on the triggering of Article 50. Here’s how the day unfolded: …

What the papers say: Brexit, political pygmies and repentant Remainers

7 December 2016 8:26

MPs will vote for the first time today on the Government’s Article 50 timeline. While Labour have said the decision…

What the papers say: Is time up for the EU?

6 December 2016 8:28

Something is happening across Europe, says the Sun – but EU leaders are still intent on burying their heads in…

Spectator live blog: The Supreme Court’s Brexit hearing, day one

5 December 2016 11:10

Today’s Supreme Court hearing did, for once, live up to its billing as being a ‘landmark case’. The court’s 11 judges –…