Theresa May makes the most of her political capital

20 February 2017 19:59

With an ICM poll out today showing the Conservatives have an an 18-point lead over Labour (one of the four…

The Stop Trump protests are the ultimate virtue signal

20 February 2017 16:56

This afternoon, across Britain, the most pro-establishment demo of modern times will take place. Sure, the Stop Trump protesters gathering…

Baroness Chakrabarti, the champagne socialist

20 February 2017 16:30

As the House of Lords begins to debate the government’s Article 50 bill, Baroness Chakrabarti appears to be taking a…

The working-class vote is fed up with democracy

20 February 2017 16:12

We’re told that the story of Stoke and other similar working-class constituencies is the advance of Ukip; yet more important is…

Labour’s shadow cabinet fail

20 February 2017 15:31

Given the frequency of shadow cabinet reshuffles under Jeremy Corbyn, even the most eagle-eyed Westminster residents now have difficulty identifying…

The one consolation for Labour? Ukip aren’t a slick fighting force

20 February 2017 15:20

Theresa May has been visiting Stoke-on-Trent today ahead of the ‘really important’ by-election in the city on Thursday. That the…

Norma McCorvey: the woman who made the choice to be pro-life

20 February 2017 14:20

Norma McCorvey, who died on Saturday, was unknown; as the Jane Roe in Roe v Wade, she became one of…

What by-election? Tristram Hunt starts his new job

20 February 2017 13:11

When Tristram Hunt resigned as the MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central last month to take up a job as director of…

Mandy’s BBC interview riles the Corbynites

20 February 2017 8:55

Oh dear. Yesterday Peter Mandelson appeared on the Andrew Marr Show to warn of the dangers of Brexit. The New…

Could Brexit mean cheaper food? Don’t open the prosecco yet

20 February 2017 8:38

‘Brexit to chop food bills’, said the headline in the Sun on Sunday this weekend. The paper ran some research from the…

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,…

Trump is right: Sweden’s refugee policy has led to problems it never imagined

19 February 2017 16:11

(Fraser Nelson writes from Stockholm) During a rally in Florida yesterday, Donald Trump spoke about immigration. “You look at what’s happening in…

Peter Mandelson rises up and calls for a Brexit rebellion in the Lords

19 February 2017 11:14

As the government’s Article 50 bill makes its way to the Lords this week, the ghosts of New Labour past are fighting…

The obsession with diversity in theatre risks spoiling Shakespeare

19 February 2017 10:00

Twelfth Night launched at the National Theatre this week, with Malvolio turned into Malvolia. ‘We’ve definitely upped the gender-bendedness of…

There’s one real way to stop gang crime: legalise drugs

19 February 2017 9:30

I covered another stabbing the other day, a particularly nasty one this time. An 18-year-old was repeatedly knifed in the…

Overwhelmed by opinion? Here’s how to cope

19 February 2017 9:00

quot homines, tot sententiae: as many men, so many opinions. What seemed a universal human truth for the playwright Terence…

Britain under Corbyn? Just look at Venezuela

19 February 2017 9:00

Twenty years ago Venezuela was one of the richest countries in the world. Now it is one of the poorest.…

Poems on the triggering of Article 50

18 February 2017 14:00

The request for poetic previews of the day Article 50 is triggered produced passionate voices from both sides of the…

The Six Nations is the most exciting sport on the planet

18 February 2017 12:30

Perfection in sport: unattainable, but sometimes you can come close. Moments, people, actions you never tire of watching: Roger Federer’s…

What does Putin’s fascination with Eton tell us about him?

18 February 2017 11:00

How does Vladimir Putin think about the world? It becomes dangerously important to know. I still have not seen a…

How to get away with murder

18 February 2017 11:00

Given our seamy obsession with serial killers, real and fictional, one would expect the crimes of Stephen Port to have…

Labour has no alternative

18 February 2017 10:35

In normal times, by-elections are bad for governing parties and good for oppositions. But it is an indicator of how…

For the sake of Britain’s constitution, will everyone please shut up?

18 February 2017 10:00

One of the striking features of Britain’s unwritten constitution is how it relies on various people keeping their opinions to…

The Greek crisis continues to strike terror into the EU establishment

18 February 2017 9:30

I didn’t have to be Delphic to predict that the Greek crisis wasn’t over when an €86 billion third bailout…