In praise of dissenting judges

24 January 2017 18:56

The English tradition of dissenting judgments in the important cases of the civil law is a good one. They are…

Donald Trump’s inner dictator starts to stir

24 January 2017 17:13

It is of course nonsense to describe Donald Trump as a fascist or a dictator, as his opponents like to…

New Oxford Rhodes scholar: I don’t support Rhodes (or need the scholarship)

24 January 2017 16:26

Steerpike readers will be familiar with the antics of Ntokozo Qwabe — the Rhodes scholar, who boasted about making a…

Who are ‘the people’ in these new political times?

24 January 2017 16:25

During the massive, impressive Women’s March in London on Saturday, in which thousands of noisy women, men and children stuck…

Nicola Sturgeon’s Brexit charade continues

24 January 2017 15:52

With the predictability of an atomic clock, Nicola Sturgeon has come out today condemning the Supreme Court which has reminded her…

What the Supreme Court got right and wrong in today’s judgment

24 January 2017 15:33

The Supreme Court has today rejected the Government’s appeal from the High Court judgment by a majority of eight justices…

The New York tabloid which turned for Trump

24 January 2017 14:31

It has been claimed that Jared Kushner masterminded the success of a seemingly impossible campaign. He was the rational voice behind…

How ‘straightforward’ can the Government’s Brexit bill actually be?

24 January 2017 13:36

The Government may be accepting its defeat in the Supreme Court graciously overall, but David Davis was in a rather…

The Daily Mail’s new favourite Europhiles

24 January 2017 13:30

Ahead of the government’s supreme court appeal against the high court ruling that Article 50 cannot be triggered without a…

Everyone loses when universities lower their entry requirements

24 January 2017 12:59

The UCAS deadline for the receipt of applications for university entry this coming autumn has just passed.  In terms of…

The mental gymnastics of the Brexit debate

24 January 2017 12:18

What a lot of contortions we are seeing this morning from so many quarters about the Article 50 ruling. Brexiteers…

Why doesn’t the ‘tyranny of the majority’ bother MPs during elections?

24 January 2017 11:48

Older readers might remember the night in April 1992 when, unexpectedly, a tyranny of the majority returned John Major’s Conservative…

The Supreme Court ruling, like the Brexit vote, has defended the sovereignty of parliament

24 January 2017 9:42

I’ve never been a big fan of the Supreme Court, seeing it as a Blairite invention and – given our…

Breaking: Government loses Article 50 case

24 January 2017 9:40

Isabel Hardman is joined by Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth to discuss the ruling: In the past few minutes, the…

Is Benoît Hamon France’s answer to Jeremy Corbyn?

24 January 2017 9:15

He was supposed to be the third man of the French Socialist primary held on Sunday. While all eyes were…

Wanted: David Cameron for hate crimes against Brexiteers

23 January 2017 18:59

Thanks to the Home Office’s crackdown on hate crime, the Home Secretary recently found her conference speech officially recorded as…

Why the Germans are so worried about the Trump administration

23 January 2017 18:31

One of the advantages for Theresa May in being the first foreign leader to visit the Trump White House is…

Robert Hannigan’s surprise departure leaves a large hole to fill at GCHQ

23 January 2017 18:02

The early departure of Robert Hannigan as GCHQ chief, announced today, marks not so much the end of an era…

Theresa May’s ‘industrial’ rebrand

23 January 2017 17:08

Theresa May’s industrial strategy, launched today at a special Cabinet meeting just outside Warrington, is part of the Prime Minister’s…

Trident renewal vote blows up in the government’s face

23 January 2017 17:07

Unusually for the Conservatives they’ve become engulfed in a row over Trident. The Sunday Times reported that a dummy Trident…

If the single market is so great for Wales, why is it so poor?

23 January 2017 15:45

Industry will shrivel. Exports will dry up. The few remaining steel works will be closed down. And rugby will be…

Forget ‘peace and love’. Protest language has turned violent

23 January 2017 14:42

So Madonna says she doesn’t really want to blow up the White House. Her remarks at Saturday’s women’s march —…

The hypocrisy of the ‘Free Melania’ feminists

23 January 2017 13:48

I like to prance around showing off in hats and shouting at men as much as the next broad but…

Welcome to the era of ‘alternative facts’

23 January 2017 12:29

Now we have confirmation. The official language of Donald Trump’s White House really is doublespeak. This is how absurd the row…