The SNP’s power has passed its peak

6 May 2016 12:04

We are past peak SNP. The party has won a third successive Scottish Parliamentary election, an achievement that is not…

Election results: what you need to know

6 May 2016 9:34

Summary: SNP fail to win a majority. Scottish Tories become second largest party in Scottish parliament; Scottish Labour in meltdown.…

A force awakens in Scotland: the Union strikes back

6 May 2016 9:12

Nicola Sturgeon has her mandate but it is a smaller, feebler, mandate than almost everyone thought likely as recently as…

At long last, the Scottish Conservatives are back

6 May 2016 8:38

The Tory achievement in Scotland was delightfully encapsulated in one sharp moment during the BBC’s overnight coverage. Jackson Carlaw, the Scottish Tory…

Corbyn’s enemies’ greatest fear is coming true: he’s avoiding disaster

6 May 2016 7:17

This morning the Labour party is waking up to both disaster and relief. Disaster because the party is falling into…

Donald Trump backs Brexit

6 May 2016 0:00

Donald Trump has waded into the EU referendum debate tonight, saying he thinks that Britain is better off walking away…

What does Davutoglu’s resignation mean for Turkey and the EU?

5 May 2016 17:32

Ahmet Davutoglu’s resignation comes at a sensitive moment for the EU’s migration deal with Turkey. Why did the prime minister…

Americans are unable to resist the siren call of Clinton and Trump

5 May 2016 17:17

Imagine, if you will, two epileptics trying to share a bowl of noodles and you will get a sense of…

Can America survive Donald Trump?

5 May 2016 16:37

There have been many hyperbolic headlines about Donald Trump these last few days and weeks, so I’d like to add…

President Erdogan won’t let anyone stand in his way – including Turkey’s Prime Minister

5 May 2016 15:03

Is Turkey part of Europe? For most of our civilisation’s history, to have even asked such a question would have…

Sir Philip Green should not be stripped of his knighthood

5 May 2016 14:53

Possibly Sir Philip Green has behaved disgracefully in the matter of BHS. It does not follow that he should be…

Forget Zac — the Women’s Equality Party are the real fearmongers

5 May 2016 10:36

Imagine using the politics of fear to try to get elected in a city as buzzing and optimistic as London.…

Exclusive: Trinity Mirror’s New Day to close on Friday

4 May 2016 20:09

When the New Day was first launched in February, Trinity Mirror’s chief executive Simon Fox made clear that the company…

David Cameron faces hostile MPs at Liaison Committee on EU – ‘expect a writ!’

4 May 2016 18:54

After Prime Minister’s Questions turned into ‘Questions for the Leader of the Opposition’, David Cameron did at least face some scrutiny…

It’s Trump vs Hillary: a race that should terrify all conservatives

4 May 2016 18:44

This morning, Ted Cruz bowed out of the race. Now, John Kasich has given up. As a result Donald J. Trump, the most…

May 2016 elections: The Spectator guide

4 May 2016 18:38

Britain goes to the polls this week, as electoral contests take place in London, Scotland, Wales and across England. They’re…

PMQs Sketch: Next stop, extremist Labour

4 May 2016 16:56

Cameron hi-jacked today’s PMQs with a show of calculated brutality masked as high dudgeon. Feeble, whey-haired Corbyn obeyed the commands…

The moronic middle-class Sats warriors are entrenching class divisions

4 May 2016 16:03

Tuesday’s protest against Key Stage 1 Sats was moronic on so many levels that it’s hard to know where to…

Zac Goldsmith’s London campaign has been a toe-curling embarrassment

4 May 2016 15:29

Zac Goldsmith spent almost every day out on the stump during his London mayoral campaign dressed in the formal dark…

PMQs: David Cameron says Gary Lineker should keep his pants promise

4 May 2016 13:22

It was gloves off time at PMQs today. With elections taking place across the UK tomorrow, David Cameron went for…

Ministers have lost the political argument on child refugees

4 May 2016 11:26

Why is the government preparing for a U-turn on accepting more unaccompanied child refugees? George Osborne was speaking this morning…

Are there any Jews who still support Labour?

4 May 2016 11:10

Many years ago, sometime in the last century (how worldly I feel writing that!) I was at the launch party…

Farewell then, Ted Cruz

4 May 2016 8:23

Farewell then Ted Cruz, who has now accepted the inevitable and suspended his candidacy for the Republican Party Nomination. Cruz…

Donald Trump wins Republican race – will the next stop be the White House?

4 May 2016 7:47

Donald Trump’s victory in Indiana means he’s now all but certain to be the Republican nominee. It’s a moment that…

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