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Special police officers secure a street near the house where a Syrian man lived before the explosion in Ansbach (AP)

Terror is the new normal for Germany and France

25 July 2016 13:30

Update: This piece was written yesterday and so is already out of date. This morning two armed men entered a church near Rouen during…

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‘Stupid English people’ to blame for Brexit, says Alan Cumming

24 July 2016 16:03

In last month’s EU referendum, pundits and politicians were left surprised when Brexit triumphed with 52 per cent of the vote.…

Inflation is up. But don’t panic, it’s nothing to do with Brexit

19 July 2016 12:15

Inflation is up: between May and June it jumped from 0.3 per cent to 0.5 per cent. But before the…

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Labour’s dismal showing gives Sajid Javid a gentler first day in the job

18 July 2016 16:13

Theresa May’s new government gets to work today, and first to face the heat of the Chamber was the Communities…

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Boris’s EU summit debut shows why he is the perfect pick for Foreign Secretary

18 July 2016 10:26

After a bit of initial drama involving an emergency plane landing, Boris Johnson is in Brussels. There’s been a lot…

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Is Jean-Claude Juncker the ‘Sepp Blatter of the EU’?

16 July 2016 8:00

A friend, himself a Remainer, describes Jean-Claude Juncker to me as ‘the Sepp Blatter of the EU’. It is a…

Is Theresa May rowing back on ‘Brexit means Brexit’?

15 July 2016 16:52

Theresa May has told us repeatedly that ‘Brexit means Brexit’ and Philip Hammond has been at it too: just in…

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Mark Carney clashes with Jacob Rees-Mogg over BoE’s Brexit warnings

12 July 2016 13:12

Jacob Rees-Mogg and Mark Carney’s clash at this morning’s Treasury Committee was a masterclass in passive aggressiveness veiled in pleases…

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The question for Stephen Crabb, can you go toe to toe with Vladimir Putin?

4 July 2016 21:09

The Tory leadership hopefuls all appeared before a packed out 1922 hustings tonight. First up was Michael Gove. His pitch…

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Ukip leadership: runners and riders

4 July 2016 12:05

Today Nigel Farage has announced that he will be standing down as Ukip leader. Farage has pledged not to ‘unresign’ this…

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Nigel Farage’s full resignation speech

4 July 2016 12:04

I’m aware that not everybody in this country is happy. Indeed, a lot of young people have been wound up…

It’s time for our warring politicians to wake up to what really matters

3 July 2016 18:34

Well I might as well say publicly what I’ve been saying to everyone who will listen privately for the last…

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The Brexit test

3 July 2016 16:50

Stephen Crabb made a passionate plea this morning for Tories to stop thinking in terms of Remain and Leave when…

Forget the fighting. We’re entering a period of unparalleled opportunity for the Tories

1 July 2016 16:25

Auf wiedersehen, Boris. He’ll be back, like a blond, bloated Voldemort inhabiting another life form – Top Gear host? Archbishop…

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Sarah Vine’s media warning fails to hold true

1 July 2016 13:06

At times this week it has seemed as though Sarah Vine will soon be running the country — that is,…

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Sarah Vine reveals the Gove household reaction to Brexit: ‘you were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off’

29 June 2016 11:53

Since Leave triumphed in the EU referendum, there have been growing concerns that the Brexiteers were not suitably prepared for…

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Why we need a second referendum – on the EEA

29 June 2016 11:43

Roger Scruton once observed, in his astute way, how important national feeling was to democracy: ‘Democracy is a form of…

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Nigel Farage does his best to alienate the rest of Europe

28 June 2016 13:47

Thankfully, many in Europe – not least the European Parliament – will have stopped listening to Nigel Farage a long…

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Jo Johnson backs Boris

27 June 2016 18:44

Jo Johnson has declared his support for his brother’s leadership bid. In a statement to The Spectator, the minister for…

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Cameron indicates that he wants the UK to stay in the single market

27 June 2016 16:34

David Cameron came to the House of Commons this afternoon to update the House on Brexit. Cameron was greeted by…

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Watch: Jeremy Corbyn heckled by his own MPs – ‘resign!’

27 June 2016 15:58

It’s not proving to be a great day for Jeremy Corbyn. After over half of his Shadow Cabinet resigned, the…

Labour makes a mess of holding the Government to account as Parliament returns

27 June 2016 15:34

Even when Britain has just voted to leave the European Union, Commons business must go on. And so this afternoon…

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Jeremy Corbyn is going to fight to the bitter end

27 June 2016 15:05

Despite the rolling programme of frontbench resignations in the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn is clearly planning to fight to the…

Brexit lies are opening up a terrifying new opportunity for the far-right in Britain

27 June 2016 14:54

The Tory leaders of Vote Leave, those supposedly civilised and intelligent men, are creating the conditions for a mass far-right…

Boris Johnson And Michael Gove Address The Nation After EU Referendum Victory

Brexiteers need to act now, or become the most hated people in history

27 June 2016 13:36

The British constitution is built on compromise and moderation; it’s one of the main reasons why this country enjoyed a…