Is democracy in danger?

3 December 2016 9:30

Is democracy in danger? This is the belief of a Harvard lecturer called Yascha Mounk whose thesis was profiled in…


With populism on the rise, Erdogan can now blackmail the EU

30 November 2016 11:53

President Erdogan is no stranger to blackmailing the EU. He has previously used migrants as a ‘loaded gun’ with which…

Conservative MP Mark Field. Photo: BBC.

Nicholas Soames brings Mark Field down a peg or two

29 November 2016 12:04

Although Theresa May is reluctant to say that Brexit means anything other than… Brexit, on Monday we were given a glimpse…

Martin Schulz’s return to German politics will make Brexit more bitter

28 November 2016 15:29

Shock news! Hold the (virtual) front page! Martin Schulz, arch bogeyman of every British Brexiteer – and even a few…

What the papers say: Castro, Carney and Brexit

28 November 2016 8:24

The Daily Mail calls those who ‘heaped adulation’ on Fidel Castro over the weekend – including the likes of Jeremy…


Watch: James McGrory’s car-crash interview on Sunday Politics

20 November 2016 13:14

Oh dear. Today James McGrory of Open Britain appeared on Sunday Politics to explain why exactly the group are campaigning for Britain…


Tory Brexiteers pressure May to quit EU single market and customs union

19 November 2016 10:10

Normally, the Saturday before an autumn statement would be dominated by speculation about what is in it. But, as I…


Watch: Theresa May on the SNP’s hypocrisy over Brexit

16 November 2016 15:58

Oh dear. Although the SNP like to pride themselves on being the ‘real opposition’, they tend to struggle when on…


Theresa May now has some Trumps in her Brexit negotiating hand

12 November 2016 10:05

Britain’s position heading into its Brexit talks is far stronger than it was a week ago, I argue in The…

Theresa May’s passage to India

7 November 2016 14:45

When a Prime Minister flies off abroad with a few business-leaders it is seldom worthy of comment. Such trade missions…

Rival Brexit protesters outside the High Court in London

Brexit means Brexit. But what does post-Brexit mean?

6 November 2016 11:00

Staring at a brown envelope, my husband said: ‘I’ll deal with that post-breakfast,’ and then laughed as though he had…

Theresa May Leaves Downing Street For Prime Minister Questions

Government’s high court defeat sparks election chatter

5 November 2016 10:05

What worries government ministers, as I say in The Sun this morning, is not the actual vote on the Article…

Theressa May Attends Her First EU Council Meeting As British Prime Minister

Britain doesn’t need to bluff about Brexit

31 October 2016 15:32

The Government’s insistence that we should not give away our hand in negotiations with the EU has backfired. It is…

What the papers say: May’s Brexit plan and EU leaders’ ‘rudeness’ towards Britain

27 October 2016 9:14

Theresa May was widely praised in yesterday’s papers after the Government backed a third runway at Heathrow. And there are…

The EU would be mad to start a trade war with Britain. Here’s why

24 October 2016 11:27

So far, the debate over what happens to UK-EU trade after Brexit has been conducted around a rather odd premise:…

Sturgeon’s secessionist fantasy has been rejected by Europe. So why does she ask Theresa May?

24 October 2016 9:27

‘Downing Street says the PM is set to rebuff calls for a flexible Brexit, which would allow parts of the…


Arron Banks revisits old wounds

22 October 2016 10:00

During the EU referendum, there was a fierce contest between Vote Leave and Grassroots Out over which would win the…

Will Brexit butcher the banks?

16 October 2016 11:33

The financial crisis defines our age. It helps explain everything from the presidential nomination of Donald Trump to Jeremy Corbyn’s…

Labour asks the Government 170 questions about Brexit. But has no answer on migration

12 October 2016 9:42

Labour wants to ask the Government 170 questions about its plan for Brexit. Yet when it comes to answering questions…

Edinburgh Zoo's Sir Nils Olav has an official knighthood from the Norwegian King's Guard

Norway never said ‘nei’ to Liam Fox

11 October 2016 20:19

Being half-Norwegian, I can rarely find anyone in Westminster to discuss the Norwegian papers with. But Monday’s front page of…

Is Germany becoming the new sick man of Europe?

11 October 2016 14:48

It’s not going well for Germany at the moment. Their largest bank is on the verge of collapse while their…

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David Davis, parliamentary poacher turned executive gamekeeper

10 October 2016 18:23

David Davis batted away demands for parliament to be given a vote on the timing of Article 50 or the…

Why Brexit is just like having a baby

10 October 2016 14:02

Since that moment in the early hours of June 24 when David Dimbleby said ‘The answer is: we’re out’, Brexit…

How Boris and Britain can help Africa to thrive again

8 October 2016 10:46

It’s almost 60 years since Ghana became independent from Britain. The world celebrated as the sun began to set on…

Full text: David Davis’s conference speech

2 October 2016 15:59

Ladies and gentlemen, on the 23rd of June the British people voted for change. And this is going to be…