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Will Theresa May take her mansplaining mission to Bahrain?

5 December 2016 12:25

Last month, word began to spread around Whitehall that the Prime Minister would not take kindly to any ‘mansplaining’ — after…

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Westminster fashion police turn on Theresa May

5 December 2016 8:56

Claws out in Westminster. Since Theresa May was appointed Prime Minister, several of her one-time cabinet colleagues have taken issue with…

What the papers say: The Supreme Court’s Brexit case

5 December 2016 8:38

Today’s Supreme Court hearing on Brexit is undoubtedly the most controversial in the court’s seven year history, says the Times.…

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PMQs gets interesting as Tory Eurosceptics coordinate their activities

30 November 2016 13:44

A rare event at PMQs as Jeremy Corbyn went on the economy. The Labour leader had some well-crafted questions but…

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Theresa May’s boardroom crackdown asks more questions than it answers

29 November 2016 21:08

In recent weeks, Theresa May has attempted to perform a balancing act between looking after the interests of ‘just about…

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Why wait for Merkel? Theresa May should guarantee the status of EU nationals now

29 November 2016 20:47

The news that Theresa May offered to do a deal on expats – only to be rebuffed by Angela Merkel…

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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…

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Theresa May’s religious faith should bring her more joy

29 November 2016 10:24

I like the fact that Theresa May is an Anglican, a good, solid, unashamed, unflashy Anglican, whose allegiance has not…

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…

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Boris is fed up with being the butt of the government’s jokes

26 November 2016 10:27

In the autumn statement, Philip Hammond chose to mock Boris’ failed leadership bid. This wasn’t the first time that one…

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The trouble with ‘independent’ inquiries

26 November 2016 9:15

‘Independent’ is becoming an excuse-word in government. The inquiry into historical child abuse is called the Independent Inquiry into Child…

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May and Hammond’s promises to business are just window-dressing

25 November 2016 13:00

Theresa May likes to give a kitten-heeled kicking to conference audiences, even when they are police officers or her own…

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The Spectator podcast: May’s winning hand

24 November 2016 11:06

On this week’s podcast we discuss the royal flush that Theresa May has been dealt, debate Sadiq Khan’s progress, half a…

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How worried is Philip Hammond about Theresa May’s JAMs?

24 November 2016 10:45

‘Theresa May and I have made it clear that we are very committed to returning the public finances to balance,’…

What the papers say: Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement

23 November 2016 8:49

The Sun has warm words for Philip Hammond ahead of his Autumn Statement announcement this afternoon. The Chancellor’s plans for…

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May and Hammond’s chequered history

22 November 2016 14:40

Ahead of tomorrow’s Autumn Statement, speculation has been growing about what policies the government have up their sleeves. However, another thing…

What the papers say: Theresa May’s ‘betrayal’ of workers

22 November 2016 8:37

Theresa May’s decision to row back on her pledge to put workers on company boards receives a mixed reception in…

Theresa May rows back on pledge to put workers on boards

21 November 2016 15:05

Today Theresa May used her speech at the CBI annual conference to both reassure and inspire business leaders about Brexit Britain.…

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Theresa May’s awkward reunion at CBI event

21 November 2016 9:11

Today the Confederation of British Industry hosts its annual conference. Last year, David Cameron gave a speech to attendees and…

This is the era of Donald Trump – and of Theresa May

18 November 2016 9:36

Bob Dylan called it pretty much right. When he sang ‘your old road is rapidly ageing’ he was calling time on…

Jeremy Corbyn flops again at PMQs

16 November 2016 16:19

People say Corbyn’s getting better. I wonder. He seemed out of touch today. Soaring employment, falling inflation, the booming stock-market,…

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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…

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PMQs: Jeremy Corbyn’s failings give Theresa May a way out

16 November 2016 13:42

At first it looked like Jeremy Corbyn was going to go on the rights of Chagos Islanders at PMQs, but…

What the papers say: Britain’s ‘dangerous’ prisons and Brexit ‘indecision’

16 November 2016 8:45

The decision by prison staff to walkout yesterday before returning to their posts following a court ruling leads many of…

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Mark Carney takes issue with Theresa May at Treasury select committee

15 November 2016 12:58

With Mark Carney stepping down from his role as governor of the Bank of England in 2019, it’s been widely reported that…