UK politics

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Diane Abbott says it is smear to say Labour has a problem with anti-Semitism

1 May 2016 12:35

Labour might have hoped that the announcement of an independent inquiry into the issue of anti-Semitism in the party would…

Labour Leadership Contender Jeremy Corbyn Talks To Supporters In The North West

The battle for Labour’s soul

30 April 2016 10:18

Normally, when we talk about a party being in ‘crisis’ we are really referring to a policy dispute or a…

Boris Johnson Leads 48Hour Brexit Blitz Of Campaigning

Is the Leave campaign turning into Project Grouch?

25 April 2016 13:48

Monday mornings are miserable enough as it is, but this morning the Leave campaign decided to treat us to the…

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Number 10 might be more confident than ever of EU referendum victory, but they’re still trying to load the debate dice

23 April 2016 10:00

Downing Street is more confident than it has ever been that the EU referendum will be won. It is not…

President Obama Meets With David Cameron At Downing Street

Obama’s threat: vote for Brexit and the USA will put you at the ‘back of the queue’

22 April 2016 17:53

David Cameron and Barack Obama arrived at the Foreign Office for their press conference today with two clear aims. The…

Boris Johnson Attends The Opening Of West London Free School

Why Tory MPs are so worked up about forced academisation

21 April 2016 16:40

Tory MPs remain confident that they will force the government into a U-turn over forced academisation. Though departmental sources are…

New Scottish Labour Party Leader Announced

Why is Scottish Labour putting so much effort into its Trident policy?

20 April 2016 11:56

It’s perhaps not a surprise that Scottish Labour will oppose Trident renewal in the party’s manifesto for the Holyrood elections.…

President Obama And Prime Minister Cameron Meet At The White House

Leave campaigners brace themselves for ‘In’ onslaught

20 April 2016 11:07

If the number of foreign politicians and international organisations that the government is enlisting in the campaign to stay in…

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Labour MPs fry Corbyn over McDonald’s ban

18 April 2016 20:18

Although the weekly meeting of the parliamentary Labour party is a private affair, Jeremy Corbyn’s spokesman offers journalists lurking in…


How ministers had to change tack in the EU referendum campaign

18 April 2016 8:56

George Osborne harnesses the might of the Treasury machine today in the EU referendum campaign, publishing a weighty tome that…

G7 Leaders Meet For Summit At Schloss Elmau

Boris v Barack on Brexit

16 April 2016 10:55

The US President flies into town next week to wish the Queen a happy 90th birthday and to encourage Britain…

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Referendum camps try to enthuse voters as official campaign starts

15 April 2016 9:14

Rather like the 2015 General Election campaign, the EU referendum campaign feels as though it has been going on rather…

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Tories expect academy policy U-turn

13 April 2016 17:29

Tory MPs are increasingly convinced that the government may back down on some of its plans for forced academisation of…

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Our approach to the elderly is a national scandal

12 April 2016 15:00

Parents are so worried about the behaviour of nursery workers looking after their children that they are installing secret cameras…


Parliament is becoming an easy place for ministers to calm rows

12 April 2016 9:15

The government has had a messy few weeks: that much is clear. And the latest mess, which is the row…

David Cameron Announces Financial Boost For Mental Health Services

Cameron’s handling of the tax row means it won’t go away any time soon

11 April 2016 10:24

David Cameron will give a statement in the Commons addressing the row about his tax arrangements, with George Osborne expected…

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Why has the government been so behind the curve on steel?

2 April 2016 10:30

This hasn’t been a good week for the government. As I say in my Sun column today, it has been…


Cameron can’t just focus on the EU referendum

26 March 2016 10:00

Early on in his leadership, David Cameron was clear that he wanted the Tories to stop ‘banging on about Europe.’…


Can the ‘leave’ campaign convince British farmers that they’d be better off out?

24 March 2016 12:58

As Nigel Farndale wrote in this magazine in February, leaving the EU would have a dramatic effect on British farmers…

Shadow cabinet reshuffle

What’s behind Labour’s little list of ‘hostile’ MPs?

23 March 2016 14:19

Why have Jeremy Corbyn’s allies drawn up a list ranking Labour MPs according to how hostile they are to the…

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PMQs unifies Tory MPs and weakens Jeremy Corbyn

23 March 2016 14:03

On Sunday at noon, few would have predicted that Tory MPs would have come out of PMQs cheered and unified. But…


Politicians should slow down their responses to terror attacks

23 March 2016 9:27

David Cameron has been chairing a Cobra meeting this morning to discuss the UK government’s response to yesterday’s terror attacks…

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Tories face the new political reality on welfare

22 March 2016 10:36

Are there going to be more welfare cuts or not? In an afternoon in which the government tried to calm…


Number 10 tries to neutralise Budget row

21 March 2016 12:45

David Cameron and George Osborne have got a lot to do to patch up the current Tory wars. But first…

European Leaders Gather In Brussels For EU Crunch Summit

How can David Cameron fix the Tory row over the Budget?

21 March 2016 10:01

Last week’s Budget was supposed to be boring, but is still splashed across the front pages of the newspapers this…