UK politics

Labour has no alternative

18 February 2017 10:35

In normal times, by-elections are bad for governing parties and good for oppositions. But it is an indicator of how…

Number 10 distancing itself from Law Commission’s secrecy proposals

13 February 2017 18:33

There has been an understandable, and justified, outcry about the Law Commission’s proposed changes to secrecy legislation. The current proposals…

Why the Lords won’t block Brexit

11 February 2017 10:35

The government has no majority in the House of Lords and a majority of peers were pro-Remain. But despite this,…

Motion of no confidence in Bercow tabled

9 February 2017 18:24

The Tory backbencher James Duddridge has formally tabled a motion of no confidence in the Speaker John Bercow. Duddridge’s attempt…

The House of Commons votes for Brexit

8 February 2017 20:33

The drink will be flowing in the government whips’ office tonight. For the Brexit Bill has passed through the Commons…

Government defeats all amendments in first Brexit Bill Committee fight

7 February 2017 0:59

MPs are finally making their way out of Parliament – or staying for Ed Miliband’s late night adjournment debate –…

Ministers take the politically safe route on housing

5 February 2017 12:04

If a home was built for every new initiative, speech or newspaper article about “fixing the housing crisis”, our housing…

Sort the housing crisis, or a Corbyn will win a general election

4 February 2017 10:35

Jeremy Corbyn isn’t going to become Prime Minister. But if the housing crisis isn’t solved, the next left wing populist…

Theresa May’s failure to stand up to Trump will undermine her whole strategy

29 January 2017 11:21

Theresa May’s visit to Washington to meet President Trump last week was seen, before it happened, as being beneficial to…

A US / UK free trade deal is the big prize for Theresa May

28 January 2017 10:40

Theresa May’s team will be basking this morning in the write-ups of her successful visit to Washington. As I say…

Should the government publish a Brexit White Paper?

25 January 2017 11:09

Just a year ago, the phrase ‘Brexit rebels’ denoted Tory MPs like Peter Bone who had a distinguished pedigree of…

The mental gymnastics of the Brexit debate

24 January 2017 12:18

What a lot of contortions we are seeing this morning from so many quarters about the Article 50 ruling. Brexiteers…

Breaking: Government loses Article 50 case

24 January 2017 9:40

Isabel Hardman is joined by Fraser Nelson and James Forsyth to discuss the ruling: In the past few minutes, the…

What does President Trump do to Brexit?

21 January 2017 10:32

With Theresa May expected to head to Washington next week to see President Trump, I have a look at what the…

Theresa May’s cheery Brexit threat to EU leaders

17 January 2017 14:17

Theresa May was at pains in her Brexit speech and in the question-and-answer session from journalists afterwards to appear as…

Will Theresa May finally tell us what Brexit means?

17 January 2017 9:51

How much will Theresa May’s speech today surprise us? The Prime Minister’s promise to offer more detail on Brexit was…

Jeremy Corbyn needs to work on his Trump impression

15 January 2017 9:59

‘I’m really interested about the similarities between me and Donald Trump,’ joked Jeremy Corbyn this morning on Marr. ‘Is it…

The PM’s national security adviser is leaving

14 January 2017 12:16

  Mark Lyall Grant, the Prime Minister’s national security adviser, is leaving. As I report in The Sun today, the…

Trump Team preparing US / UK trade deal

14 January 2017 10:33

Boris Johnson returned from the US this week boasting that the UK was now ‘first in line’ for a trade…

Leak suggests EU will seek ‘special’ deal to access the City post-Brexit

13 January 2017 22:12

The Guardian has a very significant story on its front page tomorrow. It has obtained notes of a meeting that…

May might not give much away in Brexit speech

13 January 2017 13:37

How much detail does Theresa May need to give in her much-anticipated Brexit speech on Tuesday? The Prime Minister will…

Will more Labour MPs quit Parliament in despair?

13 January 2017 11:37

How many other Labour MPs will decide to quit Parliament mid-term as Tristram Hunt and Jamie Reed have done? Some…

Will more people start paying to see a GP?

11 January 2017 15:21

One of the many groups getting stick for the current pressure on NHS emergency wards are GPs, criticised for their…

Jeremy Corbyn attacks the government for ‘disarray’ while tripping over his own policies

10 January 2017 16:44

For a man prepared to stick to his principles over decades, no matter how unpopular they make him, Jeremy Corbyn…

What does Theresa May’s ‘shared society’ really mean?

8 January 2017 12:39

While getting the Tory leadership contest out of the way quickly was good for the country following the EU referendum,…