Momentum’s purge of the NEC is a sign of things to come

16 January 2018 18:03

The election of three Momentum candidates – including key Corbyn ally Jon Lansman – on Monday to Labour’s national executive…

The case for more NHS cash is growing

16 January 2018 16:50

Theresa May likes to boast at Prime Minister’s Questions that mental health spending is increasing. The problem is that this…

Watch: Ken Clarke sends fellow Tory MP to sleep

16 January 2018 14:58

Ken Clarke is back on his feet talking about Brexit in the Commons again – but his speech has not…

Andrea Leadsom sees green over Gove

16 January 2018 13:50

Whether it’s authentic or not, the Conservative party is going green. Following Michael Gove’s reinvention as resident eco-warrior, the party…

Donald Tusk’s Brexit comments should worry the government

16 January 2018 12:52

Donald Tusk’s comments, echoed by Jean-Claude Juncker, that Britain could still change its mind on Brexit should worry the UK government.…

Has the era of low inflation really come to an end?

16 January 2018 11:00

How many times have you heard in recent months that the era of low inflation is at an end?  The…

What the papers say: Carillion represents a catastrophic failure by politicians

16 January 2018 8:30

Theresa May has said the collapse of Carillion is ‘extremely regrettable’. But with tens of thousands of jobs at risk…

Carillion’s collapse ends the love affair between governments and private contractors

15 January 2018 19:06

If I am reeling from the collapse of Carillion it is because the company, the banks, its advisers and the…

Virgin Trains’ bungled Daily Mail ban is a warning for virtue signallers

15 January 2018 17:55

How to signal your virtue is one of the most perplexing problems in modern etiquette. It has to be done,…

John Humphrys, equal pay crusader

15 January 2018 17:53

It’s been an awkward week or so for John Humphrys. The Today programme presenter – who is thought to earn…

John Bercow lectures Gavin Williamson on the perils of press briefings

15 January 2018 17:12

Ever since Gavin Williamson was appointed Defence Secretary, there has been a briefing war between the Ministry of Defence and…

The #MeToo movement’s feminist dystopia

15 January 2018 17:07

It’s here, at last: the backlash against #MeToo. Finally people are sticking their heads above the parapet and asking if…

The Tories’ green wheeze won’t win them the next election

15 January 2018 16:27

Conservative ministers are going through a green fit in an attempt to appeal to voters they lost at the last…

What does Momentum’s NEC clean sweep mean for Labour?

15 January 2018 16:22

Perhaps, the most remarkable thing about Momentum’s clean sweep in Labour’s National Executive Committee elections was how expected it was. …

Is political correctness speeding up?

15 January 2018 14:00

One of the most influential and popular ideas of the post-war era was that of the Authoritarian Personality, which linked…

A digital toolkit for young Tories

15 January 2018 13:44

OMG. New Conservative chairman Brandon Lewis has announced a ‘digital toolkit’ to help young right-wingers battle the Left on social…

Henry Bolton’s critics should tread carefully

15 January 2018 13:02

Were I a politician observing Henry Bolton’s embarrassment with glee I think I might just stop short of demanding his…

Eddie Izzard left out in the cold… again

15 January 2018 13:00

Here we go again. The results of the latest election for Labour’s National Executive Committee are in and it’s a clear…

Should we believe the hype about blockchains?

15 January 2018 10:33

Blockchain is an idea whose time has come. By which I mean it’s still mostly an idea, and is currently…

The economics of fish and chips

15 January 2018 10:29

When you pay £8 for fish and chips, where does the money go? That’s the question one restaurant has been…

What the papers say: Chris Grayling has questions to answers after Carillion’s collapse

15 January 2018 8:35

Carillion is set to go into liquidation, putting at risk thousands of jobs and leaving question marks hanging over its…

Listen: John McDonnell’s comments about Esther McVey being lynched

14 January 2018 22:39

The return of Esther McVey to the Cabinet is bad news for John McDonnell and Labour’s claim of a kinder,…

Guardian’s tabloid makeover

14 January 2018 21:54

Here we go. As of Monday, the Guardian is a tabloid – in the physical sense anyway. The paper’s editor…

Sunday shows round-up: Nicola Sturgeon – IndyRef2 decision will be made by the end of 2018

14 January 2018 16:57

The Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was given the prime interview slot on the Andrew Marr Show this morning. Noting…