Labour’s real women issue

19 January 2020 18:22

The Labour Party claims to be learning lessons from its crushing defeat in December’s general election. But are they the…

Forget moving the Lords – lets have an elected senate instead

19 January 2020 16:18

In two weeks’ time, we will finally escape the European Union, freeing ourselves from its monumental waste. Waste, that is,…

Jess Phillips vows to toughen up her approach to the Labour party

19 January 2020 14:23

Jess Phillips’ campaign slogan is ‘speak truth, win power’, but in yesterday’s party hustings, she seemed to think that the…

Sunday shows round-up: James Cleverly – If the Queen is happy, we should be happy

19 January 2020 13:32

James Cleverly – If the Queen is happy, we should be happy Sophy Ridge began the day by talking to…

The delusion of the born-again Brexiteers

19 January 2020 7:00

As 31 January looms, I’ve been thinking about how to bring the country back together again after we’ve left the…

Harry & Meghan have won – and the monarchy has lost

18 January 2020 21:40

The ‘third way’ of being a senior royal – representing the Queen one day, earning serious money the next, was…

It’s a hard “Megxit” – but it might just work

18 January 2020 20:23

In the end, it took just over a week for Prince Harry to announce and finalise the terms of his…

Keir Starmer’s revisionist history

18 January 2020 19:33

Keir Starmer has clearly decided that in order to win over the membership he must appear sympathetic to Corbyn and…

On Brexit, no one quite knows where Boris is taking us

18 January 2020 19:00

I am not going to lie: I am bored sick with Brexit. Like so many of you, I have become…

Leadership hopefuls play it safe at Labour’s first hustings

18 January 2020 13:46

The first hustings of the Labour leadership campaign was not particularly inspiring. It did not suggest that any of the…

Why Labour lost

18 January 2020 12:53

I thought I would take as my starting points what seems to be the internal debate inside the Labour party…

Why I’m mourning Lee Child’s retirement

18 January 2020 12:17

There is mourning in my household, as in many households, this morning at the news that Lee Child – the…

The difference a majority is making

18 January 2020 10:48

Boris Johnson’s election victory has been the political equivalent of Dyno-Rod, unblocking the drains of Westminster, I say in the…

How long until there are no Jews left in France?

18 January 2020 9:00

Two years ago I wrote on this platform that France is the most ‘dangerous European country for Jews’ – and…

Labour’s moral superiority problem

18 January 2020 8:00

Keir Starmer has been described as a ‘moral leftwinger’. He certainly liberally peppered his leadership campaign launch speech with references to…

Dream on, Guy Verhofstadt: Brexit won’t be reversed

18 January 2020 7:00

Eurocrats still don’t get it. They still don’t get Brexit. They still don’t understand that us Brits didn’t vote for…

The people’s decade: how will history come to define the 2010s?

18 January 2020 7:00

The past ten years may be depicted as a tale of two Etonians: David Cameron and Boris Johnson

Is Labour heading for another Kinnock moment?

17 January 2020 16:08

‘You end in the grotesque chaos of a Labour council – a Labour council – hiring taxis to scuttle round…

The necessary case for Ian Murray as Labour’s deputy leader

17 January 2020 16:03

Ian Murray is standing for a post last won by a Scot 88 years ago. Since its creation in 1922,…

The Edition podcast: is slimming down the monarchy the only way to save it?

17 January 2020 14:55

Is slimming down the only way to future-proof the monarchy? ‘Megxit’ seems symptomatic of an underlying problem – the Royal…

Laura Pidcock: I don’t miss being in the same room as Tories

17 January 2020 13:00

Leading members of Labour’s left-wing met on Thursday evening to rally the troops and reflect on what went wrong in…

Don’t sacrifice Flybe to the eco-warrior mob

17 January 2020 12:45

When I saw droves of carbonistas suggesting that the ailing airline Flybe should be left to nosedive into financial oblivion,…

Rebecca Long-Bailey shouldn’t be hounded for her views on abortion

17 January 2020 12:44

Well, the witchfinders have come for Rebecca Long-Bailey. Website Red Roar has unearthed Long-Bailey’s responses to the question of abortion on…

Pharmacists shouldn’t be telling customers to lose weight

17 January 2020 12:20

I’ve had a number of embarrassing run-ins with pharmacists. I discovered my daughter had headlice three days into our holiday…