How long can Corbyn resist Labour’s drift towards a second referendum?

25 April 2019 19:49

The International Commission of Labour’s National Policy Forum – which consists of MPs, trade unionists, MEPs, and constituency representatives –…

A crafty apple

25 April 2019 19:25

Overheard on the eastbound Jubilee Line train today at about 1620. Two blokes, sitting next to each other, apparently friends.…

Jeremy Hunt’s children gaffe

25 April 2019 18:36

Although Jeremy Hunt is often depicted as a more statesman-like figure than his predecessor at the Foreign Office, the Foreign…

Joe Biden’s bid for the top job could tear the Democrats apart

25 April 2019 18:32

The old dog has announced. And he is in it to win it. After endless rumours about whether he will throw…

Nicola Sturgeon is taking Scottish nationalists for a ride

25 April 2019 15:46

There’s an episode of Father Ted in which the simple but endearing Father Dougal gets stuck on a milk float…

Britain’s Huawei gamble is sure to anger Donald Trump

25 April 2019 14:52

Just hours after Donald Trump’s long-delayed state visit to Britain was finally confirmed, reports surfaced that Theresa May and her…

Jacqueline Wilson was right to be wary of wading into the trans debate

25 April 2019 8:30

Children’s author Jacqueline Wilson has come under fire for expressing concerns about the impact of hormone treatment on trans children.…

Will May continue to avoid naming a date for her departure?

24 April 2019 18:20

The executive of the 1922 Committee have decided not to change its rules which prevent another vote of no confidence…

Lyra McKee’s murder is nothing to do with Brexit

24 April 2019 17:06

Emily Thornberry reached a new low today. At Prime Minister’s Questions, she turned the Commons’ heartfelt offering of condolences to…

Why are our MPs fawning over Greta Thunberg?

24 April 2019 16:39

Never mind sabotaging Brexit. The sight of MPs clamouring to be photographed alongside Greta Thunberg yesterday dealt yet another harmful…

The Books Podcast: Nicci Gerrard – The Cold Friction of Expiring Sense

24 April 2019 16:12

In this week’s books podcast I’m joined by the journalist and (as one half of the crime writer Nicci French)…

Nicola Sturgeon’s play for time

24 April 2019 15:37

Nicola Sturgeon is a reader and, to judge by the statement she has just made to the Scottish parliament on…

Britain will regret doing business with Huawei

24 April 2019 15:31

Imagine the following medieval conversation: King: “We need to build a castle at Dover. ‘Tis the key to England.” Courtier:…

May’s bid to forge a Brexit deal with Corbyn is about to implode

24 April 2019 14:39

There were no political decisions of any substance taken over Easter. The PM, ministers, all politicians were seemingly too exhausted…

Richard Madeley, Brexit and the new conspiracism

24 April 2019 13:48

A lot of people are saying that you are having an affair. I don’t know if they’re right. It’s not…

Mark Carney’s replacement must be a Brexiteer

24 April 2019 12:16

Almost half a million a year basic. A generous housing allowance. Lots of invitations to swanky conferences, and a fantastic…

Joe Biden is Obama without hope

24 April 2019 10:05

Joe Biden’s inevitable 2020 presidential candidacy is a strange, strange thing. Biden has longed to be president all his political…

We won’t see the like of Billy McNeill again

23 April 2019 14:59

Certain deaths unavoidably feel like the closing of an era, the final confirmation that what has been and gone can never…

The trouble with Greta Thunberg

23 April 2019 14:20

In popular mythology Greta Thunberg is a one-girl revolution who has inspired millions of young people into action by being…

Johnson enters the race

23 April 2019 12:24

The European elections are shaping up to be a colourful affair with both the Brexit Party and pro-EU Change UK…

Sri Lanka and the global war on Christians

23 April 2019 11:50

The Easter Sunday massacre in Sri Lanka, which targeted churches and hotels, has so far claimed 310 lives and left…

Jeremy Corbyn is wrong: we don’t need any more bank holidays

23 April 2019 11:37

The sunshine was glorious. There was a new episode of Game of Thrones to watch in the middle of the…

The Viz generation is in charge now

23 April 2019 9:44

Unless you were a commuter struggling to reach work last week in London, the antics of Extinction Rebellion were comedy…

The false distinction between anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism

22 April 2019 14:07

It was once said that every Jewish holiday could be summed up with the same nine words: ‘They tried to…