The Manchester attack shows that even amidst heartbreak, decency can find a way

23 May 2017 15:25

The first victim named was from Lancashire, the second an eight-year old girl. Two girls from the isle of Barra…

Isis issues warning after claiming Manchester attack

23 May 2017 13:33

The police haven’t said anything about the identity of the Manchester suicide bomber yet but the Islamic State has just…

Theresa May offers a defiant message after Manchester terror attack

23 May 2017 11:54

Theresa May has just spoken from Downing Street about the terrorist attack in Manchester. She said that the police and…

Theresa May condemns ‘callous’ Manchester attack, full statement

23 May 2017 11:47

I have just chaired a meeting of the government’s emergency committee COBR, where we discussed the details of – and…

Manchester terror attack: what we know so far

23 May 2017 7:17

A suicide bomb attack in the Manchester Arena has killed 22 people and injured 59 others. Saffie Rose Roussos, who was just…

Theresa May forced to defend U-turn in her most difficult interview yet

22 May 2017 20:17

Today was not a day that Theresa May will want to repeat anytime soon. In the morning, she had to…

Andrew Neil interviews Theresa May: full transcript

22 May 2017 19:36

AN: Prime Minister, you started this campaign with a huge double digit lead in the polls, it’s now down to…

John Prescott has a change of heart over ‘useless’ Jeremy Corbyn

22 May 2017 19:24

Just two months ago, John Prescott made the news over some indiscreet comments he made about Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. Following…

The death of the Welsh Labour party appears to have been exaggerated

22 May 2017 19:19

Never underestimate the resilience of the Welsh Labour party. Up until now, this year’s general election had looked like it…

Trump is winning friends abroad – while alienating them at home

22 May 2017 17:47

In 1981, when President Reagan lifted the grain embargo on the Soviet Union, Washington Post columnist George F. Will went on…

U-turns matter less than journalists think, especially if voters like the result

22 May 2017 17:21

This is the latest in a series of posts that could be entitled ‘things I could never say when I…

Why the ‘dementia tax’ U-turn is such a blow to Theresa May

22 May 2017 16:02

U-turning on a manifesto commitment just days after it was announced would be embarrassing for any politician. But it is…

There’s a fairer way of funding social care. Here’s how

22 May 2017 14:29

So, the Conservatives have capitulated. After days of facing negative headlines about the ‘dementia tax’ Theresa May has given in…

Five reasons why the ‘dementia tax’ U-turn was inevitable

22 May 2017 12:56

‘The Tory “dementia tax” could backfire for Theresa May’ was the Coffee House take last Thursday, perhaps the first mention of that phrase…

Theresa May leaves Damian Green with egg on his face

22 May 2017 12:11

As is becoming a habit with Theresa May, the Conservatives have today performed a U-turn on their manifesto plans for social care.…

Theresa May forced into ‘dementia tax’ U-turn by Jeremy Corbyn

22 May 2017 12:06

Theresa May promised ‘the first ever proper plan to pay for – and provide –social care’ in the party’s manifesto.…

What the papers say: Is Corbyn’s poll boost the start of a Labour fightback?

22 May 2017 8:42

Optimistic Labour supporters are greatly cheered by the party’s boost in the polls. Labour has now cut the gap to single figures for…

Nurse who confronted Nicola Sturgeon in TV debate is smeared by SNP

21 May 2017 22:51

Well, that didn’t take long. When the BBC Scotland leaders’ debate finished, it was clear who the star had been: Claire…

The night the audience turned on Nicola Sturgeon

21 May 2017 21:55

After the agony of the recent ITV opposition leaders’ debate, the Scottish leaders’ debate felt like a much-needed upgrade – in…

A new poll shows there is a good deal of unease with the current abortion law

21 May 2017 18:30

Really interesting, the new figures about public attitudes to abortion, specifically women’s attitudes, reproduced below and published in the Mail…

Sunday political interviews round-up: Corbyn refuses to explicitly condemn the IRA

21 May 2017 17:57

Jeremy Corbyn – ‘All bombing should be condemned’ Jeremy Corbyn refused on several occasions to explicitly condemn the bombing campaign…

It’s not Tim Farron who is illiberal: it’s society

21 May 2017 12:02

What a miserable election campaign Tim Farron is having. The Liberal Democrat leader wants to use broadcast interviews to talk…

Stupid is as stupid votes

21 May 2017 11:08

John Stuart Mill is usually credited as the person who first called the Conservatives ‘the stupid party’, but that isn’t…

Labour shadow cabinet minister’s fake news

21 May 2017 10:34

Oh dear. Given that today’s papers are filled with negative headlines regarding the Conservative manifesto, one would be forgiven for…