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Brexit and the great liberal crack-up

23 May 2019 19:29

Brexit may yet kill the Conservative party but it is exacting a cruel psychological torture on liberalism. Liberals are supposed…

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Donald Trump vs British spies

23 May 2019 18:36

Will Trump continue his battle against the ‘Deep State’ when he visits Britain?

The deal on Theresa May’s resignation is done

23 May 2019 18:09

Put 10th June in your diary. Because that is when the contest to elect a new Tory leader, and therefore…

Why young conservatives are the new radicals

23 May 2019 17:33

Natural death might be non-partisan, but that hasn’t stopped it being politicised by liberals and socialists alike. One writer recently…

The Democrats’ dilemma: is it time to impeach Trump?

23 May 2019 12:53

You won’t find a more committed and passionate opponent of president Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. than Nancy Pelosi (witness…

Boris Johnson is the agent of Theresa May’s downfall

23 May 2019 11:58

In the end, Boris Johnson has proved to be Theresa May’s unassailable nemesis (if that’s not a tautology); he is the agent…

Why aren't aborted foetuses given painkillers?

23 May 2019 11:31

In a UK first last year, doctors at University College London operated on two unborn babies with spina bifida, a birth…

Rest in peace, Judith Kerr

23 May 2019 11:25

I am so, so sad to hear about the death of Judith Kerr. I last saw her only a month…

Why I’m voting for the Conservatives today

23 May 2019 10:58

It would not normally be an act of great courage to vote Conservative in true-blue Sussex, but I feel I…

What will happen if Theresa May tries to cling on?

23 May 2019 10:49

On Friday, Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 committee, will go and see Theresa May. It is expected that…

The complete guide to the European Elections

23 May 2019 6:50

The European Elections are fast approaching with voting taking place on Thursday 23 May. With the Brexit party soaring and…

Andrea Leadsom resigns – will others now follow?

22 May 2019 19:59

After the 1922 executive of Conservative backbenchers decided this evening to wait until Friday to speak to the Prime Minister…

Will Theresa May resign rather than be pushed?

22 May 2019 18:44

The upshot of today’s drama is that Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 committee, will go and see Theresa May…

Could Theresa May avoid making a statement tonight?

22 May 2019 18:03

I am told, in completely unambiguous terms by a source very close to the Prime Minister, that there will be…

The Tories angry about May’s deal are missing the point

22 May 2019 17:13

The Prime Minister’s speech yesterday, in which she announced a ‘ten-point offer’ to parliament for a ‘new Brexit deal’ has…

The Books Podcast: what makes Shakespeare special?

22 May 2019 17:11

In this week’s books podcast my guest is Emma Smith, Professor of Shakespeare Studies at Hertford College, Oxford, who’s talking…

Nigel Farage is not ‘far right’

22 May 2019 16:48

It is now fashionable to describe Nigel Farage as an ‘extremist’, ‘far right’ or ‘fascist’ politician. Last month, Dame Margaret…

PMQs: May and Corbyn sound like a sketch about a deaf shopkeeper

22 May 2019 16:43

Tories who still support Theresa May are as rare as bumblebees in Antarctica. Her backbenchers were too polite to mention…

Theresa May’s time is almost up

22 May 2019 15:39

Things are moving fast in Westminster. Theresa May’s position is now more precarious than it has been at any point…

Chuka Umunna and Anna Soubry’s free marketing advice

22 May 2019 15:39

Top politicians are constantly in demand on the lecture circuit, as large businesses and other stakeholders seek their advice on…

Nigel Farage: we’re attempting a peaceful political revolution

22 May 2019 13:43

This article is an edited transcript of Nigel Farage’s speech at the Brexit party rally in London on 21 May. …

Watch: Labour MP pretends to have read the new Withdrawal Agreement Bill

22 May 2019 12:45

Laura Pidcock has been a rising star in Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party ever since she became an MP in 2017.…

The EU’s role in the demise of British Steel

22 May 2019 12:10

How ironic that British Steel goes into administration on the day before the European elections, putting 4,200 jobs at risk…

The utter irrelevance of the Tories and Labour

22 May 2019 11:45

Call me old fashioned, but I find it impossible to see how any Tory leader could survive crashing to fifth…

What will Farage-onomics look like?

22 May 2019 11:21

It might be 30 per cent. It might be 35 per cent. It could even be 40 per cent or…