Coffee House

The election campaign resumes on Friday – in defiance of those who seek to destroy democracy

24 May 2017 18:10

The election campaign will resume on Friday, with both Labour and the Tory national campaigns re-staring. This is welcome news.…

The strange similarity between Donald Trump and Pope Francis

24 May 2017 17:38

Donald Trump’s verdict on his audience with Pope Francis – ‘fantastic meeting’, ‘honor of a lifetime’ – may disappoint those…

Corbyn supporter led away by police outside Downing Street

24 May 2017 16:42

Today Labour have announced that the party will re-commence its general election national campaign on Friday, after all campaigning was put…

Pope Francis’s liberal fan club visibly upset after he hits it off with Trump

24 May 2017 16:15

Pope Francis met President Trump this morning and they appear to have hit it off. After a 30-minute meeting in…

Should there be troops on the streets?

24 May 2017 14:36

In the wake of terrorist outrages such as Monday’s bombing, the British public tends to keep calm and carry on.…

Manchester terror attack: what we know so far

24 May 2017 14:30

What we know so far: Police are hunting a ‘network’ in connection with the Manchester bombing 22 people are confirmed…

Why Islamists are obsessed with controlling young girls

24 May 2017 14:06

When the pictures of the dead came in, it was hard to take, even from a distance. There was Georgina…

Islamists are very clear about what they want – we just aren’t listening

24 May 2017 11:55

The meeting place of the two worlds could not have been more sharply defined. In Manchester Arena, thousands of young…

Mark Carney falls victim to a hoax

24 May 2017 10:47

For weeks now, an email hoaxer has been trying to catch bank officials out online. After the prankster tricked Barclays…

The Manchester bombing: what the papers say

24 May 2017 8:23

The ‘cruel’ attack in Manchester is ‘more proof’ that the ‘liberal West shelters hate-filled enemies set on destroying our way…

UK terror threat level raised to ‘critical’, soldiers deployed to the streets

23 May 2017 22:57

In her second statement of the day, Theresa May has announced that the national terror threat level has been raised…

We must come together – and repeat the mantra ‘hope not hate’

23 May 2017 16:03

We must all come together. Hope, not hate. Nothing to do with Islam. Nothing to do with Muslims. Just a…

The Manchester attack is especially vile but we must go on

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 yet said anything about the identity of the Manchester suicide bomber, but the Islamic State has claimed…

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…

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…