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Corbynista MP falls victim to Parliament prank

23 August 2017 15:46

It’s safe to say that Chris Williamson is not the most popular MP in his party right now, after the Labour…

Theresa May’s ‘no deal’ bravado is a thing of the past

23 August 2017 15:44

A transitional period that offers businesses some time, and some certainty.  A financial settlement including a one-off severance payment and…

Corbynista MP sends his colleagues into a spin over women-only train carriages

23 August 2017 12:36

Well, that lasted long. Since Jeremy Corbyn’s better-than-expected election result, Labour politicians have done their best to heal old wounds and put…

Scotland’s vast deficit gives nationalists another dose of reality

23 August 2017 11:16

Happy GERS day everyone! For the uninitiated, the publication of the Government Expenditure and Revenue Scotland figures has become one…

Trump’s Arizona speech gave his fans what they wanted: Trumpism

23 August 2017 10:10

Ignore the usual bleating about Trump having ‘lost control’ and not being ‘fit’ for the presidency following his attention-grabbing speech…

The rule of law is disappearing in Africa

23 August 2017 9:30

Harare, Zimbabwe At a meeting in Harare in early August, Mr. Mugabe stated quite clearly, that the persons responsible for…

Why western women are now the Islamists’ target of choice

23 August 2017 9:24

There has been an unprecedented development this year in the Islamists’ war on the West. For the first time their…

Is Theresa May preparing to cross her Brexit ‘red line’?

23 August 2017 8:49

Theresa May could not have been any clearer: the UK is leaving the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice…

Jeremy Corbyn’s Scotland tour comes at an awkward time for the SNP

22 August 2017 18:37

Ever since the snap election, Jeremy Corbyn has been in campaign mode – claiming Theresa May’s minority government is on…

Revealed: Guy Verhofstadt’s well-paid side jobs

22 August 2017 16:42

Guy Verhofstadt is a busy man. As well as his day job in the European parliament, Verhofstadt has the task…

Eight people who think they could be Britain’s Emmanuel Macron

22 August 2017 13:53

Emmanuel Macron may have the lowest approval ratings of any modern-era French president during their first 100 days – but here in Britain,…

Is the Church of England dying in the countryside?

22 August 2017 13:05

English country churches: everyone loves them, no one wants to actually pray in them. ‘People have a massive sentimental attachment to…

The SNP’s fatal flaw

22 August 2017 12:37

Nicola Sturgeon, SNP leader and occasional first minister of Scotland, has come to a jarring realisation. After 31 years as…

Catalonia’s fight for independence is turning nasty

22 August 2017 12:00

As if the issue of Catalonian secession wasn’t fraught enough, some of its most committed advocates are now arguing that the…

From Greece with love

22 August 2017 11:24

Since Britain voted to leave the EU, the decision has been met with derision and mockery by many foreign media…

What the papers say: Britain’s Brexit trump cards

22 August 2017 8:17

The EU holds all the ‘trump cards’ in Brexit talks. Or at least that’s what some ‘Remainers’ would have you…

Al Gore says Brexit was caused by… climate change

21 August 2017 16:55

There are plenty of theories about what led to the Brexit vote. Now, Al Gore, has a new one to add…

Taylor Swift’s sexual assault case reveals feminism’s guilty secret

21 August 2017 16:01

Despite Taylor Swift’s aspiration that her sexual assault trial last week should stand as an example for all women, what’s…

Seven cards the government can play in Brexit trade talks

21 August 2017 15:23

Theresa May says ‘a positive and constructive partnership’ with the EU after Brexit is the target. Beneath the jargon, the…

Britain – not Brussels – is doing all the innovative thinking on Brexit

21 August 2017 14:48

We will be hopelessly out-witted by wily Brussels negotiators. We are unprepared for the scale of the task. We are…

Big Ben, remembered

21 August 2017 13:48

There’s eleven days left of August and for many the end of silly season can’t come soon enough. With the…

What the papers say: A Brexit trade deal is in everyone’s interests

21 August 2017 8:40

‘It is vital for our future prosperity’, says the Sun, ‘that we cut a trade deal with Brussels’. David Davis…

Combating 21st-century terror: what Europe can learn from Israel

20 August 2017 20:49

Spain, Finland, Russia: in the space of a few days, Europe is reminded, yet again, that terrorism – like the…

Labour MP’s Big Ben jibe backfires

20 August 2017 19:52

This summer, MPs have had to grapple with one of the big issues of our time. No, not Brexit – the…

How the Conservatives can win back young voters

20 August 2017 10:00

Election day polling by Michael Ashcroft showed a Britain divided not so much by class or region as age. The…