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MPs must not use May as an excuse to walk into Brexit disaster

21 March 2019 11:30

Theresa May has united Westminster. Right across the political spectrum, politicians and journalists agree that her televised statement from No.…

Theresa May’s No. 10 intervention backfires

21 March 2019 8:51

Theresa May heads to Brussels today to plead for an Article 50 extension. The expectation is that EU leaders will…

Cambridge’s shameful decision to rescind Jordan Peterson’s visiting fellowship

21 March 2019 7:33

According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s ‘Freedom of Expression’ guide for higher education providers and students’ unions in…

Jeremy Corbyn makes pointless Brexit meeting all about him

20 March 2019 21:35

This evening, Jeremy Corbyn walked out of a meeting between opposition party leaders and the Prime Minister about Brexit. The…

May says little new in statement as she again attacks MPs for failing to make a decision

20 March 2019 21:17

Theresa May’s statement tonight wasn’t particularly dramatic. She had no new policies to announce or arguments to make. Rather, she…

Full text: May’s statement calling on MPs to back her deal

20 March 2019 21:10

Nearly three years have passed since the public voted to leave the European Union. It was the biggest democratic exercise…

Do MPs really have to choose between May’s deal and no-deal Brexit?

20 March 2019 20:26

Will MPs next week really face a simple choice, between May’s deal and a no-deal Brexit, or is that a…

A changing Britain needs to ask: what kind of country do we want to be?

20 March 2019 19:36

After Christchurch, I found myself thinking about East London. Not because I was wondering if it could happen here because,…

Books Podcast: how does the world look through a different language?

20 March 2019 18:01

My guest on this week’s books podcast is the Pulitzer-Prize-winning writer Jhumpa Lahiri. Someone whose own fiction has negotiated the…

Donald Tusk doesn’t rule out a long extension

20 March 2019 16:51

Donald Tusk has just declared that the UK can have a short extension if MPs vote for the Brexit deal…

What Theresa May revealed to Boris Johnson

20 March 2019 16:24

In the House of Commons today, Theresa May indicated that she would quit as Prime Minister if the UK hadn’t…

‘Weak, weak, weak’ – May battered from both sides at PMQs

20 March 2019 15:55

The Brexit kerfuffle has been so much fun that she wants three more months of it. That was the PM’s…

The problem with Speaker John Bercow

20 March 2019 13:35

The trouble with Mr Speaker, even when he makes the right decision, is his motives. Fame is the spur and…

Theresa May hints she’ll quit if no Brexit by end of June

20 March 2019 13:01

After a morning of rumours and heightened tension over the terms of the Article 50 extension Theresa May will seek,…

Why the EU fears a long Brexit delay

20 March 2019 12:30

In the past I’ve explained why the EU would be happy if the Commons accepted May’s deal. In essence, the…

Full text: May’s letter to Donald Tusk requesting a Brexit extension

20 March 2019 12:18

Dear Donald, The UK Government’s policy remains to leave the European Union in an orderly manner on the basis of…

Corbyn’s strategy for a softer Brexit

20 March 2019 11:42

Probably the most important event at yesterday’s shadow cabinet was a presentation by Labour’s campaigns director Niall Sookoo of polling…

The journalist investigated by police for ‘using the wrong pronouns’

20 March 2019 9:26

Here we go again.  Another woman is facing a police investigation – and potentially, a jail sentence — because she…

May tries to avoid Tory meltdown by only requesting short Brexit delay

20 March 2019 8:50

After much speculation, a furious Cabinet and the threat of another backbench rebellion, No. 10 has finally confirmed what type…

The huge Tory revolt to stop a long Brexit delay

20 March 2019 8:11

There is a huge Tory revolt under way to stop Theresa May asking the EU for a Brexit delay of…

Has Britain become an unsafe place for Christian preachers?

20 March 2019 8:00

In the Middle East, Pakistan, India, North Korea and parts of China – hatred and persecution of Christians is well…

The campaign to boycott the extremists who peddle fake news

19 March 2019 18:31

An advertising boycott is attacking the finances of fake-news sites. Major brands are pulling out, and panic is spreading among…

Why Remainers were shocked by the referendum result, but Leavers less so

19 March 2019 17:00

When I quit investment banking in search of daylight in 2014 I thought my life was going to be little…

Cabinet ministers clash over length of Brexit extension

19 March 2019 15:49

The PM presented choices to the Cabinet for the letter she is expected to write to the EU’s President Donald…

Angela Merkel left baffled by parliamentary procedure 

19 March 2019 15:28

It’s not just the government who have been caught by surprise at Bercow’s vote announcement yesterday, it raised eyebrows in…