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Why Spain could be the populists’ next battleground

11 July 2018 13:32

When Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini, refused to let the rescue ship Aquarius – which was carrying 629 men, women,…

Gary Lineker tops the BBC pay league

11 July 2018 12:31

Whether or not England win their World Cup semi-final tonight, one thing is guaranteed: Gary Lineker has plenty to be…

Breaking: John Cleese will leave England

11 July 2018 12:00

Back in May, John Cleese promised to leave England if MPs voting not to go ahead with Leveson 2. At the…

Can Theresa May count?

11 July 2018 11:44

It’s day four of the Brexiteer rebellion and Theresa May appears to have shored up her position… for now. The…

Theresa May’s Brexit plan won’t work

11 July 2018 10:48

The referendum result was initially recognised by the British Government as a decision to take back control of money, laws,…

Donald Trump goes to war with Nato

11 July 2018 10:04

Don’t say you weren’t warned. Ahead of the Nato summit in Brussels today, Donald Trump had spent the last two…

Return of the flying monkey

11 July 2018 8:23

The television cameras may have packed up from College Green but Theresa May’s troubles over her Brexit position are far…

Tory MPs scrap over World Cup semi-final

10 July 2018 22:34

Just this weekend, the Tories were joining others in rounding on Labour for trying to politicise the World Cup –…

Coming soon: Jared O’Mara’s maiden speech

10 July 2018 17:54

Last week, Labour managed to surprise for a change with the news that Jared O’Mara was to have the whip…

Why the latest Brexit resignations will alarm No 10

10 July 2018 17:34

Theresa May had nearly got to the end of the working day with no resignations. Alas, it wasn’t to be.…

Let’s not pretend misogyny is a hate crime

10 July 2018 15:53

Have you ever met a real misogynist? Probably not, because misogyny is a very strong word. Coming from the ancient…

Boris is gone. What now for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe?

10 July 2018 15:06

What’s one woman’s life worth as the great battles about Brexit rage? Nothing at all, apparently, as Boris Johnson’s indifference…

Poor Theresa May. In Trump-speak, ‘very good relationship’ means he can’t stand you

10 July 2018 14:14

Uh oh – Poor Theresa.  You know that when Donald Trump, the most powerful man in the world, tells the…

Theresa May’s weakness is a virtue

10 July 2018 14:07

Something rather remarkable happened yesterday: Theresa May had a good day. This counts as news and is itself testament to…

President Trump: UK is in turmoil, Boris is my friend

10 July 2018 13:26

Theresa May’s bad week just got worse. After two Cabinet Brexiteers – David Davis and Boris Johnson – resigned on…

Watch: Evan Davis taken to task over Brexit bias

10 July 2018 11:54

Brexit supporters are used to getting a hard time when they appear on TV, but enough was enough for Iain…

Tories – and Brits – are warming to immigration

10 July 2018 11:37

In the dark, foggy night that is the Brexit debate, immigration is the dog that has not yet barked. The…

The Remainers are in charge now

10 July 2018 11:06

There has been a Remainer coup. Remainers now inhabit virtually all of the highest offices in the land. Overnight, adherents…

Westminster tube staff troll feuding Tories

10 July 2018 10:23

After a day of high drama in Westminster, tensions are running high in Parliament. And also, it seems, in the…

Brett Kavanaugh is a Republican’s dream Supreme Court Justice

10 July 2018 10:19

After reciting the usual homilies about the need to interpret the American Constitution as it was written, President Trump appeared…

Only a second referendum can save us from Jeremy Corbyn

10 July 2018 8:33

It would be easy to dismiss the Independent Commission on Referendums as a branch of the lobby trying to overturn…

Matt Hancock gets serious as new Health Secretary

9 July 2018 22:10

Theresa May’s mini emergency reshuffle is complete. After David Davis and Boris Johnson resigned over the Prime Minister’s Brexit position,…

What Jeremy Hunt got right – and wrong – as Health Secretary

9 July 2018 21:37

You couldn’t get a stronger contrast between the new Foreign Secretary and his predecessor. Jeremy Hunt is a minister who…

Jeremy Hunt gets the Foreign Office

9 July 2018 21:06

Jeremy Hunt is the new Foreign Secretary, replacing Boris Johnson. Having secured a new funding settlement for the NHS, Hunt…

What happened when Theresa May met with her MPs

9 July 2018 19:31

Having lost two of her most senior Cabinet Ministers, Theresa May went to address her MPs in a stuffy, hot…