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Jacob Rees-Mogg: Why I support Boris Johnson as a future leader

6 September 2018 18:58

Will Theresa May’s troubles ever end? Jacob Rees-Mogg has put the PM under more pressure today, telling LBC that he…

Books Podcast: Sebastian Faulks’s ghosts in Paris

6 September 2018 15:27

In this week’s books podcast, I’m talking to Sebastian Faulks about his brilliant new novel Paris Echo, which describes the…

Corbyn’s Salisbury response is straight from the Trump playbook

6 September 2018 15:05

It is deeply weird that Jeremy Corbyn will not condemn Russia for carrying out a chemical weapons attack on British…

Poland is trying a new approach with capitalism. Will it work?

6 September 2018 14:17

After communism collapsed in 1989, Poland wiped its hands of socialism. Capitalism swept in, bringing fast-food chains and shopping malls.…

Westminster dog of the year: Corbyn misses out

6 September 2018 14:03

Mike Amesbury hoisted Corbyn into the air and patted him on the head. The shadow employment minister was at the…

Why Britain’s Jews look to France with fear

6 September 2018 11:51

The Jewish New Year begins on Sunday and to mark the festival of Rosh Hashanah, Emmanuel Macron visited the Grand…

Four things we learnt from Raab and Robbins’ committee appearance

6 September 2018 10:30

After the long summer recess, it was back to school for Dominic Raab and Olly Robbins as they appeared together…

It’s now or never for Labour moderates

6 September 2018 8:50

You have to hand it to Labour – they certainly know how to make an entrance. In the week that…

Is Dominic Raab the Brexit Grinch?

5 September 2018 19:15

First lunch, now Christmas cards. When will Dominic Raab liven up a bit? The Brexit Secretary appeared alongside Oliver Robbins before the…

Jeremy Corbyn and Novichok: what did the Labour leader really say?

5 September 2018 17:55

Jeremy Corbyn’s spokesman this afternoon caused something of a stir when he insisted to journalists that the Labour leader had…

Salisbury novichok suspects named – how should Theresa May respond?

5 September 2018 17:51

A break from Brexit in Parliament was found today by way of Russia. In a statement to the House after…

Jeremy Corbyn’s PMQs speechwriters deserve better

5 September 2018 16:47

‘He should apologise!’ PMQs opened with a backbench question about anti-Semitism and Theresa May lobbed it straight at the Labour leader.…

It’s time to take on the paedophiles

5 September 2018 14:55

Abusing children is one of the most terrible things men do. We all agree about that. And I think we’re…

PMQs: Corbyn accuses May of ‘dancing round’ on Brexit

5 September 2018 14:46

It’s a measure of quite how badly split the government is on Brexit that Jeremy Corbyn, who would previously avoid…

Jordan Peterson is too negative about Western morality

5 September 2018 12:32

Jonathan Sacks’ radio series Morality in the 21st Century is a useful introduction to the subject, with some good contributions…

Listen: Shami Chakrabarti lost for words over anti-Semitism

5 September 2018 10:37

Labour’s anti-Semitism row rumbles on. Step forward Shami Chakrabarti to make matters worse. The shadow attorney general took to Radio…

The return of flip-flop Andy Burnham

5 September 2018 10:07

During Andy Burnham’s time in Westminster, the then Labour MP quickly built a reputation for flip-flopping. Never sure which way…

We’re heading for a ‘worst of both worlds’ Brexit

5 September 2018 8:20

If as a country we cannot take a big decision about whether or not we should be in the European…

How Boris Johnson will rain on Theresa May’s parade

4 September 2018 18:00

Ever since Boris Johnson resigned, Tories have wondered what he’ll do at conference. We now have an answer: he’ll address…

Steve Bannon and the sanitisation of public life

4 September 2018 17:27

Well done, New Yorker, you have just empowered the mob. You have boosted the moral standing and arrogance of those…

Can Jeremy Hunt really keep playing it safe on Brexit?

4 September 2018 17:12

Funnily enough, MPs across the Commons were today very keen to welcome Jeremy Hunt to his position as Foreign Secretary…

Why did Corbyn visit Palestine when it was mourning the co-founder of Hamas?

4 September 2018 16:32

Jeremy Corbyn is a man of peace with an unfortunate tendency to find himself in the wrong place at the…

The pointlessness of banning Bannon

4 September 2018 16:12

Under David Remnick’s editorship, the New Yorker has become stronger than ever during a period where many titles have collapsed. So you’d think…

The truth about stop and search

4 September 2018 15:21

Today in Britain, some of our poorest communities are under siege from gangs and violent crime – and it can…

Ken: Corbyn is the man to tackle Britain’s anti-Semitism problem

4 September 2018 12:48

Labour has been embroiled in a summer long row about anti-Semitism, with no sign that the issue will be resolved…