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Corbyn and May were busy fighting other people at PMQs

10 July 2019 13:18

Jeremy Corbyn took a bizarre approach to today’s Prime Minister’s Questions, choosing largely to have a go at the likely…

Northern Ireland, gay marriage and the great liberal power-grab

10 July 2019 13:00

Yesterday, the Welsh government announced new guidelines to make school uniforms gender-neutral, which would mean an end to trousers being…

Why Boris Johnson failed to defend Kim Darroch

10 July 2019 12:34

Boris Johnson’s failure to rebuke Donald Trump for his unpresidential attacks on the serving British prime minister and our US…

Sir Kim Darroch resigns as British Ambassador after leak

10 July 2019 11:56

In the past few minutes, Sir Kim Darroch has resigned as UK Ambassador to Washington. The Foreign Office has just…

Change UK splitters become ‘The Independents’

10 July 2019 11:43

You may have struggled to keep up with all the twists and turns of the group of independent MPs who…

Will Philip Pullman forgive my ‘gross insult to Beethoven’?

10 July 2019 10:18

In my first week as an MEP, I was delighted to find that my Twitter feed included lots of interest…

The moment the European project first went wrong

10 July 2019 9:21

At a time when the EU is at its least popular and, worse still, least respected, it is worth reflecting…

Watch: Matt Hancock dodges Kim Darroch question 17 times

10 July 2019 8:21

Should Sir Kim Darroch resign as British ambassador in the wake of the row with Donald Trump? It is a…

Optimistic Boris looks ahead to turbulent term as PM in TV debate

9 July 2019 22:45

Jeremy Hunt managed to sum up the Tory leadership contest very aptly this evening when he accused Boris Johnson of…

A feisty debate, but no game changing moment

9 July 2019 21:36

Tonight’s debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt was a feisty affair. The pair clashed repeatedly over the October 31st…

Watch: what do Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt admire about each other?

9 July 2019 21:35

Tonight’s ITV debate was a much livelier contest than many expected, as both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt engaged in…

Watch: Hunt accuses Johnson of ‘peddling optimisim’

9 July 2019 20:58

Tonight, ITV hosted the first head-to-head debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt as they vie to become the next…

Jeremy Hunt shows he doesn’t know how to handle Donald Trump

9 July 2019 19:04

Jeremy Hunt has tried to end the war of words between Donald Trump and Britain’s ambassador in Washington. But his open…

Hancock given hard time over sugar tax and social care

9 July 2019 17:15

On the subject of MPs who hope Boris Johnson might give them a job, Matt Hancock was before the Health…

The court of Boris Johnson: the factions competing for approval

9 July 2019 16:06

How will Boris Johnson govern? With even Jeremy Hunt allies privately braced for defeat in two weeks’ time when the…

Are British universities institutionally racist?

9 July 2019 15:21

How genuine and inclusive are complaints about institutional racism affecting non-white academics and students in British universities? To find out, over…

Why the Queen should appoint Johnson or Hunt as PM

9 July 2019 14:17

Should the Queen appoint as Prime Minister the winner of the Conservative Party leadership election? Not necessarily, argued Professor Meg…

Trump takes another pop at ‘wacky’ Kim Darroch

9 July 2019 13:25

Donald Trump is at it again. Only a few hours after his Twitter outburst last night, the president has taken…

Could Boris Johnson make Jeremy Hunt his deputy?

9 July 2019 12:45

Who will Boris Johnson appoint as his deputy? Now that voting in the Tory leadership is well underway – with…

The shame of Donald Trump’s British acolytes

9 July 2019 12:10

Why does the right hate Britain so much? That’s one of the questions arising from both the leaking of Kim…