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Theresa May’s expectation management falls flat with the ERG

5 February 2019 18:24

Theresa May has been in Northern Ireland today attempting to ease concerns over her commitment to avoiding a hard border.…

The EU’s damning silence on the gilet jaunes protests

5 February 2019 18:03

On Saturday, there was another wave of Yellow Vest protests in France. The focus was not the price of diesel,…

Watch: Jon Snow calls out Chris Williamson on Venezuela

5 February 2019 14:42

Venezuela is in ruins and its people are suffering greatly as a result of Nicolas Maduro’s failed socialist experiment. So…

There’s no presumption of innocence for the wrongly imprisoned

5 February 2019 13:21

The greatest criminal barrister of all time, Sir Edward Marshall Hall KC, who probably saved more men and women from…

Will the public mood on no deal sway the Commons?

5 February 2019 12:57

As Theresa May attempts to reopen negotiations on the terms of the backstop, there is a view in Downing Street…

A referendum on Irish unity might be the best way to solve the Brexit border issue

5 February 2019 12:36

Has the time come to hold a referendum on Irish unity? The best way for the UK to leave the…

In defence of Liam Neeson

5 February 2019 12:05

Liam Neeson has been ‘cancelled’, which is internet-speak for ‘cast out’. Overnight he has gone from being the avuncular star…

The plan that could give rebel Labour MPs the space to break away

5 February 2019 11:45

Reports that Theresa May’s team are considering a June election haven’t exactly been met with universal acclaim. Tory MPs in…

Why are the police stopping a 74-year-old tweeting about transgenderism?

5 February 2019 9:42

Margaret Nelson is a 74-year-old woman who lives in a village in Suffolk. On Monday morning she was woken by…

Can Macron divide and conquer the gilets jaunes?

5 February 2019 8:29

Emmanuel Macron, the young, dashing president of the Fifth French Republic, is the epitome of what it means to be…

Jeremy Corbyn’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunt backfires

4 February 2019 15:59

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the left’s rising political star. The 29-year-old is the youngest women ever to serve in the US Congress…

There’s more than meets the eye to Selmayr’s backstop slapdown

4 February 2019 15:00

Oh dear. It’s only Monday and already Theresa May’s week appears to have taken a turn for the worse. The…

How long will the Tory truce hold?

4 February 2019 10:11

Nearly one week on from Tory MPs uniting around a Brexit position and the cracks are starting to show. After…

May’s ‘delusional’ promise to deliver Brexit by 29 March

4 February 2019 7:43

Here is what members of the cabinet said to me when I pointed them towards a statement made in the…

Watch: Andrew Marr calls out EU leaders over TV no-shows

3 February 2019 15:00

When was the last time an EU leader gave an interview to British TV to talk about Brexit? If you’re…

Sunday shows round-up: UK ‘will still be a very safe country’ after no deal, Javid says

3 February 2019 13:31

Sajid Javid: No-deal UK ‘will still be a very safe country’ This morning Andrew Marr was joined by the Home…

We shouldn’t lower our expectations for white schoolchildren

3 February 2019 9:10

The Department for Education (DfE) published its finalised data on the 2018 GCSE results last week, revealing that, for the…

There’s something very un-Conservative about warning about civil unrest

3 February 2019 8:45

There’s a famous (or infamous) method of negotiation or interrogation called ‘Good cop, bad cop’. You’re probably familiar with the…

MPs know if parliament is ever to command respect again, Brexit must happen

3 February 2019 7:21

The House of Commons does work better than it seems to, I promise you. When a big subject comes up,…

This week’s FGM prosecution raises deep questions which cannot go unaddressed

2 February 2019 18:28

The first successful prosecution in the UK for the crime of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been widely covered. Not…

Don’t expect much on Brexit before Valentine’s Day

2 February 2019 10:34

Don’t expect much movement on Brexit this side of Valentine’s Day, I say in The Sun this morning. There are…

It’s not just the UK that has been fooled by Huawei

2 February 2019 10:10

In reading your recent leading article on Huawei (‘Red-handed’, 2 February), I feel I should point out that it is not…

HS2 doesn’t work, but one simple tweak might make it worthwhile

2 February 2019 9:30

In past years, I have been a critic of HS2. I might now change my mind. One simple tweak might…

If Eurocrats really cared about Irish farmers, they’d chuck the backstop altogether

2 February 2019 8:30

When politics goes round in circles, the columnist inevitably revisits issues that would have been sorted if only everyone read…

Why I’m not worried about no-deal fruit and veg shortages

2 February 2019 8:00

What to do about the coming shortage of green groceries of which several supermarkets warned yet again this week if…