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Kezia Dugdale comes to the SNP’s defence

13 June 2018 14:46

When Kezia Dugdale stepped down as the leader of Scottish Labour, there were rumours that she was planning to defect…

Sex and the City: the paradox of women bankers who can’t negotiate a bonus

13 June 2018 13:35

I am sure there must have been a time when feminism was concerned with the interests of the low-paid and…

Watch: John Bercow’s ‘women problem’

13 June 2018 13:26

Although the Serjeant-at-Arms Kamal El-Hajji has dismissed bullying allegations against John Bercow as a ‘witch hunt’, the Speaker’s problems are not going…

What the Brexiteers do next

13 June 2018 11:59

Although no-one yet knows what the government’s compromise meaningful vote amendment will look like when it returns to the Lords,…

Why Brexit will never end

13 June 2018 7:52

I hate to take issue with a fellow Spectator writer, but Robert Peston’s revelation that a “no deal” Brexit is…

Which set of Tory MPs will be furious with Theresa May come Monday?

12 June 2018 21:44

The main takeaway from the confusion surrounding today’s meaningful vote amendment is that no-one knows what it means. Although the…

After today’s vote, there is now no chance of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

12 June 2018 19:42

So MPs have (narrowly) rejected the Lords’ amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill, which would (if passed) have given parliament the…

Government avoids defeat on ‘meaningful vote’ – but is this a win?

12 June 2018 18:46

Given this morning’s ministerial resignation, all looked set fair for an afternoon of high drama in the Commons over the…

Phillip Lee explains why he resigned over Brexit

12 June 2018 16:15

Phillip Lee struck a sorrowful tone when he spoke in the Commons this afternoon, explaining why he had felt it…

Donald Trump’s dictator complex

12 June 2018 14:23

The reviews are coming in for Donald Trump’s performance in Singapore and they aren’t pretty. Nicholas Kristof of the New…

Watch: Arron Banks walks out of select committee

12 June 2018 14:23

What is it about Brexit campaigners and select committees? First Vote Leave’s Dom Cummings declined an invitation to appear before…

Donald Trump’s real-estate politik is working

12 June 2018 13:42

Barack Obama tried to be the first Pacific President. He attempted to pivot America’s grand strategy eastwards in order to…

In defence of ‘no deal’

12 June 2018 11:36

Imagine the industrial levels of brass neck it must require for EU-supporting MPs to present themselves as defenders of parliamentary…

Philip Lee’s resignation shatters Tory Brexit truce

12 June 2018 10:40

Although Theresa May managed to unite her MPs briefly on Monday night and put off a customs union confrontation on…

What China gets out of a Kim-Trump bromance

12 June 2018 9:43

President Xi will have been watching the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un with bated breath, because their meeting…

Donald Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un is a victory for peace

12 June 2018 8:13

You can tell when Donald Trump has just achieved something: he starts being strangely amiable, and his critics start frothing…

Matteo Salvini’s decision to turn away a migrant rescue ship is an historic moment

11 June 2018 23:15

The refusal by Italy’s new ‘populist’ coalition government of the alt-left Five Star Movement and the hard right Lega to…

How long before Tory backbenchers turn off Theresa May’s life support machine?

11 June 2018 16:38

Tomorrow marks a year since Theresa May sat her dejected parliamentary party down and promised that ‘I got us into…

Why Britain can never rely on wind power

11 June 2018 12:49

For the last ten days or more the UK has been becalmed. In theory, our windmill fleet should be able…

Donald Trump is right: Western food markets are protectionist

11 June 2018 12:09

In Donald Trump’s dealings with Kim Jong-un it is possible to decipher a strategy of creative destruction: stir things up,…

Labour Live will cost the party more than money

11 June 2018 10:47

The farce that is Labour Live rumbles on. With the Jezfest set to take place this weekend, the organisers are…

Grant Shapps: Theresa May could win the next election

11 June 2018 9:44

What a difference eight months makes. Back in October, Grant Shapps launched a failed coup against Theresa May after a disastrous…

Will Trump prove his critics wrong over North Korea?

11 June 2018 8:08

Donald Trump means different things to different people. To his core supporters, he’s the man who will make America great…

Tory MPs reluctantly unite behind Theresa May

11 June 2018 0:05

Unity is the buzzword in the Conservative party this week. With a series of crunch votes due on Tuesday and…

Tory Remain rebel goes in for the kill

10 June 2018 21:17

Oh dear. It seems that not everyone has taken Theresa May’s appeal for party unity to heart. Although Amber Rudd…