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How the Tories can turn their dire election results around

3 May 2019 17:46

The local election results are dire for both the Tories and Labour. The Tories have lost over a thousand seats—and…

Tories lose over 1300 seats in local elections

3 May 2019 17:00

The Tories have lost over 1000 seats as both major parties were hit by a Brexit backlash in the local elections…

Ministers shouldn’t be able to escape their mistakes

3 May 2019 16:55

There is little doubt that Rory Stewart is amply-qualified for his belated promotion to the cabinet. The new International Development…

Baldrick quits Labour

3 May 2019 15:16

Things are going from bad to worse for Jeremy Corbyn. Labour has had a dismal night in the polls, losing…

Tommy Robinson and the double standards of political violence

3 May 2019 14:59

So it’s acceptable now to assault electoral candidates? That’s the pretty scary take-home message from the Tommy Robinson ‘milkshaking’ incidents.…

The United Nations and the fracturing of Western unity

3 May 2019 14:38

The United Nations Security Council was designed to, in a phrase, keep the peace. Life didn’t have to be brutish…

The local elections convinced me that reversing Brexit is wrong

3 May 2019 14:12

On Thursday morning I left the house earlier than usual. I rode round the corner, through the driving Mancunian rain…

Jeremy Hunt’s human touch

3 May 2019 14:07

MPs often struggle to bring out their human side when they’re on social media. Often, while ministers would like to…

Barry Gardiner: Labour is trying to ‘bail out’ the Tories on Brexit

3 May 2019 12:54

It’s always been the case that politics makes strange bedfellows, but even so, the current cross-party Brexit talks between Labour…

‘Why don’t you resign?’: Theresa May heckled at Welsh Tory conference

3 May 2019 12:51

The Tories are reeling after a dismal performance in the local elections overnight and things aren’t getting any better for…

The reason for Labour’s dismal local election performance

3 May 2019 10:50

At the end of today, the Tory party will have had a terrible night – perhaps losing as many as…

Watch: Dawn Butler blames ‘biased media projection’ for Labour losses

3 May 2019 10:45

Today’s local election results are not a good look for Labour. After nine years of a Conservative Prime Minister leading…

The LibDems are back – with their strongest advance since 1995

3 May 2019 10:37

The biggest winners from last night are the Liberal Democrats who have (so far) won 260 seats – their best…

Boris Johnson gets the vote out

3 May 2019 9:44

With widespread dissatisfaction across the country with the Tory party’s handling of Brexit, a key concern for CCHQ ahead of…

Corbyn under pressure to change Brexit stance after disappointing Labour result

3 May 2019 8:25

It’s been a disappointing night for both main parties in the local elections. As predicted, the Conservatives have suffered serious…

What Gavin Williamson must do to rebuild his career

3 May 2019 5:09

Gavin Williamson is clearly a man who is happy to take a risk. His comments that he would welcome a…

The key battlegrounds to watch in the 2019 local elections

3 May 2019 3:00

The Tories are braced for a drubbing in today’s local elections, but with the bar set so low will things…

Are local election candidates embarrassed by Corbyn and May?

2 May 2019 20:28

Voters have been heading to the polls for the local elections today, as a long and gruelling campaign for the…

Censored in the City: Deborah Lipstadt on modern-day anti-Semitism

2 May 2019 19:20

Censored in the City is a new podcast taking you through a round-up of news, politics, and culture in New…

Why Theresa May now has nothing to lose

2 May 2019 13:58

Theresa May is behaving like a prime minister who has worked out that taking cautious steps to cling on to…

Watch: David Lidington takes a dig at Gavin Williamson

2 May 2019 12:43

As defence secretary in charge of Britain’s armed forces, Gavin Williamson did not exactly conduct himself with the usual stoicism…

Could this be the year the Lib Dems make a comeback?

2 May 2019 12:31

Small issues – the construction of a hated roundabout or an outbreak of pot holes – can matter a lot at…

Books Podcast: Joseph Stiglitz on the EU’s big economic mistake

2 May 2019 11:43

In this week’s books podcast, my guest is the Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, architect of Bill Clinton’s “Third Way”…

Theresa May’s promotion of Rory Stewart is a smart move

2 May 2019 11:27

In sacking Gavin Williamson for an offence he strenuously denies Theresa May has created for herself a potential embarrassment. What…

Is the Guardian practising what it preaches on climate change?

2 May 2019 11:11

The Guardian has an advertisement today from Sainsbury’s. Nothing wrong with that; respectable paper, respectable retailer. It’s the nature of the…