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Should rabbis dabble in politics?

8 November 2019 17:43

Should rabbis dabble in politics? Should they use their influence to persuade their congregation to follow a certain political path?…

Watch: Ex-Labour MP Ian Austin urges voters to back Boris

7 November 2019 7:51

This is the explosive moment former Labour MP Ian Austin urges voters to back Boris Johnson. Austin, who announced that…

How Number 10 view the state of the negotiations

8 October 2019 12:40

Earlier today, I sent a message to a contact in Number 10 asking them how the Brexit talks were going.…

Comedy Unlimited at the Tory party Conference

27 September 2019 15:57

No doubt there will be plenty of black humour at this year’s Tory party Conference — not least because it…

The Royal Navy’s five new frigates isn’t enough to keep Britain safe

22 September 2019 16:42

Boris Johnson’s announcement last week that five Type 31e frigates are to be ordered is welcome. But we must not…

The New Statesman apologises to Roger Scruton

8 July 2019 16:28

It’s been three months since the housing tsar and philosopher Sir Roger Scruton was sacked from the government’s Building Better,…

No matter what Brexit position it has – Labour is screwed 

20 June 2019 18:51

No matter what Labour decides to do with regard to a second referendum next week, as things stand it will…

And then there were three – Sajid Javid knocked out of the leadership race

20 June 2019 13:08

And then there were three. After the latest round of voting in the Tory leadership contest this afternoon, the Home…

Matt Hancock: why I’m backing Boris

16 June 2019 21:15

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, dropped out of the leadership race last week and had been mulling whether to support…

There’s nothing extreme about being a populist

13 January 2019 9:00

I’m slightly sick of the word ‘populist’ being used to suggest some sort of extremist (‘The Last Heave’, 5 January).…

It’s political centrists who are most hostile to democracy

2 June 2018 11:22

The New York Times has taken a drubbing in the British press (not least here on Coffee House) for its…

Germans – not Brits – are the ones who keep mentioning the war

3 February 2018 10:00

The German ambassador, Peter Ammon, leaves Britain this month and retires after a distinguished diplomatic career as Berlin’s man in…

Two Muslim cultures are emerging in Britain

22 January 2018 18:17

Suppose you were a white supremacist who wanted to keep Muslim children down. Or suppose you were a Machiavellian middle-class…

Trump, May, and the sinking of the so-called ‘Special Relationship’

19 January 2018 10:35

Another week, another blow to the so-called Special Relationship. The latest sorry news is that Number 10 has been trying…

David Trimble: the Taoiseach should stop trying to out-Sinn Fein Sinn Fein

29 November 2017 11:21

When I negotiated the Good Friday Agreement nearly 20 years ago, no one foresaw a day when the United Kingdom…

Michael Fallon, for all the times I may have touched your knee while drunk, I’m sorry

8 November 2017 15:10

This one goes out to all the male MPs I’ve taken to lunch. I want to apologise to each and…

Theresa May’s phoney race war is dangerous and divisive

13 September 2017 14:23

Next month, Theresa May is expected to launch her long-awaited audit into racial disparities in public services. We are being…

Tim Farron quits as Lib Dem leader

14 June 2017 18:42

Tim Farron has resigned as Liberal Democrat leader. The Liberal Democrats did make a net gain of four seats but…

What were the Welsh thinking when they voted for Brexit?

12 March 2017 11:00

Goodness, Wales is gorgeous to look at. The landscape is sublime. I woke in Abergavenny to snow on the Black…

Are we doing enough to secure Britain’s digital future?

20 February 2017 16:10

The UK’s digital economy represents nearly one third of the UK economy, and if nurtured properly, it could transform government,…