Jeremy Corbyn’s personal speech shows that there are two Labour campaigns underway

29 April 2017 15:44

Jeremy Corbyn has given a speech today contrasting his more collegiate approach to leadership with that of the ‘bunker mentality’,…

Why some Tories aren’t thrilled about the prospect of a May landslide

29 April 2017 13:59

If the polls are anywhere near right, then Theresa May will be queen of all she surveys on June the…

Is the Front National the acceptable or the unacceptable face of populism?

29 April 2017 13:51

Is the Front National the acceptable or the unacceptable face of populism? It was one of the few points of…

Why is Jack Monroe standing for Parliament?

29 April 2017 11:56

I see that Jack Monroe is standing for Parliament, in the seat of Southend West. Jack is the perpetually furious,…

The more voters see of Emmanuel Macron, the less they like

29 April 2017 11:37

On Wednesday night, the two finalists in the French presidential election will meet for a head to head television debate,…

Tim Farron is a Christian, so of course he’s not allowed an opinion

29 April 2017 11:00

Maybe I’m wrong about this, but I don’t remember the BBC running a documentary 100 days into Barack Obama’s first…

Capping prices to win votes is no substitute for a serious energy strategy

29 April 2017 10:30

Is capping domestic energy prices an equitable way to help the ‘just about managing’, or an electoral gimmick with a…

Gary Lineker is the Virtue Signaller of the Year

29 April 2017 10:00

When Trevor Phillips stood down as chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, he had served nine years. His…

Why the Midlands will matter on June 8th

29 April 2017 9:30

It is no coincidence that Theresa May chose to hit the campaign trail in Wolverhampton and Dudley last weekend; both…

Introducing the Oedipus election

29 April 2017 9:22

With the result of the snap election already looking to many like a done deal, can the election taking place…

Would Le Pen or Macron be better for Brexit?

29 April 2017 9:00

With Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen through to the final in France, people of a conservative disposition might feel…

The SNP have lost momentum on independence – and Nicola Sturgeon knows it

28 April 2017 17:08

The result of the general election in England might be regarded as inevitable, with even Labour MPs telling constituents it’s…

Islamism isn’t the only terror threat Germany is facing

28 April 2017 17:02

Since December, when Islamic terrorist Anis Amri drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market, Germans have been waiting fearfully…

Labour’s only MP in Scotland gets off to a bad start campaigning

28 April 2017 15:21

Oh dear. As the only Labour MP left in Scotland, Ian Murray has a fight on his hands come June to…

Terrorism teaches a lesson that some still refuse to learn

28 April 2017 14:10

Another knife-attack was thwarted yesterday in Westminster. Overnight there were anti-terror raids in Kent and London. These were unconnected, but police…

Britain needs Blairite optimism – but it won’t come from Tony Blair

28 April 2017 13:12

We all have different ways of realising we’re not as young as we were. I still remember the first time…

Watch: Ukip deputy leader Peter Whittle chased by protesters at chaotic campaign launch

28 April 2017 11:28

Poor old Paul Nuttall. Today was supposed to be a fresh start for Ukip as the party launched its election…

Watch: Giles Fraser’s awkward Corbyn interview

28 April 2017 8:45

Oh dear. With few MPs in the Labour party keen to take to the airwaves and wax lyrical about the…

Snatching state pensions back from the rich would end in disaster

28 April 2017 8:27

While Theresa May makes her mind up over the triple lock on state pensions the OECD has come up with…

The baffling world of Labour’s election strategy

27 April 2017 19:09

Why is it so striking that Tony Blair has said that Theresa May will be Prime Minister ‘if the polls are…

Boris Johnson’s sister joins the Lib Dems

27 April 2017 17:33

Well, this is a bit awkward. The Johnson family has a long history of Conservatism. This holds true today, with Boris Johnson…

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall confirms he will stand for Parliament

27 April 2017 17:25

Paul Nuttall has just confirmed he will be standing in the upcoming election. The Ukip leader promised to be ‘leading the…

Food bank charity complains over Momentum campaign methods

27 April 2017 17:00

Oh dear. When Jeremy Corbyn announced this week that a Labour government would focus on the issue of food banks, Mr…

Corbyn’s ex-spinner exposes an irreconcilably divided Labour

27 April 2017 16:10

One of the favourite tenets of Jeremy Corbyn supporters is that their movement is persecuted by the ‘mainstream media’ and…