Conservatives defeat Labour’s amendment to Queen’s Speech

28 June 2017 22:36

After much confusion today over the Conservative position on whether the party ought to lift the cap on public sector…

The wait for answers over Grenfell Tower goes on

28 June 2017 16:23

The death toll from Grenfell Tower has now risen to 80, with police saying it could be next year before…

Theresa May diverts Grenfell blame onto Tony Blair

28 June 2017 16:22

It was the first PMQs since Mrs May crawled triumphantly back into Downing Street after her humiliating victory in the…

Even the BBC’s Business Editor struggles to explain the deficit

28 June 2017 15:47

With austerity so last election, voters no longer seem too fussed by the deficit. It may be that they no…

Why Philip Hammond will spend the Autumn down the back of the sofa

28 June 2017 15:06

The government is considering lifting the 1pc public sector pay cap in the autumn Budget. In the post PMQs briefing, a…

Theresa May reassures Tory MPs at PMQs

28 June 2017 13:46

This PMQs was always going to be a very different affair for Theresa May. Post-election, her aura has gone and,…

Jeremy Corbyn: the nation’s therapist

28 June 2017 11:23

Comparisons between Jesus and Jezza became commonplace long before he chose to end his election campaign with a rally at…

Theresa May will be feeling the heat at today’s PMQs

28 June 2017 11:03

What a very different atmosphere the House of Commons Chamber will have today for its first PMQs since the election.…

What the papers say: Why Google deserves its record £2.1bn fine

28 June 2017 8:33

Google’s profits have soared in recent years. Now the company has been slapped with a fine to match, with the…

Donald Trump’s troubles show no sign of ending

28 June 2017 8:05

Donald Trump is now referring to himself in his copious Twitter messages as ‘T’. Unlike the real Mr. T, who…

While Theresa May retreats, the Tories must reform

27 June 2017 17:59

It’s hardly a surprise that the Tories aren’t pushing ahead with plans for new grammar schools, and hardly a surprise…

Why is the BMA trying to decriminalise abortion?

27 June 2017 17:29

It’ll be news, I expect, to most people that the BMA wants abortion to be decriminalised. Most people probably didn’t…

Nicola Sturgeon asks Scotland for one thing: patience

27 June 2017 16:34

Ever since the general election Nicola Sturgeon has lurked in her tent, contemplating the future. The result of that election,…

Sturgeon won’t give up on IndyRef2

27 June 2017 15:11

Unionists hoping Nicola Sturgeon would use her statement today to call off her plans for IndyRef2 have been left disappointed.…

Jon Snow embraces his inner Corbynista at Glastonbury

27 June 2017 14:29

Of late, Channel 4 appears to be on a mission to rebrand itself as home of the Corbynista, with the…

If you can’t afford a home, why vote Tory?

27 June 2017 12:21

Back in the 90s and even early noughties, it was a cliché that middle-class English people used to talk about…

Grenfell Tower: a political prop in a morality play

27 June 2017 11:56

John McDonnell’s use of the M-word in relation to the Grenfell inferno marks a new low in the political milking of this…

England, you wanted Brexit so you can pay for it

26 June 2017 18:03

The message to be taken from today’s Downing Street proceedings is a simple one: England, you wanted Brexit so you…

The DUP deal is a vulnerability for the Tories

26 June 2017 17:59

The DUP deal is a vulnerability for the Tories. Whatever justifications ministers come up with for the extra money for…

Corbynism is bigger than Glastonbury and avocado toast

26 June 2017 16:52

Glastonbury is notorious for being one of the most irritating spectacles in the British calendar, so it is hardly surprising that,…

Labour’s nonsensical Brexit position is perfect opposition politics

26 June 2017 16:12

After Theresa May received a hostile response in Brussels, perhaps she was hoping for a more amiable reception today in…

The clamour for answers over Grenfell Tower is growing fast

26 June 2017 16:00

Why is it taking the government so long to give even a ballpark figure of the number of people who…

Why some Tories are deeply worried about the DUP deal

26 June 2017 12:51

The Tory DUP deal has been signed in Downing Street this morning, the text of it is on the government…

Give the DUP a chance

26 June 2017 12:09

A political party barely known outside Northern Ireland now holds the balance of power in Parliament. Nobody saw it coming, but then…