A generous, globally-minded Brexit could reunite a divided country 

29 March 2017 14:02

Public opinion on Brexit remains evenly balanced, and there’s no point in any Conservative pretending otherwise.  About half the nation…

Theresa May’s Article 50 letter strikes the right tone

29 March 2017 13:57

Theresa May is trying to play the role of the great conciliator today. She has avoided any hint of triumphalism…

Theresa May’s full Article 50 speech: ‘A day of celebration for some and disappointment for others’

29 March 2017 13:11

Mr Speaker, Today the Government acts on the democratic will of the British People. And it acts, too, on the clear…

Article 50 letter: full text

29 March 2017 13:01

On 23 June last year, the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.  As I have…

Theresa May triggers Article 50

29 March 2017 12:34

Britain is on its way out of the European Union. In the last few moments, Theresa May stood up in…

The best thing about Brexit? None of it is my fault

29 March 2017 12:34

Brexit Britain fills me with calm. Six weeks on, there’s no point pretending otherwise. Losing is far better than winning.…

A great day for British democracy

29 March 2017 12:10

Today is a great day for British democracy. One of the greatest ever, in fact. Tune out Project Fear, with…

History teaches us that Brexit will be okay in the end. Probably.

29 March 2017 11:35

Happy Brexit Day everyone. I guess we’ll be okay in the long term. March 29th is the bloodiest day in…

Listen: Philip Hammond’s Today interview – ‘we cannot have our cake and eat it’

29 March 2017 10:37

Happy Article 50 day. The day is finally upon us. The Prime Minister has signed the letter which will trigger Article…

Red Ken’s research raises questions

29 March 2017 9:57

As Ken Livingstone faces a two-day disciplinary hearing from Labour into his claim that Adolf Hitler was a Zionist ‘before he went…

What the papers say: Theresa May pulls the Article 50 trigger

29 March 2017 8:34

Theresa May has put pen to paper on the Article 50 letter that will kick-start the process of Brexit. March…

Who has the better mandate: Theresa May or Nicola Sturgeon?

28 March 2017 18:08

For the last week, the Unionist opposition at the Scottish parliament has enjoyed observing that the Scottish government is happy…

The Government is doing nothing to tackle GCSE grade inflation

28 March 2017 17:46

The whole purpose of changing the grading structure for GCSE exams was supposed to be to guard against the curse…

Scottish parliament votes for a second referendum – but Theresa May is unlikely to sway

28 March 2017 17:44

The Scottish Parliament has voted 69-59 for a second Scottish independence referendum. This is no surprise. But it does lend…

Ed Miliband’s sassy Twitter reinvention is bad news for Labour

28 March 2017 16:43

I really liked Ed Miliband. I thought he would make a great Prime Minister. He was wide-eyed and striving, the less…

The last thing Brexit needs is support from an ageing Sex Pistol

28 March 2017 15:55

John Lydon – aka Johnny Rotten, the former Sex Pistols front man –  has voiced support for Brexit, and some seem…

The golden rule for Daily Mail hysteria

28 March 2017 15:00

Here’s a cast-iron law of the media in 21st-century Britain: the hysteria about a Daily Mail article will always be…

How Britain and the EU can both benefit from Article 50

28 March 2017 14:35

Theresa May doesn’t do drama. She regards order as both a political and personal virtue. And this goes a long…

How Unionists are preparing for a second Scottish referendum

28 March 2017 14:15

This afternoon Scottish Parliament will vote on Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum. With MSPs expected to vote in…

The Daily Mail is pulling your leg

28 March 2017 13:34

The top half of the front cover of the Daily Mail today is of course trivial: the big story of…

François Hollande’s ‘cabinet noir’: political myth or reality?

28 March 2017 13:06

It’s just as well François Hollande won’t have the opportunity to meet Donald Trump in person before he leaves the Élysée…

Theocracy should scare us more than terror

28 March 2017 11:54

In yesterday’s Guardian, David Shariatmadari confronts the claim that Islam is an especially violent religion. The claim, he says, is undermined…

Forget ‘virtue signalling’ – ‘empathy patrolling’ is the new moral phenomenon

28 March 2017 11:15

I’ve had just about enough of being told how to feel about what happened last Wednesday.  I feel angry. I…

James Brokenshire is out of his depth as Northern Ireland Secretary

28 March 2017 9:34

There is a saying that whoever the Prime Minister hates, they appoint as Northern Ireland Secretary. James Brokenshire, Theresa May’s unlucky…