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Why is Nigel Farage being so emollient to the Tories?

12 September 2019 11:19

In verbal ding dongs Nigel Farage usually gives as good as he gets. But he has been oddly restrained in…

The French city zones where police rarely escape unscathed

12 September 2019 10:11

In December 2015, Donald Trump claimed parts of the French capital were no-go zones for the police. ‘Paris is no…

What can the UK expect from Phil Hogan, the EU’s new trade negotiator?

12 September 2019 9:09

For the second time, Ireland’s Phil Hogan will serve as an EU Commissioner in Brussels, after his appointment was announced…

Full text: Operation Yellowhammer

11 September 2019 22:08

On Wednesday evening, the government was forced to publish details of ‘Operation Yellowhammer’, the government project which is preparing the…

Why the Supreme Court should reverse the Scottish Court’s prorogation ruling

11 September 2019 18:31

The Court of Session has ruled today that the Prime Minister’s advice to the Queen to prorogue Parliament, and the…

Why Tom Watson is battling to change Labour’s Brexit policy

11 September 2019 15:32

Why has Tom Watson given a speech about what his party leadership should do on Brexit? The party’s deputy leader…

Lib Dems gather outside parliament to protest prorogation

11 September 2019 14:47

This afternoon, Lib Dem MPs gathered outside a freshly vacated parliament in a defiant attempt to bag a photo opportunity…

Has the Cabinet seen Boris Johnson’s legal advice on prorogation?

11 September 2019 14:24

Has any member of Cabinet seen the full legal advice given to the Prime Minister, which persuaded Johnson proroguing or…

The legal war of attrition against Brexit

11 September 2019 13:58

Another week, another step along the road to Britain’s transformation into a kritarchy – rule by judges. Last week, the…

Blow for Boris as parliament may return early

11 September 2019 12:48

The Court of Session’s verdict that prorogation is unlawful is a major headache for Boris Johnson. It makes the Supreme…

Brexit is already changing the British economy – for the better

11 September 2019 12:16

The government has lost its majority. The constitution has fallen apart. The country no longer has any idea whether it…

The Court of Session: why Boris Johnson’s prorogation is unlawful

11 September 2019 10:30

Scotland’s Court of Session has ruled this morning that Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament for over four weeks is…

The electoral headaches facing Labour and the Tories

11 September 2019 8:00

The Conservatives want the next election to be about Brexit and Boris Johnson in Number 10. Labour want the election…

Labour will not endorse Remain in a general election

10 September 2019 22:52

Very important breaking news. Which is that trade unions, in their TULO meeting with Jeremy Corbyn, have tonight endorsed the…

John Bolton is gone — Boltonism isn’t

10 September 2019 17:51

John Bolton is out. It was a long time coming — Trump resisted hiring him in the first place, passing him over…

Britain’s failure to speak out for Hong Kong

10 September 2019 15:44

Today in Westminster Abbey, Britain will remember the life of one of our most inspirational, colourful and remarkable political leaders:…

The three numbers that measure Britain’s constitutional crisis

10 September 2019 15:22

Here in a few numbers is the measure of the catastrophic mess we are in; caused by failing to resolve…

The temptation of Lord Mann

10 September 2019 13:30

It was announced last night that the government’s recently appointed ‘anti-Semitism tsar’ John Mann would be given a seat in…

Boris tells Cabinet, ‘I’m the most liberal Conservative PM in decades’

10 September 2019 11:57

Anyone expecting today’s Cabinet to have been a bust-up following Amber Rudd’s resignation will have been disappointed. From what I’m…

John Bercow’s seething contempt for Brexiteers

10 September 2019 11:48

Anyone who doubted that John Bercow is an arrogant blowhard who harbours a seething contempt for Brexiteers will surely have…