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Theresa May’s confidence vote problems will only get worse

15 January 2019 21:37

Theresa May is in a peculiar position after suffering the largest government defeat in history. Her Brexit plans look dead…

Why John Redwood won’t be May’s knight in shining armour  

29 December 2018 10:16

With Theresa May’s Brexit agreement set to return to the Commons in January, rumour had it that the government –…

Corbyn tables a motion of no confidence in May – will it backfire?

17 December 2018 18:27

After an afternoon of will-they-won’t-they over Labour’s threat to table a motion of no confidence, Jeremy Corbyn has told the…

Why Theresa May has decided to postpone the Brexit vote

10 December 2018 13:00

Faced with a choice between a humiliating defeat or moving a vote in order to delay a humiliating defeat, Theresa…

What Sam Gyimah’s Brexit resignation means for May

30 November 2018 23:32

Here we go again. After a relatively quiet week on the resignation front for Theresa May’s shaky government, Sam Gyimah…

Dominic Raab is just saying what a lot of Leave MPs are thinking

23 November 2018 10:24

After resigning as Brexit Secretary over Theresa May’s proposed deal, Dominic Raab has restyled himself as one of the more…

Labour U-turn: ‘Brexit can be stopped’

12 November 2018 10:03

With Theresa May’s government seemingly on the brink of collapse over the backstop agreement, the Prime Minister can take heart…

Watch: Polly Toynbee vs George Osborne – ‘the idea that he’s a centrist!’

31 October 2018 8:37

In recent years, George Osborne has attempted to rebrand himself. Once known as the austere chancellor, the Evening Standard editor…

Listen: John McDonnell’s disastrous Today programme interview

25 October 2018 9:27

Oh dear. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell’s interview on the Today programme started off a little oddly this morning, with the…

People’s Vote march placards: the good, the bad and the ugly

20 October 2018 17:45

It’s the day of the People’s Vote march and over half a million protesters are estimated to have descended on…

Why proud Scots should now support England

8 July 2018 9:34

Is it coming home? If it is, don’t expect all the home nations to welcome it. In Scotland, the dismal…

Treasury X Factor: Tory MPs belatedly summoned to find the money for NHS pledge

21 June 2018 14:55

How do you find the money to pay for a £20bn NHS funding pledge? Usually such discussions – and eventual…

Why has a Tory MP just blocked a move to make upskirting a criminal offence?

15 June 2018 15:47

The most problematic rebellion Theresa May has suffered this week is not on Brexit and the troublesome EU Withdrawal Bill…

What the Brexiteers do next

13 June 2018 11:59

Although no-one yet knows what the government’s compromise meaningful vote amendment will look like when it returns to the Lords,…

Fact check: New York Times’ ‘Austerity Britain’ report

28 May 2018 18:19

It’s safe to say the New York Times doesn’t take a particularly fond view of Britain these days. Whether it’s their…

Is an early election really on the cards?

20 May 2018 23:26

Thanks to a weekend of nationwide jubilation over Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle, politics has – for once –…

Will Russia disrupt the local elections?

18 March 2018 22:34

Will Russia disrupt the local elections? That’s the question being asked in Westminster. But rather than worries over Russian meddling and…

Seumas Milne and Russia – a brief history

15 March 2018 10:26

Oh dear. A number of  Labour MPs are calling for Jeremy Corbyn to sack Seumas Milne after the Labour leader’s…

Former Corbyn adviser: Don’t glorify Churchill

5 March 2018 15:39

Here we go. Last night Gary Oldman came away victorious at the Oscars – picking up the best actor gong…

Tory Remainers dial down the rhetoric

26 February 2018 18:14

Can Jeremy Corbyn’s big Brexit speech be classed as a success? It really depends on who you think it was…

How many Conservative MPs would risk Prime Minister Corbyn over Brexit?

25 February 2018 21:01

Although Theresa May’s Cabinet has finally managed to reach a loose agreement on what they would like to achieve from…

Czech mate: Tory vice-chair’s grovelling apology to Corbyn

24 February 2018 14:47

Oh dear. When the Sun reported this month that Jeremy Corbyn met with a Czech spy – posing as a…

Is it really homophobic to ask whether two men can make a baby?

18 February 2018 9:17

When I saw the photo of Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black holding a photo of an ultrasound, and all…

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…

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…