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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…

The resignation letter blunder

9 November 2017 8:00

We ran a Steerpike blog entitled “the resignation letter blunder” about how Theresa May put Priti Patel’s name underneath her…

Michael Fallon, for all the times I may have touched your knee while drunk, I’m sorry

8 November 2017 15:10

This one goes out to all the male MPs I’ve taken to lunch. I want to apologise to each and…

Am I the only one to find the #metoo-ing over Harvey Weinstein a little creepy?

1 November 2017 10:33

Am I the only one to find the #metoo-ing over Harvey Weinstein a little creepy? Bandwagons always make me want…

Sharia law and the relative mercies of French justice

21 October 2017 14:28

For many years, the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, Tariq Ramadan, has been one of my closest…

The biggest Cabinet Brexit split

18 September 2017 10:54

The Cabinet remains divided on one of the most fundamental Brexit questions. Everyone in the Cabinet does accept that Britain…

Tower Hamlets is the bleak end-point of diversity

1 September 2017 10:52

People sometimes accuse me of being an immovable pessimist about our continent’s future. And I normally reply with the simple…

The 2007 financial crash changed all our lives for the worse

9 August 2017 9:19

It started as displacement activity, my immersion in the market mayhem of the summer of 2007. I was at home…

The Google ‘anti-diversity’ memo isn’t anything of the sort

8 August 2017 11:30

Earlier this week, a technology website published an internal memo written by an employee of Google called James Damore criticising…

How alt-right was Roman Britain?

7 August 2017 15:17

Over the weekend I, like a good dozen others, endured the Twitter rage of Nassim Nicholas Taleb, an old man…

Scaramucci sacked, as John Kelly starts to reshape the White House

31 July 2017 20:38

So farewell, the Mooch. One of the most bizarre figures to walk on to the stage of the Trump tragicomedy…