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It’s mission accomplished for Douglas Carswell as Ukip’s only MP quits

25 March 2017 13:20

Today Ukip went from a political party with one MP, to a political party with no MPs. Douglas Carswell has…

Should conservatives fear new working-class support? Some clearly do

25 March 2017 13:00

In America, an argument has broken out among journalists, writers and intellectuals in the aftermath of the presidential election about…

Jean-Claude Juncker is the worst thing about being a Remainer

25 March 2017 12:00

The best thing about being a Remainer is obviously the dinner parties, where we all sit around being incredibly well-heeled…

How Lenin manipulated the Russian Revolution to his own ends

25 March 2017 9:30

The centenary of the Russian Revolution has arrived right on time, just as the liberal democratic world is getting a…

Liam Fox’s ungentlemanly conduct

25 March 2017 9:00

Ever since the 56 SNP MPs descended on Westminster following the 2015 general election, they have been criticised for failing…

Why didn’t more MPs complain about BBC bias?

25 March 2017 9:00

There’s one thing that bothers me a lot about the letter sent by ‘more than 70’ MPs to the director-general…

Boris Johnson finds himself in a tight spot

24 March 2017 17:56

Despite David Cameron’s best efforts to keep his party together during the course of the EU referendum campaign, his personal…

Why do so many right-wingers hate Britain so much?

24 March 2017 15:28

One of the curiosities of the past 72 hours has been the manner in which it has become possible to…

Watch: Andrew Neil’s message for the jihadi johnnies out there

24 March 2017 11:14

After a testing week which saw four fatalities and 40 injured following a terrorist incident in Westminster, ‘PrayForLondon‘ has been…

What the papers say: How can we prevent a repeat of the Westminster attack?

24 March 2017 8:30

Theresa May told MPs yesterday that Britain will not waver in the face of terrorism. She is widely praised for…

Channel 4’s Seven O’Clock News humiliation

22 March 2017 21:26

Oh dear. With Scotland Yard treating today’s attack in Westminster this afternoon ‘as a terrorist incident’, hacks have spent the day trying…

An independent London would be a Thatcherite dystopia

22 March 2017 13:17

Tottenham MP David Lammy has been writing in the Evening Standard about how it makes sense now for London to…

Ken Livingstone does it again

22 March 2017 11:59

In an appearance on the Today programme on Monday, Ken Livingstone silenced his critics by managing to refrain from mentioning Hitler once…

What Martin McGuinness’s eulogisers would like to forget

22 March 2017 11:20

The IRA commander never showed any remorse for the suffering he caused

What the papers say: Why we shouldn’t mourn Martin McGuinness

22 March 2017 9:14

Martin McGuinness’s death has sparked a wave of fawning and fury in the obituaries. So: ‘man of war’, peacemaker or…

The morally illiterate obituaries to Martin McGuinness are just what he would have wanted

22 March 2017 7:34

Well the obituaries for Martin McGuinness are in. And many are as morally illiterate as the man himself could have…

Andrew ‘Calamity’ Cooper – the man who blew Remain – in talks to take on Scotland project

21 March 2017 17:35

Scottish nationalists may want to get the champagne at the ready. Word reaches Steerpike that Andrew ‘Calamity’ Cooper – the serial…

The Brexit bunch are the real referendum whiners

21 March 2017 15:33

In an age of fanaticism, it was always unlikely that the urge to censor would be confined to the left.…

Rising inflation isn’t anything to panic about

21 March 2017 11:33

Predictably enough it didn’t take long for the rearguard Remain lobby, and other opponents of the government, to jump on…

Jacob Rees-Mogg leads the celebrations at Article 50 party: ‘to the Brexit heroes of Islington!’

21 March 2017 11:30

Was it a case of fate or a helpful tip off from No 10 that meant Brexit Central‘s Brexit party…

What the papers say: Jean-Claude Juncker’s ‘deluded’ Brexit punishment talk

21 March 2017 9:34

Finally, we have a date: March 29th will see Theresa May trigger Article 50 and set the Brexit train in…

Macron and Le Pen both fail to dazzle in first French Presidential debate

21 March 2017 8:49

It was the burkini that brought Monday night’s debate to life between the five main presidential candidates for next month’s…

At least Martin McGuinness made old age. Many others didn’t

21 March 2017 8:13

So Martin McGuinness has died. Already this is giving vent to the sort of ‘How McGuinness became a man of…

George Osborne trolls MPs

20 March 2017 16:52

After George Osborne was announced as the new editor of the Evening Standard on Friday, there was uproar across the…

Revealed: the 63 Labour seats the Tories could snatch at the next election

20 March 2017 15:57

Theresa May has once again ruled out a snap general election but that doesn’t mean the temptation to hold one…