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The Tory ‘dementia tax’ could backfire for Theresa May

18 May 2017 16:05

The Prime Minister says there is no such thing as ‘Mayism’, only ‘good, solid Conservatism’. Fine. But let’s examine just how…

Theresa May’s preachy government is on a mission to restore our confidence

18 May 2017 15:11

Every political moment is informed by, and a reaction against, its predecessor. The Age of May is no exception. David…

Ten Labour MPs that Tories should vote for

18 May 2017 8:30

The Conservatives are going to win the election — that much we know. The question is what kind of opposition Britain…

Northern Ireland isn’t impressed with Theresa May

15 May 2017 10:30

Theresa May has been continuing her UK-wide tour to convince voters in all corners of the country to back the…

Jeremy Corbyn is starting to sound like a decent Labour leader

10 May 2017 9:50

I didn’t see a ferret, reverse or otherwise, during Labour’s campaign launch or after. I heard some quite silly, grandstanding,…

George Osborne: diary of an editor

9 May 2017 17:50

Watching the general election from my newsroom is an out-of-body experience. I’ve been involved in the last five general elections…

Brexiteers are Marine Le Pen’s natural opponents

8 May 2017 16:35

I’m a Brexiteer and I’m glad Le Pen lost. Those Brexit-bashers who say ‘Brexit-Trump-Le-Pen’ almost as one word, as if…

Marine Le Pen has come out with the best political line of the year

4 May 2017 11:02

It was the best line of the night. The best line of the campaign, in fact. It might even prove…

Diane Abbott, the brain of Labour

2 May 2017 17:41

I awoke this morning to hear Diane Abbott’s brains leaking out of her ears and all over the carpet during an…

Who does Jean-Claude Juncker think he is?

2 May 2017 14:47

Jean-Claude Juncker: what a nasty piece of work. There aren’t many politicians I’d say that about. Even most of those…

Listen: Dawn Butler’s car-crash interview – ‘this election is Theresa May trying to rig democracy!’

20 April 2017 18:11

Oh dear. Today Jeremy Corbyn kicked off Labour’s general election campaign with a speech on his party’s vision for a…

There is something grubby about Theresa May’s snap election

20 April 2017 7:31

Since I suggested last July that Theresa May, newly anointed as leader of the Conservative and Unionist party and Prime…

If Labour is decimated, Corbyn and his comrades will be delighted

19 April 2017 12:31

In the early hours of 9 June 2017, Jeremy Corbyn conceded defeat. For the luckless political journalists forced to cover…

Why do voters find it hard to trust politicians? Because of all the broken promises

18 April 2017 21:52

‘But you promised!’ Anyone who spends much time with children (whether in an Andrea Leadsom-esque capacity as a mother or…

The general election will be a vote on Scottish independence

18 April 2017 12:12

‘Now is not the time’ except, apparently, when now is the time. The reasons for engineering a general election are…

Theresa May is heading for a general election landslide

18 April 2017 11:31

Recent opinion polls have given the Conservatives bigger leads than they’ve had in years. So what if today’s polls were…

Simon Jenkins lifts the lid on BBC chief’s ‘dinner circle wailing’ over Brexit

6 April 2017 18:23

This week Nick Robinson set the cat among the pigeons when he claimed that the BBC no longer has a duty to…

In defence of Ken Livingstone

5 April 2017 10:09

Listen to Douglas Murray and James Forsyth debating Ken Livingstone’s non-expulsion: We never loved each other, Ken Livingstone and I.…

Brexit is exposing the cowardice of conservatism

4 April 2017 15:36

The decision by Conservative MPs to walk away from the Commons Committee on Exiting the EU is one of the…

The short path from censorship to violence

3 April 2017 12:10

The news that Ayaan Hirsi Ali has cancelled her speaking tour of Australia due to ‘security concerns’ should concern anyone who…