UK politics

David Cameron: I s**t at the TV over Brexit bus

19 September 2019 11:51

There have been plenty of revelations about David Cameron this week, from the time he questioned Michael Gove’s sanity to…

The Green party’s Brexit hypocrisy

19 September 2019 9:06

William Hazlitt said hypocrisy is the only unforgivable vice. He would surely have a field day with our current crop…

Only the judiciary can save the Tories from themselves

18 September 2019 17:46

Boris Johnson is using the conventions of British public life to destroy the British constitution. He is relying on the…

How to tame Scottish nationalism

18 September 2019 17:15

Happy Union Day, the fifth anniversary of Scotland’s vote to remain in the United Kingdom. It’s gotten so commercial, though…

Labour’s latest bid to alienate Jewish members

18 September 2019 13:28

Labour has yet again shown it doesn’t care about its Jewish members. Jeremy Corbyn said earlier this year that “there…

What Corbyn’s Brexit policy means for a general election

18 September 2019 10:07

Jeremy Corbyn has dashed the hopes of certain members of his shadow cabinet this morning with a Guardian op-ed in…

Revealed: The Brexit deal Boris Johnson wants

17 September 2019 17:45

The shape of the Brexit fix that Boris Johnson wants from the EU’s 27 leaders is now clear. Here it is: In…

What Jean-Claude Juncker learned from Boris Johnson

16 September 2019 19:37

I am told Jean-Claude Juncker learned just one thing from Boris Johnson on Monday in Luxembourg. In the words of one of his…

Boris Johnson’s frosty reception in Luxembourg

16 September 2019 17:00

Is Boris Johnson approaching a Brexit breakthrough? That’s the question being asked among Conservative MPs after there appeared to be…

The Lib Dems’ Brexit unicorn

16 September 2019 15:32

Lib Dem conference in Bournemouth is proving to be a jolly affair so far. I’m writing this in the garden…

Can the next Speaker put parliament back together again?

16 September 2019 13:32

MPs who aren’t in the process of defecting to the Liberal Democrats are using their conference recess to phone around…

Lib Dems are the real Brexit extremists

16 September 2019 13:04

The Lib Dems are now the most extremist party in the UK. They might not look like extremists, being made…

Is Jeremy Corbyn preparing to purge moderate Labour MPs?

16 September 2019 12:03

Ahead of the looming general election, moderate Labour MPs are understandably upset by an instruction they say the party has given to…

Johnson family saga: Amelia Gentleman on Boris’s response to Windrush

16 September 2019 10:01

When Jo Johnson quit government, reports began to circulate that his wife Amelia Gentleman – the Guardian journalist – had…

David Cameron makes life awkward for Boris Johnson and Michael Gove

16 September 2019 9:00

Oh dear. Relations between Boris Johnson and Michael Gove could become a bit awkward this week after an extract from…

Why the UK hasn’t presented any specific backstop proposal to the EU

14 September 2019 10:37

The EU side regularly points out that the UK government hasn’t presented any detailed proposals on what it wants to…

Sparks fly in Tory Women WhatsApp group

13 September 2019 16:25

Oh dear. Boris Johnson’s decision to withdraw the whip from the Tory Brexit rebels continues to send ripples through Westminster.…

John Bercow offers a parting shot as he announces plans to quit

9 September 2019 16:19

Whatever happens in this evening’s election vote, John Bercow will not be the House of Commons Speaker come 1 November.…

How much collateral damage can the Tory party take?

9 September 2019 13:00

Amber Rudd’s resignation has clearly been a blow to the government, but it wasn’t a huge surprise that she went…

Ex-Tory rebels plot to reintroduce Theresa May’s Brexit deal

9 September 2019 9:41

The rebel MPs kicked out of the Tory party held a phone conference last night to plot their next move,…