UK politics

Brexit has become England’s white whale

19 June 2018 15:04

Brexit must happen. Of course it must, for the people have decreed it should and, in this instance, their command…

Why are NHS funding critics silent on Quantitative Easing?

19 June 2018 13:37

After the prime minister’s announcement that the NHS would be given a large boost in funding only partly paid for…

World Cup 2018: Tory MPs pay the penalty

19 June 2018 13:05

A promising early start that got everybody’s hopes up before getting bogged down and allowing a mediocre opposition to equalise.…

Commons defeat looms as peers back ‘meaningful vote’ amendment

18 June 2018 19:19

This time a week ago, Theresa May and her whips were trying to avert a looming Commons defeat on Brexit.…

Brexit exposes the limits of Jeremy Corbyn’s radicalism

18 June 2018 18:50

The left middle class is filled with anger as it sees the right, and, in its terms, the far right,…

The myth of the SNP’s Brexit ‘power grab’

18 June 2018 17:57

Forgive me if I seem out of sorts but my country has been through a lot this past week. We have…

Love Island’s government adviser

18 June 2018 10:01

When the contestants of ITV2’s Love Island discussed Brexit earlier this month, it led to widespread ridicule after one reality…

Thomas Markle: Prince Harry thinks Brexit is an experiment we have to try

18 June 2018 9:42

Oh dear. First Meghan Markle’s father declined an offer to walk his daughter down the aisle for her wedding to…

Christopher Chope: I’m the victim of a Tory stitch-up

17 June 2018 22:10

When Sir Christopher Chope stopped to a bill to ban upskirting on Friday, he was denounced in the most vicious…

Sunday shows round-up | Dominic Grieve: ‘We could collapse the government’

17 June 2018 17:20

Theresa May – NHS to be given £20 billion ‘birthday present’ Andrew Marr’s pre-recorded interview with the Prime Minister has…

The ‘Brexit dividend’ for the NHS is Theresa May’s new Magic Money Tree

17 June 2018 10:19

So the Tories have, as The Spectator predicted last month, announced an extra £384 million a week for the National…

Watch: Andrew Neil takes AC Grayling to task over Brexit stance

17 June 2018 0:36

Of the many public figures still struggling to come to terms with the EU referendum result, AC Grayling is one…

The question is not whether upskirting is gross, it’s whether it requires a new criminal offence

16 June 2018 18:48

About three days ago, most of us wouldn’t have had much notion what upskirting was; now we are, I think,…

JezFest, in pictures

16 June 2018 16:27

The day has finally come – it’s Labour Live. The inaugural JezFest – first imagined as a follow-up to Jeremy…

Theresa May can’t escape Brexit

16 June 2018 10:33

Next week, Theresa May will announce a massive cash injection for the NHS. As I say in The Sun this…

The Tories only have themselves to blame for the ‘upskirting’ row

15 June 2018 18:25

How embarrassing for Tory MPs: one of their own has managed to block the unblockable: a bill creating a new…

Brexit row: Remainers point the finger at David Davis

15 June 2018 11:25

How did the government manage to engineer a ‘compromise’ amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill that’s left it in greater…

John Mann’s encounter with Kim Jong-il

15 June 2018 11:10

We’ve all been there. You’re at a work event, you don’t really know anyone so soon you end up talking…

A political showdown is on the way. Will Theresa May lose?

15 June 2018 9:04

At 3pm yesterday afternoon, the Remainer rebels led by Dominic Grieve thought the government was honouring the PM’s putative commitment…

Government plays divide and rule with Remain rebels

14 June 2018 18:11

Oh dear. Although it was widely accepted that either the Tory Remainers or the Tory Brexiteers would be furious when…

Change to visa rules shows May has learned from her recent immigration messes

14 June 2018 15:26

The government has finally climbed down on visa restrictions for foreign doctors and nurses, scrapping the cap on numbers who…

Donald Trump does Brexit, Part 1

14 June 2018 13:31

‘Imagine Trump doing Brexit — what would he do?’ asked the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, at that dinner which was…

Watch: Labour Brexit rebel vs Polly Toynbee

14 June 2018 13:23

Jeremy Corbyn was given a taste of a Brexit rebellion last night when 90 of his MPs declined his suggestion…

Stormzy’s Labour Live price tag

14 June 2018 0:04

Jeremy Corbyn has promised to deliver ’21st century socialism’ to the UK if elected. Only Mr S isn’t so sure…

The SNP walk out was about attention, not accountability

13 June 2018 17:41

The SNP thinks Westminster is an anachronism but boy does it love those anachronisms. The Nationalists’ London leader Ian Blackford…