UK politics

Why trust is an election issue for Boris Johnson

20 November 2019 15:03

What is the main take away from ITV’s leaders’ debate? Listen to the news bulletins and it appears to be…

Jeremy Corbyn’s opportunity to unite the Remain vote

18 November 2019 12:59

As the election campaign enters its third week, the Conservatives are enjoying a 17-point lead, according to a YouGov poll.…

The biggest risk that Boris Johnson is taking in this election

16 November 2019 10:44

It will be the biggest moment of the campaign so far. On Tuesday night, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn will…

The voters the Conservatives plan to persuade to win a majority

15 November 2019 15:03

In this election, the Tories hope to persuade voters who have never backed the Conservative party before to turn blue.…

Corbyn’s ruthless party leadership shows he is an heir to Blair

15 November 2019 7:00

Is Jeremy Corbyn a democrat? With Labour now promising a ‘democratic revolution’ this has become a critical question. We can…

Brexit party’s Dudley bust-up

14 November 2019 17:37

Oh dear. It’s been a difficult week for Nigel Farage. The Brexit party leader announced on Monday that he would…

Labour and Tory NHS cash splurges are a mistake

13 November 2019 13:38

I’m sending someone down to the supermarket later to do a bit of shopping on my behalf. I have given…

What makes this election so unpredictable

9 November 2019 10:51

Every election campaign has a wobble. But the Tories broke new ground in managing to wobble before they’d even launched…

Why the Tories remain optimistic despite a shaky campaign start

9 November 2019 7:00

The first official week of the Conservatives’ election campaign did not go as many inside CCHQ had hoped. A cabinet…

Will former Labour MPs help the Tories break the ‘red wall’?

7 November 2019 12:19

Will former Labour MPs help the Tories break the red wall? A key plank of the Tory path to a majority…

Labour deputy leader Tom Watson quits parliament

6 November 2019 20:08

In the past few minutes, Tom Watson has announced that he is stepping down at this election. In a surprise…

Watch: Nadhim Zahawi’s disastrous Andrew Neil interview

6 November 2019 19:54

Oh dear. It’s safe to say the Conservative party’s election campaign has not got off to the best start. On…

How will the independent ex-Tory candidates cope in the election campaign?

6 November 2019 17:52

This election is going to be particularly discombobulating for the ex-Tory MPs who are now independents. Even though all three…

Scottish Tories find reasons to be cheerful on the campaign trail

6 November 2019 17:27

Will the Scottish Conservatives face near extinction in the snap election? In recent months, talk in the Tory party has…

Can Boris Johnson recover from the Tory campaign crisis?

6 November 2019 13:33

After a torrid 36 hours for the Tory party which has seen one Cabinet Minister resign and another have to…

Diane Abbott: Not all Jews think Corbyn is an anti-Semite

6 November 2019 13:02

Boris Johnson’s election campaign has got off to a dismal start but it seems Labour is determined to catch up.…

Boris Johnson’s election has got off to a dreadful start

6 November 2019 10:43

The cliche, from my memory already creaking under the political strain, is that oppositions never win elections, governments lose them.…

Jo Swinson’s Corbyn problem

5 November 2019 12:33

The Liberal Democrat election campaign launch was beset by technical difficulties which meant that Jo Swinson was at times hard…

Lindsay Hoyle elected new Speaker of the House of Commons

4 November 2019 20:59

The era of John Bercow as Speaker is no more. This evening MPs voted for Sir Lindsay Hoyle to succeed…

The return of Nick Timothy

4 November 2019 16:58

When Tory MPs look for reasons to be optimistic about the incoming election, one thing they point to is the…