UK politics

Will ‘Isis bride’ Shamima Begum really end up in a British prison?

14 February 2019 20:53

What will the UK do about Shamima Begum, the schoolgirl who travelled to Syria to join Islamic State? The Times’…

John McDonnell’s mask is slipping

14 February 2019 18:49

One of the more interesting developments over the last year is the attempted transformation of John McDonnell from a hard-left…

After Brexit defeat, Downing Street insists nothing has changed

14 February 2019 18:42

After Theresa May mysteriously evaporated from the Commons following tonight’s government defeat, Downing Street has issued a statement insisting that…

MPs have dealt May’s Brexit negotiating strategy a big blow

14 February 2019 18:17

The government has been defeated by 45 votes tonight. This loss doesn’t force a change in policy on Theresa May,…

Defeat looms for government as Brexiteers decide to abstain in key vote

14 February 2019 17:14

The European Research Group has decided it will abstain on the government’s Brexit motion, which MPs will be voting on…

Chris Williamson: Churchill was in the ‘right place at the right time’

14 February 2019 15:28

Winston Churchill is a war hero who saved Britain from the Nazis. At least, that is what many think of…

Isis bride Shamima Begum should be allowed home

14 February 2019 13:32

So, what do you reckon then about the jihadi bride, Shamima Begum, unearthed by the Times’ Anthony Loyd in a…

Why Brexit won’t lead to a bonfire of human rights

14 February 2019 11:25

Faced with the prospect of the UK’s departure from the EU, some Britons are contemplating urgent measures, whether applying for…

The moral of the Olly Robbins row? Don’t base policy on a lie

13 February 2019 16:09

Olly Robbins will be trying to avoid the Prime Minister today after his hurricane strength gaffe was splashed all over…

Brexiteer Tories threaten Valentine’s Day defeat

13 February 2019 15:37

Tomorrow’s Brexit vote has gone from being billed the ‘Valentine’s Day massacre’ to threatening a desperately dull anti-climax, and then…

Chris Grayling gives Jeremy Corbyn a helping hand at PMQs

13 February 2019 13:48

How do you put people off thinking that a no-deal Brexit might be alright? Jeremy Corbyn clearly thinks the best…

Mark Carney is finally right about Brexit

13 February 2019 13:15

Cripes. At this rate the CBI will be putting out reports on Brexit’s potential benefits, George Osborne will be reminding…

Why Brexiteers are getting worried

13 February 2019 11:51

The world has become a very strange and unsettling place. Exhibit one is that a senior Tory Brexiter just now…

Victoria Bateman’s naked Brexit stunt isn’t feminist

13 February 2019 11:04

Dr Victoria Bateman’s naked Brexit stunt should not be seen in terms of modern feminism but in terms of early…

Watch: Steve Barclay’s Jean-Paul Juncker blunder

12 February 2019 17:44

Given that there have been three Brexit secretaries, those from the EU side could be forgiven for forgetting the name…

What is the naked Brexit academic trying to achieve?

12 February 2019 16:17

Earlier this morning, I pitched up at Good Morning Britain’s studios for what was billed as a Brexit debate with…

Team Juncker shows it has learned nothing from Selmayr-gate

12 February 2019 15:21

Martin Selmayr is no stranger to using Twitter to offer his insight and call out those he thinks have got…

David Cameron has helped Theresa May – even if he didn’t mean to

12 February 2019 14:00

David Cameron has been widely blamed for the Conservatives’ current predicament, but in one sense he has saved the party…

A no-deal Brexit spells trouble for Emmanuel Macron

12 February 2019 11:09

In 1919, a 31-year-old Tommy from Bristol, named George Robertson – fresh from fighting alongside French troops on the Somme…

Jeremy Corbyn: the EU must be defeated

11 February 2019 17:49

Oh dear. Jeremy Corbyn was caught out last week after a video emerged of him claiming that the European Union…

Amber Rudd changes the Tory tune on food banks

11 February 2019 17:14

What’s behind the rise in demand for food banks? Over the past few years, the default Conservative line has been…

What is the student ‘strike’ against climate change trying to achieve?

11 February 2019 15:17

Forty years ago, I occasionally succeeded in skipping school for climate-related reasons – namely because my village was under deep…

Are May and Corbyn’s Brexit visions coming together?

11 February 2019 10:41

No matter how many times Theresa May reminds us, it is easy to forget that Labour’s manifesto committed it to…

Corbyn has complicated May’s Brexit strategy

9 February 2019 10:59

Number 10 had hoped that if it could hold off the Cooper amendment again next week, then it could eke…

Could a ‘frontstop’ solve the Brexit backstop problem?

8 February 2019 16:24

Like many people growing up in Northern Ireland, I closed my eyes to the dirty, nasty low-grade civil war that…