UK politics

Will May continue to avoid naming a date for her departure?

24 April 2019 18:20

The executive of the 1922 Committee have decided not to change its rules which prevent another vote of no confidence…

Lyra McKee’s murder is nothing to do with Brexit

24 April 2019 17:06

Emily Thornberry reached a new low today. At Prime Minister’s Questions, she turned the Commons’ heartfelt offering of condolences to…

Why are our MPs fawning over Greta Thunberg?

24 April 2019 16:39

Never mind sabotaging Brexit. The sight of MPs clamouring to be photographed alongside Greta Thunberg yesterday dealt yet another harmful…

Nicola Sturgeon giving her Brexit update to the Scottish Parliament today. (Image: Getty)

Nicola Sturgeon’s play for time

24 April 2019 15:37

Nicola Sturgeon is a reader and, to judge by the statement she has just made to the Scottish parliament on…

May’s bid to forge a Brexit deal with Corbyn is about to implode

24 April 2019 14:39

There were no political decisions of any substance taken over Easter. The PM, ministers, all politicians were seemingly too exhausted…

Richard Madeley, Brexit and the new conspiracism

24 April 2019 13:48

A lot of people are saying that you are having an affair. I don’t know if they’re right. It’s not…

Mark Carney’s replacement must be a Brexiteer

24 April 2019 12:16

Almost half a million a year basic. A generous housing allowance. Lots of invitations to swanky conferences, and a fantastic…

The trouble with Greta Thunberg

23 April 2019 14:20

In popular mythology Greta Thunberg is a one-girl revolution who has inspired millions of young people into action by being…

Johnson enters the race

23 April 2019 12:24

The European elections are shaping up to be a colourful affair with both the Brexit Party and pro-EU Change UK…

Jeremy Corbyn is wrong: we don’t need any more bank holidays

23 April 2019 11:37

The sunshine was glorious. There was a new episode of Game of Thrones to watch in the middle of the…

What would the Brexit party winning the European Elections actually change?

20 April 2019 10:33

Even with all the volatility in British politics right now, it is still remarkable that the Brexit party are favourites…

Who is the busiest Tory leadership candidate of them all?

17 April 2019 17:08

Tory MPs agree that Theresa May’s days in Downing Street are numbered, but when it comes to picking her replacement…

Will a Queen’s speech spell the end of May’s government?

17 April 2019 11:16

What is the maximum point of danger for the government in the coming months? After Theresa May secured a six…

Dominic Raab takes inspiration from Game of Thrones

15 April 2019 10:46

As Tory leadership rivals get their campaigns up and running – and start to work out how to torpedo their…

How Britain can make life difficult for the EU during the Brexit extension

15 April 2019 9:00

It is not good form for the British to be awkward and obstructive. The art of the compromise was the…

Which way will Corbyn go on Brexit?

13 April 2019 10:37

In September, Labour conference will impose on Jeremy Corbyn a policy of backing a second referendum in all circumstances. So,…

Brexit need not tear the Tories apart. Here’s why

13 April 2019 9:00

The political dysfunction in Parliament seems to be rubbing off on much of our commentariat. Many have concluded that the…

The Roger Scruton row brings shame on the Tories

12 April 2019 13:56

A friend of mine – another twenty-one year old – has resigned his membership of the Conservative party this morning…

Annunziata Rees-Mogg stands for Farage’s Brexit party

12 April 2019 12:04

Nigel Farage announced the launch of his new Brexit party today, in a metal finishing factory in Longford, Coventry. As…

Some Russians think Britain’s bungled Brexit is just an illusion

12 April 2019 9:00

It’s hardly a surprise that Russian and American views of the world differ sharply. But there is one area of unexpected…

Why are women turning away from the Tories?

11 April 2019 17:44

Blue leaflets emblazoned with middle-class men standing near bins and schools  will soon be strewn across doormats from Chelmsford to…

The latest delay could turn the Tories into the no-deal Brexit party

11 April 2019 10:35

Under pressure from France’s president Macron, the Brexit delay to 31 October is shorter than Donald Tusk, the EU’s president,…

Tory nightmare? Theresa May is granted Brexit delay to Halloween

11 April 2019 5:27

Following five hours of talks in Brussels that went on into the early hours of Thursday, Theresa May has been…

Theresa May’s destiny is in Donald Tusk’s hands now

10 April 2019 16:11

Is this the end? The tragedy is that she no longer knows. The Prime Minister’s destiny is in the hands…

Britain’s liberals have fallen out of love with democracy

10 April 2019 14:45

Every now and then there is a political moment, some event or comment, that reveals just how much society has…