UK politics

What the Westminster elite really eat for lunch

26 April 2018 14:59

Dominic Raab has found himself the subject of much mockery today after one of his aides allegedly told an undercover…

Has Diane Abbott forgotten her history of blunders?

26 April 2018 12:15

Diane Abbott is calling for Amber Rudd’s head over the Windrush scandal – but Mr Steerpike was somewhat taken aback…

Gavin Williamson’s PR blitz

26 April 2018 12:01

Today’s Sun reports that Cabinet ‘big beasts’ – Michael Gove, Amber Rudd and Gavin Williamson – are amassing ‘huge war…

Dominic Raab’s lunch scandal

26 April 2018 11:02

Dominic Raab has awoken to a scandal relating to his team. The Daily Mirror reports that one of the Housing Minister’s…

The Facebook scandal exposes our politicians’ technical illiteracy

26 April 2018 8:34

Imagine a world in which all politicians were computer scientists. What a dreary dystopia that would be. It’s hard to…

Nicola Sturgeon’s response to Brexit has utterly failed

26 April 2018 8:18

What’s Nicola Sturgeon playing at on Brexit? Quick answer: politics. Longer answer: politics.  The SNP leader has rejected a deal…

Amber Rudd is reminded of the Home Office’s reputation as a political graveyard

25 April 2018 18:27

Amber Rudd must, privately, be hopping mad about the Windrush row. Not only is she having to defend policies that…

Why didn’t David Lammy give Corbyn a helping hand at PMQs?

25 April 2018 16:40

The royal nativity opened proceedings at PMQs. Mrs May sounded thrilled about the newborn nipper but the Labour leader could…

The Maybot returns at PMQs

25 April 2018 13:53

Today’s Prime Minister’s Questions saw the Maybot reactivated. Jeremy Corbyn decided to lead the session on the fallout from the…

David Davis tries to calm fears over a customs union reversal

25 April 2018 11:50

For those Brexiteers worried the government may change its mind on leaving the customs union, David Davis’s appearance in front…

Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘positive and constructive’ anti-Semitism meeting

25 April 2018 8:43

Oh dear. On Tuesday evening, Jeremy Corbyn met with Jewish leaders to discuss his party’s anti-Semitism problem. The meeting didn’t…

May and Boris in Cabinet clash over immigration amnesty

24 April 2018 18:01

At Cabinet today, ministers discussed the fallout from the Windrush scandal. I understand that Boris Johnson made the point that…

EU commissioner: at least it’s not Jacob Rees-Mogg at the negotiating table

24 April 2018 14:34

Oh dear. As anxiety grows about the Theresa May’s customs union stance, Jacob Rees-Mogg has this afternoon told hacks that…

Amber Rudd’s shopping misstep

24 April 2018 9:45

Amber Rudd is not having a good few weeks thanks to her department’s shaky handling of the Windrush scandal. Now…

Windrush scandal – why hasn’t anyone resigned?

23 April 2018 18:31

The Home Secretary cut a solemn figure in the Commons today as she attempted to clear up the Windrush immigration…

Who is making the case for leaving the customs union?

23 April 2018 13:43

Whole industries will be devastated. There will be thirty mile queues of lorries stretching back from Dover. The price of…

Ex-grammar school boy’s Julia Hartley-Brewer jibe

23 April 2018 12:58

Owen Jones triggered the MSM over the weekend when he took to social media to complain that too many journalists…

Labour’s tragedy is Britain’s tragedy

23 April 2018 12:51

If you want a monument to the winner-takes-all conservatism developed by Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan and reduced to absurdity…

Could Theresa May really survive a customs union climbdown?

23 April 2018 11:06

The Sunday Times set the cat among the pigeons over the weekend with a report claiming that Theresa May ‘may surrender…

Macron-Trump bromance blossoms as the sun sets on Special Relationship

23 April 2018 7:57

Twenty-one years ago the sun finally set on the British Empire with the handover of Hong Kong. Now, the sun…

Sunday shows round-up: Emily Thornberry – ‘I really think Amber Rudd should quit’

22 April 2018 17:05

The Shadow Foreign Secretary has called for the Home Secretary to resign over the Windrush debacle that has been dominating…

The sinister power of Enoch Powell’s speech

21 April 2018 10:37

The BBC’s decision to re-broadcast Enoch Powell’s so-called “Rivers of Blood” speech in its entirety this week has excited just…

Rudd’s enemies are losing patience with her. Trouble is, so are her friends

20 April 2018 15:49

The government ends what has been a truly dismal week with a row over whether or not Theresa May supported…

Pilot Tammie Jo Shults sets an example for young women everywhere

20 April 2018 14:00

School girls have a new heroine this week. Tammie Jo Shults was the pilot onboard Tuesday’s ill-fated flight from New…

Watch: Emily Thornberry booed on Question Time over Russia

20 April 2018 11:05

This week Question Time moved to Chesterfield with a panel comprised of Liz Truss, Emily Thornberry, Vince Cable, Nesrine Malik and…