UK politics

What Sir Philip Rutnam’s departure means for Priti Patel

29 February 2020 11:59

The government’s battle with the civil service has escalated this morning with the departure of Sir Philip Rutnam as Home…

His response to the coronavirus could come to define Boris Johnson’s first year in office

29 February 2020 10:32

Premierships are often defined by unexpected events. When Tony Blair was re-elected in 2001, few thought that his time in…

How Keir Starmer could capitalise on the No. 10 media boycott

28 February 2020 18:10

This week Labour members received their ballots to vote in the leadership contest. They have until 2 April to cast…

Gove threatens to scrap Brexit talks by the summer

27 February 2020 12:27

Michael Gove has spent the morning updating MPs on the government’s official Brexit position. Following a series of speeches in…

©UK Parliament_Jessica Taylor (2)

Hall of Shame: Today’s time-wasting questions at PMQs

26 February 2020 18:52

You’re a backbencher and you’ve managed to get a question at the biggest session of the parliamentary week: Prime Minister’s…

Sajid Javid delivers a parting shot in resignation statement

26 February 2020 13:38

Ahead of Sajid Javid’s resignation statement in the Commons, allies of the former chancellor were keen to press that it…

Trust issues mean Heathrow’s third runway is unlikely to ever take off

22 February 2020 16:09

Downing Street is acutely aware that one of the biggest dangers to this government is losing voters’ trust. As I…

Trade talks between the UK and the EU are heading for a blow-up

22 February 2020 10:01

‘The reality is the talks will blow up shortly’. As I say in the Sun this morning, this is the…

The Budget will show how the Tories plan to win the next election

21 February 2020 10:49

It’s only a few weeks until Budget day and the papers are filled with reports of the various revenue-raising measures…

No. 10’s latest BBC row is a helpful distraction

18 February 2020 12:00

How do you move on from a week of torrid headlines over a power struggle between senior No. 10 aides…

Boris’s chief Brexit negotiator urges EU to rethink its red lines

17 February 2020 23:02

What are the UK’s red lines in the upcoming trade talks with the EU? Although Boris Johnson has said publicly…

Why the new Attorney General matters so much

15 February 2020 16:41

Suella Braverman, Geoffrey Cox’s replacement as Attorney-General, is not a household name. But she is one of the most significant…

What the reshuffle means

15 February 2020 10:36

As the dust settles, it is clear that the big story of the reshuffle is that Boris Johnson has created…

Emily Thornberry knocked out of Labour leadership race

15 February 2020 10:13

The Labour leadership contest has become a three horse race. Emily Thornberry has been eliminated after failing to win enough…

Sajid Javid quits as No. 10 takes control

13 February 2020 12:21

Boris Johnson’s Cabinet reshuffle has been blown off course this lunchtime after Sajid Javid quit as Chancellor. Javid resigned after…

Is the Labour leadership contest already a done deal?

12 February 2020 12:57

Labour’s leadership contest has been attracting less and less media interest as it goes on. Despite this, Jeremy Corbyn’s successor…

Tory MPs resigned to HS2 as Boris bulldozes ahead

11 February 2020 13:59

Boris Johnson’s decision to proceed with HS2 is one of his most divisive to date. A host of Tory MPs…

Why the government is planning a tax raising Budget

9 February 2020 10:54

Tory activists are in uproar this morning over varying reports of tax raising measures Boris Johnson and Sajid Javid are…

How will the government try and deal with the terrorist threat?

8 February 2020 10:36

Next week, the government will introduce emergency legislation to stop anyone convicted of terrorist offences from being automatically released half-way…

What to expect from Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle

7 February 2020 16:25

On Thursday, Boris Johnson will reshuffle his cabinet for the first time since winning a majority of 80. Soon after…