UK politics

The Boris burka row exposes Theresa May’s lack of political nous

18 August 2018 9:00

The Spectator‘s editorial ‘Bravo Boris’ (11 August) suggests that the treatment meted out to Boris Johnson by the Prime Minister and…

Jeremy Corbyn’s road to sainthood

17 August 2018 9:30

This week, a Sky News video has been doing the rounds on Twitter in which an exasperated Jeremy Corbyn supporter…

The shameful double standards of the Corbyn crew

16 August 2018 16:57

Imagine if there existed a photograph of Boris Johnson next to a man whose associates subsequently axed to death four…

Theresa May’s social housing plans are another step away from Cameronism

16 August 2018 9:06

These days Theresa May has less time to spend distancing herself from her predecessor. With blue-on-blue warfare rife and her…

Gordon Brown’s selective praise

15 August 2018 17:26

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is at the Edinburgh International Book Festival today to give a talk called ‘First Among…

How damaging will the latest anti-Semitism row be for Jeremy Corbyn?

15 August 2018 15:59

Will the latest anti-Semitism row damage Jeremy Corbyn? The row over the Munich memorial rumbles on for another day following…

Jeremy Corbyn’s not an anti-Semite, he’s just very unlucky

15 August 2018 13:41

Can you be sure, dear reader, you haven’t inadvertently indulged lately in a spot of Holocaust denial? A little light…

Momentum’s Boris stunt backfires

15 August 2018 10:51

Oh dear. As many politicians have discovered, trial by Twitter rarely ends well. And neither does poll by Twitter. Where…

Watch: Chris Williamson blames BBC for wreath-gate

15 August 2018 7:24

Poor old Chris Williamson. Jeremy Corbyn’s changing story over whether he did or didn’t lay a wreath on the graves…

How Corbyn’s opponents made it easier for him to dodge scrutiny

14 August 2018 15:28

Benjamin Netanyahu’s intervention in the row about Jeremy Corbyn and the memorial wreath has been incredibly handy for the Labour…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn turns nasty over wreath-gate

14 August 2018 14:54

Did he or didn’t he? The question, of course, is whether Jeremy Corbyn laid a wreath or not for one…

Falling unemployment marks another black day for Project Fear

14 August 2018 14:16

It is another black day for Project Fear. The latest employment figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show…

Owen Jones’s masterclass in ‘whataboutery’

14 August 2018 13:10

Corbyn cheerleader-in-chief Owen Jones frequently rallies against what he calls ‘whataboutery.’ For those not familiar with the word, it is a…

The myth of Jeremy Corbyn, a kind and gentle man

14 August 2018 7:21

I am relaxed about Jeremy Corbyn being thicker than mince but draw the line at the assumption, all too evidently…

Wreath-gate: Corbyn’s version of events – a timeline

13 August 2018 22:41

Today, Jeremy Corbyn confirmed that he had been at a ceremony which commemorated the deaths of several terrorists linked to…

Wasn’t my wreath, guv

13 August 2018 18:42

Does Jeremy Corbyn harbour sinister views – or is he the unluckiest man in the world? That’s the question being…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn’s terror tribute confusion

13 August 2018 15:04

Poor Jeremy Corbyn, always ending up in the wrong place at the wrong time. After revelations in the Daily Mail that…

Boris Johnson is a victim of the modern inquisition

13 August 2018 13:58

The Muslim Council of Britain wants Theresa May to subject Boris to a ‘full disciplinary inquiry’ over his comments on…

Watch: Boris does the tea run

13 August 2018 13:03

Boris Johnson has been in hot water for the past week over his Telegraph column which compared women in burqas…

The Conservatives prepare for battle

13 August 2018 10:13

It’s been all out civil war in the Tory party since the disastrous snap election which saw Theresa May lose…

Revealed: what voters think of party allegations of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

11 August 2018 8:30

Commentators on the left and right have been fiercely arguing for the past few weeks over which political party is…

How the Miliband has fallen

10 August 2018 15:54

When Ed Miliband was elected Labour leader in 2010, he must have imagined himself headlining Labour conferences for years to…

Letterbox-gate: who said it first – Boris or the Guardian?

10 August 2018 10:59

In a strongly worded editorial on Tuesday, the Guardian newspaper did not hide its contempt for what it called Boris…

Ken Livingstone: Boris Johnson should be kicked out of the Tory party

10 August 2018 9:12

Oh dear. Of all the figures to come out against Boris Johnson over his comments comparing women wearing the full…

Is Boris Johnson a policing priority in London?

10 August 2018 8:20

In case you were wondering where the Boris burqa row had left to go, Cressida Dick, the head of the…