UK politics

Why Chris Williamson really is happy about facing deselection

9 October 2018 22:15

Oh, what a delicious twist in the internal bickering of the Labour party. Chris Williamson, an MP who has spent…

The audacity of Nicola Sturgeon’s hope

9 October 2018 21:22

Patience. Pragmatism. Perseverance. Nationalist leaders do not, as a general rule, use such terms to inspire their troops. Not, at…

Dominic Raab’s tricky first day back in the office

9 October 2018 18:57

When Dominic Raab took up the post of Brexit Secretary in the wake of David Davis’s resignation over Chequers, a…

Who can Philip Hammond blame for a tight Budget?

9 October 2018 18:32

Cabinet ministers toddled up Downing Street this morning in a largely good mood. Most of them were relieved that last…

Where’s the outrage over Shaun Bailey’s slur on ‘cheeky’ boys?

9 October 2018 18:23

Much outrage this afternoon over the Tories’ mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey. In a pamphlet for the Centre for Policy Studies…

The staggering hypocrisy of Hillary Clinton

9 October 2018 17:06

Today Hillary Clinton slammed the Tories for failing to join the recent pile-on against Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban. In…

David Davis de-dramatises his Brexit rhetoric

9 October 2018 15:02

David Davis has caused a stir this afternoon after he sent a letter to Tory MPs claiming the Conservatives ‘will…

Why the DUP should worry Theresa May more than the European Research Group

9 October 2018 12:25

Just over twelve hours after Arlene Foster released a statement which appeared to suggest the DUP were ready to fudge…

The price of the SNP’s Brexit strategy

9 October 2018 12:21

Nicola Sturgeon’s indication that SNP MPs will back a second vote on Brexit might be clever politics but it is…

Watch: Juncker mocks May

8 October 2018 14:42

Just last week Donald Tusk took to social media to claim that the EU’s offer to the UK a ‘Canada+++’…

The flaws in Labour’s plan for a four day week

8 October 2018 11:37

Free university for students. Free shares in your company. And now plenty of free time, with one day less in…

Ending austerity won’t be as simple as May made it sound

6 October 2018 10:42

It was the line in her conference speech that demonstrated Theresa May’s desire to stay on as Prime Minister after…

Geoffrey Cox – the most important politician you’ve never heard of

5 October 2018 16:16

In the end, the star of Conservative conference was a Brexiteer. Only it wasn’t Boris Johnson – or even Jacob…

The far left’s Islamist blind spot

5 October 2018 15:19

The alliance between the white far left and the Islamist right is a dirty secret in plain sight. Few can…

Why Labour’s new video should worry the Tories

5 October 2018 9:21

Last week, the Labour Party released a video called Our Town. It is a genuine piece of art, which shows…

Exclusive: Why the Tories feel so spooked by Jeremy Corbyn

4 October 2018 17:36

One of the things that the Tory conference taught us was quite how worried the party is about Labour. There…

Donald Tusk rains on Theresa May’s post-conference parade

4 October 2018 16:58

After a better-than-expected conference speech, Theresa May has given her premiership a much needed boost. Only it seems not everyone…

The Tories are wrong to ditch austerity

4 October 2018 15:42

Schools will finally get a bit more money. Nurses and policemen may at last get a proper pay rise. Local…

Why is the BBC blaming falling car sales on Brexit?

4 October 2018 13:16

Congratulations once again to the BBC’s anti-Brexit propaganda unit, for its news website headline this morning: “Car sales plunge as…

Watch: Theresa May’s Leader of the Commons isn’t sure she’ll last the week

4 October 2018 12:03

After a successful and well-received conference speech, you would think the Prime Minister would at least get a week or…

How long will Theresa May’s conference boost last?

4 October 2018 9:43

For the first time in months, Downing Street have little to worry about from today’s papers. After delivering one of…

How Theresa May could be toppled by cock-up rather than conspiracy

3 October 2018 11:35

James Duddridge has chosen to take advantage of the run-up to the Prime Minister’s conference speech to announce that he’s…

What Theresa May plans to say in her speech

2 October 2018 22:01

How does Theresa May plan to reinvigorate her party and send it out, united and happy, after this week’s conference?…

Why Theresa May will care more about what Brady, not Boris, thinks

2 October 2018 17:13

If Theresa May’s sole goal for the Tory conference is to survive it, then she’ll likely be less interested in…

What did Tory members make of Boris Johnson’s speech?

2 October 2018 16:40

Boris Johnson’s speech attracted the largest crowd of any conference fringe event. But does Boris have the backing of party…