UK politics

Are both May and Corbyn prepared to risk splitting their parties?

6 April 2019 10:47

The irony of the stalemate in the cross-party Brexit talks is that Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn are not that…

Brexit is exposing Nicola Sturgeon’s hypocrisy

5 April 2019 20:03

Like Mother Teresa on a message grid, Nicola Sturgeon loves nothing more than going among the poor and downtrodden with…

Newport West’s by-election suggests Labour could struggle in a snap election

5 April 2019 10:39

The result from the Newport West by-election came in late last night and as was generally expected Labour held the…

Theresa May requests a short Brexit delay – what will the EU say?

5 April 2019 9:33

After two rounds of talks with the Leader of the Opposition aimed at finding a way to break the Brexit…

My encounter with Young Labour makes me fear for the party’s future

5 April 2019 8:00

To understand the decay of the Labour Party since 2015, look no further than its London youth wing. London Young…

Has a Brexit breakthrough been reached at last?

5 April 2019 6:36

There has been considerable and widespread cynicism about the talks between the Government and Labour about a compromise that could…

May finds ministers to fill resignation holes: but does it really matter?

4 April 2019 18:44

Theresa May has this evening found enough people to fill the various ministerial holes left in her government by the…

Why a leaky Commons and a Brexit crisis are symptoms of the same problem

4 April 2019 18:24

Oh look, there’s water coming through the roof of the House of Commons! What a gift to those starved of…

Jeremy Corbyn has ditched his principles over Brexit

4 April 2019 13:52

Remember when people would say things like, ‘Jeremy Corbyn might talk a lot of nonsense but at least he has…

One vote in it as Yvette Cooper’s bill passes

3 April 2019 23:31

Yvette Cooper’s bill, requiring the Prime Minister to seek an Article 50 extension to avoid no deal, has passed by…

Brexit minister quits over May’s soft Brexit plan

3 April 2019 16:30

Theresa May’s decision to seek votes across the House and start Brexit talks with Jeremy Corbyn in a bid to…

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn both want to frustrate Brexit

3 April 2019 16:21

There is a logic in Theresa May’s late move to Labour. It is the same logic by which both parties,…

Theresa May’s Brexit compromise won’t work

3 April 2019 13:27

So, finally, we have a spirit of compromise. Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May are going to sit down together and…

What MPs decide about Brexit is becoming irrelevant

3 April 2019 10:27

Maybe we will go for a Norway-Double Plus. Or A Canada-Minus. Or Common Market 2.0, or a WTO-Light, an EEA-Doubled,…

Last night’s vote takes some of the pressure off Theresa May

2 April 2019 9:51

The failure of any Brexit option to wield a majority in Monday’s indicative votes appears to have eased the pressure…

Watch: Nick Boles quits the Tory party

1 April 2019 22:12

Nick Boles has just quit the Tory party on the floor of the House of Commons. Minutes after his Common…

MPs reject soft Brexit options in Commons vote

1 April 2019 22:09

MPs have once again failed to reach an agreement on their preferred Brexit option. The Commons rejected a customs union…

The opponents of Common Market 2.0 show why it’s the best Brexit option

1 April 2019 20:28

Nick Boles’ Common Market 2.0 plan for Brexit has an awful lot going for it: it would honour the instruction…

Watch: Anna Soubry and Jacob Rees-Mogg clash in the Commons

1 April 2019 16:52

There are still a few hours to go until Parliament votes once again on Brexit, but it is already getting…

Tory MP: I was wrong to vote for May’s Brexit deal

1 April 2019 16:08

There was a glimmer of hope for Theresa May and her Brexit deal on Friday when some Tory eurosceptics decided…

Why Norway Plus is a step too far for the Tories

1 April 2019 15:39

The Norway Plus campaign has had a big boost today with both Labour and the SNP saying they’ll whip in…

What Jon Snow meant when he talked about ‘white people’

1 April 2019 15:24

Jon Snow has had a lot of flak for his ‘white people’ comment at the tail end of his report…

A Customs Union isn’t the way out of the Brexit mess

1 April 2019 12:44

For some of those desperate for Britain to stay put in the EU, the Customs Union option functions as a…

Will Labour MPs back a bid to revoke Article 50?

1 April 2019 11:43

Labour has not tabled a motion for today’s indicative votes on a way through the Brexit mess – which feels…

Britain must follow Germany’s example to help end Yemen’s civil war

1 April 2019 10:39

There is no civil war in the world today whose effects are so detrimental to civilians as the conflict engulfing…