UK politics

If Dawn Butler can’t forgive Toby Young, can she forgive herself?

12 January 2018 19:20

I am fascinated as well as appalled by the new morality being created in our country. Last night, Dawn Butler…

Watch: Question Time audience member calls out Labour hypocrisy over Toby Young

12 January 2018 8:59

This week Question Time moved to Islington. David Dimbleby chaired a panel comprised of Dominic Raab, Labour’s Dawn Butler, Gina Miller,…

Justine Greening’s departure is no great loss

12 January 2018 8:22

You could, I suppose, feel sorry for Justine Greening if you were a nicer person than me, not just for…

Chris Williamson rebrands as Labour’s attack fox

11 January 2018 17:37

The news that Chris Williamson has resigned from the Labour front bench has been met with dismay by Conservative MPs…

Chris Williamson’s resignation shows Labour’s determination to win

11 January 2018 16:48

Chris Williamson’s resignation from the Labour frontbench shows that the party isn’t just a protest movement any more. The staunch…

Interview: New Tory vice-chair – Toff can help solve the Conservative youth problem

11 January 2018 16:31

Ben Bradley had an inkling that his first week back at work wasn’t going to be an ordinary one when…

Nigel Farage’s referendum call should be greeted with caution

11 January 2018 14:35

What to make of Nigel Farage talking about why there might need to be a second Brexit referendum? To some…

Peter Stringfellow’s bold Brexit stand

11 January 2018 12:30

Breaking news in today’s Evening Standard. George Osborne has splashed on the revelation that Peter Stringfellow – the nightclub owner…

Tory nerves grow over No 10’s plans for tuition fees

11 January 2018 11:34

Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle proved puzzling for a number of reasons – from what the point was, to why Chris…

Gove’s leadership tip

11 January 2018 10:39

This week, Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle proved rather underwhelming. In some quarters, the Prime Minister’s decision to not promote or…

Tim Farron can’t have it both ways on sin

11 January 2018 8:20

Tim Farron is a conservative evangelical. Such Christians think they are braver than wishy-washy liberals when it comes to sin…

Cuts, queues and death dominate PMQs

10 January 2018 16:45

Cuts, queues and death. These motifs dominated the New Year instalment of PMQs. At the end of the last episode, shortly…

New Year, same old PMQs

10 January 2018 14:44

Anyone hoping that 2018 would bring an improvement in the quality of debate between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, or…

Watch: Debbie Abrahams grilled on double standards over Toby Young criticism

10 January 2018 12:15

This week, Toby Young stepped down from the Office for Students over concerns his appointment had ‘become a distraction’ from the…

It’s now the Tories who don’t get the digital age

10 January 2018 12:11

With Theresa May’s reshuffle now complete, a consensus is forming that it’s been a rather underwhelming rearranging of the deck…

Britain needs a second referendum – but not on Brexit

10 January 2018 11:11

Nigel Farage has called for a referendum on the House of Lords. Earlier this week, on ITV’s Good Morning Britain,…

Why Virgin Trains really wanted to stop selling the Daily Mail

10 January 2018 11:11

Is it really ‘censorship’ that Virgin Trains won’t be stocking the Daily Mail any more? An internal company memo to…

Tory Toff shock

10 January 2018 10:55

The times they are a’changing. Just last month a row broke out within the Conservative party over the winner of…

What the government plans to do with social care after the reshuffle

9 January 2018 16:15

Will Jeremy Hunt’s new job title make any difference to the rather precarious state of the social care sector? Opposition…

Jo Johnson’s ministerial move is the latest in a strange reshuffle

9 January 2018 12:40

Jo Johnson hasn’t had the best week. He’s spent most of it defending the decision to appoint Toby Young to…

Caption contest: Nothing has changed

9 January 2018 11:03

It’s the morning after the night before and Theresa May’s newly reshuffled Cabinet has just held its first meeting. Only…

Theresa May’s Cabinet reshuffle in full

9 January 2018 8:02

Theresa May’s reshuffle has been somewhat underwhelming so far, but with a raft of junior ministerial appointments set to be…

Toby Young: Why I’m resigning from the Office for Students

9 January 2018 6:00

I have decided to stand down from the Office for Students. My appointment has become a distraction from its vital work…

Theresa May’s political recovery stalls

8 January 2018 21:46

Today’s reshuffle was meant to demonstrate Theresa May’s return to political health. But it hasn’t worked out that way. This…

Cabinet reshuffle: Justine Greening quits the Cabinet

8 January 2018 20:12

Theresa May’s reshuffle is underway. Here are the key points so far: Justine Greening has quit the government; Damian Hinds is the…