UK politics

The interest rate rise is better late than never

2 August 2018 15:38

When interest rates were lowered to an ‘emergency’ level of 0.5 per cent in 2009, the market consensus was that…

Labour’s anti-Semitism row has left Jeremy Corbyn isolated within his own party

2 August 2018 12:41

When Labour’s leadership and the NEC were debating how to tackle anti-Semitism in the party, Andrew Murray – Jeremy Corbyn’s…

The City’s resilience after Brexit could be bad news for the EU

2 August 2018 11:56

The Gherkin would be re-zoned as social housing. The Walkie Talkie would be turned into a massive TK Maxx with…

Cabinet Brexiteers want May to ready her Brexit back up plan

2 August 2018 11:12

Number 10 have long been convinced that if they could talk to the member states, rather than the Commission, they’d…

Chris Williamson turns on Momentum

2 August 2018 10:38

While the likes of Owen Jones are finally realising that it might not be a wise idea to back Peter…

Jeremy Hunt’s wife gaffe goes from bad to worse

2 August 2018 8:30

Jeremy Hunt started his new job as Foreign Secretary with a bang on Monday with a gaffe that rivalled those…

The dilemma facing Labour MPs at the next election

1 August 2018 17:04

John McDonnell’s response to the latest episode in Labour’s anti-Semitism scandal is another reminder of how he grasps the political…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn dodges questions on anti-Semitism

1 August 2018 15:12

Labour’s anti-Semitism problem isn’t going away. But it seems Jeremy Corbyn is hoping it will do. When the Labour leader…

Fewer British workers are sick, so why isn’t the Guardian celebrating?

1 August 2018 12:33

I know the Guardian is desperate to stop Brexit and will dredge up anything to try to back its case…

Why have the Tories abandoned their promise to fight ‘burning injustices’?

1 August 2018 9:37

This week the Conservative Party quietly abandoned the promises made by Theresa May to the British people on the steps…

Why Boris Johnson is now the favourite to succeed Theresa May

1 August 2018 8:06

As Theresa May and her ministers spend their summer holiday trying to convince European leaders of the merits of her…

Arron Banks’ G7 fail

31 July 2018 16:35

With Theresa May’s Chequers proposal unpopular across the board, there are many politicians and would-be politicians now asking themselves: could…

Momentum’s NEC candidates: a beginner’s guide

31 July 2018 10:58

Labour’s latest anti-Semitism row has gone from awful to even worse thanks to a recording leaking in which veteran left-winger…

Chris Grayling’s Love Island opportunity

31 July 2018 9:03

CCHQ’s attempt to latch onto ITV2’s Love Island fanbase by releasing a number of Love Island-themed water bottles with Conservative…

Why won’t the left speak up for Sarah Champion?

30 July 2018 16:16

Where’s the concern for Labour MP Sarah Champion? Where are the leftists demanding that this female MP stop being harassed…

Are Labour moderates walking into a trap over the latest deselection threats?

30 July 2018 14:26

The news that Labour Brexiteers Kate Hoey and Frank Field are both facing deselection threats for rebelling on a crunch…

How Brexiteers can still save Brexit

30 July 2018 13:04

Brexit hangs by a thread. The Chequers Plan has already failed. Public hostility and its one-sided nature mean that it…

Watch: Jeremy Hunt’s Chinese wife gaffe

30 July 2018 10:03

Jeremy Hunt might have some explaining to do when he gets home from his trip to China. The Foreign Secretary…

Project Fear latest: Brexit means… super-gonorrhoea

30 July 2018 8:59

Oh dear. With Tory MPs and Opposition MPs alike united in their dislike of Theresa May’s Chequers proposals, talk of…

Don’t let Jeremy Corbyn gloss over his eurosceptic past

29 July 2018 9:00

Here is quite a good trick question. Which current Member of Parliament has voted most often against pro-EU measures? I…

Why I would switch sides in a second referendum

28 July 2018 8:00

Matthew Parris argues that the notice period for leaving the EU should be extended beyond March 2019 by agreement, as…

Dominic Cummings’ fake news

27 July 2018 18:06

With characteristic verve, former Vote Leave campaign chief Dominic Cummings has taken to his blog to brand the latest DCMS…

Why Dominic Cummings’ 2nd referendum warning ought to worry No 10

27 July 2018 17:46

Dominic Cummings has set the cat among the pigeons this afternoon by leaking a Parliamentary report into fake news ahead…

Can Vote Leave’s critics handle the truth?

27 July 2018 17:22

Most of Westminster has suffered a psychological and operational implosion because of the referendum. Many MPs, hacks and charlatan-pundits on both…

Eight people who’ve changed their Brexit position

27 July 2018 17:04

It can be hard work keeping track of how Brexit is going. Last week alone we had the government adopt…