UK politics

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…

Why Common Market 2.0 is the Brexit we need

1 April 2019 8:50

In recent weeks, there has been a lot of inaccurate media coverage of Common Market 2.0, which proposes that the…

Who would lead the Tories into a snap election?

30 March 2019 10:09

After Theresa May’s deal was defeated in the House of Commons for a third time, there’s heightened speculation that we…

A no-deal Brexit or general election are now likelier than ever

29 March 2019 18:01

Maybe I am simply in the thrall of the powerful emotions manifested by MPs in their debate on Friday, but…

Full list: the MPs that voted down May’s Brexit deal

29 March 2019 15:10

Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been voted down for a third time in Parliament. MPs rejected the Prime Minister’s withdrawal…

Theresa May’s Brexit deal rejected again by Parliament

29 March 2019 14:46

Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been voted down for a third time by MPs. Parliament rejected the Prime Minister’s withdrawal…

Dominic Raab backs the Withdrawal Agreement – and boosts his standing among Tory MPs

29 March 2019 13:05

With under two hours to go until MPs vote on Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement, Dominic Raab has signalled that he…

Full list: the Tory MPs who have switched to backing May’s deal

29 March 2019 12:38

Despite suffering two historic losses in the House of Commons, Theresa May will bring her Brexit deal back for a…

The big problem with the ‘Revoke Article 50’ petition

28 March 2019 17:46

Writing a piece on why the ‘Revoke Article 50’ petition is a waste of time, for an audience consisting of…

Nick Boles is a rare hero in a Parliament full of cowards

28 March 2019 9:35

Failure. A failure of politics, a failure of courage. MPs have failed over Brexit, time and time again. Worse, many…

David Lidington’s new nickname

28 March 2019 8:31

David Lidington found himself briefly trending on Twitter over the weekend after reports began to circulate that May’s de facto…

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Why John Bercow seems to delight in irritating Tory MPs

27 March 2019 23:30

Once again, the Commons has concluded its day with rather chaotic scenes involving Tory MPs having a scrap with John…

MPs reject every Brexit option – what next?

27 March 2019 22:14

When a cross party group of MPs managed to seize control of the Commons and win backing for a plan…

105 MPs vote against changing Brexit date in bad omen for May

27 March 2019 21:43

If Theresa May wants an indication of how well things are going for a third meaningful vote, she could do…

The DUP delivers a big blow to Theresa May’s Brexit deal hopes

27 March 2019 21:37

The DUP have just delivered a big blow to Number 10’s strategy for winning meaningful vote 3. They have announced…

European Research Group descends into hugging fiesta as members insist they won’t back May’s deal

27 March 2019 19:53

Despite a number of MPs announcing that they will back Theresa May’s Brexit now that she has said she will…

Boris backs May’s deal – who is next?

27 March 2019 19:28

Theresa May’s pledge to go before the second stage of the Brexit negotiation if her deal passes, is already reaping…

Theresa May: I’ll quit when Brexit is delivered

27 March 2019 17:35

Theresa May has said she will step down once Brexit has happened. Speaking to Tory MPs, the Prime Minister said…

Have we seen the last of the Maybot?

27 March 2019 17:23

An astonishing PMQs. Theresa May no longer looks like a sheeted ghost. She’s quit the sick-bay and acquired a veneer…

A second referendum is a big risk but it’s the only solution

27 March 2019 16:56

You would need a heart of stone not to laugh at the predicament in which Jacob Rees-Mogg and his fellow…

If May promises to go, will it be enough to win over Tory rebels?

27 March 2019 16:30

Theresa May goes to see the 1922 Committee of Tory MPs at 5pm this evening. Speculation is rife that she…

John Bercow makes life difficult for the government, again

27 March 2019 15:55

Are we looking at a case of déjà vu for Meaningful Vote 3 this week? It’s not just that Theresa May…

The ERG are Remain’s useful idiots

27 March 2019 15:17

Watching SW1 these days reminds me of that scene in Citizen Kane when Boss Jim Gettys confronts Orson Welles (Kane): Gettys: ‘You’re…

Don’t call Corbynistas ‘cultural Marxists’

27 March 2019 14:47

Suella Braverman, the Conservative MP for Fareham, said yesterday that the radical left is increasingly hostile to open debate and is…

Revealed: How Jeremy Corbyn is ‘training for power’

27 March 2019 12:58

Tories beware – Jeremy Corbyn is in ‘training for power’. But the Labour leader isn’t readying himself for Downing Street…