UK politics

Why Boris Johnson’s Brexit offer is probably dead

7 October 2019 11:11

The word habitually used by EU negotiators to characterise Boris Johnson’s Brexit offer is “uncertainty”. They talk of “uncertainty” about how the…

Watch: Jennifer Arcuri refuses to deny Boris Johnson affair six times

7 October 2019 8:40

Jennifer Arcuri has just broken her silence on the nature of her relationship with Boris Johnson. When quizzed on whether…

Is a Brexit deal now off the table?

6 October 2019 21:59

Is a Brexit deal agreed before October 31st a realistic possibility? Technically talks between the UK and EU are ongoing…

Boris Johnson will have to win a majority to get the EU to engage with his Brexit plan

5 October 2019 10:37

The Brexit talks between the UK and the EU are making very little progress. Number 10 say that there is…

What Michael Gove really said at the German embassy

4 October 2019 17:51

In the magazine cover piece this week I describe how institutions as well as individuals are having a hard time…

Is Boris really going to ask for a Brexit extension?

4 October 2019 14:06

Boris Johnson will seek an extension to Article 50 if there is no Brexit deal by 19 October, documents read…

Rory Stewart stands down – but says he’s staying in politics ‘in another part of the country’

4 October 2019 9:39

Rory Stewart has announced that he will not be re-standing as an MP at the next election and that he…

Green MEP: Boris’s proposal is no good…but I haven’t read it

3 October 2019 10:54

Vice President of the European Parliament Heidi Hautala has made her mind up about Boris Johnson’s Brexit proposal: it’s no…

Why the Tories are talking tough on crime

3 October 2019 9:42

Although Brexit remains the top of the news agenda, the Conservatives believe they will need to talk about more than…

‘You get to the stage where you are afraid to go home.’ MP reveals her experience of domestic abuse

2 October 2019 16:46

In a first for Parliament, an MP has spoken openly and in detail about her experience of being abused emotionally…

Why did Boris Johnson bother giving his conference speech at all?

2 October 2019 14:12

What was the point of Boris Johnson’s speech? It didn’t contain any announcements for Tory activists to clutch as they…

Boris Johnson’s threat to MPs and the EU: ‘Back me or sack me’

2 October 2019 9:59

In setting the scene for Boris Johnson’s first and potentially historic speech as Prime Minister to Tory party conference, Downing…

Tony Abbott: My heart leapt when Boris Johnson became prime minister

2 October 2019 9:36

If Britain is to be a free country, the difficulties of leaving simply have to be faced. Now, I know…

Priti Patel turns her back on Theresa May’s legacy at the Home Office

1 October 2019 19:58

This afternoon’s law and order theme to Tory conference did take a bit of a knock when police were called…

Why is the EU obsessed with forcing regulatory alignment on Britain?

1 October 2019 11:19

I still don’t quite understand the position of some ardent Remain supporters. I do not understand why allowing the UK…

Why senior Conservatives are talking about a Brexit extension

1 October 2019 10:53

Will the UK have left the EU by October 31st? At the Conservative party conference, ministers, MPs and activists are…

Boris Johnson’s conference speech will be quickly overshadowed

1 October 2019 9:16

In a lengthy interview on the Today programme this morning, Boris Johnson denied that the UK’s plans for the Irish…

It’s now or never for Boris Johnson if he wants a Brexit breakthrough

30 September 2019 15:42

There is only one speech that matters this week, here in Manchester at Tory party conference. It will be Boris Johnson’s on…

When staged Tory conference panels go rogue

30 September 2019 14:29

The Tories have tried to jazz up their conference hall this year, after accusations that the whole thing was becoming…

It’s unfair for Britain to take Tooba Gondal and other Isis brides back

30 September 2019 12:05

I am sure that Tooba Gondal, the latest Isis bride to beg for a return to Britain, would, as she…