UK politics

The ECJ Brexit ruling hands power back to Britain

10 December 2018 10:47

The “People’s Vote” is celebrating the judgement by the European Court of Justice that Britain could unilaterally revoke Article 50…

The ECJ wants to take back control of Brexit

10 December 2018 9:20

Given that the ECJ often takes years to give an opinion, the speed of its Brexit judgement is unprecedented. Now…

The Mail may suffer yet for its Brexit volte-face

9 December 2018 12:47

I may have spoken too soon when I predicted that the Daily Mail might not suffer from its Brexit volte-face.…

The full list: MPs voting for and against May’s Brexit deal

8 December 2018 18:00

It’s the question that’s on everyone’s lips this week in Westminster: now that the Brexit negotiations have been finalised by…

The ‘People’s Vote’ campaign’s latest struggle with the truth

8 December 2018 13:27

Given how Remainers have lost no opportunity to accuse the official Leave campaign of telling porkies about how much money…

Will the government find a way to avoid Tuesday’s vote?

8 December 2018 10:47

Key Cabinet Ministers are urging Theresa May to avoid a vote on her Brexit deal on Tuesday night. I report…

Women with Balls podcast: the Liz Truss edition

8 December 2018 9:00

When Liz Truss took to the stage at the Spectator’s Parliamentarian of the Year awards, she used her speech to…

Could Dominic Grieve’s Brexit amendment launch a new party?

8 December 2018 9:00

Inside the Dominic Grieve amendment carried on Tuesday is the embryo of a new political party. Any parliamentary majority for…

Watch: Jenni Russell schools Alastair Campbell on Remainer arrogance

8 December 2018 8:46

When it comes to columnists who lean towards Remain, few are more vocal in their criticism of Brexit than Times…

Why politicians should fear Project Fear

7 December 2018 18:31

‘Project Fear’ didn’t work out in the 2016 Brexit referendum, with voters turning against the ‘experts’ maligned by Michael Gove…

Did Vote Leave’s overspending win the referendum for Brexit?

7 December 2018 16:28

An Oxford professor’s claim that it was “very likely” that  overspending by Vote Leave swung the referendum for Brexit has…

Could Labour drop its plan for a no confidence vote?

7 December 2018 15:14

The working assumption in Westminster at the moment is that Theresa May will lose Tuesday’s meaningful vote on her Brexit…

The problem with a ‘People’s Vote’

7 December 2018 13:37

Surprise! The Economist has come out in favour of a new referendum on Brexit, joining Sadiq Khan, Tony Blair and possibly…

Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit position reveals his greatest secret: he’s a Blairite

7 December 2018 13:07

Anyone observing or participating in the continuing collective trauma of Britain’s Brexit debate should pay more attention to Jeremy Corbyn…

Why the Norway model wouldn’t work for Britain

7 December 2018 12:22

In the corridors of Westminster and the salons of some remainers, there is a lot of excited chatter about the…

Stephen Lloyd’s baffling decision to resign the Lib Dem whip

6 December 2018 17:40

Brexit has left the three main parties that stand in England in an existential mess, split not just over the…

Blair makes his pitch for a second referendum: Remain – or hard Brexit

6 December 2018 17:05

Tony Blair has spent his lunch attempting to charm the Parliamentary Press Gallery. The former prime minister used his appearance…

If Brexit is abandoned, will it ever be worth voting again?

6 December 2018 17:03

Earlier this year I was approached at a party by a prominent and slightly oiled ‘Remainer’. Amid other pleasantries she…

What does a leaked recording reveal about Boris’s Brexit stance?

6 December 2018 12:51

I’ve been sent a recording of a presentation made on Tuesday by the great champion of Brexit, Boris Johnson, over…

Theresa May’s meetings with her MPs are making things worse

6 December 2018 12:22

Theresa May is continuing her efforts today to persuade Tory MPs to back her Brexit deal. It is clear that…

The lessons politicians don’t want to learn from Glasgow’s knife crime strategy

6 December 2018 11:31

London’s knife-crime epidemic is back in the news. Tomorrow the Damilola Taylor Trust is holding a lecture at which the…

The betrayal of the Brexit bunch

5 December 2018 17:30

It is now standard on the right to say that the establishment is sabotaging Brexit. I could pick one of…

PMQs: A lesson in calling the Prime Minister a liar

5 December 2018 16:17

Huge ructions at PMQs. Ian Blackford, of the SNP, said Mrs May had been ‘misleading the house inadvertently or otherwise’…

Top ten horrors from the Brexit ‘legal advice’

5 December 2018 16:00

Despite numerous attempts by the government to keep it hidden, the Attorney General’s legal advice has finally been published. The…

Women are abused in the name of ‘trans rights’. But do MPs care?

5 December 2018 14:26

There are some things that pretty much everyone in politics and public life agrees on. Ask any politician about any…