UK politics

Read: Daily Mail editor’s resignation letter

6 June 2018 20:06

Paul Dacre has just announced that he is to step down as editor of the Daily Mail in November, having…

Are the late nights flogging Labour Live tickets getting to Corbyn?

6 June 2018 17:01

Odd sights at PMQs today. Theresa May wore a dark blue outfit covered in an outbreak of Pollock-esque dots, as…

Watch: Labour’s Brexit strategy gets picked apart

6 June 2018 13:47

Boris Johnson’s critics happily queued up to take a pop at the Foreign Secretary when he said his position on…

Justin Welby’s EU delusion

6 June 2018 12:48

Listening to the Archbishop of Canterbury praise the EU as ‘the greatest dream realised for human beings’ for more than…

Why the Brexit backstop is causing trouble

6 June 2018 12:09

The government’s proposal for a UK-wide backstop will not contain an end date. This, as the Times’ Sam Coates points out,…

A Very English Coup d’Etat

6 June 2018 7:41

They say that the devil is in the detail – and that is certainly the case with the government’s Brexit…

Richard Madeley was wrong to ‘terminate’ Gavin Williamson

5 June 2018 17:35

Richard Madeley pulled the plug on his interview with Gavin Williamson, the Defence Secretary, last week because Mr Williamson kept…

The battle for Heathrow was over long ago

5 June 2018 17:07

Whatever happened to the political squall that was Heathrow’s third runway? For several years it looked as if the issue…

Labour’s ‘JezFest’ giveaway backfires

5 June 2018 11:32

Poor old Jeremy Corbyn. You couldn’t blame the Labour leader for harbouring hopes that the upcoming Labour Live event would…

Theresa May’s Brexit bill gamble

5 June 2018 8:45

Theresa May is arguably the most cautious and methodical politician of this generation or perhaps any generation. So it more…

Can the EU withdrawal bill survive its return to the Commons?

4 June 2018 16:20

Put June 12th in your diary, for that’s when the EU withdrawal bill will return to the House of Commons.…

Sadiq Khan’s Brexit stance isn’t ‘brave’

4 June 2018 15:23

It’s always good to remind Sadiq Khan that Brexit is more popular in London than he is. Khan loves to…

Philip Hammond’s unlikely ally in his war against Gavin Williamson

4 June 2018 14:04

It’s fair to say that there is no love lost between Philip Hammond and Gavin Williamson. The chancellor and defence…

Could a messy Brexit elevate Jeremy Hunt to the top?

4 June 2018 10:05

Jeremy Hunt is now Britain’s longest-serving health secretary. Having held the post since September 2012, he has been in office…

Will Sajid Javid force Theresa May’s hand on immigration?

3 June 2018 16:57

Sajid Javid is losing no time establishing his personal authority as Home Secretary and making the case for change. I…

Sunday shows round-up: Sajid Javid vows to take a ‘fresh look’ at immigration

3 June 2018 15:51

Sajid Javid – I’m ‘taking a fresh look’ at the UK’s immigration policies Andrew Marr was joined this morning by…

The Brexit myth that must be busted

3 June 2018 9:00

A neat but delusional mythology appears to be gaining currency (see, for example, Lloyd Evans’s interview with Bernard-Henri Lévy) that…

In praise of Pret

2 June 2018 12:00

I shop at WH Smith with gritted teeth but I positively salivate when I spot a Pret A Manger. Some…

Sajid Javid can combat the extremists’ narrative

2 June 2018 10:32

The government will launch its new counter-terrorism strategy next week, I write in The Sun today. It’ll also introduce a…

How to fix the BBC’s Brexit bias

2 June 2018 9:00

Starbucks will close all its outlets for four working hours to train its staff out of ‘unconscious bias’, a decision…

Why is Ucas pigeonholing students into ethnic groups?

31 May 2018 15:45

David Lammy is upset again, as he is every week. This time it is thanks to data released by Ucas,…

Why is Corbyn cosying up to Northern Ireland’s unionists?

31 May 2018 14:56

How serious are Jeremy Corbyn and the Corbynites about winning power? Deadly serious, if the remarkable tactical flexibility he displayed…

Richard Madeley: Why I cut off Gavin Williamson

30 May 2018 17:58

Gavin Williamson is the unfortunate victim of the Parliamentary recess. With little in the way of political news, the Defence…

Is Ruth Davidson really the stuff of Tory dreams?

30 May 2018 13:10

“The greatest politician in the world”, a friend quipped recently, “is the Westminster projection of Ruth Davidson”. I do not…

Shami Chakrabarti can’t have it both ways on Northern Ireland

30 May 2018 11:41

Never one to shy away from a platitude, the shadow attorney general, Shami Chakrabarti, has declared that the PM must…