UK politics

Can Theresa May get the DUP back on board?

22 December 2018 10:47

Westminster might it be on its Christmas holidays, but the question that is still on everyone in government’s mind is…

Whatever happens with Brexit, it’ll be business as usual on the Irish border

22 December 2018 9:28

The Irish border question has grabbed political headlines this year, but spare a thought for those who live near it.…

Jeremy Corbyn is either deeply sinister – or a total idiot

22 December 2018 8:20

We’re closing 2018 by republishing our ten most-read articles of the year. Here’s No. 10: Rod Liddle on the leader…

The feeble response to the Gatwick drone will encourage others to cause havoc

21 December 2018 21:01

Gatwick Airport has been brought to its knees by a bunch of drones – not so much the flying variety…

How terror changed Europe’s Christmas markets

21 December 2018 10:30

The traditional Christmas market is one of the great sights in any European capital at this time of year. But…

Putin’s motives may be cynical but he’s still right about a second referendum

21 December 2018 10:02

It is coming to something when Vladimir Putin has a better understanding of democracy than many in Britain’s own political…

Why I think a no-deal Brexit is the best remaining option

21 December 2018 8:56

There are about a dozen Cabinet members now who think the best strategy is to go full speed in preparing…

Ivan Lewis resigns from Labour – what was his real motivation?

20 December 2018 17:50

As Parliament rises for the Christmas recess, Jeremy Corbyn ends the term one MP down. Ivan Lewis has this afternoon quit…

New York Times strikes again: what if Brexit were a restaurant?

20 December 2018 12:47

Here we go again. The New York Times has a habit these days of publishing pieces which take a rather…

Are ministers ignoring what a Brexit no deal would really mean?

20 December 2018 9:33

There is considerable straw-clutching in Whitehall and Westminster about the impact of a no-deal Brexit. For example, a respected and…

Is calling Theresa May a stupid person better than saying she’s a stupid woman?

19 December 2018 18:20

There’s something about the ‘stupid woman’ controversy I am not getting. So, it’s fine to call someone a stupid person,…

The EU’s no-deal preparations make it clear: they want to make Britain suffer

19 December 2018 15:57

When Boris Johnson was foreign secretary, he was admonished for accusing the EU of wanting to administer ‘punishment beatings’ to…

Theresa May kicks can down the road on key domestic reforms

19 December 2018 14:33

Parliament rises for Christmas recess tomorrow – unless the various grinches arguing it should carry on sitting so it can…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn appears to call Theresa May a stupid woman

19 December 2018 12:36

Jeremy Corbyn could be in hot water following the final PMQs of the year. The Labour leader was filmed muttering…

Can the government win back the DUP?

19 December 2018 12:27

Theresa May’s Christmas holidays will hold little in the way of festive cheer for the Prime Minister. In order to…

Pamela Anderson: I could handle Mr Barnier better than May

19 December 2018 12:14

Theresa May is desperately trying to convince both her European counterparts and her British colleagues that her Brexit plan is…

No.10 tussle with Home Office over immigration policy

19 December 2018 9:45

It’s the day of the government’s immigration white paper and what was supposed to be a Brexit deal vote winning…

Jeremy Hunt’s direct channel to Trump

19 December 2018 8:54

The past few months have been testing for the so-called special relationship. President Trump’s visit to the UK ended in…

The Cabinet steps-up planning for no deal

18 December 2018 15:40

A predictably lively Cabinet meeting today as ministers discussed no-deal planning. Jeremy Hunt said that EU attitudes were hardening because…

The People’s Vote campaign made a mistake, but it wasn’t deliberate

18 December 2018 11:43

A few months ago, the People’s Vote campaign was on the fringe of the national conversation. Today, we are seen…

Clive Lewis fails to get into the Christmas spirit

18 December 2018 9:53

Christmas – the time for peace on earth and goodwill to all men. It’s also the time of year for…

Corbyn tables a motion of no confidence in May – will it backfire?

17 December 2018 18:27

After an afternoon of will-they-won’t-they over Labour’s threat to table a motion of no confidence, Jeremy Corbyn has told the…

For all its faults, May’s Brexit deal might be the best option Leave MPs have

17 December 2018 17:18

Several cabinet ministers have publicly backed a series of indicative votes in the Commons on the various Brexit options. I understand…

Theresa May’s Brexit deal isn’t dead yet

17 December 2018 16:43

One might have expected today’s Commons statement to go rather badly for Theresa May. After all, she had gone to…

Watch: Leave MP kicked out of Sky News interview

17 December 2018 15:25

As we get closer to Brexit day in March and the campaigners for a second referendum begin to gain momentum,…