UK politics

Why the EU isn’t taking Boris’s Brexit threat seriously yet

29 July 2019 16:17

Boris Johnson’s Downing Street is being quite clear that if the EU wants to talk then it needs to be…

The curious reaction to a niqab-wearing homophobe

29 July 2019 12:05

Are we allowed to criticise the niqab yet? This question crossed my mind as I watched that viral clip of…

Labour is gearing up for the wrong fight against Boris Johnson

29 July 2019 11:02

Boris Johnson is sometimes compared to Winston Churchill, not least by the man himself. Unfortunately for Britain’s new Prime Minister,…

Can the Brexit party survive Brexit?

28 July 2019 8:00

You have to admit that Brexit party MEPs have a fun job. Imagine turning up to work to insult your…

Can the Gaukeward Squad overcome its inner turmoil?

27 July 2019 15:50

Usually after a big government reshuffle, the happiest-looking people are the ministers, whether they’ve survived the axe or are celebrating…

Inside Dominic Cummings’ first meeting with government aides

27 July 2019 13:42

When Boris Johnson was interviewed by The Spectator ahead of becoming Prime Minister, he said that on Brexit, his ‘determination…

The leadership result that has Labour worried

27 July 2019 10:45

As the Westminster rumour mill goes into overdrive over the likelihood of an early general election, talk has turned to…

Boris Johnson’s political strategy is the same as his Brexit strategy

27 July 2019 10:33

Boris Johnson is running an outside / in campaign, I say in The Sun this morning.. If he’s to get…

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s style guide

26 July 2019 18:07

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s frontbench debut made it clear he won’t be a typical member of the Cabinet. Fresh from making waves…

Leo Varadkar ramps up the rhetoric on Boris’s Brexit demands

26 July 2019 17:58

Since entering No. 10, Boris Johnson has made clear that any route to a Brexit deal must involve ditching the…

Boris Johnson has sent a troubling message to Scottish Tories

26 July 2019 16:56

The sacking of David Mundell as Scottish Secretary has left Ruth Davidson’s Tories reeling. The response is not tribal or…

The anti-Boris demo was a screech of middle-class rage

25 July 2019 13:28

Last night’s ‘F**k Boris’ demo in London really was an extraordinary spectacle. It felt almost historic. For what we had…

Coming soon: Boris Johnson’s tour of the union

25 July 2019 13:24

When Boris Johnson stood in the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre and gave his victory speech, he spoke of his…

The top five moments from Boris’s Commons debut as PM

25 July 2019 13:11

Theresa May’s clashes with Jeremy Corbyn were usually dull affairs. Now that Boris Johnson is Prime Minister, Mr S. is…

Seven of the most hysterical reactions to PM Boris Johnson

25 July 2019 12:22

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is already delighting his supporters, but not everyone is happy about Britain’s new leader. Boris’s first…

Who’s afraid of Jo Swinson? Corbynistas

25 July 2019 8:00

When I was fresh out of university, I applied for a job as a parliamentary aide to Jo Swinson. The…

Ministers of Sound: why this is the best Cabinet for years

24 July 2019 21:44

This really ought to be called the Ferrero Rocher cabinet: truly with these appointments the Prime Minister is spoiling us.…

Boris is a weak man posing as a tough guy

24 July 2019 21:11

Boris Johnson is taking over the Conservative party like a gangster taking over a crime syndicate. Don’t let ideological labels…

Dominic Grieve: Boris Johnson is a ‘charlatan’

24 July 2019 19:34

Boris Johnson has only been in Downing Street for a few hours but already Dominic Grieve is trying to stir…

Sajid Javid will give the Treasury a culture shock

24 July 2019 19:07

Sajid Javid as Chancellor is the latest of a string of encouraging appointments. He knows finance better than almost anyone…