UK politics

The odds are still stacked against Theresa May’s Brexit deal

7 March 2019 17:10

Government loyalists are grim-faced today. There is no sign of a breakthrough in Brussels and Theresa May’s deal appears to…

The equality watchdog’s probe leaves Labour with a painful choice

7 March 2019 17:03

Today’s confirmation that the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is to consider a formal investigation of the Labour party…

David Davis tries to widen his appeal

7 March 2019 15:41

With Theresa May’s departure expected later this year, a host of ambitious males are keen to parade their wares. Frontrunner…

If May’s Brexit deal passes, then her troubles really begin

7 March 2019 11:16

Brexit is breaking British politics. Both the traditional powers have been shipwrecked by this storm and show no signs of…

It’s time for Mark Carney to come clean about Brexit

6 March 2019 12:30

What wonderful powers that Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, possesses. At a stroke, he has just succeeded…

Why Brexiteers aren’t backing down

6 March 2019 11:59

Geoffrey Cox is in Brussels attempting to achieve a breakthrough on the backstop. So far, the Attorney General’s efforts have…

How Steve Bannon tried – and failed – to crack Europe

6 March 2019 10:51

When Steve Bannon was ousted from the White House as president Donald Trump’s chief strategist, the populist provocateur and former…

No dealers must dream on: A conversation with Ivan Rogers

5 March 2019 18:06

Sir Ivan Rogers was in conversation at the Institute for Government. This is an edited transcript of his thoughts on…

Labour’s anti-Semitism crisis can never be solved under Corbyn

5 March 2019 16:55

If racism is to succeed in corrupting institutions and countries it needs authorisation from the elite. The popular caricature of…

A brief history of Chris Grayling’s failings

5 March 2019 12:10

Chris Grayling is back in the news – and once again it is for all the wrong reasons. The transport…

New York Times goes easy on ‘Failing Grayling’

4 March 2019 19:38

Chris Grayling has managed to take the government’s ‘Global Britain’ agenda up a gear this week with an appearance in…

Theresa May’s bung shows she still doesn’t understand Brexit

4 March 2019 13:24

When will politicians learn they can’t just buy off voters? You think they would have twigged this during the EU…

Are Brexiteer MPs really softening their opposition to May’s deal?

3 March 2019 23:01

Are Brexiteer MPs about to row in behind May’s deal? This is the question that has dominated the weekend’s papers…

10 days to save Brexit

2 March 2019 10:38

MPs have 10 days to pass Theresa May’s Brexit deal or calamity strikes, I say in The Sun this morning.…

‘Brexit shows democracy doesn’t work’: An interview with Titania McGrath

2 March 2019 8:20

Titania McGrath, 24, is a radical intersectionalist vegan activist, feminist slam poet and the author of Woke: a Guide to…

The myth of the ‘millennial’ Corbyn project

1 March 2019 13:02

The myth at the heart of the ‘Corbyn project’ is that it is a grassroots movement of enthusiastic young people.…

What does Putin really make of Britain’s Brexit mess?

1 March 2019 9:13

When it comes to Brexit, Britain’s friends, neighbours, trade partners and even antagonists are generally united in one thing: wondering…

George Eustice resigns – will more Leave-voting ministers follow?

28 February 2019 18:06

When the week began, there was speculation that a group of ministers would resign over Theresa May’s Brexit stance. The…

Theresa May can dare to dream that her Brexit deal might pass

28 February 2019 11:18

Can the Prime Minister dare to dream that her Brexit deal will pass – perhaps as soon as next week?…

A pincer movement is closing around Jeremy Corbyn

28 February 2019 8:29

Chaos theory’s assertion that tiny changes can have dramatic effects is being vindicated with a vengeance in Westminster. If not…

The Independent Group is already changing politics for the better

27 February 2019 22:08

Most people at Westminster are betting against the Tiggers. Most people, if forced to guess, would predict that the Independent…

Government score an own goal on citizens’ rights resignation

27 February 2019 20:10

This evening the government accepted an amendment to ensure the EU citizens’ rights package in the Withdrawal Agreement still stands…

Has the Independent Group ‘revolution’ fallen flat already?

27 February 2019 17:24

Ten days since the start of the Great February Revolution (as historians are unlikely to call it) and the breakaway…

Watch: Kate Hoey’s damning verdict on the Independent Group

27 February 2019 12:50

Labour’s shift towards a second referendum has not gone down well with the party’s MP for Vauxhall. So will Kate…

Watch: Sajid Javid gets into a muddle over Brexit

27 February 2019 11:53

Brexit is confusing for the best of us, but Mr S. would hope that the Home Secretary would at least…