UK politics

The Tories’ support for the war in Afghanistan owes nothing to neo-conservatism

24 October 2009 14:00

In his column in the Mail, Peter Oborne writes that Cameron’s stance on Afghanistan represents the same mistake made by…

One in five would consider voting for the BNP

24 October 2009 10:58

Here are the stand-out findings from today’s YouGov poll, conducted after this week’s Question Time, for the Telegraph: “The survey…

Worse than the Major era?

23 October 2009 17:59

Here’s one for Coffee Housers: is this government sleazier than John Major’s?  Asked that question on the BBC News channel’s Straight…

There is no need to go out this Saturday

23 October 2009 15:46

The Thick of It returns tomorrow night and by all accounts its as cynical, savage, sweary and uniformly contemptuous as…

Liberalism is good, beautiful and true

23 October 2009 14:14

Most of the media responses to Griffin have been a bit complacent. He was exposed as a dodgy idiot, the…

Griffin to complain about “lynch mob” Question Time

23 October 2009 13:14

Nick Griffin has just made the following statement: “It was not a genuine Question Time, it was a lynch mob……

If anti-Semitism is the problem, then the Tories shouldn’t sit with the EPP either

23 October 2009 11:36

No one has done more to make the Tories’ new European allies an issue than Jonathan Freedland. He has written…

So where does this leave Brown?

23 October 2009 10:35

Most people expected this morning’s official GDP statistics to show that the economy has come out of recession.  But they…

Euro Foreign Minister Miliband?

23 October 2009 9:06

The Lisbon Treaty decrees that Europe must have a Foreign Minister. It is not clear exactly what the Secretary of…

Tin pot Griffin fluffs his lines

23 October 2009 1:49

Mobs of howling protestors outside the BBC. Police cordons being smashed by anti-fascists. News clips of upended students being dragged…

The laughter will have hurt Griffin

22 October 2009 23:32

There’s only one question that counts now that Question Time has been shown: did it do Nick Griffin and the…

EXCLUSIVE: What was said in Question Time

22 October 2009 22:06

First question on the Second World War. Is it fair BNP hijacked Churchill? Straw says in the war Britain defeated…

Word from inside Question Time: Griffin "humiliated"

22 October 2009 21:56

The first results from Question Time are landing. An audience member has just told me that Griffin  was “humiliated by…

Griffin has achieved exactly what he hoped to

22 October 2009 17:59

As far as the BNP is concerned, Nick Griffin has already won this Question Time debate. It’s not about whether…

Has the tide turned against ‘President’ Blair?

22 October 2009 17:34

Increasingly, it looks as though Tony Blair must make do with what he’s got. Last Saturday, the Independent reported that…

The genius of Michael Heath

22 October 2009 16:30

Michael Heath’s Flash Gordon cartoon in the latest issue of the magazine is so good that we figured we’d share…

Tightening immigration should constitute part of compassionate Conservatism

22 October 2009 12:50

The mainstream parties’ collective silence on immigration has, undoubtedly, contributed to the BNP’s growing popularity. Nicholas Soames and Frank Field…

The trailer for Nick Griffin’s Question Time performance

22 October 2009 11:40

Is Nick Griffin’s interview with the Times a sneak preview of what we can expect from him on Question Time…

The case for cutting middle class benefits

22 October 2009 9:07

Great work by my former colleagues at the think tank Reform today. In their latest report, they’ve figured out that…

Should MPs be able to employ their relatives?

21 October 2009 18:26

The 1922 committee of Tory MPs is meeting now and the word is that there will be a concerted push…

Postal strike to go ahead

21 October 2009 17:36

The Communication Workers Union has just confirmed that there will be a national postal strike tomorrow and on Friday, effective…

They did it their way

21 October 2009 17:09

One argument against Sir Thomas Legg’s repayment requests is that many are founded on inaccurate information. Norman Baker was charged…

Nothing doing

21 October 2009 15:01

A poor showing by Dave today. All he managed was a spot of outmoded Labour-bashing and a biscuit joke that…

Brown’s lose-lose position will prevent our broken politics from being fixed

21 October 2009 13:30

An intriguing item in today’s Telegraph, which suggests Brown is planning to offer MPs a pay-rise to stem backbench anger…

Brown’s Northern Ireland settlement is to be commended

21 October 2009 13:08

Gordon Brown has just told the House of Commons that he is offering Stormont a financial settlement to increase funds…