UK politics

Boris Johnson wins the Tory leadership race

23 July 2019 12:05

Boris Johnson will be Britain’s new prime minister after winning the Tory leadership race. Boris picked up 92,153 votes, or…

Roger Scruton gets his job back

23 July 2019 10:22

Roger Scruton has been reappointed as head of a government housing body after he was sacked in April following a magazine interview…

Could Boris charm the EU in Brexit negotiations?

23 July 2019 10:12

The penny has finally dropped here in Berlin. After the Brexit party’s success in the European elections – and several…

Jo Swinson sets her sights on Boris in Lib Dem victory speech

22 July 2019 17:39

Jo Swinson has been elected as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats. Succeeding Sir Vince Cable in the role,…

Alan Duncan’s resignation just adds to the chaos in the Foreign Office

22 July 2019 13:00

Sir Alan Duncan’s resignation will only leave a hole in the Foreign Office for a couple of days before the…

Tory MP Charlie Elphicke charged with sexual assault

22 July 2019 12:16

Tory MP Charlie Elphicke has been charged with sexually assaulting two women. Elphicke, who represents Dover, will appear at Westminster…

Boris Johnson will soon be the most popular leader in the world

22 July 2019 9:53

Only one person in Britain now believes that Boris might deprive us of a Jeremy Hunt premiership. That person is…

How much bother will the Gaukeward squad cause Boris Johnson?

22 July 2019 7:42

How much bother will the Gaukeward squad cause Boris Johnson? Barring one of the biggest political upsets of the past…

How Tom Watson reinvented himself to become the new challenger to Corbyn

20 July 2019 16:47

Tom Watson has had more reinventions than Kylie Minogue has had mid-performance outfit changes. His performances over the years have…

The Lib Dems could soon become important power brokers: here’s what they want

20 July 2019 12:22

An old joke among political journalists is that you know a writer has run out of topics when they start…

Which Brexit strategy will Boris Johnson go for?

20 July 2019 10:32

Before he even gets in to Number 10, Boris Johnson must make one of the most important calls of his…

We’re heading for an autumn election

19 July 2019 13:59

Interviewing Boris Johnson is like staring long and hard into an expressionist painting: there are pyrotechnics, the shape of commitments…

Seven of the best moments from This Week

18 July 2019 19:00

It’s the end of an era tonight as This Week goes out for the very last time. The BBC’s late-night…

Is Leo Varadkar climbing down over Brexit?

18 July 2019 14:42

Leo Varadkar certainly talks tough when it comes to Brexit, but is the Irish PM preparing to back down? Mr S.…

Is the OBR right about a no-deal Brexit recession?

18 July 2019 12:39

Sajid Javid. Liz Truss. Dominic Raab, or perhaps even his old City Hall colleague Kit Malthouse. There are plenty of…

The only way to solve Labour’s anti-Semitism problem

17 July 2019 14:43

‘The Labour Party welcomes everyone* irrespective of race, creed, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (except, it seems, Jews)’. So…

We are all paying the price for May’s desperate bid to define her legacy

17 July 2019 11:07

Theresa May’s final weeks in Downing Street have been much like the rest of her tenure: ungracious, uninspiring and unprincipled. May’s latest…

Sadiq Khan is wrong about austerity and knife crime

16 July 2019 17:10

There is something really ugly in Sadiq Khan’s description of stabbings in London as the ‘human cost of austerity’. What’s…

Jeremy Hunt’s ‘entreprenur’ blunder

16 July 2019 15:02

Did you know that Jeremy Hunt is an entrepreneur? If you’ve heard any of the Tory leadership contender’s speeches or been…

Is ‘because of Brexit’ the new ‘despite Brexit’?

16 July 2019 14:55

Unemployment is at record lows. Wages are rising at the fastest rate in a decade. The gender gap is evaporating,…