UK politics

Why a customs union is looking less likely

19 January 2019 10:40

Immediately after the government’s crushing defeat on Tuesday night, a slew of Cabinet Ministers thought that it was inevitable that…

What’s the real reason Greg Clark doesn’t like Brexit?

18 January 2019 15:15

To those who’ve known Greg Clark for any length of time, the transformation of the mild-mannered business secretary into the…

The cheer on Question Time that will terrify Corbyn’s Labour

18 January 2019 12:35

How brilliant was that cheer on Question Time last night? Isabel Oakeshott said Theresa May should just walk away from the…

Is this finally Boris Johnson’s moment?

18 January 2019 12:23

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more. That was the message of Boris Johnson’s speech this morning at a…

Corbyn gives his verdict on a second Brexit referendum

18 January 2019 11:03

Jeremy Corbyn is under mounting pressure to back a second referendum. Labour MPs have grouped together to try and persuade…

Will the DUP pave the way for a softer Brexit?

18 January 2019 9:29

On Monday, Theresa May must return to the House of Commons and lay out her Brexit Plan B following the…

The Norway v People’s Vote fight

18 January 2019 0:24

One of the bitterest divides in British politics right now is between advocates of a second referendum and those who…

Brexiteers are destroying their own dream

17 January 2019 19:14

Are some Brexiteers addicted to disappointment and frustration? Do they so crave the righteous indignation that flows from being thwarted…

How long can Corbyn hold out against a second referendum?

17 January 2019 13:21

Jeremy Corbyn is no enthusiast for a second referendum. He wants to, as his speech today suggested, hold further motions…

The vote on May’s deal was less important than you might think

17 January 2019 12:50

Now that the Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement has been decisively rejected by Parliament, the challenge, as Theresa May said last…

Watch: Labour supporters heckle the media

17 January 2019 12:25

You would think that after being Labour leader for three years, some of the shine would have worn off Jeremy…

Why did Theresa May bother giving a statement in Downing Street tonight?

16 January 2019 22:51

Theresa May has just given a statement in Downing Street in which she apparently said absolutely nothing. The Prime Minister…

Watch: ‘Shame on you’: Labour MPs shout down Michael Gove

16 January 2019 19:10

Michael Gove ended the no confidence debate in the Commons by denouncing Jeremy Corbyn. But perhaps unsurprisingly his criticism of…

The impossible choice Theresa May now faces to get her Brexit deal through

16 January 2019 17:51

What can we expect from the prime minister’s decision to speak with senior parliamentarians to gauge the kind of Brexit…

Jeremy Corbyn’s incompetence remains a reassuring certainty

16 January 2019 17:20

It looked exciting on paper. A massive defeat for the government. Their flagship policy not just sunk but blown to…

Corbyn gives May an easy ride at Prime Minister’s Questions

16 January 2019 13:30

Jeremy Corbyn decided to re-release his greatest hits at Prime Minister’s Questions today, starting with Brexit but then moving on…

Who can spare us from this Brexit disaster?

16 January 2019 12:54

God help us all, because no-one else can or will in these present circumstances. If you wished to apportion some…

How the world’s papers reacted to May’s Brexit vote defeat

16 January 2019 12:06

Theresa May appears as a dodo on the front page of today’s Sun. Unfortunately for the beleaguered Prime Minister, the…

How tonight’s no confidence vote could help Theresa May

16 January 2019 11:04

Another day, another big vote in the Commons. But as with yesterday, there is a sense in Westminster that tonight’s…

Watch: Richard Burgon turns nasty

16 January 2019 10:39

When he first came to power, Jeremy Corbyn promised a ‘kinder’ politics and told Labour supporters to ‘treat people with…

Watch: Matt Hancock’s disastrous attempt to defend Theresa May

15 January 2019 21:24

Theresa May made history tonight by notching up the largest defeat for a sitting government in British political history. But…

May’s disastrous defeat makes a Brexit delay inevitable

15 January 2019 20:28

There is no coming back for the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal from the scale of a defeat by 432 to…

The full list of 118 Tory MPs who voted against May’s Brexit deal

15 January 2019 20:05

Theresa May’s Brexit deal with the European Union has been defeated in the House of Commons by 202 votes to…

Theresa May’s Brexit deal rejected by MPs by 432 to 202 votes

15 January 2019 19:42

Theresa May’s Brexit deal has been decisively rejected by MPs who voted 432 to 202 against the Prime Minister’s withdrawal…

Has Theresa May just revealed her Brexit plan B?

15 January 2019 19:17

Theresa May has just finished a speech in which she made clear – without using those words – that the…