UK politics

11 times John Bercow did care about Parliamentary precedent

10 January 2019 10:41

John Bercow ditched Parliamentary precedent when he allowed a vote to take place on Dominic Grieve’s Brexit amendment yesterday. His decision…

The forgotten voters who might win the next election for Corbyn

9 January 2019 18:12

Before Brexit: The Uncivil War is allowed to drift off into the ether, there is an important point which needs…

The two problems with Dominic Grieve’s Brexit amendment

9 January 2019 16:20

Another day, another defeat for the government—this time on Dominic Grieve’s amendment, which requires Theresa May to set out within…

Can Martin Selmayr’s denials be trusted?

9 January 2019 13:03

Martin Selmayr, the so-called ‘monster’ of Brussels, has reacted angrily to claims that he set out to punish Britain over…

Has Theresa May got a Brexit plan B?

8 January 2019 18:04

Here is what I have learned about this morning’s cabinet meeting: 1) The Prime Minister is still refusing to rule…

What ‘Brexit: The Uncivil War’ got wrong

8 January 2019 15:31

Brexit: The Uncivil War offered a wacky portrayal of the Vote Leave operation. I was intrigued to find myself portrayed…

What Corbyn’s far left has in common with Trump and the Brexit right

8 January 2019 13:24

Even though Jeremy Corbyn and the men and women who support him are often shabby and occasionally reactionary figures, the…

Has Will Straw finally found the recipe for political success?

8 January 2019 10:57

Will Straw hasn’t had much joy when it comes to politics. In 2015, Straw tried – and failed – to…

Brexit: The Uncivil War didn’t reveal the truth about Vote Leave

8 January 2019 6:30

Brexit: The Uncivil War makes a big claim right at the start: to show us what really happened in the EU…

Brexit: The Uncivil War – fact or fiction?

7 January 2019 23:00

After months of controversy, James Graham’s new Brexit drama finally aired tonight, portraying the bitterly fought campaign to win the…

It’s time to think the unthinkable on Brexit

7 January 2019 18:02

Make no mistake, Britain is on the brink. This week Parliament will re-start the debate on the Prime Minister’s Brexit…

Theresa May’s Brexit deal still looks doomed

7 January 2019 16:34

Taking the temperature in Westminster today, it appears that Theresa May doesn’t have much more of a chance of winning…

The three scenes from Ch4’s Brexit film that show why Remain lost

7 January 2019 16:30

As soon as Channel 4 announced Benedict Cumberbatch had been cast as Dominic Cummings in its Brexit film, a hatchet…

Do these 83 MPs understand how no-deal Brexit works?

7 January 2019 15:55

This morning a group of more than 200 MPs from several parties made waves by penning a letter to the…

Benedict Cumberbatch on playing my husband, Dominic Cummings

7 January 2019 14:00

Imagine looking at a photo of a stranger and feeling in response, quite naturally, the sort of happy affection you…

The NHS 10-year plan is a metaphor for Theresa May’s government

7 January 2019 11:10

Today’s NHS 10-year plan is the health service’s response to the £20.5 billion funding boost announced by ministers last year.…

‘Brexit: The Uncivil War’ will please both Leavers and Remainers

7 January 2019 11:02

It starts with a balding weirdo locked in a cupboard ranting about mythological abstractions. This is Dominic Cummings, the key…

New Year, same old May

6 January 2019 11:34

Theresa May doesn’t yet have anything concrete to offer MPs who have concerns about her Brexit deal. On Marr this…

Theresa May will soon face the decision of her life over Brexit

5 January 2019 13:08

The Prime Minister does have a strategy to prevent what she sees as the chaos of a no-deal Brexit. The…

Will Brexit really hit house prices?

5 January 2019 7:00

On any other day of the week the Guardian is – with some justification – complaining about a housing crisis,…

Jeremy Corbyn condemns the people of Milton Keynes

4 January 2019 14:52

Jeremy Corbyn has a message for the people of Milton Keynes: I condemn you. The Labour leader delivered his criticism…

What Tory members think about Theresa May’s Brexit deal

4 January 2019 7:00

On 14 January Theresa May will resume the uphill task of getting her Brexit agreement with the European Union through…

Why Jeremy Corbyn won’t back a second referendum yet

3 January 2019 16:43

Jeremy Corbyn has come under pressure this week to back a second referendum after a YouGov poll found that seven…

Railway nationalisation could be Jeremy Corbyn’s route to power 

3 January 2019 11:49

Few things can kill the Christmas spirit as effectively as news about rail fare rises. This was demonstrated again this…

Five reasons Brexiteers should learn to love the backstop

2 January 2019 18:04

Westminster conversation about Brexit often suffers a time lag. MPs frequently speak with surprise about things that actually happened months…