UK politics

The SNP walk out was about attention, not accountability

13 June 2018 17:41

The SNP thinks Westminster is an anachronism but boy does it love those anachronisms. The Nationalists’ London leader Ian Blackford…

Does the tantrum-prone SNP not realise how privileged Scotland is?

13 June 2018 16:32

Jeremy Corbyn had one of his best PMQs ever. Then it all went wrong. His witty use of Boris’s recent…

What did Theresa May promise the Tory rebels?

13 June 2018 16:16

The confusion about what precisely the government promised those Tory MPs attracted to the Grieve amendment hasn’t yet been cleared…

The poor wee SNP

13 June 2018 16:04

Of course it was a “stunt” – the Westminster village’s preferred term for any piece of nonsense that disrupts the…

Kezia Dugdale comes to the SNP’s defence

13 June 2018 14:46

When Kezia Dugdale stepped down as the leader of Scottish Labour, there were rumours that she was planning to defect…

Watch: John Bercow’s ‘women problem’

13 June 2018 13:26

Although the Serjeant-at-Arms Kamal El-Hajji has dismissed bullying allegations against John Bercow as a ‘witch hunt’, the Speaker’s problems are not going…

Why Brexit will never end

13 June 2018 7:52

I hate to take issue with a fellow Spectator writer, but Robert Peston’s revelation that a “no deal” Brexit is…

Which set of Tory MPs will be furious with Theresa May come Monday?

12 June 2018 21:44

The main takeaway from the confusion surrounding today’s meaningful vote amendment is that no-one knows what it means. Although the…

After today’s vote, there is now no chance of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

12 June 2018 19:42

So MPs have (narrowly) rejected the Lords’ amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill, which would (if passed) have given parliament the…

Government avoids defeat on ‘meaningful vote’ – but is this a win?

12 June 2018 18:46

Given this morning’s ministerial resignation, all looked set fair for an afternoon of high drama in the Commons over the…

Phillip Lee explains why he resigned over Brexit

12 June 2018 16:15

Phillip Lee struck a sorrowful tone when he spoke in the Commons this afternoon, explaining why he had felt it…

Watch: Arron Banks walks out of select committee

12 June 2018 14:23

What is it about Brexit campaigners and select committees? First Vote Leave’s Dom Cummings declined an invitation to appear before…

In defence of ‘no deal’

12 June 2018 11:36

Imagine the industrial levels of brass neck it must require for EU-supporting MPs to present themselves as defenders of parliamentary…

Philip Lee’s resignation shatters Tory Brexit truce

12 June 2018 10:40

Although Theresa May managed to unite her MPs briefly on Monday night and put off a customs union confrontation on…

How long before Tory backbenchers turn off Theresa May’s life support machine?

11 June 2018 16:38

Tomorrow marks a year since Theresa May sat her dejected parliamentary party down and promised that ‘I got us into…

Labour Live will cost the party more than money

11 June 2018 10:47

The farce that is Labour Live rumbles on. With the Jezfest set to take place this weekend, the organisers are…

Grant Shapps: Theresa May could win the next election

11 June 2018 9:44

What a difference eight months makes. Back in October, Grant Shapps launched a failed coup against Theresa May after a disastrous…

Tory MPs reluctantly unite behind Theresa May

11 June 2018 0:05

Unity is the buzzword in the Conservative party this week. With a series of crunch votes due on Tuesday and…

Tory Remain rebel goes in for the kill

10 June 2018 21:17

Oh dear. It seems that not everyone has taken Theresa May’s appeal for party unity to heart. Although Amber Rudd…

Caption contest: Trump vs G6

10 June 2018 19:17

Happily for Theresa May, the main news from the G7 conference wasn’t that President Trump failed to mention her in…

Sunday shows round-up: Nicola Sturgeon, Keir Starmer, Ken Clarke, Dominic Raab

10 June 2018 18:00

Keir Starmer – Tory Remainers should vote with us The week ahead promises a showdown in the House of Commons…

David Davis warns Tories are at risk of 1997-style defeat if Britain is under the backstop in 2022

9 June 2018 11:10

David Davis has, I write in The Sun this morning, warned the Brexit inner Cabinet that if Britain is under…

Brexit, the view from Love Island

9 June 2018 9:19

Theresa May’s cabinet is divided and her MPs increasingly worried over the government’s Brexit plans – or lack thereof. Yet…

Barnier’s reality check adds to May’s Brexit woes

8 June 2018 14:30

Could Brexit talks soon be heading for the ‘meltdown’ that Boris Johnson predicted? Michel Barnier’s press conference just now hardly…

Boris Johnson must learn there is more to life than Brexit

8 June 2018 13:07

I know we’re not supposed to be shocked or even surprised by anything Boris Johnson says any more – “Boris…