Eliot Wilson

Unionists are right to feel furious with Nigel Farage

12 June 2024 5:04 pm

Nigel Farage likes to see himself as a reliable pal, so it was very much in that spirit that Reform…

Sunak’s D-Day departure was extraordinarily disrespectful

7 June 2024 10:12 pm

Rishi Sunak’s decision to leave Thursday’s 80th anniversary commemoration of D-Day in Normandy was extraordinary, stupid and disrespectful. He accompanied…

Have the Tories done enough for veterans?

6 June 2024 6:11 pm

The Conservative party is returning to defence and security for another election pitch and has unveiled a series of measures…

Starmer’s ‘national security’ pitch looks insecure

3 June 2024 10:30 pm

Still haunted by the memory of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership, Keir Starmer has devoted today to reassuring the electorate that he…

Labour’s law and order plans are pure vibes

30 May 2024 9:48 pm

Most observers would agree that Yvette Cooper, the shadow home secretary, is a serious person. One newspaper profile last year spoke of…

Labour needs to be clearer on defence

28 May 2024 5:37 pm

It used to be axiomatic of British politics that the Conservative party held a reputational advantage when it came to…

The logic of national service

27 May 2024 4:00 pm

It would be hard to argue that the Conservatives have had a flawless start to the 2024 general election campaign.…

Can Rishi Sunak get Britain to like him again?

24 May 2024 4:00 pm

When Rishi Sunak stood in the rain in Downing Street to announce a general election on 4 July, he made…

Zelensky’s time as president is up, but he’s right to stay put

22 May 2024 3:53 pm

Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky’s five-year term is up, but he’s staying put. Unsurprisingly, some of Zelensky’s critics – and the…

Why can’t Starmer be honest about reforming the Lords?

15 May 2024 10:23 pm

Sometimes life comes at you fast. Barely 18 months ago, Sir Keir Starmer, beginning to scent general election victory in…

Sunak’s dire warning will fall on deaf ears

13 May 2024 9:30 pm

Even on the most optimistic reading, Rishi Sunak is drinking in the last-chance saloon. Today the Prime Minister is delivering…

Does David Lammy really expect Donald Trump to forgive and forget?

10 May 2024 9:24 pm

David Lammy has never been much of a diplomat. The veteran Labour MP is fond of lashing out at his…

Could Andy Street be a future Tory leader?

5 May 2024 10:15 pm

Andy Street was a political outsider when he was chosen as the Conservative party’s candidate for mayor of the new…

Labour had a lucky escape in the North East

4 May 2024 1:48 am

The election for the first North East of England mayor should have been a gift to the Labour party. Its…

Why did it take Rishi Sunak so long to up defence spending?

24 April 2024 1:25 am

Britain is putting its defence industry on a ‘war-footing’, the Prime Minister has said, as he vowed to boost spending…

Why are the English embarrassed about St George’s Day?

23 April 2024 4:00 pm

How should the English celebrate St George’s Day? England is a country with plenty to boast about, but doing so…

Is there any way back for the Met Police?

22 April 2024 4:15 pm

‘You are quite openly Jewish, this is a pro-Palestinian march, I’m not accusing you of anything but I’m worried about…

It’s no surprise the SNP’s climate change law has failed

18 April 2024 8:57 pm

When Nicola Sturgeon unveiled the SNP’s climate change pledge in 2019, the First Minister boasted that Scotland had the ‘most…

Can Starmer be trusted with Trident?

12 April 2024 11:02 pm

Three weeks after the Prime Minister visited Barrow-in-Furness to pose with models of submarines, the Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer…

Has Iran saved Israel’s relationship with the US?

12 April 2024 1:36 am

Only a few days ago, President Biden was framing remarks about Israel in tones which were astoundingly critical for an…

Is Whitehall ready for war?

8 April 2024 4:57 pm

James Heappey, who will soon step down as Conservative MP for Wells after nearly a decade, may have won more…

The recklessness of William Wragg

6 April 2024 2:43 am

Everyone makes mistakes, but they are seldom as monumental as William Wragg’s. The Tory MP has admitted handing over the…

Nato’s unhappy birthday

4 April 2024 5:00 pm

Nato marks its 75th birthday today, but the alliance is in no mood for celebration. At its foundation, and for…

Can Britain afford Trident?

25 March 2024 11:18 pm

The prime minister is in Cumbria today, visiting Barrow-in-Furness to announce a ‘national endeavour’ to support the defence and civil…

Nike should leave the St George’s Cross alone

22 March 2024 10:56 pm

England’s football kit has changed dramatically over the years but one feature typically remains unchanged: the cross of St George.…