Gus Carter

MPs question Johnson's plan for Global Britain

17 March 2021 6:59 am

Boris Johnson still has a journalist’s ear for snappy phrases — levelling up, an oven-ready Brexit, Global Britain. The PM…

Inside the Tory party's China split

20 February 2021 8:00 pm

Back in 2005, Boris Johnson wrote that among geopolitical gloomsters, China was becoming the ‘fashionable new dread’. They were obsessed…

China hawks suffer a setback

9 February 2021 10:22 pm

The House of Commons was due to vote on the so-called ‘genocide amendment’ to the Trade Bill later today. The proposal…

The haunting stories of Britain’s ‘bog bodies’

31 October 2020 9:00 am

Some believe that All Hallows’ Eve is adopted from a much older Celtic holiday, Samhain, that marked the change from…

Boris brings in new restrictions

22 September 2020 10:24 pm

Boris Johnson has announced sweeping new Covid restrictions, imposing a curfew on pubs and restaurants and telling office workers to…

What Ed Davey's election means for the Lib Dems

27 August 2020 10:20 pm

For many Lib Dems, this leadership election felt like an existential choice. The party is now on its fourth leader…

Ones to watch: The most promising new MPs of 2019

18 December 2019 11:11 pm

Last week’s election saw 140 new MPs joining the House of Commons, along with 15 former parliamentarians who have managed…

Has Boris Johnson changed his campaign strategy?

6 December 2019 11:32 pm

Stump speeches and battle bus stop-offs are a staple of political campaigning. And while much of the battle for votes now…

The unparalleled entertainment – and heartbreaking reality – of watching a court hearing

7 September 2019 9:00 am

‘Barristers’ speeches vanish quicker than Chinese dinners, and even the greatest victory in court rarely survives longer than the next…