John Connolly

Jo Swinson to Laura Pidcock: the seven biggest scalps from election night

13 December 2019 5:15 pm

It’s been a remarkable election night. The Tories have won a big majority in the House of Commons and stormed…

10 bellwether seats to watch on election night

12 December 2019 5:49 am

It’s easy to imagine prime ministers on election night, either nervously grinning or groaning in despair when the results for…

‘Boris bounce’ puts Farage in the shade

28 July 2019 8:48 pm

Boris Johnson has two big advantages: the ability to drive his opponents quite mad, and strikingly low expectations. Pick up…

The weird and wacky world of Goop

27 April 2019 9:00 am

The other day, as I walked with my partner through Notting Hill, we came across a shop which deserves to…

The first Booths — the north’s answer to Waitrose

In praise of Booths, the north’s answer to Waitrose

19 January 2019 9:00 am

If you mention the word ‘Booths’ anywhere south of Knutsford, you will usually be met with a blank expression, followed…