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Twitter spreads riot porn — but censors a President vowing to restore law and order

29 May 2020 8:44 pm

If you have been following the Minneapolis riots on Twitter or Facebook, you may have come across an edgy new…

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Boycotting China is not that easy

20 May 2020 10:36 am

China’s various human rights abuses, their treatment of women, their savagery toward religious people and their chokehold on Taiwan and…

Coronavirus will be a test of trust

21 March 2020 9:00 am

We are in a make-or-break moment for trust, not just in this government but in the British state itself. The…

The best news for Bernie is that his rivals are so weak

29 February 2020 9:00 am

‘Bernie beats Trump! Bernie beats Trump!’ That’s what Bernie Sanders’s fans keep chanting, and they have the polls to prove…

The Brexit reshuffle: Every great office of state is now held by a Leaver

21 February 2020 10:00 pm

One of the Tories’ tactical successes has been to push Brexit down the news agenda. But even if it no…

Boris wants a 2024 election – and wants to start his building boom now

15 February 2020 9:00 am

‘The clock is ticking.’ It is surely only a matter of time before Michel Barnier returns to his notorious catchphrase…

Terror is the toughest issue facing the Tories

7 February 2020 10:00 pm

A prisoner is released early and just days later attacks people. It then emerges that he was known to still…

What will the Tories fight about now?

1 February 2020 9:00 am

Now that Britain is out of the European Union, it will be very hard to go back in. In the…

Labour must change if it is to win

24 January 2020 10:00 pm

In the past 40 years, only two leaders of the opposition have gone on to become prime minister: Tony Blair…

Why the cabinet reshuffle might not be so radical after all

18 January 2020 9:00 am

Prime ministers are never more powerful than just before a cabinet reshuffle. Ministers fall over themselves to be helpful, hoping…

The Labour candidates the Tories are worried about

11 January 2020 9:00 am

When a Labour politician or aide stops to chat in the corridors of parliament these days, they only have one…

Indyref2 could be the biggest headache of Boris’s premiership

21 December 2019 9:00 am

Nicola Sturgeon is the only opposition leader who survived the general election. She has emerged far stronger. The Tories had…

The battle for the soul of the Labour party

14 December 2019 9:00 am

In the days before the election, senior Labour people were already discussing how to replace Jeremy Corbyn should the party…

The Tories are right to be nervous

7 December 2019 9:00 am

Despite their consistent poll lead, the Tories are anxious. There is only a week to go and in many seats…

Nicola Sturgeon’s threat of Indyref2 could save the Scottish Tories

30 November 2019 9:00 am

In the village of Waterfoot on the outskirts of Glasgow, a lady in her thirties is explaining to her local…

Boris’s fate will be decided by Lib Dem voters

9 November 2019 9:00 am

The Tories’ great fear in this campaign is that they can get their vote out, squeeze the Brexit party right…

The Brexit deal gives Northern Ireland an extraordinary opportunity

26 October 2019 9:00 am

Ulster says No. So went the Unionist slogan against the Anglo-Irish Agreement which paved the way to ending the Troubles…

A Brexit deal will completely change the electoral landscape

19 October 2019 9:00 am

Expect the unexpected has been the rule in British politics these last few years. But even so, few would have…

Will Leave voters forgive a Brexit delay?

5 October 2019 9:00 am

‘It is definitely less than 50 per cent,’ says one Downing Street source when asked about the chances of a…

The Tory party depends on winning over Leave-voting Labour seats

28 September 2019 9:00 am

A Prime Minister held in No. 10 against his will. The very notion seems absurd, but this is essentially what is…

Why there’s still a chance of a deal

21 September 2019 9:00 am

One of the reasons why Boris Johnson is Prime Minister is that he is an optimist. After the negativity of…

Will turning the Tories into the pro-Leave party pay off for Boris?

14 September 2019 9:00 am

An election might still be months away, but the parties have already made their big strategic choices. The Tories and…

Might there be a Brexit deal after all?

31 August 2019 9:00 am

Parliament has not yet returned from its summer break but we are already in a bitter constitutional battle, with the…

It’s time to talk about what no deal really means

24 August 2019 9:00 am

The main reason Conservative MPs prefer Boris Johnson’s government to Theresa May’s is because of its clarity of message. The…

How No. 10 is taking back control

17 August 2019 9:00 am

Every Friday at 6 p.m. government aides are summoned to No. 10 Downing Street for a meeting with Dominic Cummings,…