Politics

Will ‘chairman Boris’ revive cabinet government?

20 July 2019 9:00 am

It has become something of a tradition in British politics: an incoming prime minister promises to restore proper cabinet government.…

The most important decision that Boris has to make

13 July 2019 9:00 am

After being backed by a majority of Tory MPs, Boris Johnson now looks set to win over party members by…

Revealed: Tom Watson’s secret plan to oust Jeremy Corbyn

6 July 2019 9:00 am

The phrase ‘existential crisis’ is thrown around too easily. But it is hard to find a better description of the…

The biggest challenge for Boris isn’t this contest – it’s what comes next

29 June 2019 9:00 am

Every campaign has a wobble — and Boris Johnson is getting his in early. A mix of complacency (he felt confident…

When it comes to Trump, don’t count on the polls

22 June 2019 9:00 am

 New York The great ceremonial game of poll dancing is gearing up for its quadrennial orgy. Headlines across the fruited…

An early election is beginning to look inevitable for the next Tory leader

15 June 2019 9:00 am

There’s a joke going around the various warring tribes in the Tory leadership contest. They might not win this time,…

The race for the Tory leadership is as fractured as it is crowded

8 June 2019 9:00 am

The remarkable thing about the Tory leadership election is how long it has been coming. When Theresa May blew the…

The grave mistake that has killed Theresa May’s Brexit deal

25 May 2019 9:00 am

The European elections were a gift for Britain’s two new political parties, Change UK and the Brexit party. But only…

Can May and Corbyn find a Brexit compromise?

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Can Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn reach a satisfactory compromise on Brexit? The two leaders’ positions are not, in fact,…

The Brexit impasse proves we need political reform

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Any hopes that the parliamentary recess would help resolve the great Brexit impasse have been dashed. MPs have returned from…

Brexit failure will cost the Tories – whoever their leader is

20 April 2019 9:00 am

One of the oddities of this parliament has been that, despite everything, the government has remained ahead in the polls…

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A general election is now Brexit’s last best chance

13 April 2019 9:00 am

It’s been even more humiliating second time round. The United Kingdom has again been reduced to asking the European Union…

Can the Republican Party finally win over minority voters?

16 March 2019 9:00 am

 Washington, DC Republican strategists have long complained about how, every election, the Democrats mobilise minority groups against them. Now they’re…

Will Brexiteers miss their best chance at Brexit?

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Theresa May was only ever going to win approval for her Brexit deal by persuading MPs that it was the…

How to solve Europe’s Nato problem

23 February 2019 9:00 am

There are four major power blocs in the world — the United States, Russia, China and the EU. Of these,…

The Tories have one man to thank for keeping them float: Jeremy Corbyn

If Corbyn’s not in the lead now, he never will be

16 February 2019 9:00 am

Statistically, a Tory victory at the next election is unlikely. British voters tend not to grant a fourth term to…

The Tories have never been less prepared for a general election

9 February 2019 9:00 am

‘What would a Conservative manifesto say on Brexit?’ Many Tories consider this question a slam-dunk argument against an early election.…

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Could Kamala Harris be the Democrats’ dream antidote to Trump?

2 February 2019 9:00 am

 Washington, DC It’s no secret that President Donald Trump has women problems. His relationship with his wife seems strained. Feminists…

Brexit goes back to the backstop

26 January 2019 9:00 am

As the prime minister walks up the main staircase in No. 10, he or she must pass the portrait of…

It’s Salmond vs Sturgeon – and whoever wins, the SNP loses

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Amid the wreckage of a Brexit process that has disrupted every aspect of British political life, it is easy to…

Does May even have a Plan B?

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Cabinets these days are fractious affairs. Ministers take increasingly unsubtle digs at each other as they rehearse the same old…

Will 2019 be Jeremy Corbyn’s year?

5 January 2019 9:00 am

It’s hard to think of a time when an opposition leader has had such a promising start to the new…

Brexit is a fight for the very sovereignty of our nation

15 December 2018 9:00 am

Who should govern Britain? This has always been the most contentious question in British politics. Magna Carta, the Reformation, the…

What if the Brexit vote fails?

1 December 2018 9:00 am

We are heading into uncharted waters. The great hope of No. 10 and cabinet loyalists was that once Theresa May’s…

The maths probably won’t work for May, however hard she tries

17 November 2018 9:00 am

The bad news for Theresa May is that Brexit isn’t over. She might have agreed terms with the European Commission…