Politics

Can anyone unite the Tory tribes?

16 September 2017 9:00 am

One of the reasons that coalition governments are so unusual in Britain is that both main parties are coalitions themselves.…

May’s exit strategy

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Nearly all Tory MPs now agree Theresa May should stay on as Prime Minister. She must get the party through…

From ‘America first’ to ‘pragmatic realism’

26 August 2017 9:00 am

So much for Donald J. Trump, ‘America first’ isolationist. Gone is the man who, as a civilian, repeatedly endorsed a…

The phoney Tory leadership war

19 August 2017 9:00 am

When a new MP is offered a job as a parliamentary private secretary for a cabinet member, it’s often a…

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Parliament’s new tribe

5 August 2017 9:00 am

Politics is such a fickle game that it’s perfectly acceptable to believe six impossible things before breakfast without ever having…

Parliament’s new tribe

3 August 2017 1:00 pm

Politics is such a fickle game that it’s perfectly acceptable to believe six impossible things before breakfast without ever having…

Parliament’s new tribe

3 August 2017 1:00 pm

Politics is such a fickle game that it’s perfectly acceptable to believe six impossible things before breakfast without ever having…

Parliament’s new tribe

3 August 2017 1:00 pm

Politics is such a fickle game that it’s perfectly acceptable to believe six impossible things before breakfast without ever having…

Parliament’s new tribe

3 August 2017 1:00 pm

Politics is such a fickle game that it’s perfectly acceptable to believe six impossible things before breakfast without ever having…

Parliament’s new tribe

3 August 2017 1:00 pm

Politics is such a fickle game that it’s perfectly acceptable to believe six impossible things before breakfast without ever having…

The dark clouds threatening Brexit

29 July 2017 9:00 am

It’s summertime and the living is easy… unless you’re a civil servant working on Brexit. Whitehall has recognised that the…

The Tories need a ‘what’ as much as a ‘who’

22 July 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May has made it to the summer. In the aftermath of the election, Downing Street’s immediate aim was to…

Corbyn can be beaten – here’s how

8 July 2017 9:00 am

The Tory party is suffering from an intellectual crisis of confidence. Before 8 June, its collective view was that Jeremy…

Why May must stay

1 July 2017 9:00 am

Sometimes crises end simply because all of the participants are exhausted. Essentially, this is what has happened with the post-election…

Labour’s happy surprise

17 June 2017 9:00 am

‘Science,’ wrote Jules Verne, ‘is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because…

Why hasn’t the Remain dog barked in this election?

10 June 2017 9:00 am

The hopes of those who want Britain to stay in the EU have been dashed by this election. There has…

Why hasn’t the Remain dog barked in this election?

8 June 2017 1:00 pm

The hopes of those who want Britain to stay in the EU have been dashed by this election. There has…

Will Theresa May ever resist a backlash?

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Elections matter. They are fundamental to our way of life. So, while it is appropriate that the campaigns stopped on…

Twelve months of May

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Normally, the first anniversary of a prime minister taking office is the occasion for a lot of opinion polls and…

Never mind the election – Corbynism isn’t going away

6 May 2017 9:00 am

General elections are meant to produce a government and an opposition — ideally, a decent version of both. It is…

Why Tories are talking up Labour

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Considering that their party is expected to win by a landslide, the Tory spin doctors sound unusually panicked. They are…

If Trump’s listening to his generals, that’s great news for Britain

14 April 2017 11:00 pm

‘Great Britain has lost an Empire and not yet found a role’. Fifty-five years on, Dean Acheson’s remark has not…

A way for both sides to claim Brexit victory

23 March 2017 3:00 pm

Theresa May doesn’t do drama. She regards order as both a political and personal virtue. And this goes a long…

A Budget to keep Brexit off the rocks

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Chancellors often enjoy a Budget for the chance it gives them to show off. They enjoy wrong-footing their opponents with…

A Budget to keep Brexit off the rocks

9 March 2017 3:00 pm

Chancellors often enjoy a Budget for the chance it gives them to show off. They enjoy wrong-footing their opponents with…