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A fallen idol

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Few world leaders have fallen from grace as quickly as Aung San Suu Kyi. The Nobel prize-winner, who also holds…

Red Tories

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn has never been very keen on parliamentary democracy. He may be changing his mind now. The British electoral…

Keeping faith

9 September 2017 9:00 am

For Church of England vicars who worry less about what they will preach on Sunday than whether there will be…

Call Barnier’s bluff

2 September 2017 9:00 am

There is a growing perception that Britain is floundering in its EU negotiations, with a professional team from Brussels running…

Hard lessons

26 August 2017 9:00 am

George Tomlinson, the post-war education secretary, declared that politicians should leave exams to the teachers because ‘the minister knows nowt…

America’s identity crisis

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Long before student activists started talking about pulling down statues of Cecil Rhodes, a cultural war was being waged in…

Corbyn’s fallen idols

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn finally broke his silence on Venezuela this week, but in the manner of a man who has his…

Crunch time

5 August 2017 9:00 am

For anyone considering a career in economic forecasting, the Bank of England’s inflation report for August 2007 ought to be…

Playing chicken

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Besides being important in themselves, the trade talks between Britain and the United States which began this week are symbolic…

Let May govern

22 July 2017 9:00 am

It used to be said that loyalty was the Conservatives’ secret weapon. While other parties might descend into internecine warfare,…

Hope in Mosul

15 July 2017 9:00 am

For the title of world’s most benighted city, Mosul takes some beating. Liberated from Saddam Hussein by US forces in…

The beginning is nigh

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Just a few weeks ago, the Conservatives triumphed in the local government elections and Theresa May was hailed as an…

Stronger together

1 July 2017 9:00 am

There is unlikely to be much of a legacy from Theresa May’s premiership, which could yet be truncated a short…

Opening gambit

24 June 2017 9:00 am

The unexpected outcome of the general election has led some to hope that a weakened government will be forced to…

The thin blue line

17 June 2017 9:00 am

The lessons to be learned from the Conservatives’ poor showing in the election could fill more pages than the national…

May needs her party

10 June 2017 9:00 am

As if we needed reminding, this past week has shown that the Islamist threat is a truly global problem. In…

May’s mistakes

3 June 2017 9:00 am

On the eve of the US presidential election, experts at Princeton university decided that Donald Trump had a 1 per…

Tackling terror

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Until last week, it was thought that the jihadi threat was subsiding and the security services were increasingly able to…

Trump on the edge

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Donald Trump has often wrong-footed the media. In last year’s election his campaign seemed to be always on the verge…

No left turn

13 May 2017 9:00 am

It would be easy to dismiss Jeremy Corbyn’s launch of the Labour party’s election campaign this week on the grounds…

The art of the deal

6 May 2017 9:00 am

If elections were decided on voter enthusiasm rather than on plain numbers, Marine Le Pen would win this weekend’s battle…

Uniting the kingdom

29 April 2017 9:00 am

When launching the Scottish National Party’s election campaign, Nicola Sturgeon said the word ‘Tory’ 20 times in 20 minutes. For…

May’s manifesto

22 April 2017 9:00 am

Never has the Conservative party entered a general election campaign feeling more confident about victory. Much of that confidence is…

Parting on good terms

14 April 2017 11:00 pm

Many EU officials would like to present the Brexit negotiations as a case of one nervous member, weak at the…

Regressive Conservatism

8 April 2017 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the Labour party is coming to resemble a drunk trying to get home on a bike.…