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Brexit means Boris

24 May 2019 9:45 pm

A few months before he died in 2007, the famous journalist Bill Deedes asked if I would come to see…

Brexit and the great liberal crack-up

24 May 2019 4:29 am

Brexit may yet kill the Conservative party but it is exacting a cruel psychological torture on liberalism. Liberals are supposed…

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The hounding of Hope Hicks and the desperation of the Democrats

24 May 2019 2:05 am

Oscar Wilde once observed that only very superficial people don’t judge things by their appearances. Like many of Wilde’s quips,…

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Trump told me I got a ‘bad rap’

23 May 2019 9:14 pm

I owe my return to these pages to the pardon I have received from the President of the United States.…

What will happen if Theresa May tries to cling on?

23 May 2019 7:49 pm

On Friday, Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 committee, will go and see Theresa May. It is expected that…

Nigel Farage is not ‘far right’

23 May 2019 1:48 am

It is now fashionable to describe Nigel Farage as an ‘extremist’, ‘far right’ or ‘fascist’ politician. Last month, Dame Margaret…

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Donald Trump’s one-front trade war

22 May 2019 5:15 pm

At 12:01 a.m. on Monday, President Donald Trump went a long way toward defusing a potential war – not with…

Can Brexiteers trust Boris Johnson to deliver a ‘real’ Brexit?

21 May 2019 11:54 pm

The current Westminster consensus that Boris Johnson is the next Tory leader and prime minister raises all sorts of thoughts.…

The case against Boris Johnson

21 May 2019 9:06 pm

In the old days, if the Tory party was in trouble, old hands who had seen it all before would…

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The inevitability of Joe Biden

21 May 2019 6:42 pm

‘Biden is their nominee until further notice,’ a source close to the White House told me recently. The candidacy of…

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The whataboutery of the Alabama abortion ban

18 May 2019 2:19 am

Alabama’s near-total abortion ban, signed into law on Wednesday by governor Kay Ivey, is a real moment of hope. The principle on…

Behind the scenes at a Brexit Party rally: why Labour and the Tories should be terrified

18 May 2019 1:27 am

In a small town in the Black Country last night, a political rally took place which should have the two main…

Theresa May’s successor should be careful what they wish for

17 May 2019 4:34 am

Let’s assume this really is the start of the last act of Theresa May’s premiership. Let’s assume too that her…

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Racist incidents are down since Trump’s election. Yes, really

17 May 2019 3:08 am

The election of Donald Trump has, of course, unleashed the latent racist which lurks within millions of Americans. We know…

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What’s the truth about Cambridge Analytica?

16 May 2019 8:06 pm

If you have heard of Alexander Nix, you probably think he’s a villain. He is the former head of Cambridge…

The twisted truth about Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party

14 May 2019 10:17 pm

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party pretends to stand for the traditional values of old England: Parliamentary sovereignty, patriotism and decency. However little…

Brexit is a symptom of Europe’s problems

13 May 2019 7:55 pm

Three decades after the fall of the Berlin wall, Europe is once again at a crossroads. In 1989 and the years…

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Why did Democrats invite a hate preacher into Congress?

11 May 2019 5:47 am

The Republicans are the party of racists and religious bigots, and the Democrats are the party of anti-racists and religious…

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Why Joe won’t blow it

11 May 2019 4:54 am

A common fallacy circulating among the pundit class is that every presidential election cycle will be as ‘disruptive’ as 2016…

How do the Project Fear prophets explain the good news about Britain’s economy?

10 May 2019 11:15 pm

Of course, we shouldn’t read too much into a set of good economic figures when they are so obviously down…

Theresa May could be gone by the first week of June

9 May 2019 5:30 pm

The 1922 executive committee thinks it has finally laid a surefire trap for Theresa May – by securing a promise from…

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What’s the matter with Bernie?

9 May 2019 6:11 am

Who’s the biggest loser? Joe Biden’s third try for the White House might look as doomed as Hillary Clinton’s run…

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When populism fails

9 May 2019 5:04 am

It is scarcely an exaggeration to say that Donald J. Trump ran his insurgency presidential campaign against the coordinated opposition…

A crowdfunded prosecution of Boris Johnson is nothing to celebrate

7 May 2019 11:22 pm

I have often wondered what would happen if politicians were bound by the same rules as advertisers, or if manifestos…

When will Theresa May be removed by her party?

7 May 2019 10:48 pm

I understand Sir Graham Brady – chairman of the 1922 committee and therefore representative of all Tory MPs – expects…