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Boris Johnson’s frosty reception in Luxembourg

17 September 2019 2:00 am

Is Boris Johnson approaching a Brexit breakthrough? That’s the question being asked among Conservative MPs after there appeared to be…

The BBC’s latest attack on Netflix is galling

16 September 2019 11:32 pm

Lord Hall of Birkenhead is feeling pretty bullish about the quality of the organisation he leads. “We’re not Netflix, we’re…

Lib Dems are the real Brexit extremists

16 September 2019 10:04 pm

The Lib Dems are now the most extremist party in the UK. They might not look like extremists, being made…

Is Jeremy Corbyn preparing to purge moderate Labour MPs?

16 September 2019 9:03 pm

Ahead of the looming general election, moderate Labour MPs are understandably upset by an instruction they say the party has given to…

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A fresh assassination of Brett Kavanaugh’s character

16 September 2019 5:11 am

I guess that The New York Times didn’t get the memo. Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as Associate Justice of the Supreme…

We are facing the biggest test of British democracy since 1939

15 September 2019 11:47 pm

It is almost 11 years to the minute since we reached the eye of the banking-crisis storm. And even though…

Britain’s political system is broken. America’s isn’t

15 September 2019 5:15 pm

American liberals perceive it as a jarring inconsistency: my opposition to Trump and support for Brexit. Especially outside the UK,…

Why the UK hasn’t presented any specific, backstop proposal to the EU

14 September 2019 7:37 pm

The EU side regularly points out that the UK government hasn’t presented any detailed proposals on what it wants to…

Corbyn is the only unthinkable outcome in this political crisis

14 September 2019 3:48 pm

For something that has yet to and may never happen, Brexit has reordered the fundamentals of British politics in just…

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The Cheneys have always put war first and America last

14 September 2019 4:44 am

Donald Trump has called the Iraq war the ‘worst single mistake’ in US history. Most Americans, including our military, agree…

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Marianne Williamson is Trump’s perfect female counterpart

13 September 2019 5:06 pm

If the Democratic presidential debates reflected the sort of person who votes for the party, Marianne Williamson and Tulsi Gabbard…

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In Houston, Biden got his teeth into Sanders

13 September 2019 4:33 pm

To the extent Joe Biden is capable of actually formulating coherent sentences – a questionable proposition – he delivered an…

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What if Elizabeth Warren blows it in Houston?

13 September 2019 4:28 am

Get your skates on! The Democrats on Ice roadshow rolls into Houston this evening, and the media are poised for…

Yellowhammer is yet another example of Project Fear

12 September 2019 10:57 pm

The Government’s yellowhammer report on planning assumptions for Brexit will go down in history as a key document in the…

Can you imagine a lobbyist against women’s rights being made a peer?

12 September 2019 8:59 pm

This is a thought-experiment. Imagine the following scenario: A Conservative Prime Minister is dishing out peerages. Among the people given…

Why is Nigel Farage being so emollient to the Tories?

12 September 2019 8:19 pm

In verbal ding dongs Nigel Farage usually gives as good as he gets. But he has been oddly restrained in…

The French city zones where police rarely escape unscathed

12 September 2019 7:11 pm

In December 2015, Donald Trump claimed parts of the French capital were no-go zones for the police. ‘Paris is no…

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John Bolton and the nationalist moment

12 September 2019 3:40 am

John Bolton has left the White House and those of us who desire some modicum of peace in this world…

Why the Supreme Court should reverse the Scottish Court’s prorogation ruling

12 September 2019 3:31 am

The Court of Session has ruled today that the Prime Minister’s advice to the Queen to prorogue Parliament, and the…

Why Tom Watson is battling to change Labour’s Brexit policy

12 September 2019 12:32 am

Why has Tom Watson given a speech about what his party leadership should do on Brexit? The party’s deputy leader…

The legal war of attrition against Brexit

11 September 2019 10:58 pm

Another week, another step along the road to Britain’s transformation into a kritarchy – rule by judges. Last week, the…

Blow for Boris as parliament may return early

11 September 2019 9:48 pm

The Court of Session’s verdict that prorogation is unlawful is a major headache for Boris Johnson. It makes the Supreme…

Labour will not endorse Remain in a general election

11 September 2019 7:52 am

Very important breaking news. Which is that trade unions, in their TULO meeting with Jeremy Corbyn, have tonight endorsed the…

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John Bolton is Trump’s latest distraction

11 September 2019 3:08 am

Donald Trump is declaring that he has fired John Bolton as national security adviser. Bolton is saying he offered to…

The three numbers that measure Britain’s constitutional crisis

11 September 2019 12:22 am

Here in a few numbers is the measure of the catastrophic mess we are in; caused by failing to resolve…