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Is the Chancellor’s cancelled speech another sign an early election is looming?

28 August 2019 1:11 am

Sajid Javid has this afternoon cancelled a speech he was due to give tomorrow, and brought forward the one-year spending…

Europe’s politicians should be terrified of a no-deal Brexit

27 August 2019 8:03 pm

Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to use ‘all tactics available’ to block a no-deal Brexit. The Labour leader is meeting MPs…

For better or worse, Boris Johnson is different

26 August 2019 3:21 am

I’ve learned only one thing at the G7 summit of big rich countries here in Biarritz: Boris Johnson absolutely loves…

David Koch’s ‘dark money’ was misunderstood

25 August 2019 12:37 am

Here’s a shocker: people are more complicated than the caricatures disseminated by their enemies suggest.  Witness the stupefyingly rich David…

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Trump’s yin and yang game with China

24 August 2019 8:12 pm

It should be obvious by now — but somehow isn’t. Whenever @realDonldTrump says something wild, you can bet the real…

Can France keep Germany in check after Brexit?

24 August 2019 7:46 pm

‘France has a German policy, she has no other’, remarked the seasoned observer of international affairs and future editor of…

What would George Orwell make of Brexit?

24 August 2019 5:30 pm

In the London Review of Books this month, James Meek wrote a long article about Jacob Rees-Mogg and his ‘curious duality’ in…

Boris’s nightmare is that the EU accepts his Brexit offer

24 August 2019 3:30 pm

As was to be expected, the EU’s reaction to Boris Johnson’s offer of revisiting the Withdrawal Agreement if the backstop…

Stop thinking Merkel will save us, Dominic Cummings warns

24 August 2019 3:59 am

Is Boris Johnson more likely to get a Brexit deal after his meetings with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron? The…

Forget Greenland, Donald Trump should buy Scotland

24 August 2019 2:24 am

Donald Trump’s attempted purchase of Greenland may have fallen through but if he’s still in the market, there’s some prime…

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Elizabeth Warren is the darling of the Democratic consultant class

24 August 2019 2:00 am

If you blinked, you probably missed it: a rather interesting 2020 presidential poll came out this week. Not one of…

How will Hoseasons enforce its ban on ‘homophobes’?

23 August 2019 11:47 pm

Gillette has learned the hard way that if you annoy your customer base, your business will suffer. Ever since it…

Never Trumpers are back. Here’s why they will fail again

22 August 2019 7:58 pm

From the moment Donald Trump stepped onto the escalator in Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for president of the…

Boris Johnson and Angela Merkel’s optimistic press conference

22 August 2019 3:17 am

When Theresa May held press conferences with European leaders over Brexit, they were often a painful affair – with her…

France says no deal now the most likely Brexit outcome. But why now?

22 August 2019 2:15 am

Why would French government officials brief that they think it most likely Britain will leave the European Union without a…

Boris Johnson’s Brexit opponents are playing into his hands

22 August 2019 1:08 am

There is arguably the most important conflict raging in the Tory party since Churchill replaced Chamberlain as PM in 1940.…

Will Italy’s warring politicians succeed in shutting Salvini out of power?

21 August 2019 6:24 am

What now looks like a distinct possibility in Italy after today’s resignation of Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte is a…

A no-deal Brexit isn’t worth the risk

21 August 2019 12:39 am

The heightened rhetoric of the past few days, from talk of collaborators, saboteurs and government of national unity, prompt me…

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Donald Trump goes Fox hunting

20 August 2019 10:55 pm

Has Donald Trump outfoxed himself? In the past few days Trump has been lashing out at the network for publishing…

Emmanuel Macron could be Boris Johnson’s Brexit saviour

20 August 2019 8:38 pm

One thing on which Remainers and Brexiteers can agree is that Brexit delayed is Brexit denied. The government continues to…

Social media is making it harder to hear legitimate criticism

20 August 2019 2:16 am

When was the last time you were in a Twitter mob? We know these maelstroms of anger so well now,…

Why was a finals student disqualified for criticising halal meat?

20 August 2019 12:12 am

We have to talk about the schoolgirl who was disqualified from a GCSE exam on the grounds that she had…

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Joe Biden won’t win

19 August 2019 7:06 pm

Joe Biden has led Democratic polls since day one, holding the kind of consistent lead within his party that Donald…

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The Mooch, Bill Kristol and the NeverTrump quest for relevance

19 August 2019 8:57 am

If The Onion didn’t exist, it would be necessary to invent it. The self-described ‘omnipotent’ purveyor of current-events satire may…

The magic and mystery of English cricket

18 August 2019 7:42 am

Nothing in cricket is quite as visceral, even quite as primeval, as the confrontation between a batsmen of the highest…