Boris should take back control from the House of Lords

7 February 2020 2:57 am

I imagine that in recommending Philip Hammond and Ken Clarke for peerages, Boris Johnson sees himself in engaging in a…


Trump should build to last

7 February 2020 1:19 am

Will the government finally stop giving the concrete finger to popular taste by erecting ugly, expensive and unsustainable buildings with…

The coronavirus outbreak shows WHO is afraid of China

6 February 2020 11:30 pm

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has sometimes been too slow to properly react to major outbreaks of illnesses or diseases.…

Putin is resurrecting Russia’s Cold War pact with Cuba

6 February 2020 10:50 pm

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov kicked off his tour of Latin America this week with a visit to Cuba. The…

A night with Bernie Sanders’s brother

6 February 2020 9:34 pm

Larry Sanders, Bernie’s literal bro, moved to England in the late 1960s and settled in picture postcard Oxford. I was…

Of course president Trump was acquitted

6 February 2020 5:59 pm

The impeachment of President Trump was unfounded in law and in fact and was never anything but a smear-job organised…


Who saw that coming? Trump acquitted

6 February 2020 9:35 am

It was all going so well for Donald Trump. Then came Mitt Romney. The Utah Republican stole the show. In…

The motivation behind the government’s plans for the BBC

6 February 2020 6:21 am

Since Boris Johnson returned to No. 10 with a majority of 80, there’s been a growing sense that the Prime…


Iowa offers more questions than answers

6 February 2020 3:46 am

The results from Iowa are still trickling in, but however much confusion there is in Des Moines, the choices that…

After Iowa, Donald Trump looks invincible

6 February 2020 1:54 am

Any future history of the decline and fall of the American Republic ought to include a page or two on…

Quassem Soleimani’s terror lives on for Israelis

5 February 2020 10:54 pm

Quassem Soleimani is dead but in Israel fear of his warped legacy lives on. The Iranian general was key to…

Trump’s State of the Union was a perfect chance to gloat at Democrats

5 February 2020 7:37 pm

President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address began with a snub to Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she extended her hand across…

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Five priceless moments from Trump’s State of the Union address

5 February 2020 4:19 pm

As Democrats watch their single accomplishment, impeaching the president, go up in flames before their eyes and the nation remains…

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Trump’s 2020 State of the Union address was nothing less than magnificent

5 February 2020 3:36 pm

One of the many things that F. Scott Fitzgerald said that sound good but aren’t true is this: ‘There are…


Pelosi ‘might as well rip up any plans for attracting independent voters’, says Trump campaign

5 February 2020 2:59 pm

Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh condemned Nancy Pelosi for ripping up a copy of President Trump’s State of the Union…

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No one saw Pete Buttigieg coming except himself

5 February 2020 9:45 am

Small wonder that Joe Biden skedaddled out of Iowa as fast as he could to New Hampshire. It looks like…


NeverTrump 2020 died in Iowa

5 February 2020 8:08 am

In a night that saw a nightmare ending (or beginning) for the Democratic party in Iowa, one thing became resoundingly…

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Iowa Democrats couldn’t have picked a worse time to mess up

5 February 2020 5:10 am

What happened — or didn’t happen — in Iowa last night is unbelievably bad. It is an international embarrassment, one…


Void the Iowa caucus results

5 February 2020 4:57 am

Perhaps the most annoying response to last night’s Iowa debacle are the haughty scolds from journalists and pundits chastising anyone…

Boris’s eco plans will end in tears

5 February 2020 2:37 am

At least no one will be able to accuse it of not caring about the environment. The government has just…

The Iowa shambles is a delight for Trump

4 February 2020 7:35 pm

Voters in Iowa lined up in high-school gymnasiums across the state last night to prepare for a long few hours…

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Why the Iowa voting fiasco matters

4 February 2020 7:35 pm

The Monday night caucuses were the biggest moment in four years for Iowa Democratic Party. They screwed it up beyond…

The Democrats’ Iowa shambles is a delight for Donald Trump

4 February 2020 6:13 pm

Voters in Iowa lined up in high-school gymnasiums across the state last night to prepare for a long few hours…


Punch-drunk Biden gets a beating in the gym

4 February 2020 5:52 pm

Joe Biden once promised to take Donald Trump behind the gym and beat him up. Early results in the Democratic…

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Chaos wins the Iowa caucus

4 February 2020 5:05 pm

Six months ago, you would have predicted a Joe Biden win in the Iowa caucuses. Four months ago, Pete Buttigieg…