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Could Boris Johnson command the confidence of the Commons?

25 June 2019 2:44 am

Could Boris Johnson command the confidence of the Commons? That’s the question being asked in Westminster this week as various…

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The Bernie Sanders paradox

25 June 2019 1:52 am

Anton Gunn was holding court at the South Carolina Democratic Convention this weekend, eager to regale journalists with tales of…

Boris Johnson’s other woman

25 June 2019 1:44 am

There are few stranger relationships in Westminster than the close alliance of Boris Johnson and the campaigner, author, and self-described…

The confusing modern rules of telling a ‘joke’

24 June 2019 11:40 pm

The pace of outrage is such these days that before anybody has thought through any one outrage we are all…

Why Tory members don’t care about the Carrie Symonds row

24 June 2019 8:24 pm

This is what a senior member of the cabinet told me this morning about whether Boris Johnson’s prospects of becoming…

Jeremy Hunt capitalises on Boris Johnson’s troubles

24 June 2019 4:57 pm

When Jeremy Hunt was announced as the candidate who would join Boris Johnson in the final two for the Tory…

Dear Mary: what do you do if you spill red wine on a sofa?

24 June 2019 12:49 am

No matter how much you loved Boris you would find it maddening if he spilled red wine on your sofa. …

Holyrood’s trans rights pause is a good thing

23 June 2019 8:39 am

A revolution stopped in its tracks is an uncanny sight. After impatiently pursuing reforms to the Gender Recognition Act (GRA),…

There’s no denying the Boris tape was politically motivated

22 June 2019 9:37 pm

A neighbour records a domestic row through the wall of their flat, takes the recording to a newspaper which then…

Boris has to get out of Camberwell

22 June 2019 8:17 pm

Well! Just when it looked like the only political question anyone would be talking about is the start of the…

History will wonder how we trusted Boris with Britain

22 June 2019 4:30 pm

I am besieged by media folk asking when I shall make good on a four-year-old threat to flee to Buenos…

Donald Trump and the politics of Netflix

22 June 2019 4:30 am

Given that there’s apparently no aspect of American life where culture wars don’t rage, the only surprise about Netflix’s latest…

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Why the polls will be wrong about Trump – again

21 June 2019 6:50 pm

The great ceremonial game of poll dancing is gearing up for its quadrennial orgy. Headlines across the fruited plain bark…

How Boris Johnson intends to approach the next stage of the Tory leadership contest

21 June 2019 6:08 am

There was a huge cheer in Boris Johnson’s office when it was announced that Jeremy Hunt had 77 votes, sending…

The Boris campaign get the leadership final they hoped for

21 June 2019 4:24 am

There will be sighs of relief in the Boris Johnson camp this evening after Jeremy Hunt won the second spot…

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The case for locking Joe Biden in a cupboard

21 June 2019 3:55 am

Most candidates for the Democratic nomination are struggling to be noticed in a crowded field. Elizabeth Warren details policy proposals.…

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Give Tucker Carlson a Nobel prize! 

20 June 2019 10:49 pm

The strong favorite for the Nobel Peace Prize this year is Greta Thunberg, a girl who lectures grownups about climate…

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Trumpworld Orlando, where dreams come true

20 June 2019 3:36 am

Why did Donald Trump choose Orlando, near Disney World, for his campaign kickoff Tuesday night? Because he appears to be…

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2020 Democrats have taken nearly $200k from Planned Parenthood

20 June 2019 3:19 am

Abortion promises to be a major talking point in 2020. While President Trump has pointedly condemned legislation allowing late-term abortion,…

Who will face Boris in the final stage of the Tory leadership contest?

19 June 2019 8:20 pm

This is my scenario for how the last two days of the MPs’ stage of the Tory leadership ballot will…

Raab’s departure is good news for Boris

19 June 2019 3:28 am

The results of the second ballot are in and it’s Dominic Raab who has been knocked out of the race.…

Matt Hancock’s Boris endorsement irks One Nation Tories

17 June 2019 6:50 pm

Is Boris Johnson’s route to No. 10 now unstoppable? The former foreign secretary has more MPs backing him than any…

Tory leadership hopefuls turn on one another in Channel 4 debate

17 June 2019 6:17 am

The first televised Tory leadership debate drew as much attention for who wasn’t there as who was. After Boris Johnson…

How Rory Stewart derailed his Cabinet colleagues’ campaigns

16 June 2019 11:40 pm

When Rory Stewart first announced his intention to enter the race to be the UK’s next prime minister, he was…

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Boris Johnson’s clear lead increases the chances of a short contest

13 June 2019 10:43 pm

Boris Johnson has today confirmed his place as the frontrunner to be the next prime minister. In the first voting…