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The trouble with Greta Thunberg

23 April 2019 11:20 pm

In popular mythology Greta Thunberg is a one-girl revolution who has inspired millions of young people into action by being…

Johnson enters the race

23 April 2019 9:24 pm

The European elections are shaping up to be a colourful affair with both the Brexit Party and pro-EU Change UK…

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Democrats are tearing themselves apart over Trump – again

23 April 2019 8:12 pm

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted, public report is nearly a week old, but the Democratic party in Washington is still…

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Robert Mueller pursued every avenue to dispel the collusion myth

20 April 2019 4:59 am

If the report released Thursday proved anything, it was that Robert Mueller and his team of prosecutors had an extremely…

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The Mueller report: if not collusion, then obstruction?

19 April 2019 4:55 am

When Robert Mueller was appointed as Special Counsel, ‘[t]he President slumped back in his chair and said, “Oh my God.…

Who is the busiest Tory leadership candidate of them all?

18 April 2019 2:08 am

Tory MPs agree that Theresa May’s days in Downing Street are numbered, but when it comes to picking her replacement…

Will a Queen’s speech spell the end of May’s government?

17 April 2019 8:16 pm

What is the maximum point of danger for the government in the coming months? After Theresa May secured a six…

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The genesis of the #NeverBernie movement

17 April 2019 7:04 am

Is a #NeverBernie faction starting to emerge among Democrats? Sanders is on a roll after his appearance at a town…

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Donald Trump, fundraiser extraordinaire

17 April 2019 1:31 am

While we all ponder the mysteries of the Notre-Dame fire, let me say a word or two about a golden…

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The curious candidacy of William Weld 

16 April 2019 6:04 pm

Good news for Team NeverTrump: they have their man — a declared 2020 primary challenger to Donald Trump, and it’s…

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Democrats, not Republicans, will dismantle Obama’s legacy

16 April 2019 3:45 am

Last week Barack Obama, grayer, wearier and older in every way, was in Berlin at one of his foundation’s conferences for ‘emerging…

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The Trump 2020 campaign is much, much more formidable than 2016

16 April 2019 1:40 am

Almost every day, somebody somewhere recycles the idea that President Donald J. Trump doesn’t want to be president. He never…

How Britain can make life difficult for the EU during the Brexit extension

15 April 2019 6:00 pm

It is not good form for the British to be awkward and obstructive. The art of the compromise was the…

Which way will Corbyn go on Brexit?

13 April 2019 7:37 pm

In September, Labour conference will impose on Jeremy Corbyn a policy of backing a second referendum in all circumstances. So,…

Brexit need not tear the Tories apart. Here’s why

13 April 2019 6:00 pm

The political dysfunction in Parliament seems to be rubbing off on much of our commentariat. Many have concluded that the…

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The soiling of Julian Assange

13 April 2019 9:54 am

Here’s an intense irony for you. The journalistic activity for which Julian Assange has been indicted in the Eastern District…

The Roger Scruton row brings shame on the Tories

12 April 2019 10:56 pm

A friend of mine – another twenty-one year old – has resigned his membership of the Conservative party this morning…

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Barr investigates the investigators

11 April 2019 6:03 pm

‘OBAMA TAPPED MY PHONES!’ When President Trump blared out this accusation in a series of tweets in March 2017, the White…

Tory nightmare? Theresa May is granted Brexit delay to Halloween

11 April 2019 2:27 pm

Following five hours of talks in Brussels that went on into the early hours of Thursday, Theresa May has been…

Britain’s liberals have fallen out of love with democracy

10 April 2019 11:45 pm

Every now and then there is a political moment, some event or comment, that reveals just how much society has…

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Being ‘Not-Trump’ is not enough

10 April 2019 8:20 pm

For all that progressives hate Donald Trump’s policies, his tax cuts and his travel bans, nothing has been more outrageous…

Theresa May’s Brexit strategy is brewing trouble within her party

10 April 2019 2:50 am

The Commons has voted by 420 to 110 to approve Theresa May’s decision to ask for an extension to the…

EU officials and Brexiteers share a similar concern over Brexit

10 April 2019 1:13 am

Rumours continue to circulate that if a long extension were to be granted by the European Union, it could be flexible.…

Britain’s Brexit fate is now in Emmanuel Macron’s hands

9 April 2019 3:30 am

Our Brexit fate is in the hands of France’s president Macron – which is “not a wholly comfortable state of…

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Donald Trump has been captured by the neocons

9 April 2019 2:27 am

Until now Donald Trump has proceeded with relative impunity in foreign affairs. But his imposition of a terrorist designation on…