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School climate strikers should answer these two questions

20 September 2019 8:58 pm

“The Earth is dying”, “the world is on fire”, we’re undergoing an “environmental extinction”: just three of the sentiments which…

Will the Supreme Court end the prorogation of Parliament?

20 September 2019 7:50 am

At the close of Supreme Court proceedings on Thursday, there was quite a lot of to and fro about what…

What Corbyn’s Brexit policy means for a general election

18 September 2019 7:07 pm

Jeremy Corbyn has dashed the hopes of certain members of his shadow cabinet this morning with a Guardian op-ed in…

Why the Supreme Court’s Brexit case is so crucial

17 September 2019 11:38 pm

The opening session of the epic Supreme Court hearing into whether Boris Johnson misled the Queen and broke the law…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The six strangest moments from Parliament’s prorogation protest

10 September 2019 8:25 pm

Early this morning at around 2am, the Commons witnessed some of the most extraordinary behaviour seen in the Chamber in living memory,…

Who will replace John Bercow as Speaker?

10 September 2019 4:35 pm

Now that John Bercow has announced his imminent departure, an inevitable political bun fight will surely follow. The outgoing Speaker…

John Bercow’s nauseating farewell

10 September 2019 3:37 am

I didn’t think the smug triumphalism of the Remainer Alliance could get any more nauseating, but this afternoon it did.…

John Bercow and the abandoning of the Speaker’s impartiality

10 September 2019 3:14 am

According to John Bercow he has chosen to step down on 31 October because it would be the ‘least disruptive…

How much collateral damage can the Tory party take?

9 September 2019 10:00 pm

Amber Rudd’s resignation has clearly been a blow to the government, but it wasn’t a huge surprise that she went…

Remainers may regret not backing an October general election

6 September 2019 10:46 pm

So there goes the reputation of Boris Johnson’s henchmen as cunning operators. It has been a bad week for Dominic…

Parliament wants to destroy the UK’s negotiating position

6 September 2019 1:11 am

For onlookers it is astonishing to see the British establishment, commentators and a majority of MPs try to scuttle the…

What happened to the Conservative Party?

5 September 2019 9:06 pm

So now we know. There is no point in denying it and no advantage in wishing away plainly observable reality.…