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Shinzo Abe’s luck is finally running out

22 January 2020 4:17 am

The Japanese are fond of poeticising the fleeting beauty of the cherry blossom season, which no sooner reaches its full…

Climate change isn’t responsible for Australia’s hailstorms

22 January 2020 4:00 am

It was pretty inevitable that once rain finally started to fall in South Eastern Australia, extinguishing some of the bushfires…

Keir Starmer makes it onto the Labour leadership ballot: who else will join him?

21 January 2020 5:15 am

Keir Starmer has made it through to the final round of the Labour leadership contest, having secured the backing of…

Nobody cares who The New York Times endorses

21 January 2020 2:35 am

There’s conceit, there’s pomposity, and then there’s the New York Times editorial board. Yesterday, the Grey Lady wiggled her well-connected bottom,…

Harry has deserted the Royal Marines in their hour of need

20 January 2020 6:13 pm

I have been trying with considerable success not to give two hoots about this Harry and Meghan thing. But a…

Forget moving the Lords – lets have an elected senate instead

20 January 2020 3:18 am

In two weeks’ time, we will finally escape the European Union, freeing ourselves from its monumental waste. Waste, that is,…

Harry & Meghan have won – and the monarchy has lost

19 January 2020 8:40 am

The ‘third way’ of being a senior royal – representing the Queen one day, earning serious money the next, was…

The Queen tells Harry: out means out

19 January 2020 7:23 am

In the end, it took just over a week for Prince Harry to announce and finalise the terms of his…

On Brexit, no one quite knows where Boris is taking us

19 January 2020 6:00 am

I am not going to lie: I am bored sick with Brexit. Like so many of you, I have become…

Is Labour heading for another Kinnock moment?

18 January 2020 3:08 am

‘You end in the grotesque chaos of a Labour council – a Labour council – hiring taxis to scuttle round…

Let Big Ben bong for Brexit day

17 January 2020 7:15 pm

Something deeply embarrassing is happening in our country. It is not entirely clear why, but in an act of extreme…

David Attenborough is making the same mistake as Greta Thunberg

17 January 2020 5:30 pm

It wasn’t so long ago that Sir David Attenborough came across as a calm voice of reason. His much-admired documentaries…

Megxit is a diplomatic nightmare

16 January 2020 10:29 pm

The government has wisely kept away from the Harry and Meghan story so far. Despite that, no one should imagine…

The hunt is on for Putin’s successor

16 January 2020 7:44 pm

Putin does like to spring a surprise. The first hour or so of his state of the nation address yesterday…

Inside the Labour leadership campaigns: who is running the show?

15 January 2020 9:10 pm

Now that the second phase of the Labour leadership contest is underway, the five candidates are finalising their campaign teams.…

Why there won’t be a Scottish independence poll this year

15 January 2020 12:50 am

There will be no second referendum on Scottish independence this year. This is certain. And it is not because Boris…

How did I get Meghan so wrong?

14 January 2020 11:18 pm

I have many fine qualities – but being a good judge of character is not one of them. Put me…

How to run Number 10: An insider’s guide

14 January 2020 6:21 pm

Gavin Barwell was Theresa May’s chief of staff between 2017 and 2019. He was the MP for Croydon Central between 2010…

What Meghan’s new fans like to ignore

14 January 2020 5:30 pm

What would it take to convert Afua Hirsch to the cause of capitalism? We now know the answer because the…

The sugar tax is only a ‘success’ if you ignore the evidence

14 January 2020 3:28 am

They say no news is good news, but what to make of old news? Today’s papers (including this front page) feature…

Could this be the beginning of the end for Iran’s mullahs?

11 January 2020 11:51 pm

It is easy to construct a scenario in which tit for tat actions by the Americans and Iranians lead to…

Why trouble in the Middle East no longer means an oil price hike

11 January 2020 6:59 pm

Not so long ago, you could judge the stability of the Middle East by looking at the oil price. Now:…

Why people who hate Brexit love Megxit

11 January 2020 5:00 pm

It is actually fitting that Harry and Meghan’s decision to leave the UK is being referred to as Megxit. Because…

Harry and Meghan just can’t handle criticism

11 January 2020 12:10 am

‘Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don’t think so.’ Back…

Whatever happened to ‘Je Suis Charlie’?

10 January 2020 10:56 pm

Five years on from the horrific Charlie Hebdo massacre in which a dozen people lost their lives, politicians have been busy…