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Give Hong Kongers real security: a British passport

17 August 2019 5:34 pm

We seem to be building up to a second Tiananmen Square, 30 years after the first. This time the venue…

Was I wrong about Boris Johnson?

17 August 2019 4:00 pm

The Conservative commentariat does not march in step. Myself, along with Matthew Parris, Max Hastings and Simon Heffer are proud, stiff-necked…

Boris Johnson is the EU’s nemesis. But could he be Europe’s saviour?

16 August 2019 5:25 pm

It is a curious and rather moving experience to see someone you have known for thirty-five years standing in front…

Alexander Waugh is the Brexit party’s most illustrious candidate

15 August 2019 8:06 pm

At the next General Election, the lucky constituents of Bridgwater and West Somerset will find an illustrious name on their…

Why October 10th is Boris Johnson’s best bet for a snap election

15 August 2019 4:00 pm

Boris Johnson thrives on risk. His political life so far has consisted of a succession of gambles that have paid…

Why Boris Johnson needs an election to deliver Brexit

14 August 2019 11:11 pm

What more-or-less all Tory MPs seem to have missed is that Philip Hammond, the ex-chancellor who has become the anti-no-deal…

The real reason Corbynites turned on Caroline Lucas and the Greens

14 August 2019 3:30 pm

Caroline Lucas’s plan for an all-female emergency Cabinet to stop a no-deal Brexit is a fantasy, with no prospect of success.…

In praise of the bands that said no to Greta Thunberg

13 August 2019 8:41 pm

My faith in rock music has been temporarily restored. According to the manager of The 1975, the execrable essay/song that…

Hong Kong protesters are following the wrong script

13 August 2019 7:55 pm

What do you call a global hub without an airport? Hong Kong. No other city can lay claim to this…

It’s time David Cameron returned to fix his Brexit mess

13 August 2019 5:29 pm

In private moments of exasperation with rebellious Tory MPs, prime minister David Cameron used to complain that “too many of…

Is it illegal to mock this drug dealer’s haircut?

13 August 2019 1:54 am

Is it a crime to mock a criminal’s unfortunate hairstyle? Police in South Wales seem to think so. Last week, Gwent Police…

Hong Kong protesters are making things easy for China

11 August 2019 4:25 pm

The world is watching Beijing as it watches Hong Kong. There are nervous expectations that troops will be deployed in…

How renewable energy makes power cuts more likely

10 August 2019 9:20 pm

At 16 minutes past four on Friday a press officer at National Grid put out a tweet which seemed to…

Donald Trump isn’t to blame for America’s mass shootings

10 August 2019 5:00 pm

The BBC’s flagship news and current affairs programme wasn’t in any doubt about who to blame for America’s latest bout…

With interest rates crashing, Boris is in luck – he can borrow his way out of any Brexit crisis

10 August 2019 4:30 pm

Is Boris Johnson the luckiest prime minister ever? This week, the Government can borrow money for ten years at 0.48…

Is Britain really heading for a Brexit recession?

9 August 2019 10:15 pm

The sense of excitement among some Remainers is almost palpable. Finally – after three years of waiting – a quarter…

Rosanna Arquette and the problem with white privilege

9 August 2019 9:22 pm

American actress Rosanna Arquette has declared her undying shame to the world on social media. It had nothing to do…

It would be foolish to take Boris’s Brexit promises at face value

7 August 2019 9:26 pm

As the by-election result came through from Wales last week, one Tory Leaver tweeted this: “Brecon and Radnor is a timely…

Will John McDonnell lock Tories up if Labour wins the next election?

7 August 2019 7:31 pm

Smiley, fluent and softly spoken, John McDonnell sometimes comes across as a bit cuddly. Yesterday Labour’s shadow chancellor was interviewed…

Why a no-deal Brexit is now overwhelmingly likely

7 August 2019 7:27 am

I am regularly asked whether MPs can block a no-deal Brexit, whether they will block a no-deal Brexit and whether…

Donald Trump is the best prime minister Britain never had

6 August 2019 10:07 pm

Britain has never had a better friend in the White House than Donald Trump. FDR may have bailed out Britain…

McDonald’s straws and the policies of moral panic

6 August 2019 3:45 am

McDonald’s has bowed to public pressure and replaced plastic straws that you can recycle, with paper straws that you can’t…

Could Boris Johnson be the last Prime Minister of the UK?

6 August 2019 12:09 am

Now it gets messy. Lord Ashcroft’s poll putting support for Scottish independence at 52-48 (the cursed percentages) is the first…

The ambiguity of the woke businessman

4 August 2019 4:26 pm

The woke businessman, like the woke prince and princess, is an ambiguous figure. Being woke, after all, involves a contempt…

A life apart: an interview with Frank Field

2 August 2019 9:33 pm

Frank Field has announced today that he is forming the ‘Birkenhead Social Justice Party’ to stand at the next election.…