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Watch: Boris Johnson bids backhanded farewell to John Bercow

30 October 2019 11:26 pm

There is no love lost between John Bercow and Boris Johnson but the Prime Minister managed to bite his tongue…

Is your Halloween costume woke?

30 October 2019 9:59 pm

Halloween used to be easy. It was a fancy-dress party: you could wear whatever you liked. The idea was to…

Ten seats that could win or lose the election for the Tories

30 October 2019 9:12 pm

Will the Tories’ election gamble pay off? Or will Boris Johnson follow in the footsteps of his predecessor and regret…

Boris Johnson rallies Tory MPs as Commons backs snap election

30 October 2019 8:14 am

The House of Commons has just voted by 438 to 20 for a 12 December election. Given that amendments on extending…

Britain heading for 12 December snap election

30 October 2019 7:02 am

Britain is heading for an election on 12 December. MPs are currently voting to confirm the Government’s preferred date for…

Why would anyone normal want to be an MP?

30 October 2019 1:10 am

Heidi Allen has announced she is standing down at the election, citing the culture of abuse and intimidation in politics…

Can the Tories hold on to their Scottish seats?

30 October 2019 1:09 am

The prospect of a Christmas election is one the Scottish Conservatives do not greet with enthusiasm. The party has lost…

Will Boris Johnson get the 2019 election he craves?

29 October 2019 6:57 am

By the end of the day tomorrow, we will know if Boris Johnson is going to get the 2019 election…

Will this be President Trump’s ‘Osama moment’?

27 October 2019 11:36 pm

Trump’s presidency is, in many ways, the Obama Undoing Project. Look at the Iran deal, environmental legislation, labour laws, the…

Al-Baghdadi’s death comes at the perfect time for Donald Trump

27 October 2019 8:21 pm

When President Donald Trump speaks at a press conference later today we can be sure he will be milking, for…

How status seeking leads to bad decision-making

27 October 2019 7:30 pm

Whenever I use the security lane at an airport, I enjoy watching people retrieving their bags and metallic items when…

For Remainers, Brexit is really about power

27 October 2019 6:00 pm

At the New Yorker Festival party in mid-October, my astute colleague hardly needed the caution. But you know how at…

Why I’m fed up with David Attenborough

26 October 2019 5:35 pm

The other day, I went to be interviewed in the Savoy hotel. Sitting in what the Savoy now calls the…

The pestilence of Brexit and the failure of the political class

25 October 2019 10:20 pm

The latest confirmation of the sickness evident in British politics these days comes courtesy of political scientists at the universities…

The winners and losers of a Christmas general election

25 October 2019 6:59 pm

Who will you feel most sorry for in the event of a December election? Election officials who will find many…

Boris Johnson calls for December 12 election – will he succeed?

25 October 2019 3:31 am

Boris Johnson will make his third attempt to call a general election. In an interview with the BBC, the Prime…

The Tory push for an early election

24 October 2019 3:41 am

As EU leaders mull over what length of extension to grant the UK, talk in Westminster is focused on whether…

Why the Brexit Party are needed more than ever

23 October 2019 10:15 pm

About a year ago, over a pint with Nigel Farage, it became clear that our little attempt to get on…

Boris Johnson’s Halloween deadline drifts further away

23 October 2019 6:15 am

Will the UK leave the EU on the 31 October? Barring the highly unlikely event of the EU refusing an…

Boris Johnson’s election threat to wavering Labour MPs

23 October 2019 1:09 am

The key Brexit vote tonight is on the programme motion. The sense is that the government has the votes to…

Let’s be honest about what a second referendum means

22 October 2019 4:30 pm

A second referendum would be a political abomination. And it’s about time more of us said so. We need to…

Tomorrow will be the make-or-break day for Boris Johnson’s Brexit

22 October 2019 7:03 am

The important vote on Tuesday will be on the timetable, or programme motion, for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, the law…

Why the EU should listen to Boris Johnson – not Parliament

21 October 2019 11:14 pm

Boris Johnson has been criticised for sending the European Union a letter conveying his real opinion about a Brexit extension…

Ignore the spin. Boris surrendered to the Surrender Act

21 October 2019 12:41 am

What happened in Brexit this weekend? Here is the story in one sentence. Boris Johnson asked the EU to extend…

Why the DUP should reconsider their opposition to Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal

20 October 2019 11:17 pm

For the third time, the UK government finds itself at odds with its allies, Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party. The…