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Why is there more intellectual freedom in Bucharest than Cambridge?

26 November 2019 7:00 pm

‘You can talk about anything you like,’ said Radu, a young Romanian academic when he invited me to a conference…

Talk of a Tory majority could spell trouble for Boris Johnson

26 November 2019 2:12 am

In their attempt to avoid a repeat of 2017, the Tories have cleared another hurdle. A day on from the…

Prince Andrew’s Pitch@Palace was bad news for businesses

26 November 2019 1:33 am

A couple of years ago, I was briefly involved with Pitch@Palace – Prince Andrew’s initiative to link up fledgeling businesses…

Bloomberg’s billions could be his biggest liability

25 November 2019 10:34 pm

If all it took to become president of the United States was massive spending on television and digital advertisements, Mike…

Boris Johnson has gambled big by pledging to spend small

25 November 2019 8:06 am

Boris Johnson just took a very big political risk, by not making any serious attempt to compete with Labour on…

What I miss about general elections

23 November 2019 7:00 pm

One thing I miss about taking part in a general election is the travel. Really. I loved it. In 2015,…

Chaos and capital controls: the first 100 days of PM Corbyn

23 November 2019 6:00 pm

The morning of 13 December. A series of salacious revelations about his private life have sunk Boris Johnson’s campaign. A…

Women are the losers in Labour’s trans equality fight

23 November 2019 3:55 am

I was pleasantly surprised when I read Labour’s manifesto. Not only did the party promise to end ‘mixed-sex wards’ in…

Jeremy Corbyn is a pale imitation of Clement Attlee

22 November 2019 11:16 pm

To excited cheers, Angela Rayner last week promised Labour supporters that a Jeremy Corbyn-led government ‘would knock the socks off’…

France shouldn’t fall for the Isis ‘matchmaker’s’ self pity

22 November 2019 9:18 pm

Tooba Gondal, the so-called Isis “matchmaker” who acted as a megaphone and recruiter for the terror group, is reportedly on…

Corbyn has all but declared class war with this manifesto

22 November 2019 6:35 am

I am not sure if it is class war exactly but something very like it is back. Perhaps it is…

Prince Charles is now pulling the strings of the monarchy

21 November 2019 11:09 pm

Prince Andrew’s humiliation is complete. For now. Who knows what lies around the corner? Despite Palace protestations to the contrary…

Trump’s impeachment is now a certainty

21 November 2019 7:07 pm

If there was one person who could directly tie president Donald Trump to the alleged quid pro-quo with the Ukrainians,…

Prince Andrew’s fatal error

21 November 2019 6:08 pm

Well, they’ve got their scalp. Prince Andrew is retiring from public life. But before he did, he said in his…

Why trust is an election issue for Boris Johnson

21 November 2019 2:03 am

What is the main take away from ITV’s leaders’ debate? Listen to the news bulletins and it appears to be…

Why the Tories will be happier than Labour with tonight’s debate

20 November 2019 9:20 am

Tonight’s leaders debate was a scrappy affair. The format meant that neither leader was able to get going properly and…

John McDonnell wasn’t joking when he vowed to overthrow capitalism

20 November 2019 4:48 am

John McDonnell this morning invited Phones4U entrepreneur John Caudwell around for a cup of tea. If I were Caudwell I…

Republicans can’t make up their minds on how to save Trump from impeachment

19 November 2019 4:51 am

It didn’t take long after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement of an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump for the…

Jeremy Corbyn’s opportunity to unite the Remain vote

18 November 2019 11:59 pm

As the election campaign enters its third week, the Conservatives are enjoying a 17-point lead, according to a YouGov poll.…

Sunday shows round-up: Jeremy Corbyn- There will be a great deal of movement

18 November 2019 3:43 am

Jeremy Corbyn – ‘I want a close relationship’ with the EU The Labour leader was Andrew Marr’s chief guest of…

The Troubles with Brexit

17 November 2019 6:00 pm

At times, it can be hard to avoid the preachy style of reviewing that talks to readers in the tone…

Boris could learn from Macron’s approach to extremism

16 November 2019 8:00 pm

Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron have more in common than just a desire to ‘get Brexit done’. The pair also…

The unseemly race to increase the size of the state

16 November 2019 5:30 am

‘Elect me once more and we will finish off socialism for good,’ declared Mrs Thatcher before the 1987 general election,…

The chances of a Tory majority have increased this week

14 November 2019 9:45 pm

Four weeks from now, voters will be heading to their polling station, and the result of this election remains unpredictable.…

Most Americans know how Trump’s impeachment circus will end

14 November 2019 7:33 pm

The first public hearing into President Donald Trump’s impeachment began with a bang. And it proceeded throughout the afternoon into…