Brexit

Today is an exciting and nerve-wracking day for Brexiteers

12 December 2019 5:30 pm

It’s tense for us Brexiteers, isn’t it? We know that if the Tories don’t secure a Commons majority today then…

Why I’m still convinced Boris will win a majority

9 December 2019 10:31 pm

Everyone seems agreed. Although the numbers may not have moved much, this election is still wide open. So anyone who…

There are only two likely outcomes to this election

7 December 2019 9:38 pm

There are, as I say in the Sun this morning, two possible outcomes to this election: a Tory majority or…

Only Brexit voters can save Nigel Farage from himself now

7 December 2019 6:00 pm

Nigel Farage last painted himself into a corner at the end of the 2015 general election. Now he has done…

The Tories will win – but with no thanks to the North

7 December 2019 9:00 am

It’s time to stick my neck out. What follows is anecdotal and my hunches have often been wrong. But I…

This election will change Britain – and Europe – for good

7 December 2019 9:00 am

This election campaign feels unreal. Commentators focus on spending plans and personal foibles, but what will make next week’s vote…

When Brexiter meets Catalexiter

30 November 2019 9:00 am

After the hostel breakfast, I stood on the tropical grass lawn smoking the first fag of the day and mulled…

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…

Remain’s last stand: the collapse of the anti-Brexit campaign

23 November 2019 9:00 am

Ever since the referendum, the two strongest political forces in Britain have been Leave and Remain. Loyalty to political parties…

How a PR guru hijacked the People’s Vote campaign

23 November 2019 9:00 am

I have enough self-awareness to know that the public are unlikely to care too much about a spat between a…

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…

The five groups of voters the Tories are targeting

16 November 2019 9:00 am

Tory MPs used to think they could rely on telltale signs while out on the campaign trail — a detached…

Nigel Farage has given Tories the perfect campaign message

12 November 2019 2:33 am

It would obviously have been better for the Tories if Nigel Farage had announced that the Brexit party was standing…

Nigel Farage’s Brexit party u-turn still isn’t enough

12 November 2019 12:20 am

Nigel Farage says his party will stand aside in all 317 seats the Tories won in 2017. This drastic u-turn in…

Portrait of the week: Bercow steps down, Hoyle steps up and an election begins

9 November 2019 9:00 am

Home Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Labour MP for Chorley and deputy Speaker since 2010, was elected Speaker by the Commons.…

Labour thinks that its trump card is Trump

9 November 2019 9:00 am

On Wednesday morning, I was hoisted into the air of Whitehall on a cherry-picker. A century ago the proto-Cenotaph appeared…

Dear Nigel: Don’t become the man who reversed the referendum result

9 November 2019 9:00 am

 Dear Nigel Believe it or not, I’ve been your defender. I’ve often told Americans,  ‘Sure, he comes across as a…

The Lib Dems’ £50bn ‘Remain bonus’ is nonsense

6 November 2019 12:09 am

The schools will all get new books. The hospitals will all be rebuilt. Long-suffering public sector workers will finally get…

Brexiteers shouldn’t vote for the Brexit party

2 November 2019 6:00 pm

The only person ever elected for the Brexit party’s predecessor, Ukip, at a General Election, I really can’t see the…

Letters: What would be the point of a second referendum?

2 November 2019 9:00 am

Another referendum? Sir: Matthew Parris’s article ‘What question should a second referendum ask?’ (26 October) occasioned a wry smile from me…

‘The only place I can’t get my plays on is Britain’: Sir Peter Brook interviewed

2 November 2019 9:00 am

‘Everyone of us knows we deserve to be punished,’ says the frail old man before me in a hotel café.…

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Why the left wants a political advertising ban

2 November 2019 1:45 am

An easy, crowd-pleasing opinion column would maintain that banning political adverts from social media platforms is wrong because it implies…

Why a Tory-Brexit party pact isn’t likely

31 October 2019 10:04 pm

Nigel Farage’s European election-winning machine is the guest that has not yet turned up to the 2019 general election party. This…

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…