Elections

The Tories are giving a masterclass in how to lose elections

4 May 2019 9:00 am

When a political party is in trouble, we see infighting, leak inquiries, resignations, dismissals and botched attempts to depose the…

Why Kenya matters

4 November 2017 9:00 am

Laikipia   Flying home across Laikipia’s ranchlands with Martin after a farmers’ meeting, I see the plateau dotted with cattle…

Exodus from Gambia

26 November 2016 9:00 am

A ticket to paradise comes very cheap in Gambia — as long as you’re headed in the right direction. Thomas…

The elections no one has even heard of

30 April 2016 9:00 am

Britain goes to the polls next week. Yet this has barely registered on the media radar. These aren’t the forgotten…

Why does no one in the cabinet admit to being a Europhile?

27 February 2016 9:00 am

One of the oddest features of the cabinet majority for staying in the EU is that almost no one in…

A clear-eyed account of socialism: Paul Higgins and Stella Gonet in ‘Hope’ at the Royal Court

If you thought politics was boring, you should check out today’s political theatre

2 May 2015 9:00 am

Writers and producers have shown little appetite for putting the coalition on stage. Several reasons suggest themselves. In 2010 wise…

Channel 4's The Coalition reviewed: heroically free of cynicism

28 March 2015 9:00 am

In a late schedule change, Channel 4’s Coalition was shifted from Thursday to Saturday to make room for Jeremy Paxman…

Raised by Wolves review: council-estate life but not as you know it

21 March 2015 9:00 am

Journalist, novelist, broadcaster and figurehead of British feminism Caitlin Moran, who writes most of the Times and even had her…

Labour has proved that it speaks for London – and nowhere else

31 May 2014 9:00 am

So, now almost all the votes have been counted — except for those in the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets, where…

Ahmed Rashid: The five things that must go right for Afghanistan to prosper

14 December 2013 9:00 am

 Lahore   From Washington to Kabul and in every capital in between, governments, armies, intelligence agencies and the media are…

Egypt shows us that elections aren’t enough

6 July 2013 9:00 am

Democracy and holding elections are not the same thing. There could be no better demonstration of this than the experience…

Nick and Dave are ready to rumble. Ed, on the other hand …

6 July 2013 9:00 am

The coalition parties have governed together for more than three years now, but they remain culturally very different beasts. When…