UK politics

Both main parties are now in crisis

27 May 2019 9:06 am

These results are dire for both main parties. The Tories are fifth and Labour third. But some of the sting…

Brexit party leads – as Labour and Tories punished by voters

27 May 2019 8:30 am

The EU election results have started to trickle in and so far it’s bad news for both of the main…

The big Tory leadership question: what happens on All Saints Day?

26 May 2019 10:05 pm

If the EU is unable to make a Brexit offer that is acceptable to Parliament by the Brexit deadline on…

Brexit and the great liberal crack-up

24 May 2019 4:29 am

Brexit may yet kill the Conservative party but it is exacting a cruel psychological torture on liberalism. Liberals are supposed…

What will happen if Theresa May tries to cling on?

23 May 2019 7:49 pm

On Friday, Sir Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 committee, will go and see Theresa May. It is expected that…

Nigel Farage is not ‘far right’

23 May 2019 1:48 am

It is now fashionable to describe Nigel Farage as an ‘extremist’, ‘far right’ or ‘fascist’ politician. Last month, Dame Margaret…

Can Brexiteers trust Boris Johnson to deliver a ‘real’ Brexit?

21 May 2019 11:54 pm

The current Westminster consensus that Boris Johnson is the next Tory leader and prime minister raises all sorts of thoughts.…

The case against Boris Johnson

21 May 2019 9:06 pm

In the old days, if the Tory party was in trouble, old hands who had seen it all before would…

Behind the scenes at a Brexit Party rally: why Labour and the Tories should be terrified

18 May 2019 1:27 am

In a small town in the Black Country last night, a political rally took place which should have the two main…

Theresa May’s successor should be careful what they wish for

17 May 2019 4:34 am

Let’s assume this really is the start of the last act of Theresa May’s premiership. Let’s assume too that her…

The twisted truth about Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party

14 May 2019 10:17 pm

Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party pretends to stand for the traditional values of old England: Parliamentary sovereignty, patriotism and decency. However little…

Brexit is a symptom of Europe’s problems

13 May 2019 7:55 pm

Three decades after the fall of the Berlin wall, Europe is once again at a crossroads. In 1989 and the years…

How do the Project Fear prophets explain the good news about Britain’s economy?

10 May 2019 11:15 pm

Of course, we shouldn’t read too much into a set of good economic figures when they are so obviously down…

Theresa May could be gone by the first week of June

9 May 2019 5:30 pm

The 1922 executive committee thinks it has finally laid a surefire trap for Theresa May – by securing a promise from…

A crowdfunded prosecution of Boris Johnson is nothing to celebrate

7 May 2019 11:22 pm

I have often wondered what would happen if politicians were bound by the same rules as advertisers, or if manifestos…

When will Theresa May be removed by her party?

7 May 2019 10:48 pm

I understand Sir Graham Brady – chairman of the 1922 committee and therefore representative of all Tory MPs – expects…

How the Tories can turn their dire election results around

4 May 2019 2:46 am

The local election results are dire for both the Tories and Labour. The Tories have lost over a thousand seats—and…

Ministers shouldn’t be able to escape their mistakes

4 May 2019 1:55 am

There is little doubt that Rory Stewart is amply-qualified for his belated promotion to the cabinet. The new International Development…

Is the Guardian practising what it preaches on climate change?

2 May 2019 8:11 pm

The Guardian has an advertisement today from Sainsbury’s. Nothing wrong with that; respectable paper, respectable retailer. It’s the nature of the…

Gavin Williamson sacked, but denies guilt on Huawei leak. What went on?

2 May 2019 3:04 am

Gavin Williamson has been sacked from government this afternoon following an investigation into the Huawei leak from a meeting of…

Pointless PMQs shows up the government’s powerlessness

1 May 2019 10:26 pm

Most MPs’ minds are elsewhere at the moment, with the local elections on Thursday and the European elections looming at…

The Government wants Brexit talks to end next week. But can they end well?

30 April 2019 10:25 pm

Will the cross-party Brexit talks ever end? They seem to have been going on for almost as long as the…

The Tories are stuck in the middle with May. Here’s what they should do next

27 April 2019 4:00 pm

The Tories have a debate on their hands about what direction they should go in. Do they return to the…

How bad will the local elections be for the Tories?

27 April 2019 1:30 am

Next week, the Tories will face their first big electoral test since failing to deliver Brexit on time. On Thursday,…

Britain’s Huawei gamble is sure to anger Donald Trump

25 April 2019 11:52 pm

Just hours after Donald Trump’s long-delayed state visit to Britain was finally confirmed, reports surfaced that Theresa May and her…