UK politics

Trade talks between the UK and the EU are heading for a blow-up

22 February 2020 9:01 pm

‘The reality is the talks will blow up shortly’. As I say in the Sun this morning, this is the…

The Budget will show how the Tories plan to win the next election

21 February 2020 9:49 pm

It’s only a few weeks until Budget day and the papers are filled with reports of the various revenue-raising measures…

Boris Johnson’s lead Brexit negotiator sets out his red lines

18 February 2020 10:02 am

What are the UK’s red lines in the upcoming trade talks with the EU? Although Boris Johnson has said publicly…

Is the Labour leadership contest already a done deal?

12 February 2020 11:57 pm

Labour’s leadership contest has been attracting less and less media interest as it goes on. Despite this, Jeremy Corbyn’s successor…

The motivation behind the government’s plans for the BBC

6 February 2020 6:21 am

Since Boris Johnson returned to No. 10 with a majority of 80, there’s been a growing sense that the Prime…

Emergency terror laws set to end early prisoner release

4 February 2020 4:46 am

The government has this afternoon unveiled its response to the Streatham terrorist incident on Sunday – which saw a man recently…

Why Australia-style deal is the new Brexit buzzword in government

2 February 2020 10:56 pm

As the second round of Brexit negotiations loom with the EU, there’s already talk of an early bust-up coming up…

The UK has left the EU

1 February 2020 10:36 am

In practical terms, little has changed tonight. Businesses and citizens here will not feel any real difference in the coming…

Labour official election report: result nothing to do with Corbyn

29 January 2020 11:55 pm

There’s nothing like a period of reflection after a historic election defeat. It offers those involved a chance to look…

How Boris Johnson can emulate Margaret Thatcher

26 January 2020 6:30 pm

An open letter to Boris Johnson: People, even including your opponents, are getting used to the idea that you are…

Boris Johnson won’t dance to the tune of big business on Brexit

24 January 2020 9:02 pm

Now that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill has received royal assent and become law, the UK will leave the EU at…

Keir Starmer makes it onto the Labour leadership ballot: who else will join him?

21 January 2020 5:15 am

Keir Starmer has made it through to the final round of the Labour leadership contest, having secured the backing of…

Is Labour heading for another Kinnock moment?

18 January 2020 3:08 am

‘You end in the grotesque chaos of a Labour council – a Labour council – hiring taxis to scuttle round…

MPs need an alternative career path to just becoming a minister

17 January 2020 5:53 am

Parliament feels rather quiet at the moment, and it’s not just because there are no longer constant knife-edge votes on…

Inside the Labour leadership campaigns: who is running the show?

15 January 2020 9:10 pm

Now that the second phase of the Labour leadership contest is underway, the five candidates are finalising their campaign teams.…

Labour leadership contest: the state of the race so far

6 January 2020 6:15 am

The candidates to replace Jeremy Corbyn have been busily launching their campaigns and giving political interviews this weekend, with the…

How the Tories plan to hold together their new electoral coalition once ‘Brexit is done’ and Corbyn gone

21 December 2019 9:34 pm

The thumping majority by which both the second reading and the programme motion for the Withdrawal Agreement Bill passed yesterday,…

Why Boris Johnson is talking about ‘ten years’ time’

20 December 2019 3:47 am

One of the most striking things about the government’s Queen’s Speech was Boris Johnson’s focus on where the country could…

The Tories know they must deliver for their new voters

14 December 2019 11:01 pm

‘If Darlington high street isn’t visibly better in four years’ time, we’ll be in trouble’, one of Boris Johnson’s confidants…

Can Labour’s moderates learn from all their mistakes?

14 December 2019 3:18 am

Labour’s defeat is so terrible that it provides the kind of creative destruction that could save the party. It will…

Boris Johnson promises to ‘unite and level up’ the UK. Can he really achieve that?

14 December 2019 2:53 am

Boris Johnson’s victory speech in Downing Street was aimed at the voters unsure about his government, whether they be the…

Tory lead more than halved in final YouGov MRP poll

11 December 2019 9:22 am

When the first YouGov MRP poll of the election campaign was published last month, it was a cause of anxiety…

How the Conservative strategy is faring across the country

9 December 2019 11:18 pm

It’s the week of the election and Boris Johnson is to spend the final days of the campaign visiting every…

Tories benefit from no-show at chaotic TV debate as election enters final days

9 December 2019 7:49 am

Believe it or not, there was yet another televised election debate tonight, this time on Channel 4, called the ‘Everything…

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…