Politics

The Brexit impasse proves we need political reform

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Any hopes that the parliamentary recess would help resolve the great Brexit impasse have been dashed. MPs have returned from…

Brexit failure will cost the Tories – whoever their leader is

20 April 2019 9:00 am

One of the oddities of this parliament has been that, despite everything, the government has remained ahead in the polls…

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A general election is now Brexit’s last best chance

13 April 2019 9:00 am

It’s been even more humiliating second time round. The United Kingdom has again been reduced to asking the European Union…

How bad is the Democrats' anti-Semitism problem?

14 March 2019 9:00 am

 Washington, DC Republican strategists have long complained about how, every election, the Democrats mobilise minority groups against them. Now they’re…

Will Brexiteers miss their best chance at Brexit?

9 March 2019 9:00 am

Theresa May was only ever going to win approval for her Brexit deal by persuading MPs that it was the…

How to solve Europe's Nato problem

23 February 2019 9:00 am

There are four major power blocs in the world — the United States, Russia, China and the EU. Of these,…

The Tories have one man to thank for keeping them float: Jeremy Corbyn

If Corbyn’s not in the lead now, he never will be

16 February 2019 9:00 am

Statistically, a Tory victory at the next election is unlikely. British voters tend not to grant a fourth term to…

The Tories have never been less prepared for a general election

9 February 2019 9:00 am

‘What would a Conservative manifesto say on Brexit?’ Many Tories consider this question a slam-dunk argument against an early election.…

Could Kamala Harris be the Democrats' dream antidote to Trump?

2 February 2019 9:00 am

 Washington, DC It’s no secret that President Donald Trump has women problems. His relationship with his wife seems strained. Feminists…

Brexit goes back to the backstop

26 January 2019 9:00 am

As the prime minister walks up the main staircase in No. 10, he or she must pass the portrait of…

It’s Salmond vs Sturgeon – and whoever wins, the SNP loses

19 January 2019 9:00 am

Amid the wreckage of a Brexit process that has disrupted every aspect of British political life, it is easy to…

Does May even have a Plan B?

12 January 2019 9:00 am

Cabinets these days are fractious affairs. Ministers take increasingly unsubtle digs at each other as they rehearse the same old…

Will 2019 be Jeremy Corbyn’s year?

5 January 2019 9:00 am

It’s hard to think of a time when an opposition leader has had such a promising start to the new…

Brexit is a fight for the very sovereignty of our nation

15 December 2018 9:00 am

Who should govern Britain? This has always been the most contentious question in British politics. Magna Carta, the Reformation, the…

What if the Brexit vote fails?

1 December 2018 9:00 am

We are heading into uncharted waters. The great hope of No. 10 and cabinet loyalists was that once Theresa May’s…

The maths probably won’t work for May, however hard she tries

17 November 2018 9:00 am

The bad news for Theresa May is that Brexit isn’t over. She might have agreed terms with the European Commission…

The lesson of the midterms? Trump’s crudeness works

10 November 2018 9:00 am

 Washington, DC President Donald J. Trump thinks only in terms of winning and losing. On Tuesday, he won and he…

This Budget showed the Tories preparing for defeat, not victory

3 November 2018 9:00 am

There’s a spectre haunting the Tories — the spectre of 1997. Tories fear that history could be about to repeat…

Even ministers don’t understand Brexit

27 October 2018 9:00 am

The Brexit negotiations are becoming so complicated that even the cabinet admits that it doesn’t understand what is going on.…

The riddle of Melania

Melania Trump elegantly rises above the media muck

20 October 2018 9:00 am

I am not sure that Melania Trump had the introduction of Henry IV Part 2 in mind when she sat…

Will Theresa May risk putting her Brexit rebels on the spot?

13 October 2018 9:00 am

Before every Budget, George Osborne would tell his aides to prepare for it as if it were their last. His…

What Theresa May’s successor must do

6 October 2018 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn used to be a punchline at the Conservative party conference. Tories believed that his election as Labour leader…

Forget hard and soft Brexit – we’re heading for a blind Brexit

22 September 2018 9:00 am

Brexit won’t be over by 29 March 2019. Britain will legally leave the European Union on that date. But that…

A Canada-style Brexit deal might come back on to the table

8 September 2018 9:00 am

Over the summer, a no-deal Brexit became less likely. Eurosceptic ultras have been forced to be less blasé. The return…

The plot to stop Brexit

25 August 2018 9:00 am

Every Wednesday morning in the House of Commons, about a dozen people can be seen making their way along the…