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The Kurds are on their own

21 October 2017 9:00 am

The routing of Isis in northern Iraq ought to be a time of international celebration, but as ever in the…

The tech giants have become publishing tycoons. Let’s have laws to deal with them

14 October 2017 9:00 am

The giants of the internet have long said that they are not publishers but mere platforms — or couriers —…

The Tories are suffering the blues – where are all their ideas?

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Theresa May’s conference speech — interrupted by coughing fits and with part of the set falling apart behind her —…

It’s time for the Tories to talk trade

30 September 2017 9:00 am

Thirty years ago, the Conservatives would have had no problem countering what Jeremy Corbyn had to offer in Brighton. But…

Aung San Suu Kyi was never a saint to start with and she is not a demon now

23 September 2017 9:00 am

Few world leaders have fallen from grace as quickly as Aung San Suu Kyi. The Nobel prize-winner, who also holds…

Jeremy Corbyn is already shaping Conservative Party policy

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn has never been very keen on parliamentary democracy. He may be changing his mind now. The British electoral…

Religion is on the decline – yet our society is underpinned by faith

9 September 2017 9:00 am

For Church of England vicars who worry less about what they will preach on Sunday than whether there will be…

Britain’s Brexit team must call Barnier’s bluff

2 September 2017 9:00 am

There is a growing perception that Britain is floundering in its EU negotiations, with a professional team from Brussels running…

GCSE reform is just the halfway point of the schools revolution we need

26 August 2017 9:00 am

George Tomlinson, the post-war education secretary, declared that politicians should leave exams to the teachers because ‘the minister knows nowt…

Donald Trump and America’s identity crisis

19 August 2017 9:00 am

Long before student activists started talking about pulling down statues of Cecil Rhodes, a cultural war was being waged in…

Jeremy Corbyn still cannot bear to condemn his fallen idols in Venezuela

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn finally broke his silence on Venezuela this week, but in the manner of a man who has his…

Is Britain ready for recession? You wouldn’t put money on it

5 August 2017 9:00 am

For anyone considering a career in economic forecasting, the Bank of England’s inflation report for August 2007 ought to be…

Stop playing chicken with Britain’s free-trade future

29 July 2017 9:00 am

Besides being important in themselves, the trade talks between Britain and the United States which began this week are symbolic…

It’s time for the Tories to stop plotting — and let Theresa May govern

22 July 2017 9:00 am

It used to be said that loyalty was the Conservatives’ secret weapon. While other parties might descend into internecine warfare,…

Victory over Isis in Mosul is a conquest to be proud of

15 July 2017 9:00 am

For the title of world’s most benighted city, Mosul takes some beating. Liberated from Saddam Hussein by US forces in…

The quiet successes of Brexit

8 July 2017 9:00 am

Just a few weeks ago, the Conservatives triumphed in the local government elections and Theresa May was hailed as an…

The silver lining from the election? A more united kingdom

1 July 2017 9:00 am

There is unlikely to be much of a legacy from Theresa May’s premiership, which could yet be truncated a short…

Forget ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ — what we need is an open Brexit

24 June 2017 9:00 am

The unexpected outcome of the general election has led some to hope that a weakened government will be forced to…

No, the election was not a rebellion against Brexit – or ‘austerity’

17 June 2017 9:00 am

The lessons to be learned from the Conservatives’ poor showing in the election could fill more pages than the national…

Theresa May has learned the hard way how much she needs the Conservatives

10 June 2017 9:00 am

As if we needed reminding, this past week has shown that the Islamist threat is a truly global problem. In…

May took voters for fools – and she has paid the price

10 June 2017 9:00 am

During the election campaign — or what passed for it — Theresa May would sometimes declare that Britain was facing…

Theresa May’s campaign mistakes... and the hard lessons she must learn

3 June 2017 9:00 am

On the eve of the US presidential election, experts at Princeton university decided that Donald Trump had a 1 per…

A proper discussion about terrorism is the best way to honour Manchester's dead

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Until last week, it was thought that the jihadi threat was subsiding and the security services were increasingly able to…

Is the Trump presidency in its last days?

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Donald Trump has often wrong-footed the media. In last year’s election his campaign seemed to be always on the verge…

The Conservatives are being dragged leftwards

13 May 2017 9:00 am

It would be easy to dismiss Jeremy Corbyn’s launch of the Labour party’s election campaign this week on the grounds…