General Election 2017

How the election was stacked against Labour for a change

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Keep walking George Osborne called Theresa May a ‘dead woman walking’. The expression ‘dead man walking’ was called out by…

Congratulations to Rod for predicting the election result

17 June 2017 9:00 am

Divining Rod Sir: Please congratulate Rod Liddle on being the only commentator who accurately forecast the uncertain general election result…

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…

Eight killed in London Bridge terrorist attack; Britain goes to the polls

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Home Eight people were killed and 48 taken to hospital when three men, in a hire van travelling south shortly…

Banksy’s anti-Tory election stunt backfired – but how else might you risk breaking bribery laws?

10 June 2017 9:00 am

X offenders The artist Banksy had to withdraw an offer of a free print to people voting against the Conservatives…

Why Isis should admit guilt rather than claim responsibility

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Terrorists’ guilt Sir: A small contribution to the psychological war: when the next atrocity happens, could the BBC and other…

The righteous tone of recipients of state money has been noticeable lately

10 June 2017 9:00 am

By the time you read this, the campaign will have drawn fractiously to its close, so here is a strong…

Why hasn't the Remain dog barked in this election?

10 June 2017 9:00 am

The hopes of those who want Britain to stay in the EU have been dashed by this election. There has…

Is enough enough? Then let’s start deporting Muslim extremists

10 June 2017 9:00 am

I divide my time between two constituencies, the first a rock-solid Conservative seat in the south-east of England, the other…

Theresa May campaigning (image: Getty)

Theresa May has been diminished by this election campaign

10 June 2017 9:00 am

There’s an expression used in football to describe an approach to the game that discounts the virtues of elegance, style,…

Generations at war: the election has laid bare a huge old vs young divide

10 June 2017 9:00 am

The deepest divide in this election was between young and old

The right kind of doorstep: Richmond in 1970

The view from the doorstep

10 June 2017 9:00 am

You have probably been hearing a lot about doorsteps recently. Politicians love to demonstrate how much they care about ordinary,…

Election results have caused the pound to plunge (image: Getty)

Britain is heading for a hard-left Brexit and a crash

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Sterling plunges on the currency markets. Middle Eastern oil money flees London. A prime minister resigns in mysterious circumstances, and…

All hail Comrade Corbyn – I recognise greatness when I see it

10 June 2017 9:00 am

Comrades. I’m going to tell you why I think Jeremy Corbyn is the right person to lead this country. First…

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…

Conservatives grow restive as Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour closes the poll gap

3 June 2017 9:00 am

Home The Conservatives grew restive when polls, for what they were worth, indicated a closing gap between their support and…

Scots Tories will get the unionist vote but they have far too few troops

3 June 2017 9:00 am

In such gorgeous weather the best part of Scotland to visit is not (as so many seem to think) the…

Blair’s poll dip before his 1997 landslide is reassuring for the Tories

3 June 2017 9:00 am

Afrodisiac Diane Abbott likened her rejection of earlier pro-terror sympathies to losing her afro hairstyle. To African-Americans in the 1960s,…

Well done Jeremy Corbyn, for being the least shrill person in politics

3 June 2017 9:00 am

Enough of all these vital, apocalyptic, existential elections. They don’t half wear you out. The Scottish referendum was vital and…

No one is winning in this election campaign

3 June 2017 9:00 am

There are no winners in this election

Jeremy Corbyn for PM?

3 June 2017 9:00 am

He could follow in the footsteps of Harry Perkins

The best way to view Jeremy Corbyn? Through rosé-tinted glasses

3 June 2017 9:00 am

It was a typical bank holiday. Usual English weather: glorious, until you leave home without a brolly. Then fickleness supervenes…

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…

Islamist terrorist from Manchester murders 22 pop fans in his own city

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Home  Twenty-two people were killed and 59 wounded by a man who blew himself up, with a bomb containing metal…

Will Theresa May ever resist a backlash?

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Elections matter. They are fundamental to our way of life. So, while it is appropriate that the campaigns stopped on…