General Election 2017

This is the worst Tory election campaign ever

27 May 2017 9:00 am

I am trying to remember if there was ever a worse Conservative election campaign than this current dog’s breakfast —…

A dementia tax would eventually become a euthanasia bonus

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Had Theresa May not on Monday summarily abandoned her manifesto threat to raid the savings of those who end up…

Spread your bets on Theresa May’s majority

27 May 2017 9:00 am

Where’s all the unpredictability in politics gone? After the hubbub about a ‘crisis of liberalism’ and the thrills of punting…

Does Donald Trump have dementia?

20 May 2017 9:00 am

On the heels of the Today programme’s invitation to discuss ‘cultural appropriation’ (again), the New York Times reported the disheartening…

Theresa May take note: Aristotle knew power lies with the middle classes

20 May 2017 9:00 am

The Labour party’s tagline for the forthcoming general election is: ‘For the many, not the few.’ Aristotle, who understood this…

For the Tories to be the party of workers, they must be the party of jobs

20 May 2017 9:00 am

‘Exclusive invitation: I want to hear from you, Charles’, it said in my inbox. Theresa May wanted me to take…

We need to address the murky world of online political advertising – fast

20 May 2017 9:00 am

In his new book Move Fast and Break Things, the American academic Jonathan Taplin makes a decent case that, democratically…

Red Theresa’s manifesto

20 May 2017 9:00 am

The Prime Minister’s election strategy is to discard ideology

Middle May: How the Prime Minister is discovering a new centre ground

20 May 2017 9:00 am

How the Prime Minister can find a new centre ground

‘Our children are horrified’: on the campaign doorstep in Wrexham

20 May 2017 9:00 am

Meet the lifelong Labour voters who are turning to the Tories

The NHS is dying and only Theresa May can save it

20 May 2017 9:00 am

The NHS is collapsing. Theresa May has a unique opportunity to save it

Whether you look at leaders or voters, Labour is now the stupidest party

20 May 2017 9:00 am

John Stuart Mill is usually credited as the person who first called the Conservatives ‘the stupid party’, but that isn’t…

Who were the 2 per cent of Ukip supporters who did not vote Leave?

13 May 2017 9:00 am

God forbid Irish police investigated Stephen Fry over a complaint of blasphemy, which is no longer a criminal offence in…

Theresa May has both luck and skill on her side in this election campaign

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Normally, the first anniversary of a prime minister taking office is the occasion for a lot of opinion polls and…

The economy isn’t all roses, but that’s no reason not to vote for Theresa May

13 May 2017 9:00 am

As the election campaign goes into full swing, we hear surprisingly little about the state of the UK economy —…

Magical thinking isn’t a political position

13 May 2017 9:00 am

I’m due to debate the philosopher A.C. Grayling on Saturday about whether there should be a second EU referendum on…

When Jean-Claude Juncker found out how ‘bloody difficult’ Theresa May can be

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Home Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, told Theresa May after dinner with her on 26 April, ‘I’m…

Letters: The mayor of Liverpool has failed to defend free speech

6 May 2017 9:00 am

Liverpudlian censorship Sir: I enjoyed Kelvin MacKenzie’s Diary (29 April). The obloquy thrown at him after his criticism of Everton…

Diane’s grey matter and Labour’s sticky votes

6 May 2017 9:00 am

I awoke the other morning to hear Diane Abbott’s brains leaking out of her ears and all over the carpet…

Labour’s election strategy – vote for us and watch us lose

6 May 2017 9:00 am

The crapness of Corbyn’s Labour is a phenomenon. It fascinates me. Frankly, it does my head in. For there is…

Never mind the general election – Corbynism isn’t going away

6 May 2017 9:00 am

General elections are meant to produce a government and an opposition — ideally, a decent version of both. It is…

Jeremy Corbyn banks on his holiday promise

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Home Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, cheered the United Kingdom by promising four new bank holidays for the whole country…

Why the Tories are talking up Labour

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Considering that their party is expected to win by a landslide, the Tory spin doctors sound unusually panicked. They are…

Politicians should follow Tim Farron's example and do God: it's a vote winner

29 April 2017 9:00 am

A little faith goes a long way for leaders

Why Theresa May's 1970s-style energy price caps won't work

29 April 2017 9:00 am

Anything would be better than May’s throwback energy policy