Nick Tyrone

London's mayoral election is an embarrassment

23 April 2021 9:27 pm

Count Binface, a man who claims to be a 6,000-year-old ‘independent space warrior’, is running to be London mayor. In…

Momentum's cunning plan would keep the Tories in power forever

11 April 2021 3:45 pm

Momentum, the Labour campaign group dedicated to keeping Corbynism alive, this week demanded that Keir Starmer commit to introducing a…

Has Starmer already missed his chance?

5 April 2021 10:00 pm

Hindsight is the easiest weapon to employ in politics — as Keir Starmer of all people should know. When you…

European nations are reasserting themselves

29 March 2021 10:29 pm

All but the most hardened Remainer will admit that the EU’s vaccine rollout has been poor. Up against the UK’s…

Nigel Farage is destroying his own legacy

27 March 2021 5:30 pm

How’s this for a terrible confession? There has always been a small part of me that admires Nigel Farage. As…

Can Starmer overcome his Hartlepool problem?

23 March 2021 6:00 pm

Labour have picked their candidate in Hartlepool ahead of the rest of the pack. Unfortunately for them, they have chosen…

The census is the latest Brexit battleground

17 March 2021 5:30 pm

The end of the Brexit wars have left some Remainers feeling redundant. A few are now turning their attention to a new…

The Met badly mishandled the Clapham Common vigil

14 March 2021 9:18 pm

A vigil was held last night on Clapham Common to both honour the memory of Sarah Everard and to protest…

The left's illiberal turn

13 March 2021 4:18 am

In the House of Lords this week, Baroness Jenny Jones of the Green party said she thought that a way…

Labour has stumbled into the royal culture war

9 March 2021 5:45 pm

Given Starmer’s aim of getting red wall voters back on side, Labour should not have touched the Harry and Meghan…

What can Laurence Fox hope to achieve with his bid for London mayor?

7 March 2021 5:58 am

As if the politics of the Western world wasn’t well past parody already, this weekend sees Laurence Fox throwing his…

Scotland could become the EU's next great problem

2 March 2021 8:54 pm

It is generally acknowledged, even by diehard Remainers, that the European Union’s handling of Cameron’s attempted renegotiation of the UK’s…

The worst political speeches of the decade

27 February 2021 6:01 pm

In thinking about the worst political speeches delivered in Britain, I reached for lectures that weren’t just technically poor but…

Keir Starmer is attacking a Tory party that no longer exists

18 February 2021 11:50 pm

There has been a bit of a commentariat pile-on against Starmer in the last couple of weeks; not just from…

Mandelson's return is a sign of Labour's problems

15 February 2021 6:17 pm

It is instructive that, faced with his first wobbles as leader of the opposition, the person Keir Starmer has reached…

Green scare: Labour should stop chasing the eco vote

11 February 2021 5:30 pm

Should the Labour party be worried about the Greens? Some Labour activists think so. The Greens have just become the…

Keir Starmer is Labour’s last hope

6 February 2021 1:20 am

Only a few months ago, Keir Starmer was hailed as a prime minister in waiting who was giving Boris Johnson serious…

Has Covid killed the EU's dream of open borders?

23 January 2021 4:28 am

‘All non-essential travel should be strongly discouraged both within the country and of course across borders,’ Ursula von der Leyen,…

Ed Davey is leading the Lib Dems to extinction

20 January 2021 6:30 pm

Ed Davey became leader of the Liberal Democrats almost five months ago. Since then, his party has achieved nothing. The…

Why attempts to cut red tape almost always fail

19 January 2021 3:49 am

Rishi Sunak has been appointed to chair a new committee that will be tasked with cutting red tape, particularly anything…

Tony Blair is deluding himself on a 'De Gaulle-style comeback'

12 January 2021 8:38 pm

Tony Blair has made a tentative return to the heart of British politics by offering Matt Hancock strategic advice on…

How the Brexit deal demonstrates Boris Johnson’s genius

26 December 2020 9:12 pm

I have never cared for Boris Johnson as a politician. Despite that, I voted for him twice as London mayor.…

Boris now faces a terrible choice over Brexit

21 December 2020 11:53 pm

Ten thousand lorries usually travel through the port of Dover in the run-up to Christmas. Now, Dover is completely shut.…

Boris Johnson has allowed himself to be snookered by the EU

16 December 2020 12:23 am

The UK-EU trade negotiations have heated up again, albeit from a very cold state. Boris seems to have conceded ground…

No deal won't 'get Brexit done'

13 December 2020 6:30 pm

Brexit talks between the two sides are deadlocked. Boris Johnson’s latest bid to ‘divide and conquer’ – pledging to visit Paris…