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The shocking truth about the English and the Scots: they agree

12 December 2015 9:00 am

Last year, the United Kingdom came within 384,000 votes of destruction. A referendum designed to crush the Scottish nationalists instead…

State of the Union

10 December 2015 3:00 pm

Last year, the United Kingdom came within 384,000 votes of destruction. A referendum designed to crush the Scottish nationalists instead…

It is time to join the fight against IS in Syria

5 December 2015 9:00 am

The Islamic State is as monstrous an enemy as we have seen in recent history. It crucifies and decapitates its…

It is time to join the fight against IS in Syria

3 December 2015 3:00 pm

The Islamic State is as monstrous an enemy as we have seen in recent history. It crucifies and decapitates its…

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Osborne's ringfence cycle

28 November 2015 9:00 am

By now, George Osborne had hoped to have completed his austerity programme. Instead, he finds himself making what is, still,…

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The ringfence cycle

26 November 2015 3:00 pm

By now, George Osborne had hoped to have completed his austerity programme. Instead, he finds himself making what is, still,…

Europe’s chaos vindicates decisions Britain has made

21 November 2015 9:00 am

To say that the Paris attacks could have happened in Britain is not enough. Such attacks are being attempted here…

A better way

19 November 2015 3:00 pm

To say that the Paris attacks could have happened in Britain is not enough. Such attacks are being attempted here…

We trust our spies. But we shouldn’t trust this bill

14 November 2015 9:00 am

Were David Cameron in any way adept at spin, it would be tempting to think that the publication of the…

Pry another day

12 November 2015 3:00 pm

Were David Cameron in any way adept at spin, it would be tempting to think that the publication of the…

The climate summit in Paris will feature a lot of hot air

7 November 2015 9:00 am

The delegates who will gather for the star-studded Paris climate summit include celebrities, presidents and perhaps even the Pope. Among…

Hot air summit

5 November 2015 3:00 pm

The delegates who will gather for the star-studded Paris climate summit include celebrities, presidents and perhaps even the Pope. Among…

The Australian example

29 October 2015 3:00 pm

For many years, Australia has been turning away boats filled with migrants. From a remove, this looks cold–hearted — a…

Tony Abbott is right about immigration - and turning back boats

29 October 2015 9:00 am

For many years, Australia has been turning away boats filled with migrants. From a remove, this looks cold–hearted — a…

Tearing tax credits away from the working poor is a battle of choice, not necessity

24 October 2015 9:00 am

Just over 30 years ago, Margaret Thatcher’s government decided to look at local government finance. A young aide, John Redwood,…

The human factor

22 October 2015 2:00 pm

Just over 30 years ago, Margaret Thatcher’s government decided to look at local government finance. A young aide, John Redwood,…

Britain should not mistake its allies for friends

17 October 2015 8:00 am

It would be hard to dream up a more absurd piece of political satire than an agency of the British…

Britain should not mistake its allies for friends

15 October 2015 2:00 pm

It would be hard to dream up a more absurd piece of political satire than an agency of the British…

It's not Tory vs Labour; it's the party of government v the party of protest

10 October 2015 9:00 am

Political party conferences have, in recent years, felt like an empty ritual. They used to be convened in seaside towns,…

This is the Tories’ golden chance to seize the centre ground

8 October 2015 2:00 pm

Political party conferences have, in recent years, felt like an empty ritual. They used to be convened in seaside towns,…

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Will Spain learn from Scotland in the battle for Catalan separatism?

3 October 2015 8:00 am

One of the unforeseen consequences of the reunification of Europe after the Cold War has been a resurgence of independence…

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Will Spain learn?

1 October 2015 1:00 pm

One of the unforeseen consequences of the reunification of Europe after the Cold War has been a resurgence of independence…

The people who really need the Pope's help

26 September 2015 8:00 am

On Tuesday, Pope Francis set foot in the United States for the first time in his life. His plane touched…

The Pope’s moment

24 September 2015 1:00 pm

On Tuesday, Pope Francis set foot in the United States for the first time in his life. His plane touched…

The Tories must move quickly to recruit ex-Labour voters. Here's how

19 September 2015 8:00 am

David Cameron might not be remembered as the best prime minister in modern British history but he will probably be…