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Boris’s unapologetic by-election response

25 June 2022 2:20 am

Boris Johnson has not accepted responsibility for the two by-election defeats. You could have written this line at any point…

The Price of being Katie

25 June 2022 2:12 am

Katie Price has, yet again, avoided prison. She was up at Lewes Crown Court on Friday, this time for breaching…

Zelensky’s peculiar Glastonbury appearance

25 June 2022 1:35 am

Volodymyr Zelensky didn’t quite make it onto the Glastonbury line-up posters. Perhaps Michael Eavis, the owner of ever-so Worthy Farm,…

The truth about the Roe v. Wade abortion 'ban'

25 June 2022 1:28 am

You wait decades for landmark reforms in America and then, like culture-war buses, two come along at once. Earlier this…

Tories shouldn't bin Boris yet

24 June 2022 7:25 pm

If only they had waited until today. Had Tory MPs cleared the threshold for a confidence vote in Boris Johnson…

Is Boris heading for a 1997 moment?

24 June 2022 6:50 pm

Why was the Tory defeat in 1997 so heavy? One of the reasons was that the anti-Tory vote tended to…

In defence of striking

23 June 2022 3:30 pm

Here’s something I’ve learned over the past few days. The right loves the working classes when they’re voting for Brexit,…

Boris, Zelensky and Britain's new special relationship

23 June 2022 3:15 pm

Boris Johnson has been accused of shamelessly using the war in Ukraine for his own political ends. The timing of his…

Macron's state of denial

23 June 2022 5:36 am

Crisis? What crisis? Emmanuel Macron emerged from his bunker tonight to speak to France for the first time since his…

Russia is sidestepping American oil sanctions

23 June 2022 1:32 am

When the European Union finally made the decision to ban 90 percent of Russia’s crude oil imports by the end…

Zelensky’s homophobia row reveals a divided Ukraine

23 June 2022 12:25 am

A peculiar row has broken out in Kyiv over the role of one of Zelensky’s best-known advisers. Oleksiy Arestovych is…

Boris Johnson’s inflation contradiction

22 June 2022 11:10 pm

As Boris Johnson tries to limit pay rises to bring down inflation, ministers have no explanation for why planned rises in…

Inflation is a social evil, so why don't our leaders care?

22 June 2022 9:32 pm

It was a ‘destroyer of society’, a ‘tax on ordinary people’s savings’ and a threat to social order. You don’t…

Joe Lycett's donkey joke isn't a matter for the police

22 June 2022 9:06 pm

There’s a word for countries in which you might get collared by the police because someone took offence to your…

The Tories are picking inflation winners and losers

22 June 2022 9:00 pm

Inflation rose to 9.1 per cent on the year in May, taking the UK’s consumer price index to a 40-year-high.…

Rishi continues the crypto-craze

22 June 2022 8:45 pm

Poor Rishi Sunak. The Chancellor was once the golden boy of British politics: the free-spending, Insta-loving, charm-oozing toast of the…

Boris is falling into the Macron trap

22 June 2022 5:00 pm

You can’t blame Boris Johnson for jetting off to Kyiv last week for another meet-and-greet session with Volodymyr Zelensky. He…

The EU's solidarity for Ukraine is a sham

22 June 2022 3:00 pm

The EU will formally add Ukraine to its list of candidate countries this Friday. But if you look carefully beneath…

Mike Pence and the clash of the GOP titans

22 June 2022 12:42 pm

Mike Pence began his political career as “Rush Limbaugh on decaf,” a calmer and more collegial kind of conservative radio…

Why won't Gary Lineker name those who racially abused him?

22 June 2022 4:53 am

Gary Lineker is the BBC’s top earner: he was paid £1.36m last year. The popularity of Match of the Day,…

How long can Boris hold the line on railway strikes?

22 June 2022 4:31 am

Is the government’s approach to strikes and public sector pay too blunt? Today Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak took the…

More than 3,000 Tube drivers earn £70,000 each

22 June 2022 3:42 am

Londoners have today been cursing the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) trade union for the misery that its 24-hour walkout…

We must know the truth about the Colbert insurrection

22 June 2022 2:30 am

When Cockburn heard the news of Stephen Colbert’s Late Show staffers being arrested at the Capitol, he knew this case was…

Should Starmer be worried about the rail strikes?

22 June 2022 1:52 am

Sir Keir Starmer has ended up in a very Starmer-esque pickle over the rail strikes this week. Yesterday he instructed…

China hawks demand TikTok answers

22 June 2022 1:19 am

In Westminster these days, WhatsApp and Twitter are decidedly old school. Now the current craze is TikTok where MPs compete…