Are the Australian election results a bad sign for the Tories?

24 May 2022 6:49 pm

Scott Morrison’s Liberals were absolutely thrashed in the Australian elections this weekend. The party’s vote collapsed, and there were big-name…

Even if he wins Macron could be facing disaster

13 April 2022 4:00 pm

Unaccustomed as political scientists are to florid language, they have nevertheless come up with the ‘theory of the dyke’, to…

No. 10 is gearing up for the next election

19 March 2022 9:00 pm

As the Conservative party’s Spring Forum gets underway in Blackpool, attention is turning back to domestic politics, with cabinet ministers…

Gove gets into gear

13 November 2021 2:06 am

‘This government ends if the red wall reverts back to type and we lose 45 seats then end up in…

The sad circus of the German election

19 September 2021 5:00 pm

The German election campaign has been entirely lacking in substance. Laschet, Baerbock, Scholz: none seem to grip the public’s attention.…

In praise of femininity

21 November 2020 9:00 am

New York Who was it that first coined the expression ‘It ain’t over until the fat lady sings’? The great…

Joe Biden wins the election

8 November 2020 11:15 am

Four days after a (much closer than predicted) election, American networks have called the race for Joe Biden, who has secured more…

Trump doubles down on unfounded election claims

6 November 2020 11:30 am

Tensions over the election outcome are escalating in the United States, as President Donald Trump repeated unsubstantiated claims of election fraud. Nearly…

Why Keir Starmer no longer needs to fear the left of his party

25 August 2020 11:39 pm

John McDonnell, Corbyn’s right hand man for four and a half years, was full of praise when asked about the…

Does Steve Bannon’s arrest hurt the Trump re-election effort?

21 August 2020 2:21 am

Oops. Not only did the wall that Donald Trump promised to build never get built, but it turns out that…

Kayleigh McEnany is winning the 2020 election

16 May 2020 11:46 pm

Well, isn’t she lovely? Kayleigh McEnany, Trump’s new press secretary, is already winning the hearts and minds of locked-down males…

A vote for Labour is a vote for anti-Semitism

30 October 2019 2:24 am

The December election that now looks inevitable will be, as all elections are, a test. A test of a decade-old…

Sweden’s political panic attack

1 September 2018 9:00 am

 Uppsala, Sweden When I dropped off my kids at school early last week, I noticed that -another parent’s car was…

Wild life

7 October 2017 9:00 am

Laikipia Ripping up the black cotton soil on the farm’s high savannah I get a sense of what it must…

Sadiq Khan: I will defeat Zac. The only question is how I do it

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Sadiq Khan is fighting the mayoral battle his way, but he’s still very much on the left

Zac Goldsmith: the London race will be tough for me – and the Conservative Party

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Zac Goldsmith explains how he will sell himself to a city that’s now solidly Labour

Portrait of the week

13 June 2015 9:00 am

Home David Cameron, the Prime Minister, said of the EU referendum: ‘If you want to be part of the government,…

Why aren’t the Tories winning?

4 April 2015 9:00 am

When launching the Conservatives’ campaign this week, David Cameron told party activists that the general election was ‘on a knife…

Portrait of the week

31 January 2015 9:00 am

Home Party leaders mercilessly launched 100 days of campaigning before the general election on 7 May. David Cameron, the Conservative…

The truth about being a politician’s child

31 May 2014 9:00 am

It was a Friday morning in 1992, Britain had just had an election, and I was on an ice rink.…