UK politics

It’s unfair for Britain to take Tooba Gondal and other Isis brides back

30 September 2019 9:05 pm

I am sure that Tooba Gondal, the latest Isis bride to beg for a return to Britain, would, as she…

Watch: Jacob Rees-Mogg’s revealing summary of the state of British politics

30 September 2019 1:28 am

Jacob Rees-Mogg has just given a pretty accurate summary of the state of British politics. The leader of the House…

Has the Supreme Court handed Boris Johnson a Brexit escape route?

26 September 2019 11:26 pm

The Supreme Court’s judgement is the latest constitutional perversion after the Benn act. But ironically it may assist the Government…

Brexit voters do feel betrayed. So why can’t Boris say so?

26 September 2019 9:39 pm

Rarely has there been such a flagrant display of hypocrisy and cant as there was in the House of Commons…

Two flaws in the Supreme Court’s verdict

26 September 2019 6:16 pm

Now that more experts have had time to study the ruling, the legal validity of the Supreme Court decision on…

Is this the beginning of the end for Jeremy Corbyn?

25 September 2019 10:11 pm

Did Labour’s conference help or hinder Jeremy Corbyn’s chances of becoming prime minister? For some, Corbyn ended up stronger than…

Corbyn takes aim at Labour’s favourite bogeymen in conference speech

25 September 2019 3:09 am

Jeremy Corbyn has just delivered one of his better party conference speeches. It wasn’t just because it was much shorter…

Brexiteers should cheer the Supreme Court

25 September 2019 12:56 am

Ignore, with great respect, the people telling you today that the justices of the Supreme Court have waded into politics,…

Corbyn makes the most of Boris Johnson’s misfortune

24 September 2019 8:30 pm

The Supreme Court ruling has provided Jeremy Corbyn with his most positive outing at Labour conference. On hearing the news…

Boris Johnson would be foolish to underestimate Labour

24 September 2019 2:13 am

In the next election, as in the last one, McDonnellism will prove a serious challenge to the Tories. John McDonnell,…

It’s no surprise that Brexit looks doomed

21 September 2019 5:00 pm

I have a friend who insists that he takes little interest in politics. Even so, the other evening he came…

What Corbyn’s Brexit policy means for a general election

18 September 2019 7:07 pm

Jeremy Corbyn has dashed the hopes of certain members of his shadow cabinet this morning with a Guardian op-ed in…

Revealed: The Brexit deal Boris Johnson wants

18 September 2019 2:45 am

The shape of the Brexit fix that Boris Johnson wants from the EU’s 27 leaders is now clear. Here it is: In…

Boris Johnson’s frosty reception in Luxembourg

17 September 2019 2:00 am

Is Boris Johnson approaching a Brexit breakthrough? That’s the question being asked among Conservative MPs after there appeared to be…

Lib Dems are the real Brexit extremists

16 September 2019 10:04 pm

The Lib Dems are now the most extremist party in the UK. They might not look like extremists, being made…

Is Jeremy Corbyn preparing to purge moderate Labour MPs?

16 September 2019 9:03 pm

Ahead of the looming general election, moderate Labour MPs are understandably upset by an instruction they say the party has given to…

Why the UK hasn’t presented any specific, backstop proposal to the EU

14 September 2019 7:37 pm

The EU side regularly points out that the UK government hasn’t presented any detailed proposals on what it wants to…

How much collateral damage can the Tory party take?

9 September 2019 10:00 pm

Amber Rudd’s resignation has clearly been a blow to the government, but it wasn’t a huge surprise that she went…

Amber Rudd quits Cabinet – and the Tory party

8 September 2019 6:17 am

Amber Rudd has quit the Cabinet and resigned the Tory whip. Rudd’s departure deepens the split in the Tory party…

Tories pushing for Boris Johnson v Jeremy Corbyn TV debates

7 September 2019 7:50 pm

Boris Johnson’s best route to a majority is turning the election into a question of whether you want him or…

Boris Johnson’s path to an early election

6 September 2019 3:32 am

Although Downing Street has heralded today the ‘first day of the election campaign’, Boris Johnson is yet to be able…

Boris Johnson denied election request – but snap poll remains likely

5 September 2019 6:42 am

Boris Johnson has lost his third government vote – and his first bid for an early election. MPs voted against…

Boris Johnson will get an election in October, eventually

5 September 2019 5:17 am

Labour’s split over the timing of any election has deepened this evening. In an interview with Andrew Neil, John Healey…

Ex-Tory rebels threaten to stand as Conservatives in election

5 September 2019 3:32 am

Rebel ex-Tory MPs are complaining of ‘unconstitutional’ treatment by their party and are planning to stand at the next election…

Corbyn, not Boris, was the real loser last night

4 September 2019 7:45 pm

The Remainers are celebrating after last tonight’s defeat of the government and writing Boris off as a busted flush. ‘Johnson’s…