I don’t worry all that much about the rampant Remainers trying to get the courts to become political. They might regret it if the election result is a Labour government with no majority, but at the moment the legal profession is pleading poverty because of the legal aid cuts – so a new job on […]
Despite being the legal default, the path to No Deal at the end of this month is difficult to see. The Benn Act passed by MPs is a tightly drafted piece of legislation. And the Government’s bold new proposals for a deal are likely to be rejected by the EU – not least because the […]
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Author and activist Arundhati Roy talks to Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh …
I want to tell you a story about Boris Johnson’s heart. There’s a woman involved, but this isn’t what you’re thinking. It’s a story about an encounter between the Prime Minister and some members of the public, but there’s no shouting, and no selfies, a…
I‘m so old I can remember the Liberal Party, a party of the masses not the classes, of social reform and a brave northern non-conformist tradition of independence. All that still lingered in my early political life as I went on my meat round wearing a yellow rosette in the 1950 election. What’s happened since […]
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At Letters Live last night in the Royal Albert Hall, Rory Stewart announced his resignation on stage, before reading a letter from Eton professor to Stanley Johnson. No one took it seriously. Perhaps they should have…
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Parliament’s Administration Committee has published its proposals to change access rights for passholders on the Parliamentary estate, in an attempt to make it “more inclusive.” The leaked draft proposals Guido reported back in July have held true and the proposals are sure to prove unpopular. One of the most controversial proposals is that of opening […]
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With Rory jumping into the race today and just 216 days until the election is upon us, Guido thought it was time to compile a list of runners and riders for the next Mayor of London. All candidates listed below have already declared… Sadiq Khan – Labour (4/7) Incumbent. Former MP and Shadow Justice Secretary […]
Nicola Horlick earned the sobriquet “super-woman” after flying to Frankfurt to tackle her banker bosses in an employment row, accompanied by a load of hacks to write her up admirably. She’s always been good at marketing herself to the media, a skill she will no doubt deploy now she has been selected for the LibDems. […]
The big winner of the European Election was the Alliance’s Naomi Long who managed to increase her party’s share of the vote by from 7.1% five years ago to 18.5%, winning a seat from the Ulster Unionists. For the other parties it was a mixed bag: Sinn Féin only took the third seat having topped the poll in the previous two elections; the SDLP thought they could win back the seat they lost in 2004 but didn’t even come close; … Read more
Boris Johnson has insisted the UK can leave with no deal on October 31
So we’ve done a new poll, and this one’s a little different than usual. The sample was 1007 Scottish voters who said they would vote SNP with their constituency vote at the next Holyrood election. Which makes these findings pretty interesti…
The winner of this week’s contest will receive a copy of the new duel biography “Attlee and Churchill: Allies in War, Adversaries in Peace” by Leo McKinstry. Entries in the comments…
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Former MPs Amanda Solloway and James Davies take another run at their seats as new contenders take up posts across Wales, the West Midlands, and London.
At first glance, his quest for the city’s mayoralty as an independent is merely eccentric. But it is also a logical next step for an ambitious man who is above all a soloist.
In episode 54, Dr Michaela Benson discusses the rapid rise of transnational campaign groups lobbying for the rights of British citizens living in the EU26 with Prof Jeremy MacClancy.
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This morning, the President of the Supreme Court, Baroness Hale – who 10 days ago ruled Boris’s prorogation unlawful – opened an education conference with the phrase “let’s hear it for the girly swots” as she stood in front of a presentation titled “Spider woman takes down Hulk: Viewers transfixed by judge’s brooch as ruling […]
In the wake of Miller (No 2), it has been contended in the media that prorogation ‘has always […]
We all do it from time to time. Something happens and we just start to laugh uncontrollably. Sophie, my producer unearthed this clip from last year. The context is that around 6.30pm each day, she and I disappear into a recording booth to record a 10 second trail, which is then played out at 6.50 to tease ahead to what is coming up in my show at 7. This is what happened…
On Tuesday of this week I got a text alert to say that Spurs were losing 7-2 to Bayern Munich. Inwardly, I burst out laughing, although I have to say I will support any UK team in a European competition. Anyway, we were coming up to a break so I thought I’d have some fun…
Yes, it was puerile, self indulgent and I don’t regret a second of it!
Angela Merkel gave Boris Johnson 30 days to submit alternative proposals to replace the backstop. After a long wait (where it was speculated that the Prime Minister would merely amend the Withdrawal Agreement with tip-ex) the UK Government has finally submitted its plans. Spanning seven pages, Johnson’s proposals are a mis-mash of different ideas. All the hits you know and love are back. Remember Max Fac? It’s there. Nostalgic for Customs checks? Want a border down the Irish Sea? The … Read more
Today in his column, Alex Kane worries about the general polarisation around Brexit and the general rigidity of opinion which has set in. He writes: I once met a woman in Easons in Belfast who told me that she never read my pieces about Brexit (she was a Remainer) because she was ‘scared’ that she might find herself agreeing with me on some points. Her argument was built around her admission that she tended to agree with me on everything … Read more
I am running as an Independent candidate for Mayor of London, and here’s why. Please join me in my campaign: https://t.co/8y3xWpl9hY#Rory4London pic.twitter.com/jnaNy8IF0s — Rory Stewart (@RoryStewartUK) October 4, 2019 The MP for one of the most northern constituencies in the country is not only standing down and quitting the Tories, but moving 300 miles south […]
Open Europe’s new report offers a clear-eyed assessment of the practical and political hurdles the Prime Minister may face.
John Whittingdale is a former Culture Secretary, and is MP for Maldon. He is chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group… Read more »
Ben Bradshaw successfully caused a storm in a teacup last night over a mild-mannered speech by Michael Gove at the German Embassy. Bradshaw himself heckled Gove with the word “nonsense” and then proceeded to tell the world how awfully the speech, which received sustained applause, went down. Listen to the exchange above… Gove: “Britain and […]
The former Conservative leadership contender was among 21 Tory rebels stripped of the whip in September.
To the surprise of virtually no one Rory Stewart announces “It’s been a great privilege to serve Penrith and The Border for the last ten years, so it is with sadness that I am announcing that I will be standing down at the next election, and that I have also resigned from the Conservative Party.” […]