As a new manifesto is being finalised, it is time to review how our 2017 commitments on defence have worked out.
Politicians are so uncomfortable talking seriously about our international role and relationships that instead we constantly engage in proxy battles.
His shift on candidates now acknowledges that a hung Parliament would be a bad thing. It follows that pro-Brexit voters in tight contests should back the Tories.
Bella has been contacted by a whistle-blower in Kurdistan with details of the role of Turkey in arming and supporting proxy-armies and remnants of ISIS. This follows similar allegations from sources on the ground. The Rojava Information Centre has rele…
On Tuesday, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said the immortal words, sure to seal his fate: a vote for Sánchez was a vote for “strong and stable” government. Sánchez has more than just rhetoric in common with Theresa May. Like the former British p…
The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill will make no further progress before the general election. The Bill is […]
The PSOE hoped to reunite the Left. Instead, rising tensions have fuelled extreme parties.
The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill is intended to give effect in the UK to the Withdrawal Agreement […]
The first piece of a series this week about what the Conservative Manifesto should look like.
The two parties have different Brexit policies, and it would therefore be impossible for them to project a united appeal.
The abuse became so bad that I felt the need to stop giving media interviews, writing articles and to remove myself from the public arena.
As we steel ourselves for the wretched purgatorial misery of (at least) the next six weeks, we’ve been sitting up late trying to think of a positive aspect of the coming election campaign, and the best we’ve come up with is this: if it̵…
It is as if it had become a vehicle to help Blair redeem his reputation and popularity, lost after the Iraq War.
The result of a general election next month would by no means be a foregone conclusion.
The big prize will be that the UK’s economic and trade freedom will be restored, something May’s backstop would have prevented, potentially indefinitely.
It’s a long time, apparently. Because while a general election on 12 December would be a “barking mad” idea according to the SNP’s Westminster leader Ian Blackford on Thursday, having one on 9 December instead is genius. So in a…
I fear that we would lose too many good colleagues to a Remain coalition in the south, and would not pick up enough Leave-voting seats in the midlands and the north.
In this post, I make a preliminary attempt at assessing the provision made in the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) […]
This is Ireland’s deal as much as the UK’s. So the Taoiseach has an interest in assisting the Prime Minister over extension.
Plus: The disaster zone is in the way that children with special educational needs are educated.
The European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill is a highly complex piece of draft legislation. It interacts with the […]
It’s Monday morning, readers, so welcome once again to the world’s favourite situation comedy, the United Kingdom. The current position is that absolutely nobody has the slightest idea what’s going to happen this week, or today, or by…
The Malthouse Amendment experience of different people coming together shows that unity is possible.
Sir Oliver Letwin pledges his support to the government’s Brexit deal when it comes to a vote.
So, almost a third of you are bloody idiots and we’ll just have to deal with that. The good news is that at least there couldn’t be any unforeseen consequences. But oh no! What’s this? And let’s just spell it out, because some p…
Eulàlia Reguant from the CUP calls for the international community to recognise Catalonia’s right to self-determination and to demand an end to the state repression and police violence – and calls for journalists and lawyers to come to Cata…
On a straight up, straight down vote on the deal, our calculation is that the Government will lose by two – though that bypasses abstentions. But such a vote is very unlikely today,
As we write, Boris Johnson’s new Brexit deal appears to hang in the balance. According to Sky News this morning the arithmetic is poised on a knife-edge. The four “in play” groups down the middle of the graphic are, from top: three To…