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Theresa May has boxed herself in

December 12, 2018 5:51 pm

She stays because she has promised to go

After a day of high drama in Westminster, nothing has changed

December 12, 2018 5:08 pm

Inside Parliament as Theresa May wins a confidence vote

The confidence vote was not a win in any real sense for Theresa May

December 12, 2018 4:53 pm

Ministers are keen to put to The Spectator that 200 is a respectable figure – even if it is on the low end of respectable

Andrew Sullivan’s false gods

December 12, 2018 11:13 am

The revered writer uses pulpit tones in the service of inquisition

Have the Tory rebels’ methods scuppered their chances of success?

December 12, 2018 10:13 am

The heavy-handed confidence vote operation is deterring Conservative MPs

Ditching Theresa May achieves nothing

December 12, 2018 9:50 am

Changing the pilot right now does not mean a change in direction

What will happen for Theresa May in today’s confidence vote?

December 12, 2018 9:37 am

One long-time backbench ally of the Prime Minister predicts that she’ll win by 200 to 115

Jamal Khashoggi is the right TIME Person of the Year – for all the wrong reasons

December 11, 2018 12:34 pm

Khashoggi represented everything that is repressive and repugnant about journalism in the Arab world. Why is he so honored?

The lies and liars of Brexit

December 11, 2018 10:22 am

The politicians I’ve spent my adult life talking to, writing about and often defending, have failed in their first responsibility: to tell people the truth

May’s delay has made a leadership challenge more likely

December 11, 2018 10:00 am

It has become a received wisdom that the British PM has somehow has stayed the executioner’s axe. Yet the opposite is true

If Brexit is blocked, will it ever be worth voting again?

December 10, 2018 9:59 am

Although we were offered two choices in 2016, only one of those choices was ever ready to be implemented

Why Theresa May has decided to postpone the Brexit vote

December 10, 2018 9:32 am

Pressure from Cabinet ministers appears to have been effective

Emmanuel Macron has succeeded only in uniting his country against him

December 8, 2018 3:35 pm

The gilets jaunes have become his Waterloo

My Saturday in Paris with the gilets jaunes

December 8, 2018 12:38 pm

The gilets jaunes were diverse in age, sex, class and color. We could have been off to a music festival

Steve Bannon goes to war with the Pope

December 7, 2018 1:16 pm

He’s setting up Hogwarts for culture warriors in Italy

The gilets jaunes have become a symbol of resistance worn with pride by the downtrodden

December 6, 2018 2:00 pm

A progressive President has pushed his people too far

Britain is heading towards a soft Brexit or a second referendum

December 6, 2018 11:39 am

If May’s deal is defeated, we’ll enter the most uncertain period in recent British political history

The Special Relationship between the Bushes and the Queen

December 5, 2018 10:23 am

Prince Charles is attending Bush 41’s funeral

From the archives: Peregrine Worsthorne on Bush 41

December 4, 2018 2:03 pm

‘On opening my bag, I found a bottle of Jack Daniels with a note from the future President of the US’

Emmanuel Macron has united France against him

December 3, 2018 7:08 am

The French leader is politically tone-deaf

Donald Trump is playing poker

December 1, 2018 1:28 pm

If you want to understand what Trump is doing at the G20, you need to understand high-stakes Texas Hold’em

The US and China are headed for a showdown. Do the American people care?

December 1, 2018 11:00 am

Tensions can spawn a crisis when you least expect them

How China views the Xi-Trump summit today

December 1, 2018 9:30 am

They are reduced to putting their hopes on the president’s desire to come out with a deal

Has Saudi Arabia just pivoted towards Russia?

December 1, 2018 9:25 am

Macron, MBS, Putin, and the future world order

The G20: a reminder why we should never take our world leaders seriously

December 1, 2018 7:50 am

It’s a show they put on for the little people