Europe

pericles

Pericles for PM: Boris should forget Augustus and stay focused on his hero

September 12, 2019 12:54 pm

Pericles’s vision was that of a highly civilized man who loved his people

corbyn

Boris has more in common with Corbyn than he thinks

September 12, 2019 12:28 pm

Both stand on an anti-politics, anti-establishment platform

katharine gun

Katharine Gun: the spy who tried to stop the Iraq war

September 12, 2019 12:17 pm

As a young translator at GCHQ, she leaked a secret email

pro-leave

Will turning the Tories into the pro-Leave party pay off for Boris?

September 12, 2019 11:10 am

Johnson wanted an October election because it offered both a way out of the Brexit impasse and fitted with his political strategy

osborne

George Osborne: I tried to swap jobs with William Hague

September 12, 2019 10:54 am

My children have the measure of our prime minister

political system

Britain’s political system is broken. America’s isn’t

September 12, 2019 5:02 am

The people put Trump in power. Best, then, that the people oust him

rebel alliance

The British rebel alliance has taken control of Brexit. What happens next?

September 12, 2019 4:53 am

The rebels’ separate party allegiances mean that in a snap election they will be at loggerheads

legal

The legal war of attrition against Brexit

September 11, 2019 12:01 pm

We are evolving a system of government in which it is money and judicial opinion which ultimately matters

boris johnson conservative

‘I’m the most liberal Conservative PM in decades’, Boris tells his cabinet

September 10, 2019 1:41 pm

With parliament not sitting, can Boris Johnson dominate the news agenda for the next five weeks?

constitutional brexit

The three numbers that measure Britain’s constitutional crisis

September 10, 2019 1:20 pm

All the safety valves are failing

trade deal

Would Britain really be first in line for a US trade deal?

September 9, 2019 11:41 am

If Trump wants to ease a trade deficit, his priority would be to continue talks with the European Union

boris johnson opposition

What the opposition pact means for Boris Johnson’s path to an early election

September 6, 2019 2:32 pm

Downing Street is adamant that Johnson will not request a Brexit delay in any shape or form

coups

The Queen can handle coups – she’s been on the receiving end of one

September 5, 2019 9:55 am

In 1987, a colonel overthrew the Fijian government

brexit

Brexit has its risks. But staying in the EU is now unthinkable

September 4, 2019 11:25 pm

Why are we criticizing British politicians when it’s Brussels that’s causing our agonies?

rory stewart

Rory Stewart: am I still a Conservative?

September 4, 2019 11:12 pm

Having resigned from the cabinet only six weeks ago, I may find myself out of what remains of my job in six weeks’ time

boris election seats

Boris Johnson denied desired election

September 4, 2019 5:31 pm

A snap poll next month remains likely

boris johnson

Boris Johnson’s confusing election stance

September 4, 2019 9:25 am

After losing his majority, what does the British prime minister really want?

saxony

The troubling rise of political violence in Saxony

September 1, 2019 11:54 am

Threats against politicians have become the new normal

liberal brexit

How Boris Johnson can deliver a liberal Brexit

September 1, 2019 11:35 am

To end free movement without carefully working out what follows after shows pretty striking thoughtlessness

boris johnson brexit deal

Might there be a Brexit deal after all?

August 29, 2019 11:47 am

Boris Johnson will spend this fall fighting for his premiership, his political life and his vision for Brexit Britain

boris johnson ultimatum

Boris Johnson’s Brexit strategy offers MPs an ultimatum

August 28, 2019 3:32 pm

Ultimately there aren’t enough Members of Parliament prepared to make Corbyn prime minister

hate speech

Trump’s bold defiance of Macron’s hate speech charter

August 28, 2019 11:25 am

Once again he chose the road of greater difficulty, through a terrain of predictable abuse

boris johnson

For better or worse, Boris Johnson is different

August 26, 2019 9:38 am

The British PM has astutely allowed Trump to adopt him as his protégé

emmanuel macron

Emmanuel Macron’s climate change virtue signaling

August 25, 2019 3:15 pm

The French president is addicted to the ecstasy of gratuitous self-righteousness

hong kong

The cosmic combination of Hong Kong, Brexit and the trade war

August 24, 2019 6:20 am

Events could align against Beijing