Europe

supreme court

Is the UK heading towards a US-style Supreme Court?

September 27, 2019 9:42 am

Brits should get used to the phrase ‘judicial activism’ because we are going to be hearing a lot more of it

jacques chirac

Jacques Chirac leaves behind a limited legacy

September 27, 2019 7:51 am

The French president had a checkered and contradictory political career

michael gove

‘Cameron was a bloody good prime minister’: Michael Gove interviewed

September 26, 2019 9:45 am

The no-deal minister on Boris, a second referendum and an ‘inevitable’ election

queen

Robert Hardman: My private encounter with David Cameron and the Queen

September 26, 2019 9:04 am

The appetite for all things royal seems insatiable

trudeau

Justin Trudeau is not a racist – but he is a fool

September 26, 2019 8:53 am

The sense that he is a puerile fraud has shaken up the electoral calculus

chamber opposition

The torture chamber: how opposition politicians plan to humiliate Boris Johnson

September 26, 2019 8:37 am

Without a Tory majority, the British prime minister’s tormentors are the ones holding the power

election

Boris Johnson’s route to election success

September 26, 2019 8:23 am

Boris will pitch himself as the man determined to deliver Brexit regardless of the obstacles put in his way

british supreme court

The British Supreme Court’s decision is a constitutional outrage

September 24, 2019 11:10 am

Brexit has exposed huge cracks in the UK constitution which urgently need fixing

norway

Does Norway have a far-right problem?

September 23, 2019 11:06 am

If all white men resent their marginalization in Norwegian society, why do only a tiny fraction of them become white supremacists?

eu

The EU has failed again to strike a free trade deal

September 23, 2019 4:58 am

Why the UK should follow the Chilean model

cameron

I’m sorry because I failed: An interview with David Cameron

September 19, 2019 9:40 am

The former British PM on the referendum, failure and the physics of politics

courts

Judgment day: the danger of courts taking over British politics

September 19, 2019 9:26 am

Over-mighty judges are bad for democracy

cameron

David Cameron is more authentic than Boris Johnson

September 18, 2019 11:46 pm

The former PM never quite shook off the burden of privilege

brexit deal

Why there’s still a chance of a Brexit deal

September 18, 2019 11:34 pm

The mood appears to be shifting in key European capitals

juncker

Johnson and Juncker agree to step up talks – but no backstop solution proposed

September 16, 2019 11:40 am

The British government believes it has one shot to present concrete proposals to Brussels

liberal democrats

The Liberal Democrats are the real Brexit extremists

September 16, 2019 11:20 am

If you want to cancel the votes of millions of people, you are not a moderate

brexit backstop

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

September 15, 2019 11:39 am

The Brexit secretary says the EU need to adjust their position on checks on Ireland

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