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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

benjamin netanyahu

Netanyahu wins again, eventually

September 18, 2019 12:44 pm

Wednesday’s coalition ploy puts him ahead, again

netanyahu

Is time finally up for Benjamin Netanyahu?

September 18, 2019 6:46 am

The man has painted his way out of more dead ends than the Road Runner

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

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

robert mugabe

Robert Mugabe: death of a style icon

September 10, 2019 10:27 am

The Zimbabwean dictator dressed to kill

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

algeria

Algeria reminds us that the current of colonization doesn’t always run just one way

September 5, 2019 9:38 am

It was North Africans who did much of the conquering of north Britain for the Romans

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?