Taking out the middle man is what the Protestant reformers promised to do, and Carswell is in his way a very Protestant figure.
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Corbyn could not shake May, but Robertson for a moment disconcerted her.
Gimson’s election diary: Eastbourne – the referendum result suggests the Tories will hold on. But it’s not nearly that simple.
In this, the tightest blue-yellow, many more people mentioned, with approbation, the Liberal Democrat candidate than referred to the EU.
It was not an edifying spectacle, but it was convincing in its way.
No one in the media had predicted May’s coup de théâtre.
Reports of the Church’s decline ignore worldwide growth, even in such apparently unlikely places as Iran, and throughout much of the Muslim-majority world.
International humanitarian law may be imperfect, but it can ameliorate some of the worst horrors of armed conflict – such as the Khan Sheikhoun gas attack.
The Lord Chancellor has enraged the judiciary by not speaking up for it in what it saw as an hour of need.
The Prime Minister set out to show that she will be a safe, inclusive negotiator.
We saw yesterday that terrorism takes the lives of the innocent, but strengthens the resolve of the survivors to carry on as before.
The view from the Commons press gallery of the moments after the attack.
These students parrot the priggish and illiberal morality preached to them by their self-righteous elders.
In yesterday evening’s showdown debate, the politician and the expert were excessively polite to each other.
Davis defied the Lords by carrying the Commons, but could not talk round Clegg.
The Chancellor sounded as if he was auditioning for a role in the Christmas panto.