“As frictionless trade as possible” is not a good enough rallying cry to restore the Prime Minister’s authority.
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Grieve behaved with the prudence of the Grand Old Duke of York, but suggested everyone has gone mad.
Damaged by last year’s election. Playing for time. Grappling with revolts – and resignation threats. We refer, of course, to Merkel.
The German Chancellor faces a rebellion from her Bavarian allies on the question of immigration – and is pleading for more time before the EU summit.
In his new book, Ferdinand Mount looks at twelve great political thinkers and says what’s wrong with each of them.
A new play explores life after Brexit, when the old parties are swept aside and an irresistible popular movement is born
Michael McManus uses the theatre to explore the potential for an anti-immigrant party to break away not from the Tories, but from Labour.
Last-minute concessions appear to have saved the Government from defeat on the EU Withdrawal Bill
The Prime Minister’s followers today decided to stop concealing their misgivings.
Tatchell defends anti-abortion protests – and tells how he got Cameron and Johnson to support same-sex marriage
The veteran LGBT campaigner says the former Prime Minister’s aides “were terrified I might try and kiss him, or superglue myself to the Cabinet table”.
The comedy and horror of Thorpe’s trial, and of the 1970s, are caught in this book and television series.
It is an extremely tough task to prepare to be a constitutional monarch, or indeed to take on the actual role.
Andrew Gimson’s PMQs sketch: Corbyn has the charm of a perfectly working steam locomotive of the 1940s
The Labour leader claimed the Tories are privatising the NHS, and May sheltered behind what Labour did in power.
Interview: Lewis -“At conference this year, I and the Prime Minister are determined that the members feel it is their conference.”
The Party Chairman intends to remove from the candidates’ list those who failed to campaign in the local elections.
Ed Husain has written an excellent account of the Islamic world, and of the inability of doctrinaire secularists to comprehend it.
A key reason why the line was unprofitable is that Network Rail failed to deliver improved infrastructure – and it’s already in public hands.
The Prime Minister could not tell the House how she proposes to achieve the most frictionless possible trade with the EU.