The dismal truth is that nobody in the Labour leader’s office any longer expects him to be any good.
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Profile: Esther McVey, who scares and infuriates Labour by reaching the northerners it has neglected
The Work and Pensions Secretary has a genuine belief in social mobility and is magnificently unabashed under fire.
May sounded unusually confident, but Johnson scuttled out of the Chamber.
He could have a future as a political commentator of unusual perceptiveness, who understands that everything is in flux.
David Frum expresses the dismay of an upright North American conservative at the triumph of Trump.
Robert Tombs asked at yesterday evening’s meeting if Tony Blair, Ken Clarke and Peter Mandelson really want us to enter a United States of Europe.
The Prime Minister told one good joke and then bored her way to victory.
At the Kimblewick Hunt in the Chilterns, they can see that now is not the time to try to reverse it.
The Law and Justice Party has sought to foment a poisonous dynamic which could do great harm to relations with Poland’s Jews.
Taxpayers’ money has sapped the independence, and the moral responsibility, of our great charities.
Afua Hirsch recounts her inability, as a person of mixed race, to feel she truly belongs in either Britain or Ghana.
There is danger now in Germany of a weak, centrist government – with extremists flourishing on both sides
Merkel has appalled her own followers by making sweeping concessions to the Social Democrats.
Bonar Law’s words in 1922 apply to the present leader: “The party elects a leader, and that leader chooses the policy, and if the party does not like it, they have to get another leader.”
Thornberry, standing in for Corbyn, spoke still more forcefully than he does for Islington.
And the Republicans have forgotten how to stop a demagogue from becoming their presidential candidate.