The “extraordinary international response by our allies” amounts to “the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers ever”, Johnson says.
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It might please nurses, but provokes new pay demands from teachers, doctors and soldiers. Nor would a hypothecated ‘NHS Tax’ make the issue go away.
The former ‘People’s Army’ is struggling to survive, and even what’s left of its poll support could be an overstatement.
Labour Party staff are brave enough to quit rather than serve Corbynism – why won’t ‘moderate’ Labour MPs do so?
Perhaps they were naive to stay on so long, but at least they had a logical red line and the guts to honour it. Meanwhile, the Parliamentary Labour Party is utterly cowed.
There must be a middle-ground between taking data-driven campaigning for granted and wild alarmism about its dangers
Given that most people don’t really understand what it is or how it works, it’s a field ripe for under- or over-reaction. Or, indeed, both at the same time.
Both sides have moved somewhat ahead of next week’s summit. Behind the scenes, Davis has been touring capital cities, while Juncker’s sidekick is enmeshed in scandal.
That’s unlikely to deter hardcore Remainers from egging Juncker et al on. But will it persuade Labour to stop working with Brussels against the UK negotiating position?
Yet again, the best Labour can say in Corbyn’s defence is that he is Britain’s least observant person
Corbyn claims he failed to spot any sign of the anti-semitism which was allegedly rife in the Palestine Live group – though McDonnell has a different version of events.
Just as Geldof swearing at fishermen symbolised the referendum divide, negotiations over fish offer an insight into what ‘taking back control’ really means.
Sorry, Gary Neville, but Putin’s World Cup has always been political – England should have boycotted it from the outset
We don’t yet know if Russia poisoned Sergei Skripal. But there was already more than enough reason not to take part in the Kremlin’s propaganda tournament.
The International Development Secretary’s response to the Oxfam scandal appears to have impressed Party members.
Storming results for the Five Star Movement and the League pose big challenges to the established structure of Italian politics, to the EU, and to the left more generally.
Our mini-series this week revealed points of broad consensus and points of approaching conflict on the centre right in terms of how the tax burden is distributed.
It’s later than Osborne planned, but good news nonetheless. Now Hammond must hold the course, and resist siren calls to start splashing the cash.
Labour ‘moderates’ have fled the field, leaving Momentum and Unite to fight over who runs the Opposition
Like the Model T Ford, only somewhat less innovative, the Labour Party is now offering any kind of Left you want, as long as it’s Hard.