Raab trod gingerly in Heseltine’s footsteps, while the Leader of the House presented the Shakespearean drama of politics.
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He is a man of Negative Capability, who cannot be understood by those with a fact-checking mentality, and he admires Trump.
Interview. Johnson says that every member of his Cabinet must sign up to Britain leaving the EU on 31st October – deal or no deal
The front runner on extension, Scotland, that Islamophobia inquiry, wrestling naked with Hunt – and taking a Trollope to bed in Downing Street.
A fact amidst the rumours. The Prime Minister is failing to persuade most rebel Conservative MPs to switch and support her deal.
We count four so far from our list of 109 who have changed their minds – and all of them were only “probables”.
Daniel Hannan: That Brexit film works as drama. But it doesn’t as history. I should know. I was there.
The real flaw in Graham’s film was the implication that Vote Leave won by turning the European question into something else.
There are at least four big obstacles to any plan to crown him leader. And there’s no sign that he has endorsed it, anyway.
Daniel Hannan: Identity politics. It becomes impossible to avoid giving offence, because the offended keep changing the rules.
In an atmosphere when anyone can close down the conversation by saying “I feel uncomfortable”, rational discussion becomes impossible.
We are being nudged towards Norway Minus rather than Canada Plus Plus Plus almost without anyone noticing.
The underlying motive for this tradition, though now often dressed up in quasi-medical language, is as much aesthetic as sanitary.
“German intelligence has warned that the Kremlin seeks to influence this year’s elections.” Fallon’s speech on Russia: full text
“We hope that it abides by the Minsk agreements, curbs the reckless military activity, and ditches the misinformation.”
We have to be furtive when at the theatre, but the benefit is we have no choice but to hear and learn about the opinions of our opponents.
Rebecca Coulson: E is for executive, establishment, elite, experts – and, I suspect as we peer at the months ahead, election
As any crossword fan knows, that letter (or, ok, more usually her full monogram) represents the Queen. Here’s why it seems a topical signifier.
The ability to leverage a nation’s influence through international networks and institutions is key to promoting the national interest in the modern world.
Voters re-engaged. Brexit endorsed. May resplendent. So ends the best political year that this country has seen for a long time.
The daring leitmotif of her first week in office has been a purge not of Leavers but of a subset of her fellow Remainers.
Entrepreneur, trader and, ahem, tax evader, the greatest Englishman who ever lived was both hack and genius.