The transparent absurdity is the whole point; the Kremlin is demonstrating to a domestic audience that they believe they can attack us with impunity.
It hasn’t been perfect, but it is encouraging to see police, security services and ministers clearly communicate about a serious threat.
Protecting our open society against threats from authoritarian states is an essential battle. We must not lose.
The 2008 war was an illustration of the serious threat the Kremlin posed. It went unheeded, and so Russia has repeated the trick.
From ‘fake news’ to micro-targeting, crowd-funding to data rights, we explore the key areas of focus for an overdue review of the rules of our democracy.
Yes: there was nothing I could do to stop Sean Spicer from being an utter dick. Plus: Guido’s recovery, the Tory Chief Whip’s troubles…and Mamma Mia 2.
Trump asks us to believe Putin’s denial that Russian military intelligence did the job for him. And who wouldn’t believe those two honest men?
Will this abject performance be what finally breaks his connection with his domestic supporters?
Though by demanding that America’s allies spend more on their own defence, the President is unwittingly doing us a favour.
Rees-Mogg argues “the upskirting ban should have been a Government Bill” from the outset, not left to backbenchers. Plus: is he watching the World Cup?
If overcome by the belief that Putin bought the referendum, our advice is to lie down in a dark room until the feeling goes away.
The internal and external threats to the integrity of our elections have intensified, but the regulator responsible does not appear to have upped its game in response.
“We need to do something you might not expect me to say. We need to give Boris Johnson more power.”
Those who run Russia believe themselves to be in a ‘political war’ with the West. We need to treat the Kremlin as a threat rather than an irritant.
Under the aegis of the European Union, an ‘anti-corruption crackdown’ has brought Putin-style repression to our doorstep.