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Sunak, his wife, and tax. He’s playing into his enemies’ hands – and the position is unsustainable. 

Paul Goodman

“That’s politics for you: intrusive, casually cruel, unfair, and the trade for which the Chancellor volunteered”

What good does insisting we must put Putin on trial for war crimes actually do?

Henry Hill

“Talk of face-saving and exit ramps is not for our benefit, nor really for Putin’s, but for Ukraine’s.”

We Zoomers are looking for our Falklands moment – and for our Margaret Thatcher.

William Atkinson

And yet I can’t help yearning for proof that Britain still has it in her, and for a Prime Minister willing to make tough but necessary choices..

Fiscal drag remains the Government’s stealth tax of choice 

Ryan Bourne

It allows politicians to squeeze voters whilst lying about being tax-cutters at election time.

Only privatisation will let Channel 4 compete with modern media giants 

Emily Fielder 

It needs to be able to raise capital and kick-start in-house production, which the current model prohibits.

Profile: George Eustice, negotiating agriculture’s future between farmers, free traders, protectionists, and rewilders

Andrew Gimson 

The Environment Secretary, in charge of the seven-year transition from the Common Agricultural Policy, prefers to do good by stealth.

The Tsar’s throne trembles – as the consequences of Putin’s war haunt Russia in the Caucasus 

John C. Hulsman 

“As events in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia show, the edifice that Putin has painstakingly put in place is now in the greatest of danger.”

Gender, sexuality, trans – and where Florida and 10 Downing Street meet 

Ben Roback

“The Conservatives can learn from the Republicans how to fight a culture war over LGBT topics, but also whether one should.”

The best energy strategy possible – in the absence of fracking and onshore wind. 

William Atkinson 

“The Government’s ‘Energy Security Strategy’ may well deliver long-term energy security. But it will do almost nothing for squeezed households right now.

Labour risks becoming obsessed by trans. The Conservatives mustn’t fall into the same trap.

Paul Goodman 

“To date, Boris Johnson has been able to “dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge”. But a more than usually chaotic U-turn narrows his options.”