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Archived Since:May 7, 2010

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Theresa May’s tuition fees plan is rotten politics

I don’t really object to bad policy, it’s the rotten politics I can’t stand. There would be something almost amusing…

Boris’s Brexit vision is an answer to a non-existent problem

The thing to understand about Brexit and Remain voters is that Brexit is only part of the problem. Many Remainers…

Tory attacks on the Brexit impact report will help Corbyn

The good news is that the latest civil service analysis of the most likely impact of Brexit is more optimistic…

Nicola Sturgeon is running out of popularity – and time

Time is beginning to run out for Nicola Sturgeon. That, at any rate, is one conclusion to be drawn from…

In test cricket, there’s no place like home

It has been a pretty ghastly winter and the best that may be said of it is that by far…

Rail fare rises are unpopular but that doesn’t make them wrong

As is traditional, the new year begins with harrumphing. Railway users appear appalled by the suggestion they pay a greater…

Theresa May must share the blame for the Brexit bitterness

As Gore Vidal said, “Every time a friend succeeds, I die a little” and by that exacting standard, Tim Shipman…

The Tories are playing a dangerous game with the Union

It is a measure of devolution’s success that politicians, provided they are of sufficient stature, can make waves and news…

The government’s deeply cunning Brexit plan comes unstuck

So, Frances Fitzgerald, the Tánaiste, has resigned. It now looks as though Leo Varadkar’s minority Irish government will not face…

Ireland has punctured Brexiteers’ wishful thinking

In his column this week, James Forsyth reports there is ‘mounting anger’ inside the government at the way the Irish…

Scottish Labour’s new leader is unlikely to trouble Davidson or Sturgeon

In the end, it wasn’t even close. Richard Leonard now takes ownership of the black spot handed to every leader…

The Tory Brexit contradiction

It has not been a great few weeks for David Davis, the government’s designated Brexit Bulldog. In the first place,…

Alex Salmond has become Russia’s useful idiot

When Alex Salmond became first minister of Scotland in 2007 many people wished him well. You did not need to…

Never mind fake news, this is fake government

There’s a line in ‘All the President’s Men’ which seems dismally appropriate for our current government: ‘News that would have…

The Catalans are making the same mistake as some Brexiteers

The current crisis – not too strong a term – began a long time ago. And in a sense part…

Scottish nationalists need a plan B – but so do Unionists

The SNP has become so accustomed to setting the agenda that the situation in which it presently finds itself –…

Can Ruth Davidson save the Tory brand?

When a bird as sagacious as Danny Finkelstein writes a column in The Times headlined ‘If the Tories want to win,…

Why young Britain is repelled by the Tories

Of all the difficulties Theresa May faces, the importance of denying the truth may be the most acute. There are…

Brexit has opened the door to Corbynism

Like football, politics is a game of space and movement. Whoever controls the space has room to move. As matters…

Nicola Sturgeon’s Third Way

Nicola Sturgeon is invariably at her most persuasive best when she puts partisanship to one side and emphasises that, in addition…

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