Tens of thousands of people marched Sunday in cities around Europe for May Day protests to honour workers and shame governments into doing more for their citizens.
As early results suggested Johnson, a former London mayor, was losing support in southeastern England, his supporters moved in quickly on Friday to say it was not time to oust a leader they said could still “get things done” to help the economy.
As the exit polls of the 2019 general election flashed up on our television screens, signalling an abysmal defeat for Labour, a row ensued over on ITV. The former Labour home secretary Alan Johnson scolded veteran left-wing activist Jon Lansman
There is always a moment when an opposition party starts to look like a government in waiting. At the end of the 2009 Conservative Party conference, David Cameron lined up his shadow cabinet behind him – George Osborne, William Hague, Liam Fox, Theresa May, Andrew Mitchell, the list goes on – and it seemed inevitable to the
It might not be long now before Boris Johnson seals his place in the history books — again, for all the wrong reasons. He could become the first prime minister to get a criminal record. There’s a first: soon, Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson may receive an envelope in the post with a fixed
A senior Conservative source has disclosed the party’s battle plan for the next election to The Independent. The aim is to draw dividing lines between the Tories and Labour on net zero, national security and cancel culture. It means portraying
King Charles’s warm welcome in Scotland and Northern Ireland during his UK tour cannot mask the fact that he will face a more difficult task than the Queen in holding the union together. It is not impossible that it breaks apart during his reign. It would not be about him; political developments in Scotland and Northern Ireland after
Five weeks after becoming prime minister, Rishi Sunak has discovered how hard it is to govern the country when you have an ungovernable party. The prime minister is battling backbench rebellions over housebuilding, onshore wind, tax rises, his China policy and the Brexit trade deal. His faction-ridden MPs have ignored his initial
Yet imagining how “thrilled” they must be, after the recent tragedy in the Channel, where four people lost their lives, is even more sobering in light of the debate about small boats and immigration. It doesn’t matter what your political persuasion is: nobody can think that the status quo is satisfactory. The status quo is heartbreaking.
So now we know. Brexit is proving even worse for the UK economy than the official forecast of a 4 per cent hit to GDP over 15 years. It’s already reached 5.5 per cent, according to a study by the Centre for European Reform (CER) think tank. Significantly, a disappearing Covid effect no longer masks the damage of leaving the EU