On Monday, a further showdown will take place in parliament with Boris Johnson bellowing at Jeremy Corbyn that he is “frit” of a general election. In truth, the House of Commons is not
The British government insisted on Sunday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson would fight on despite seeing Amber Rudd, a top cabinet ally quit and his do-or-die Brexit strategy blocked by parliament.
Priti Patel is being considered for a shock cabinet return as home secretary, The Independent has learned, as Boris Johnson seeks to convince the public he is not a “British Donald Trump”. The controversial Brexiteer — sacked for misleading Theresa May over secret meetings with Israeli politicians — is poised
So far, I have said that Boris Johnson is likely to be heading for disaster. He seems unlikely to get a Brexit deal through parliament, and parliament is unlikely to allow him to take Britain out of the EU without a deal. Thus he seems to be heading for a “people against parliament” election, in which he asks
Labour’s new push for a second referendum is the right call and at the right time. Jeremy Corbyn has challenged the next prime minister to back putting his deal or no deal to the public with Labour campaigning for Remain in a new referendum. The shift brings to an end what critics have called Labour’s “constructive ambiguity” and fence-sitting
The author-cum-pop psychologist Malcolm Gladwell made a lot of money from telling the world, through his 2008 book Outliers, that anyone can master any skill at all if they just spend 10,000 hours practising it. Eleven years on, he had better hope no one’s been paying too close attention to the somehow still ongoing Tory leadership contest,
Promising a fix for our broken social care system has become a right of passage for new prime ministers in recent times. From Blair to May, social care has consistently been a priority; at least in rhetoric if not in reality. Now, in his inaugural speech, Boris Johnson, has followed suit, committing to give “every older
In a stunning reaffirmation of core European values, the next European leadership team will be led by women and men who are strongly committed to European partnership and opposed to the anti-European ideology of Boris Johnson, Viktor Orban, Matteo Salvini and Marine Le Pen.
For Liberal Democrats, the political choice between the hard Brexit menus offered by Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt might seem about as tempting as arsenic verses strychnine.
They say a week is a long time in politics, but for those to the left of centre, this one has been as bleak as it has been long. Boris Johnson is prime minister and Priti Patel is now the most powerful woman in the UK (with apologies to the Queen). Jacob Rees-Mogg is leader of the House of Commons, Dominic Raab is representing us on the international