Reshuffle speculation may seem like a pointless branch of political commentary. It is just gossip, isn’t it? And it is usually wrong. Yet it is the stuff of politics. It matters who is in which job, in government and in opposition.
The UK Budget was said to be about more emergency spending now, with tax rises and spending cuts to come later: what I called in this column last week an Augustinian Budget. In fact, we have discovered that there were quite a lot of hidden spending cuts
So much for the new, self-disciplined Boris Johnson who has banned gaffes and jokes during a public health crisis. The prime minister quipped to a private meeting of Conservative MPs that the UK’s success on vaccines was due to “greed” and
“A great leader is charismatic, courageous and brave. None of these words I would use to describe Boris Johnson,” says Jennifer Arcuri. "The man I thought I knew doesn't exist any more."
I think it’s safe to say that I have had enough. This week, I have sat across the table from victims bringing me cases of child sexual exploitation, two rapes, a very violent gang rape, two different cases of grooming gangs and a severe incidence of
David Cameron struggled to say it, and refused to wear the T shirt; Theresa May had no such trouble. This week, Boris Johnson’s press secretary uttered the F-word: contrary to fears,
If you’re the sort of person who has been looking at the news beyond the latest royal rumpus, you may have noticed that something frightening is happening in Brazil. The Independent, in fact, published its leader on that very subject.
The prime minister is expected to discuss how to better protect women and girls from violencewith the Met Police commissioner and other attendees.
Speaking on her appointment Fiona said, "I am honoured to be given this opportunity to serve as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief.
After four and a half years, three prime ministers, and nine months of trade talks, Brexit has finally taken full effect. Brexiteers from Sir Bill Cash to Suella Braverman are endorsing the new deal, signed just in time for the end of year celebrations.