SajidJavid’s appointment as health secretary is more significant than it looks. Some Conservative MPs interpreted it as Boris Johnson installing a loyal ally to counterbalance the power of Rishi Sunak, his heir apparent as prime minister.
When he met a focus group of 12 former Labour voters in Blackpool, Keir Starmer told them he was “genuinely intrigued” their complaints about welfare, schools,
There have been sensational by-election victories in the past. The first Liberal win in a safe Conservative seat in Orpington in 1962; the Scottish National Party breakthrough in Hamilton in 1967;
We’re well used to auto-parodic politics by now. So much so that it is barely even worth noting that Sajid Javid should, in the morning, launch his “rescue plan” for GPs,
Maybe this is a good moment to remind ourselves about some things that the Conservatives said in their 2019 election manifesto.
At night, I sometimes lie awake in bed wondering if I suddenly died at the beginning of the pandemic and I’m now living in an alternate reality. Is this my afterlife?
Will Canada’s Liberal leader Justin Trudeau win a third term as prime minister or will Conservative leader Erin O’Toole ruin his plans?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has become a feminist icon after 16 years in power even though the world’s most powerful woman has only belatedly
For the past few years, the US and the UK have followed strikingly similar political trajectories. Against all odds, populist uprisings captured both countries’ conservative parties, secured power and embarked on projects of national transformation. These efforts went badly (to put it generously), and in due course
James Callaghan was making an excuse for himself when he said that “there are times, perhaps once every 30 years, when there is a sea-change in politics”. What he meant was that he had blown it. If he had called an election in the autumn of 1978, he could have won it. It is true that sometimes there are big changes in public