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Overconfident and rebellious – Johnson will rue the day he made a Tory party in his own image

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Compared with the fate of the globe, that of Boris Johnson is infinitesimally trivial. Yet the two things are interconnected. In November, Johnson hosts what is likely to be a knife-edge Cop26 climate summit in Glasgo...

As our Olympians bring us together, so our politicians tear us apart

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I accept that the Olympic Games leave some people cold. There are those who don’t like sports at all. There are those who are scornful about some activities that now qualify as Olympic sports. Then there are those who...

Crime always pays for the Tories – that’s why they turn to it again and again

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It is not difficult to see why Boris Johnson’s first post-isolation photo op was to appear alongside the home secretary, Priti Patel, and talk tough about crime. Ministers are keen to wrench the political argument tow...

Steve McQueen’s Uprising films speak powerfully to the Britain of today

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Forty years ago, following the most intense and widespread urban disorder in 20th century Britain, the Times journalist Lucy Hodges and I co-wrote a book on the riots of 1981. In honour of Bob Marley, who died that sp...

Johnson and Sunak won the battle on foreign aid, but it may cost them the war

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Less than a month ago, Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak stared down the barrel of a political gun. Their plan to cut UK overseas aid spending from 0.7% of gross national income to 0.5% faced defeat. Ten minste 45 Conservat...

Hancock’s fall catapults Sajid Javid back into the heart of Conservative politics

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Thirteen months ago, Dominic Cummings faced an avalanche of demands to resign after being caught in an egregious breach of the Covid lockdown regulations. Although Cummings had clearly broken rules that he had helped ...

What’s happened at the BBC and the Met police shows the perils of groupthink

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Doris Lessing always asked awkward questions. She posed them in her novels on subjects such as sex, politics and illusion. She posed them in her journalism about nuclear weapons and migration. And she posed them in he...

It used to feel that life hung in the balance during US-Russia summits. Nie meer nie

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Joe Biden’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Geneva looked like a summit, sounded like a summit, and in some genuine senses really was a summit. But it was not an east-west superpower summit in the 20th-century sense. I...

Never deferential, open to all – how the Good Food Guide democratised dining

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In the wider scheme of things, and amid so much devastation from Covid, it may seem frivolous to get indignant about the closure of a venerable national publication. Times and priorities change, na alles. Tastes and ...

Lone wolf Dominic Cummings continues to howl at the system

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Dominic Cummings’s marathon appearance in front of MPs on Britain’s coronavirus response was by some distance the most extraordinary Commons event of its kind in a decade. There has been nothing to match it since Rupe...

How quickly Boris Johnson’s triumph has given way to doubt and instability

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Treachery, the crafty French diplomat Talleyrand argued, is largely a matter of dates. Boris Johnson, who is no less of a political cynic than Talleyrand, would be wise to remember that this may also be true of triump...

That wasn’t quite the resounding Conservative election victory it seemed

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Britain’s 2021 local and devolved elections can be summed up in three statements. The first is that good results for the Conservatives conceal more problems for them than meet the eye. The second is that the results s...

Arlene Foster has been thrown to the wolves by Johnson’s Brexit games

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If 23 out of your 27 devolved assembly members, plus four of your eight Westminster MPs, along with lots of your local councillors and party members, have all signed letters calling on you to resign, then politically ...

An electoral fix alone won’t save Britain’s progressives. Agreeing principles might

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To the end, Shirley Williams always described herself as a democratic socialist. In her 2009 autobiography, easily one of the best political memoirs of her generation, she describes a lifetime spent “trying to hammer ...

Westminster neglected the union for decades. No wonder it’s crumbling

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Three weeks from now, if opinion polls are correct, the Scottish National party will win another term as Scotland’s government. It will do so armed with a mandate to hold a referendum on independence. Elections, of co...

In die VSA, Joe Biden is backing the unions. Britain can only look on in envy

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Verlede week, Joe Biden unveiled a $2tn infrastructure renewal plan whose boldness and scale caught the attention of the world. He began his launch speech in Pittsburgh with a particularly striking affirmation. “I’m a un...

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