Justifying attacks on women for the culture war

It'd be nice to think that there were some things we could unite over, some remaining aspects of human behaviour not subject to the culture war. But these areas are now dwindling. Even violence...

The most pointless contest imaginable

We didn't ask for much. The race to be the next prime minister was already going to be stitched up within the Conservative party, first by MPs whittling down options and then by members...

Brexit party MEPs’ pitiful attempts to uncover a Brussels ‘gravy train’

By Chris Allnutt For the Brexit party's new MEPs, irony is officially dead. It was inevitable that the 29 reluctant...

The issue no-one talks about is still ruining lives

By Helen LockIt's hard to pay too much attention to the Tory leadership race. Last week's vote left...

The Tory leadership race is a grotesque rerun of the 2016 campaign

By Jonathan Lis That weird crackle permeating the airwaves at the moment is politics, stupidity and English nationalism colliding...

Labour and the Tories have turned into cults

By Chris Key When I was a teenager, I played an ethical dilemmas board game called Scruples. My favourite...

After the jokes, there’s just nothing there

The frontrunner will be happy with the way the debate went last night. It was a cacophony of bad-tempered gibbering nonsense, where nothing was addressed, nothing was grappled with and nothing was solved, but...

How do we solve a problem like Boris?

By Steve Peers To say I dislike Boris Johnson would be the understatement of the century. I anticipate his...

Tory leadership fight reveals a broken constitutional settlement

By Darren Hughes In these turbulent times, a leadership election feels almost a return to relative political normality -...

Week in Review: Remain starts to gather

It's easy to get depressed. Boris Johnson versus Jeremy Hunt is an intellectual death-spiral. Each day brings some new moment of horrible stupidity, another promise they know they can't deliver, another strategic blunder. Because Johnson...