Anti-Brexit parties need a Remain alliance while there’s still time

No matter what the Conservative candidates say, the chances of another election are very high. Boris Johnson wants to renegotiate the backstop with the EU. He will fail. He wants to push no-deal through...

We’ll spread the benefits of immigration & win the argument

By Fergus Peace It hasn't been easy making the case for immigration over the last few years. EU migrants...

Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold

Really monstrous week, this one. Even by the usual standards, which are very poor indeed, it was acutely bad. There came a point, around Thursday morning, when whichever way you looked you found behaviour which...

The Chinese women trapped in British detention centres

By Samantha Hudson There are many Chinese women locked up in Yarl's Wood detention centre. Their stories are some...

yet another Brexit dividend awaiting our service economy

By Matthew Allan In the current hoopla surrounding the Tory leadership race, it may be easy for the casual...

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...

Darroch stitch-up shows how quickly Brexiters turn against the national interest

By Chris Allnutt Political consensus is a thing of the past. No other conclusion can be drawn from the resignation...

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...

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...

Boris Johnson is heading for Downing Street, but he’ll hate the experience as much...

By Jonathan Lis We know life is unfair and countries, like people, don't always get happy endings. Today our...