Labour MPs dig in for new cold war with Jeremy Coryn and Seumas Milne

15 March 2018

Moderate Labour MPs are lining up against Team Corbyn, but at least one former operative is staying loyal.

Theresa May hits back at Russia - Commons statement in full

14 March 2018

The PM announced measures against Russia after the Kremlin failed explain the poisoning of Sergei Skripal by a Russian-manufactured nerve agent.

Simon Lancaster: Why Donald Trump resembles a Hitler tribute act

26 February 2018

From his very earliest speeches, Hitler spoke about the Jews as snakes.  Now Trump is increasingly doing the same.

James Frayne: Politicians are missing a trick by playing safe on Brexit

23 February 2018

Only Boris Johnson is really banging the drum for radical change after Brexit, but even his position is largely based on rhetoric.

Book review: Enemies Within

20 March 2018

Richard Davenport-Hines' account of spying in the 19th century is both provocative and stimulating.

Politics on the small screen: the verdict on the BBC's Collateral

19 February 2018

John Simm plays a Labour MP in David Hare’s drama. But is his character just 'a sexed-up Corbyn'?

Book review: Fighters and Quitters

9 February 2018

For aficionados of political theatre, Theo Barclay’s run-through of great resignations is a surefire box office smash.