From Maggie’s ex-aide, a Brexit plan for Boris

IT might seem crazy to be guiding readers to the National Review – an American Journal – for an overview and analysis of the state of political play in Britain in its run-up to...

Ding-ding! The LibDem bus will now take voters for a ride

DID you know that during the referendum, one limb of the Vote Leave movement’s peccable pincer was armed with a deadly campaign coach? Don’t be embarrassed if you didn’t, because it was one of...

Digital security? We may as well hand it to thieves

IMAGINE that burglars gain a monopoly on all key-cutting services. Imagine if your bank decided to put the security of your money in the hands of bank robbers. Now imagine that your local authority hands...

Today’s hot topic: Joyless Jo is taking the pith

IT’S a pithy slogan that many LibDems swore by ... ‘Bollocks to Brexit.’ But now party leader Jo Swinson is under fire for quietly killing off the coarse catchphrase, with some members accusing her...

The EU’s written a bloc buster, but will Boris rip it up?

THE Brexit Political Declaration contains divorce terms so amicable that the opposing parties ought to get a room. Yet if the general election forecasts are correct, the next Conservative government should have a majority...

TCW Election Watch

MORE readers’ reports from and about your constituencies, on the choice of candidates you have, which of them you plan to vote for and why, what you think of their chances – and your...

The long arm of EU law now reaches worldwide

IF Britain needed another reason to leave the sclerotic European Union, then the European Court of Justice has provided one. On October 3, the ECJ ruled that the courts of EU member states may order...

Off the Beaten Tracks: Rickie Lee Jones, Duchess of Coolsville

THIS week’s subject featured recently in the Times Saturday Review column My Culture Fix. Rickie Lee Jones was asked who, in her opinion, was the most underrated figure around. ‘Myself,’ she replied. ‘Moi. Where’s my...
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If youngsters like the EU so much, why won’t they learn its languages?

ENTHUSIASM for the EU in Britain is greatest amongst young people. Last year the BBC reported that a poll of polls showed 82 per cent of 18- to 24-year-olds support Remain. This rises to 87...

Remembrance? No, our valiant years are being erased

TODAY is Remembrance Sunday. In Whitehall, the great and the good will bow their heads in recollection of the fallen. They should also bow their heads in shame for the low status conferred on...