31 August 2014 12:00 AM
29 August 2014 07:13 PM
The Great British Bake Off controversy is out of control
29 August 2014 07:03 PM
Institutions would rather look the other way
28 August 2014 09:16 PM
That Douglas Carswell has left the Tories in frustration bodes well for all who see us as better off in Europe
28 August 2014 09:14 PM
Now, at least, the gloves are off. At talks on Tuesday Vladimir Putin once again denied having a thing to do with the insurrection in Ukraine, but his words, and those of the Kremlin, describe a situation utterly at odds with the reality on the ground.
28 August 2014 12:35 AM
... but that is not a cause for defeatism
27 August 2014 09:17 PM
The last time David Cameron went to Europe to do battle over a senior EU appointment, he mustered only one ally from the other 27 member states – Viktor Orban, the Hungarian Prime Minister, who has since declared that his mission is to turn his homeland into an “illiberal state”. The argument over Jean-Claude Juncker’s appointment as President of the European Commission was the second instance in less than three years in which the Prime Minister had placed the UK in a minority of 26-2. In 2012, the UK and the Czech Republic were the only states to oppose new budgetary controls.
Hollande’s choice: It will take more than a government reshuffle to restore France’s economy. But is the required courage there?
27 August 2014 01:21 AM
As much the weakest president in the history the French Fifth Republic, there cannot be much confidence that François Hollande will fix the French economy’s deep-seated weaknesses. We can only hope that the President and Emmanuel Macron, his new Economy Minister, will succeed where their predecessors – of both parties – have failed so dismally. The record is discouraging.
27 August 2014 01:19 AM
It will be a few days yet before we can say for certain whether the second of the televised duels between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling has had any impact on how the Scots propose to vote in next month’s referendum on independence. The first time around, the viewers’ verdict was that Darling had won, but there was no visible gain for the Better Together campaign. On the contrary, the gap in the polls narrowed.
Theresa May and Boris Johnson are vying to talk toughest about jihadis. There is little substance behind the rhetoric
26 August 2014 10:16 AM
It is irresponsible to say the problem can be solved with a few quick strokes
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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