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Merely threatening to bypass Parliament on Brexit places our democracy on...

More years ago than I care to remember, I was a very young school head appointed by what seemed to me a...

The vital misquote in Boris de Pfeffel’s Charge of the Shite...

POLITICS COMES IN DIFFERENT SIZED PACKAGES, big and small. In the larger package, you will find President Putin pronouncing western liberalism obsolete....

Boris: will Britain really back a bouncing, bluffing buffoon?

Well, will it? Boris Johnson was a populist Mayor of London when, arguably, populism meant making people feel good about their city,...

Doggone! Southgate & Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can solve Brexit

PETER MORTIMER  considers the advantages of a dog’s life – and the solution to Brexit. I WAS ABOUT TO EMBARK on a column about dogs...

Why I voted for the PM who ‘threw away chance to...

Theresa May, according to the fervently pro-Brexit Conservative MP for Berwick upon Tweed, is a Prime Minister 'who never had any enthusiasm for the...

Our Excalibur Moment: Leave or Remain?

Weary of the Brexit debate, WILLIE GILES offers a final test: The Excalibur Moment AVALON LIES SOMEWHERE TO THE WEST: it is a dream, an...

We must remember the past: but don’t overlook present peril

As we approach the centenary of the ending of the First World War, we shouldn’t overlook another anniversary: 9th/10th November sees the 80th anniversary...

‘YOU LET US DOWN, ANNE-MARIE’ An open letter to Berwick’s MP...

Dear Anne-Marie Trevelyan, I've just read of your resignation. It adds to my profound disillusion with the political class in general and all MPs in...

Learning to live with contradictions

It’s a topsy-turvy world nowadays. While our end of the continent is dominated by Brexit travails, everywhere else I look - near and far,...

WHY I QUIT MY GOVERNMENT JOB OVER BREXIT. . . by...

I WAS SORRY TO READ Neil Fowler’s opinion that I should not have resigned as a Government PPS, but I stand by my decision to...
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