Parliament

The UK Should Learn from the EU’s Mistakes on Trade Protectionism

An independent trade policy with an eye on Due Diligence will improve the UK’s relations and diplomatic links with key strategic partners

Carrie Symonds and Boris Johnson

Stuck between the snobs and the critics

Fashion can make or break in Westminster, says former aide to Jeremy Corbyn Frances Leach

Patrick Paines The Minsiter

Remembering ‘The Minister’, aka Patrick Paines

William Cash pays tribute to ‘The Minister’, his friend Patrick Paines, whose funeral service in the Canterbury Cathedral crypt, led by the Cathedral’s Dean, took place today

John Kerry John Bercow William Hague House of Commons

The PM has Forgotten Where Power Truly Resides

To soothe public outrage, says Marie Le Conte, the government need to look beyond the green benches

APPG – Football Brings People Together

As a proud season ticket holder at Manchester United, my passion for football started at a young age, writes Katherine Fletcher MP

The Corridor – Blues Brother

The ascension of Davie to the top job at the Beeb in June aroused a considerable degree of suspicion among the corporation’s not insubstantial number of lefties on account of his Tory history.

Long Table: Peter Mandelson’s Cosy Country Life in Lockdown 

Tucked away in Wiltshire, Peter Mandelson read his way through lockdown, when he wasn’t zooming into the Lords

Erskine: Bernard Jenkin MP

Attempts to modernise the civil service, one of the great institutions of state, will put unnecessary strain on the UK constitution

Constituency vitae: David Lammy on Tottenham

The north London constituency is not without its problems, admits David Lammy, but it remains a destination second to none…

The Clown Prince Ascends to his Throne

There’s plenty of egg-on-face – or just embarrassed silence – for the many pundit hacks, often former Tory colleagues of Boris, who wrote him off as a priapic clown.

Long Table: Lord Butler on the Ship of State

The former cabinet secretary, now a Lords crossbencher, describes his life as a peer and the differing demands of serving under five prime ministers.