Gisela Stuart

Labour’s Uphill Task

The Labour MP who has represented Edgbaston for 20 years also bids farewell with a warning to her party of tough times ahead

The Rise of UKIP is Labour’s Problem Too

It can only be defeated if we too promise an in/out referendum on EU membership and fair, not free, movement of labour in Europe

What Makes Her Tick?

Will the real Angela Merkel please stand up? After reading Stefan Kornelius’s official biography the German Chancellor remains a mystery

Auf Wiedersehen, Euro

'The interests of Germany and Europe are the same: Germany should leave the euro'

‘Let’s stop accusing the US of being a big bully. They are the ones who foot the bill and provide the military hardware’

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"