Robert Halfon

Kurdistan—a beacon of hope

Beleaguered and neglected, the Kurds remain the West’s best hope in the Middle East

The voting tightrope

Rather than quoting Lord of the Flies, when asked by journalists as to the political temperature in Parliament, I shall only say "I am Spartacus"

Brexit tribes

"At last, I am no longer Brexit tribeless. I admit it feels both exciting and strange"

Corduroy compliments

‘Conservatives are forever on the back foot, even when the government does something good’

A new post-Brexit party?

‘The real breaking point after Brexit will lie between a Red Tory and Blue Labour movement against the Lib Dem and Blairite corporatists’

A shopping list for the Tories

‘So often, Conservatives think that retail politics is just an auction of promises that we can never win’

The Right’s Lost For Words

‘If Tories want people to vote with their hearts as well as their heads, they must take back words such as “social justice”, “welfare”, and “workers”’

Monstered by Momentum

‘Fake news, incessant trolling, and vicious caricatures have become the hallmarks of modern election campaigns’

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"