UK Politics

An Open Letter To Nicky Morgan

A free school head advises the Education Secretary to abolish Ofsted and cut the burden of red tape if she wants the state system to stop failing pupils

Click Here For The Revolution

David Cameron's former director of strategy has a manifesto for the modern world

The EU’s Waterloo?

The anniversaries this month of Waterloo and the signing of Magna Carta should remind us of the benediction of our birth

The Lib Dems Are No Loss

‘I have always kept a special portion of my spleen dedicated to loathing the Liberal Democrats’

Clegg’s Surprising Strength

‘After 2010, the Liberal Democrats got steadily stronger on foreign policy, a field in which their polyglot leader was visibly comfortable’

David Cameron Must Govern With Humility

Will Britain’s triumphant Prime Minister now show the maturity and character that the nation has a right to expect from him?

Don’t Write Off First-Time Voters

Contrary to stereotype, young voters were more politically engaged this election than ever before

Time For A Leaner BBC To Pay Its Way

John Whittingdale is a Culture Secretary who means business. He must stop W1A’s Europhiles from hijacking the EU referendum

The Night Scotland Turned Yellow

Watching the death throes of Labour on election night in Glasgow

Is Nicky’s Knack To Put Teachers First?

The Education Secretary should prioritise good teaching in order to consolidate Michael Gove's reforms

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"