UK Politics

Why London bucked the national trend towards the Tories

The myth of a ‘progressive majority’ mesmerises the Left. Fail to learn the lessons of defeat and Labour will lose next time too

The government now has an opportunity to reform our human rights laws — but progress will be tricky

How did the pre-election polls get it so wrong? By misjudging the turnout

A court has confirmed what many Londoners knew: the deposed mayor’s reign in Tower Hamlets was divisive, dishonest and corrupt

The voting patterns of religious voters in Britain are more complicated than they first appear. Politicians should stop treating faiths as bloc votes

Maurice Glasman’s agenda for the common good draws on religious and secular traditions. It has lessons for both the Right and the Left    

“Only the party that wins the trust of the middle classes deserves to govern.”

A modest proposal for reducing the National Debt

Voters north of the border are gripped by a nationalist mania. The SNP’s zealotry means I no longer feel as at home there as I once did