UK Politics

The Civil Service’s utter determination not to do anything ministers ask of it makes the Government’s work tricky

13 years of missed chances, bungled crises and miserable inaction

Reflections on the National Conservatism conference

The real battle of ideas will begin when the party’s time in office reaches the end of the road

The European Parliament is veering towards gunboat diplomacy

Those who stand outside abortion clinics offer help as well as prayers, but buffer zones cut off that lifeline

The Northern Ireland Protocol now exists in a state of quantum uncertainty

City lawyer turns rural heartthrob as Keir Starmer woos the farmers

A people under threat, and their brave war-time leader — yes, that’s right, its Philip Hollobone