Almost a decade into the streaming revolution it’s remarkable that almost 10 million people interrupted their (admittedly locked down) Sunday evenings to settle in to watch the latest series of Jed Mercurio’s police corruption drama Line of Duty — more than double those who tuned into the once unsurpassable Christmas…


With Labour’s problems on antisemitism too large to ignore and Boris Johnson our new Prime Minister a new argument for supporting the party has sprung up — that whatever its problems, it is the “lesser of two evils” and anyone with vaguely left-leaning or centrist views should be getting on…


It seems longer than two years since Bradford MP Naz Shah was caught sharing anti-Semitic memes on Facebook and the Labour Party’s dark not-so-secret had its first major outing on the front pages.

Her response to the scandal was to “wholeheartedly apologise” and add, “I accept and understand that the…


I can remember two occasions in my life when I cared what my passport looked like. The first was at secondary school when we prepared to go away on our first school trip. On the coach some of us, with embarrassingly childish photographs from a few years before, nervously clutched…


As someone who genuinely can’t stand Jeremy Corbyn, I find myself in a strange position — siding with him against his critics.

The reason? Labour’s new policy of universal free school meals in primary education, paid for by levying VAT on private school fees. Judging by some of the reactions…


It’s rare that politics throws up results you simply cannot spin. There’s usually something positive you can say in defeat, or an excuse that can be offered in mitigation. This is not the case after the Stoke and Copeland by-elections. Governments do not win seats from oppositions, or didn’t until…


He’s back. Though in truth he never went away — as the furious reaction to Tony Blair’s speech on Brexit from across the political spectrum showed. In the decade since his departure as prime minister Blair has been a spectre hovering, in executive class, above British politics.

Criticism came quickly…


It was all going relatively well considering. Donald had (mostly) kept his hands to himself. Theresa had given a substantial and well received speech. Next to a relatively well behaved, but still simian Donald the Prime Minister looked statesmanlike at their press conference. …


It’s over. No, not the Labour Party, but its leadership election. Although after Jeremy Corbyn’s victory for many moderate members the latter may be true as well. …

Mark Worgan

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