Why is it that when people answer the question “What’s the worst thing anyone’s ever said to you?” in the Guardian questionnaire they never say, “You’ve been served”?
Peter Wilby’s First Thoughts column.
If after the Scottish referendum we are serious about remaking the UK, we should start by abolishing the House of Lords and then be bold.
The centenary of the First World War has reopened old wounds. Yet Germany and Britain once enjoyed a special relationship – as when they defeated Napoleon at Waterloo – and they could do so again.
Could David Cameron's necessary tantrum over Brussels' £1.7bn surcharge be pushing Britain further down a path that ends with an EU exit?
Over $100bn a year is spent worldwide fighting the war on drugs. For what end?
The MP and shadow international development secretary has confirmed he will stand for the leadership of the Labour party in Scotland.
Even those inured to the gang warfare that periodically engulfs the party are stunned by the events of the last week.
Some suggest the party could change its stance in the event of another hung parliament.
The Labour leader should not acquiesce in the framing of immigration as a negative force.
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