Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman. She has presented BBC Radio 4’s Week in Westminster and is a regular panellist on BBC1’s Sunday Politics.
Talks between the Labour leader and the unions, brokered by deputy leader Tom Watson, have been abandoned.
Can Andrea Leadsom, the Brexiteer with a chequered CV, go all the way?
On 23 June, Britain voted to “take back control”. Now we just need someone to take responsibility.
Five world-class political economists vie for the prize, which is announced in September.
Nothing feels more artificial than doing live television, and last weekend was even stranger than usual.
The Leave camp promised us all a unicorn and now claim they merely hinted at the possibility of a pony.
From the family courts to the US election campaigns.
Why so few women turn to Islamic extremist terror is just as interesting a question as why some men do.
Politicians don't deserve slavish adoration, and they don't deserve an "easy ride" from the press. But they also deserve an acknowledgement that they are avatars of ourselves, chosen by us to work for us.
Both Leave and Remain have suspended their campaigns, and the BBC has cancelled Question Time tonight.
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