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Democracy and the rule of law have so far prevailed: MPs and judges have defied crude attempts to bypass or marginalise them.
The ruling to declare the prorogation of parliament illegal moved the debate away from Brexit, where Labour remains divided.
An abrupt halt – at least for the time being – to Boris Johnson’s Donald Trump tribute act.
I spotted ten of us former members of Team Cameron at the launch, of whom eight had lost the Conservative whip two weeks earlier.
I am disheartened by how certain everyone seems, all the time.
The preponderance of right-wing anarchists helps to explain why the Conservatives have become so profoundly unconservative.
At a recent conservative conference in Washington DC, the slur du jour was “neoliberalism”.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The author on why she believes capitalism has gone "rogue".
Fischer led his party through the 1990s and was deputy prime minister, before suddenly opting out to give more time to his autistic son. He remained Australia’s best-loved politician.
Having led Vote Leave, Dominic Cummings is now Boris Johnson’s chief of staff. Some colleagues acclaim his strategic brilliance while others mock him, especially after this week's Supreme Court ruling. So is he a visionary – or a fool?
No method, no guru, no teacher.
The godmother of punk on talking to Dylan, Trump and a snapping turtle.
Charming, talented and disarmingly reasonable, Cameron kept on winning – until he lost everything.
The romantically entwined trio who helped spread cosmopolitan culture from Moscow to London.
A forthright new book by the former Tory minister William Waldegrave argues that Britain needs to accept home truths about its standing in the world.
This is a work full of pills, porn and pseudo-nuance – almost-but-not-quite clever.
The Hollywood films of the Eighties paint a portrait of a schizophrenic, semi-free society.
Ducks, Newburyport is asking us to imagine what a total, unboundaried empathy with another person could feel like.
“I wasn’t known as just one of the singers in Little Mix,” she tells us. “I was known as the fat, ugly one.”
Clara Schumann is still best known as the wife of fellow composer Robert, but on the 200th anniversary of her birth she is being celebrated in her own right.
This star-studded, finance-made-fun approach was patronising in The Big Short three years ago and it hasn’t improved with age.
As you listen to the victims, you can’t help but queasily sympathise, even as you wonder at their credulity.
For a time, the US was a world-leader in protecting its wild land. Now, precious habitats could be ruined for ever by fracking and logging companies.
When I was young “unisex” hairdressers meant “for women, and male children who have not yet achieved independence from their mothers”.
Until recently, I had never seen the Shelby brothers stalk, Reservoir Dogs-style, through the streets of Birmingham. And I certainly didn’t believe that a Brummie accent could be sexy.
Commentators pick on any passing trivial incident in a desperate attempt to turn it into a running story.
The diplomat talks the shamelessness and cruelty of Donald Trump, baseball statistics from 1979 forward, and London in the late 1960s.
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