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All meetings and normal working practices are cancelled, and instead my diary fills with amendment after amendment.
Fatigue has eroded party discipline. Some MPs have taken matters into their own hands and taken holidays without informing the whips until their planes were in the air.
How Brexit has proved beyond doubt the need for a new political settlement.
The nadir in the Lords debate came with the intervention of Matt Ridley, fifth Viscount Ridley, who declared that a majority of the British public favoured a no-deal Brexit.
The committee notes “a pattern of behaviour” in Johnson that shows “an over-casual attitude” towards obeying the rules.
The fault lies with the Brexiteers themselves, because they are the real betrayers of democracy.
Capital mobility has sucked money out of the global South and into financial vortexes such as Wall Street and the City of London.
Billboard’s removal of Lil Nas X’s country-rap fusion “Old Town Road” from its country charts was heavily criticised. But the rapper’s having the last laugh.
The race to master artificial intelligence increasingly shapes rivalry between the great powers.
The government adviser and philosopher reflects on Brexit and responds to charges of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
There is Harold, always Harold. From almost any point in the pub, you can spot him looking out from his table in the corner, to the left of the main door.
Brexit is not the first time we have given up our stake in the continent – it’s just one more step in our long European adventure.
Trust in our politicians has never been lower. And the present crisis has fundamentally undermined parliament’s legitimacy and ability to function. Far-reaching reform is essential.
The show is at its best when exploring Nixon’s demise.
Buckley’s contradictory qualities of fragility and ferociousness are on full display in her role as Rose-Lynn Harlan.
Isidore Isou was a Jewish visionary who escaped Romania and the Nazis to become a star of the French avant-garde. But his belief in his own immortality led to a dramatic mental unravelling
Phoebe Waller-Bridge is a philosopher with a filthy mouth.
The dingy cinematography and abrasive score scream authenticity, but Mid90s hits every conventional beat of the coming-of-age movie.
In the 1960s and 1970s, one Chicago art school produced a strikingly original group of artists. Their work is bright, lurid, grotesque – and very funny.
Those of us raised on Tumblr in the early 2000s might experience a sense of déjà vu when encountering Eilish’s brand, but her music is unarguably made from the present.
Lanny feels like a Max Porter novel – or at any rate, it will do to those who read his lauded but flawed 2015 debut Grief is the Thing with Feathers.
Was “Walk this Way” by Run-DMC and Aerosmith the moment rap went mainstream?
A new poem by Sally Festing.
Don’t sweat it if you fail, Perry reassures: the point is always to repair minor mistakes or even serious harm.
A hundred years ago British soldiers opened fire on a crowd of unarmed Indians. The massacre still haunts the history of empire today.
The pianist talks Mozart in the Jungle, music education in schools, and Paris in the nineteenth century.
I had an idea I thought was brilliant, the story of two things that began in the same year, 1863 – the London Underground and the Football Association.
The caveat is that we have to be part of a “primary care network” (PCN) – the new term for groups of practices working together.
Sometimes the artistic soul blossoms only in solitude.
Bell was an openly gay pop star “bubbling up from Boy George and Jimmy Somerville”, in an era when pop stars weren’t openly gay.
As the river of wine became a flood, consumers clutched at labels as at a life-raft. Bordeaux was Best. No Celebration was Complete without Champagne.
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