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Rather than seeking to thwart the Scottish government in the courts, Westminster should invite it to contest an open debate.
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He has railed against Keir Starmer’s leadership, but there is another more subliminal message: Tony Blair wants to lead the Labour Party again.
What is most alarming for the Labour leader is his allies are as confused about his game plan as his enemies.
I make no political point when I say Glasgow feels as distinct from an English city as, for instance, Dublin.
The Prime Minister has transformed the Tories, while the Labour Party faces a difficult truth: if it did not exist in its current form, nobody in their right mind would invent it.
The Labour Party’s troubles are not isolated, but it should beware of drawing the wrong lessons from its European counterparts
The reality for the party is that none of its factions offers any redemption – all have tried and failed.
Politics today is a spectacle that can’t command my attention, let alone my allegiance.
If the Wild Woman Writing Club’s stance on transgender women in general is morally repulsive to me, their denunciation of Detransition, Baby’s content is something else.
The Conservatives have created an economy for homeowners but in London and elsewhere they are finding it hard to sell capitalism to those with no capital.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Wesminster.
The former Labour cabinet minister and Hartlepool MP on why his party is being “left behind”.
As the Guardian celebrates 200 years in print, the historic moments the newspaper chose to highlight are a lesson in brand reinvention.
The Labour Party needs complete deconstruction and reconstruction. Nothing less will do.
The former Prussian royal family’s effort to recover riches lost after the Second World War hinges on one question: did their ancestors’ support help Hitler and the Nazis take power?
For the spy novelist, espionage was not a thrilling solitary pursuit but an extension of the world we live in.
A new poem by Craig Raine.
A new book chronicles the killings that shaped a nation.
Now 81, Dennis is possibly the UK’s most senior and influential conservationist you may never have heard of.
I Belong Here by Sethi, Spring Cannot Be Cancelled by Gayford and Hockney, In the End, It was All About Love by Okwonga and Male Tears by Myers.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author on Italy, immigration and why she thinks identity is a trap.
The Italian painter reduced his world and his subjects to a series of careful arrangements – the stillest of still lives.
This 1993 film about a group of British-Indian women on holiday uses comedy to navigate themes of inherited cultural baggage.
Her adaptation of Nancy Mitford's novel features subtitles, freeze-frames and loud blasts of T Rex.
This series about the death of Alexander Litvinenko is full of bizarre tonal shifts that are at odds with the show’s content.
If I have learnt anything in 40 years of writing about horticulture, it's that “perfect” produce is a meaningless ideal that benefits no one.
I am sick of these cold, grey skies. I want to grapple with my internal troubles in a warm harbour café with a chilled carafe of local white wine.
Must we see something of ourselves in animals – read our emotions into their behaviour, attribute to them a level of human-like intelligence – to value them?
This column – which, though named after a line in Shakespeare’s Richard II, refers to the whole of Britain – has run in the NS since 1934.
When Harry lies awake at night, turning it all over and over, perhaps he sees the news at the end of the season – Harry Kane, player-manager!
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