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Helen Thompson is professor of political economy at Cambridge University and a regular on the Talking Politics podcast.
Labour’s ability to win general elections from opposition has long rested on its ability to take a high proportion of seats in Scotland and Wales.
Unless President Macron decides to help Johnson by vetoing an extension, Remainer MPs may be able to thwart Johnson’s plan to leave on October 31.
The EU's dependence on Nato for security and Germany's dependence on Russia for energy has created a disjunction at the heart of the European project.
Run by politicians lacking the historical sensibility to guide it, the constitution has been hollowed out.
After a long period of economic expansion, a slowdown has begun. But in an era of high debt and low interest rates, states have little ammunition to deploy.