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Stephen Bush is political editor of the New Statesman. His daily briefing, Morning Call, provides a quick and essential guide to domestic and global politics.
In defiance of Tory MPs, the Prime Minister is trying to unlearn his habit of over-promising and under-delivering.
As two new books make clear, we cannot deny the influence of our colonial past on our society. But the empire is not the starting point of British history.
When someone is accused of bad behaviour, their friendship with you is irrelevant.
The biggest political test facing Johnson’s government is to keep the UK together. It is currently failing.
We have a hotel quarantine policy that is tough enough to kill off the aviation industry, but not tough enough to kill off coronavirus.
The party is polling at its highest level since August 2019 and the Liberal Democrats may have more to fear than Labour.
The biggest barrier to a return to "normality" is not who in the UK gets a vaccine passport first, but the pace of vaccinations in the Global South.
Praising the hit 2011 film allows the Health Secretary to avoid drawing attention to failures outside his department.
Allies of the Labour leader argue that he has waged an effective campaign to persuade key voters – but MPs are jittery.
And it's not clear that it will necessarily get a better result.