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Patience Wheatcroft

If you’ve got it, share it – or else we’ll come for you

After the election, Rachel Reeves is in the perfect position to exert a little gentle blackmail

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Can Keir Starmer’s government find a new role for Britain?

With action rather than empty words, the new government could make Britain into a happier country, content to enjoy its advantages

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The Conservatives’ long game of thrones begins

The election rendered a moderate Conservative Party redundant

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Parliament has a chance to be relevant again

There must be something better than the juvenile name-calling that has come to characterise our way of government

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Freezing out Farage

The best way to fight the Reform leader’s populism is to produce a united front

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Farage and the politics of anger

With an overdose of incompetence, Rishi Sunak has driven right wing Tories back to Nigel Farage

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It’s time to talk Brexit

Our political leaders will barely utter the B-word – but they can’t avoid it forever

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The strange death of the Conservative Party

On July 4, I will be celebrating the defenestration of the Tory party, but not without regrets over what has been lost

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Britain has had enough of political gimmicks

Voters want stability, rather than novelty, from the next government

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What Starmer should say about Brexit

Skilled European workers are deserting the UK and Starmer could find a route to bring them back

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Demonising a Labour moderate didn’t work in ’97. It won’t work now

The electorate will see through any attempt to frighten them into yet another period of government by the doomed Tories

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Forget the Garrick, what about the Freemasons?

The secretive group seems more worthy of scrutiny than a club for elderly thespians

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The UK’s private equity sector is ready to implode

If the Bank of England is right, the reverberations will be felt around the country

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The Tories could be heading for extinction

Defeat is certain, a total wipe-out possible – and don’t underestimate the role of Brexit in this meltdown

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A stubborn and stupid betrayal of British youth

Younger generations are paying the price for Rishi Sunak’s stubbornness and pride

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The country has had enough of amateurs

David Cameron’s return to frontline politics resembles a grown-up arriving at a children’s party

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Humpty Dumpty logic is setting the PM up for a great fall

The words integrity, professionalism and accountability mean what the Tories want them to mean, rather than what a dictionary might say

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A tourist tax would help save our crumbling creative sector

Change is needed for the UK’s much-vaunted creative sector to live up to its name

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Can Britain be honest with itself?

Rachel Reeves will need to confront failures that others have ignored

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The heart of Starmerism

The Labour leader’s plan for a fairer country where the government is trustworthy and delivers public services is one we can all get behind

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The Swiss show how we can have a better budget

Hunt’s grandstanding demonstrates the craziness of our current system

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Sunak is in hock to his own mob… Britain needs an election now

The country doesn’t deserve his pointless mud-slinging. There are massive problems in need of immediate attention

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While Badenoch blusters, who is going to save the Post Office?

The Post Office has an important role as an arm of government; its ownership must be taken seriously

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Abused MPs deserve better.. but we deserve better MPs

Parties need to take greater care when selecting their candidates

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It’s time to expose the anonymous political donors

Tory ministers have no interest in addressing this fundamental issue with our democracy

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Labour’s green U-turn explains the need to abandon political targets

The public need a leader who can deliver a target-free message

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Europe’s defence if Trump wins was the spectre at the Davos feast

The state of Europe’s fighting forces was too controversial a topic for the Davos agenda

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I’ve seen the NHS crisis close-up. Here’s how Labour can fix it

Rishi Sunak has little incentive to fix the NHS’s problems

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Love queues? Then there’s good news, thanks to Brexit

The Brexit benefits the government promised continue to be elusive

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The Tories might as well face it… they’re addicted to lies

Rishi Sunak has the same cavalier attitude towards the truth as his predecessor

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Poll pacts, true Brexit facts, plus an end to strikes and Suella: my wishes for 2024

This year, parties on the left must stop competing against each other

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Rishi Sunak’s government by fairytale

The belief that saying something instantly makes it a fact is a very dangerous tendency, but it seems to be a common affliction in politicians

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