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Steve Richards

We need a Brexit inquiry

The Covid inquiry has shone a light on the government’s pandemic response. Now it’s time for scrutiny of another national disaster

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A Party driven mad by the Europe conundrum

Liz Truss has joined the ranks of Tory PMs who fell partly or wholly thanks to internal posturing over the continent. Will Sunak be next?

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That u-turn and the shortest honeymoon in political history

Liz Truss has made the worst start of any prime minister, revealing herself as a tinpot, tin-eared Margaret Thatcher impersonator

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Where does Boris Johnson rank in British politics?

May was inept, Chamberlain an appeaser. Callaghan was diverted and Cameron was frivolous. Yet none were as bad as Boris Johnson

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The decline and fall of the Johnson empire

History is repeating itself as the government exhibits all the signs of a worn-out administration devoid of ideas and waiting for the end

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The torn-apart Tory party

An exhausted, incoherent government is the by-product of a confused, chaotic Conservatism that no longer knows what it stands for.

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The dangerously irresponsible silence of the Tory Remainers

The surviving Conservative Remainers have had little choice but to back some sort of Brexit, but their complete silence on the issue is shaming.

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Is this the person who would have killed Brexit?

STEVE RICHARDS’ new book profiles 11 politicians who came close to getting into Number 10. But only one, he argues, would have truly changed British history...

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Lord Frost: The courtier about to be caught out

Brexit minister Lord Frost has a reputation as Boris Johnson’s trusted, protected henchman. But his vulnerability, as well as his shortcomings, are increasingly being exposed.

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How prime ministers have tried to tie their fortunes to the England team

One spectator sport this summer has been watching politicians try to tie their fortunes to the England team. Such efforts are as doomed to failure as, ultimately, Gareth Southgate’s team was.

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The significance of sleaze and the damage it can cause

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Pandemic gives Lib Dems a new purpose

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Why is Boris Johnson more worried about Scotland than Northern Ireland?

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Brexit is no closer to being 'done' than it was four years ago

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Brexit is no closer to being 'done' than it was four years ago

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Brexit shambles: A stress of our own making

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The countdown to the Brexit cliff edge starts again - and it’s riskier than ever

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STEVE RICHARDS: Corbyn’s gamble gives Remain its best hope

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The catastrophic mistake that doomed David Cameron

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Forget the distractions: We have no answers for Brexit - because they do not exist

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STEVE RICHARDS: Doomed from the start, why May never stood a chance

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STEVE RICHARDS: The malignant myth of Winston Churchill

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STEVE RICHARDS: A year of wandering and we’re still in the darkness

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STEVE RICHARDS: Beware the Brexit betrayal narrative

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STEVE RICHARDS: What would Harold Wilson do?

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The Tory curse: The party’s unending obsession with Europe... and how it blights the nation

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MPs and Lords have a patriotic duty to save Britain from itself

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Europe will decide Theresa May’s fate (3 Tory PMs down and counting)

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Our ‘special relationship’ with the US is one of irrelevance

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