Foreign Office

The diary columnist on vanquished Mail editor and his missing gong, Channel 4’s Brexit film The Uncivil War, and Kay Burley’s Christmas gift for foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt...

After 12 months of lunacy, Steve Anglesey names his twit parade, with JRM of the ERG at number one.

MICHAEL WHITE on the looming conclusion for Brexit’s ring a ring o’roses and why we’re all about to fall down

After Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt’s arrival at the Foreign Office suggested Britain’s diplomatic standing might improve a little. But his comments to the Conservative Party conference have put paid to that, says DENIS MACSHANE, a former minister for Europe.

Politicians have turned fire on Jeremy Hunt, after the foreign secretary compared the EU to the Soviet Union.

Boris Johnson gets so desperate for headlines he is like a cocaine addict, his former deputy at the Foreign Office has claimed.

With the Liberal Democrat conference opening in Brighton this weekend, Layla Moran talks to Tim Walker about Brexit, Vince Cable’s proposals for the party - and those rumours she’s about to succeed him.

Bluffocracy – the new book which has Britain’s political class abuzz – chronicles how the country’s establishment has been taken over by chancers. In the final part of our serialisation, authors JAMES BALL and ANDREW GREENWAY examine the Windrush debacle

Peace in Northern Ireland is still not a done deal, says Andrew Adonis, and Brexit poses its gravest threat

Activists have been protesting outside Boris Johnson’ official ministerial mansion – which he still lives in more than two weeks after he resigned as foreign secretary.

Steve Anglesey selects the worst Brexiteers of the week.

Michael White on another fudge which sees Theresa May survive but Brexit’s judgement day is approaching

MICHAEL WHITE is on the hunt for solutions as Europe prepares for its showdown summit.

George Walden reviews recent books on Brexit and finds himself asking who can truly consider themselves patriots.

Seventy years since Britain exited Palestine, the region offers a clue to our future and much diminished status

In this week’s diary column, the Daily Mail and Wimbledon keep schtum and Sarah Sands overlooks Sir David English’s assessment

On television, on the big screen and in books, a mythologised view of Britain is becoming endemic, says PETER MILLAR.

There is a rare chance of peace in Syria. But, Hamish De Bretton-Gordon writes, Brexit is getting in the way of the UK and the EU playing the role we should.

The idea that the British establishment is predicated on civilised values of ‘fairness’, ‘openness’ and ‘transparency’ is beginning to unravel.

How an emboldened Parliament can halt the descent to Brexit chaos

Mired in their own troubles, both Britain and the US have abandoned their duty to stand up to Russia

The shifting sands of geopolitics has seen a frost descend on US-EU relations. But if we are to have a new Cold War - between Trump and Europe – he will lose

The departure of Sir Ivan Rogers raises fundamental questions about the government’s Brexit strategy

2016 will go down as a year of political shocks, the horror of Aleppo and England’s Euro 2016 football failure, but there were a few glimpses of hope. Month-by-month we look back on an eventful year

When William Hague became Foreign Secretary in 2010 he grandly announced that he would transform the Foreign and Commonwealth Office into a giant trade promotion

bureau as the business of diplomacy would henceforth be business.

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