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“Britain faces a simple and inescapable choice – stability and strong government with me, or chaos with Ed Miliband.” This epoch-defining phrase has achieved a remarkable feat. It has been used as a cliché in two different political periods. First, it…

In mid-December the international community was stung by a tweet from Donald Trump (welcome to modern diplomacy). The President announced his plan to withdraw 7,000 troops from Afghanistan, half of its current force, and all of its 2,000 troops from Syria. Claiming…

WARNING: SPOILERS Two things have mesmerised Britain this summer: Gareth Southgate’s waistcoat and Bodyguard. Roughly 11 million people watched last night’s final episode of the absorbing BBC political drama, fronted by Richard Madden. To put that figure in context, over 24 million…

There are many pantomime villains in modern politics. In the warped parody of Westminster, Theresa May is seen as a slowly malfunctioning robot soon destined for the scrapheap, Jeremy Corbyn a poorly disguised Soviet agent, and Nigel Farage (in the words…

There is surely nothing more frightening to a British politician, in current times, than to shake open the morning newspaper and see your name attached to the words ‘honeymoon period’. The honeymoon period is now the poisoned chalice of British…