Politics

British government waives need for death penalty exemption guarantee

The UK government caused shock and confusion after a letter leaked to the Telegraph revealed that the new Home Secretary…

The politics of the World Cup

It’s over. Gareth Southgate’s team couldn’t quite do it in the end, but they return to the UK having given…

Boris Johnson’s resignation triggers Brexit chaos

Politics Editor Niamh Carroll assesses the impact of the Cabinet resignations on the Prime Minister and Brexit

Special report: Jordan protests

Youth-led protests in  Jordan  have  rocked  the  country  for  the  last  fortnight.  Incidentally,  I  have  had  to  make  my  way …

Sánchez, Spain’s surprise new PM

Pedro Sánchez became the seventh  Prime  Minister  of  Spain  since  it  returned  to  democracy  on  2  June  following  a  dramatic …

A changing of the old guard in North Korea?

North Korea’s top three military officials have been dismissed, a US official reported on 3 June. This new decision comes…

Italian coalition spells trouble for Brussels

Italy’s new government was sworn in on 1 June, bringing an end to the political turmoil that immobilised the country…

Left Wing, Right Wing: Thoughts from the Politics Editor

  It has been another bad week for the Prime Minister. Brexit Minister David Davis threatened to quit the Cabinet…

A million times Yes: Ireland votes to liberalise abortion laws

The Republic of Ireland has voted by a landslide to liberalise its abortion laws. The Irish electorate voted by 66.4%…

Macron achieves balance in Washington DC

The first ever state visit to the US was a display of awkward conflict and utterly bizarre physical affection. Macron’s…

Local elections end in deadlock

The local elections last week seem to signal an era of political deadlock between Labour and the Conservatives. While Labour…