Community a foreign language in Britain

Andy Burnham has failed to show he has any independent identity, which does not tally with today's population

The UK’s atomisation should show up in public life but politicians struggle to talk about the individual

Corbyn really is a disaster for Labour

The mere act of choosing the most extreme leader in its history might be impossible to live down

We are all sophists now — or should be

The most resilient skill in the modern world is argument

David Cameron wants to capitalise on his general election triumph
©Charlie Bibby

Marx was wrong — politics is Darwinian

Cameron’s resignation as prime minister will change UK politics more than anyone appreciates

James Ferguson illustration
©James Ferguson

How the left tired of liberal London life

Those fleeing the capital city say it changed; the truth is they did, too

The soft left is the real threat to Labour

They have turned the party into a zoo where any chancer can abuse long-serving MPs

Cameron’s Brexit strategy

David Cameron wants to capitalise on his general election triumph
©Charlie Bibby

Early EU vote will see off Cameron

Even if he persuades Britons to stay in a slightly revised union, the Reaper will still close in

EU and Great Britain flag next to each other.

How UK left fell out of love with Europe

People who hoped the EU would deliver them from Thatcher, now resent it as an instrument of her creed

Osborne’s failures are key to his success

The chancellor was shaped not by the material privilege of his youth but by political hardship

Osborne unbound delivers blow to state

Balancing the books is plainly no longer the sum of chancellor’s ambitions

Budget must end our perverse tax system

A country’s tax code is not just a mesh of rules and rates — it is a secular bible of moral signals

Expand Heathrow to show UK open for business

A third runway would prime London as the — not just a — global hub for passenger traffic

Sorry from pro-euro camp would be welcome

For all the advantages to be eked out of an apology, the most pressing case for it is moral

No politician can shape London

The office of mayor is weak and our capital thrums to its own rhythms regardless

The chancellor who became an idealist

His younger self, with his eye for the electoral bottom line, would blanch at what he has become

Legacy of failure to predict Tory win

Ignore those overcorrecting for their past misjudgments, the next election is wide open

Labour has nothing left to say on tax

Squeezing some remote sect called The Rich will deliver neither enough revenue nor solidarity

Shrewd Cameron conquers centre ground

Having defeated his opponents, the prime minister is bending them to his view of the world

Oh Vienna: observations from Eurovision

Glorious glitterfest, celebration of harmony — or soundtrack for a fading continent? The FT has a ringside seat


Janan Ganesh Janan Ganesh is political columnist for the FT. He was previously political correspondent for The Economist for five years, and a researcher at the Policy Exchange think tank for two.

He appears regularly on TV and radio, including a weekly slot on BBC1's Sunday Politics. He is also the author of a biography of George Osborne, the UK chancellor.

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