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      July 26, 2016

      Datawatch: UK female MPs

      When Margaret Thatcher became the first female UK premier in 1979 only 3 per cent of MPs were women. The share is 10...

    2. July 21, 2016

      Women do not win when women lead

      The online news site BuzzFeed ran a funny post last week on what the media would say if it applied its coverage of...

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    1. July 20, 2016

      The unhappy story of British industrial strategy

      Industrial strategy is back in fashion. Theresa May, the UK prime minister, has signalled her approval with a...

    2. July 20, 2016

      The Cameron paradox and the redrawing of British politics

      Rightwing commentators often accused David Cameron of not being a “real” Conservative, comparing him unfavourably to...

    3. July 15, 2016

      Theresa May, a leader who plays a long game to win

      As Theresa May stepped through the black door of 10 Downing Street on Wednesday evening as Britain’s prime minister,...

    4. July 15, 2016

      Redesigning Conservatism will be harder than May thinks

      Until a new prime minister promises to govern for the privileged few, make the UK less unified and ignore social...

    5. July 14, 2016

      From Theresa May to Hillary Clinton: the march of the sisterhood

      Are women about to rule the world? You might think so if you’ve been watching the schoolboy squabbles over Brexit that...

    6. Westminster Blog

      July 13, 2016

      Theresa May becomes PM - as it happened

      This Live Blog session closed at 20:47 on 13 Jul 2016. Theresa May has taken over as prime minister after David...

    7. July 13, 2016

      David Cameron’s legacy will go deeper than the Europe question

      Europe has helped to destroy five of the past six Conservative prime ministers: Harold Macmillan, Edward Heath,...

    8. July 13, 2016

      No small talk, more shoes

      The first British female prime minister since Margaret Thatcher, Theresa May is said to be a woman of few words. In the...

    9. July 9, 2016

      Party of Thatcher trumps Labour in the gender equality stakes

      When the Black Panther activist, Stokely Carmichael, said in the mid-1960s that the position of women in the civil...

    10. July 8, 2016

      Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom must balance commerce and cohesion

      Remain supporters have found little to cheer them over the past fortnight, but even for them there is one significant...

    11. Fast FT

      July 7, 2016

      May and Leadsom into final round

      Britain is set to have its first female prime minister since Margaret Thatcher after Michael Gove was knocked out of...

    12. July 5, 2016

      Ken Clarke offers candid assessment of Tory contenders

      Theresa May is a “bloody difficult woman” and Michael Gove would “go to war with at least three countries at once”, Ken...

    13. Brussels Blog

      July 1, 2016

      Brussels briefing: Brexit treachery

      Where to begin? First order treachery, the double Brutus, a “cuckoo nest plot” – this is a political assassination that...

    14. June 24, 2016

      Reasons to rejoice about the breach

      Any Brexiter telling you that they have all the answers on what happens next will receive a poor reception from an...

    15. June 19, 2016

      Democracy needs to be nurtured and protected

      I did not know Jo Cox, for whom tributes and prayers will be offered in Westminster on Monday. She was clearly a fine...

    16. June 13, 2016

      Britain: A time to lead rather than leave the EU?

      Some bits of history cannot be left behind. The first act of the psychodrama that is Britain’s European referendum...

    17. June 12, 2016

      Pooled sovereignty has advanced national goals

      “In the modern world it is worth distinguishing between the substance and symbols of sovereignty. The substance is the...

    18. June 10, 2016

      Brexit would compound all other European crises

      What has happened to you, Europe?” cried Pope Francis, accepting this year’s Charlemagne prize. Here is the question we...

    19. May 26, 2016

      A Brexit myth of Brussels (mis)rule

      Britain is (mis)ruled by Brussels. European federalists have demoted the Westminster parliament to the status of a...

    20. May 13, 2016

      An imperfect BBC is baked into the British psyche

      To comprehend David Cameron’s world view, and to understand why he has just ducked a fight over the future of the BBC,...

    21. May 11, 2016

      Japanese investors in Britain depend on the links to Europe

      Like many Japanese, I was brought up to admire the UK’s role over centuries as an industrial and political power —...

    22. May 6, 2016

      How to change the face of Europe

      A few years ago I was at a conference discussing the woes of the single European currency, when a central bank official...

    23. May 4, 2016

      Eurostar stake sale takes UK taxpayers on voyage into the red

      Selling off the family silver was an accusation that was thrown at British prime minister Margaret Thatcher by Harold...

    24. May 3, 2016

      Brexit: sovereignty is not the same as power

      If Britain were to vote to leave the EU in June would it regain the sovereignty that those in favour of leaving argue...

    25. April 29, 2016

      Political animals: a guide

      I’m not voting for him, he’s a complete tosser,” said my friend as we discussed the candidates for London mayor. It was...

    26. April 19, 2016

      Sophisticated states are failing — politicians need to take risks

      An illness is afflicting societies in both Europe and North America: sophisticated state failure. It fuels the Donald...

    27. Gavyn Davies

      April 17, 2016

      Personal memories of the 1975 'Brexit' campaign

      In 1975, one of my first jobs as a young economist, working for Bernard Donoughue in Harold Wilson’s Policy Unit in 10...

    28. April 11, 2016

      Glass of water and a pile of oranges: conceptual art on show

      A pile of sand, a glass of water and a pyramid of oranges are some of the provocative artworks that have gone on...

    29. March 25, 2016

      The reasons for the Tory infighting over Europe

      Few things are more hurtful than to discover, in middle age, that one is never going to be offered an important job....

    30. March 23, 2016

      Trump and Brexit whirlwinds are tearing apart conservatism

      Just as the US presidential election race is turning into the most unholy mess for the Republican party, so Britain’s...

    31. March 22, 2016

      French youth protest against the ghost of Thatcher

      I met Louise — 23, nose pierced, blonde hair tied in a top knot — on Boulevard Voltaire in central Paris on March 9....

    32. March 21, 2016

      The Tories are in government but are ungovernable

      The election-winning Conservative prime minister could carry millions. He could not carry Iain Duncan Smith. Rebellion...

    33. March 10, 2016

      David Cameron says he will stand as MP in 2020

      David Cameron intends to stand for election as a MP in 2020 although Downing Street insists he will honour his...

    34. March 9, 2016

      Cameron sets university challenge for private sector in echo of Thatcherism

      David Cameron wants to break open the closed shop in higher education by making it easier for new providers to become...

    35. March 9, 2016

      Path to private UK universities fraught with difficulties

      Last month was the 40th anniversary of the moment when Margaret Thatcher, the then education minister, formally opened...

    36. March 4, 2016

      EU referendum reinforces the myth of the overmighty mandarin

      When Sir Jeremy Heywood and his five living predecessors as cabinet secretary meet in December to celebrate the...

    37. February 29, 2016

      The fiction of David Cameron as Flashman

      Undeterred by his own cowardice, Sir Harry Paget Flashman won the Victoria Cross, the Order of Bath and the Order of...

    38. February 26, 2016

      The bloody history of civil war in the Tory party

      That the Conservative party believes as much in the strong state as it does in the free economy has long been both its...

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