Sebastian Payne writes about politics for the FT. He was previously a reporter and editor at The Spectator and The Daily Telegraph.
He also presents a weekly podcast, FT Politics and authors the daily FT Opinion email.
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For too long, Britain has taken a laissez-faire attitude towards community cohesion
Most parliamentarians are excellent mentors, but too often bad behaviour is ignored
The shadow chancellor has revealed much about his plans for office
The prime minister delivered her vision of the UK's future relationship with the EU, did it strike the right note?
Is it time to rein in Dodd-Frank?
Those in favour of leaving the EU are failing to address the UK’s serious situation
The new Fed chair will have his first break to step out of the shadow of Janet Yellen
Proposals to preserve a customs union will test the loyalty of Conservative Remainers
For re-engagement with Russia, the US needs to have deterrence and dialogue
The Brexit secretary must win over his troops like the Irish republican leader did
The North Korean leader has outsmarted Donald Trump at almost every turn
British perceptions of the Commonwealth country are hopelessly outdated
The return of uncertainty is a good thing, but it could get worse
Is the foreign secretary lining up for a leadership bid? Or just frustrated at Theresa May’s leadership?
Our elected representatives are mistrusted but most of them are actually decent people
The UK foreign secretary still hopes to succeed Theresa May as prime minister
Might the US president have a claim to be considered a genius of a different sort?
The populists have done their job and no longer have a role in British politics
Remembering the rise and fall of the ‘People’s Army’
Was the government responsible for the financial troubles at the construction giant? Is this the end of PFI and outsourcing?
The US president’s presence will probably stoke anti-American feelings on the continent
Three prominent UK MPs show the challenges of growing up with social media
Although the stakes are high, a strategic and political compromise is still possible
The prime minister tried to make some decisive moves in her government this week - and failed. Where does this leave her now?
The Conservatives’ relationship with the capital has long been an uneasy one