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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The chancellor has delivered some welcome measures in his Budget, writes Sebastian Payne
The UK prime minister has a tricky week ahead with two big events, writes Sebastian Payne
The political stakes in Philip Hammond’s fiscal statement this week are pretty high
EU legislation was back in the House of Commons this week and not all Conservative MPs were willing to back the government
The Brexit secretary needs to appreciate the EU’s desire to protect its interests
The scale of these companies’ influence requires proper engagement from regulators
PM talks tough on fake news as risk rises that the issue will hit closer to home
Has Theresa May’s government been fatally weakened by the forced departure of Priti Patel?
Theresa May’s inability to get a grip on the Conservative party proves that UK politics is consumed by an inexplicable fever
Penny Mordaunt’s promotion has been well received in the Tory party, writes Sebastian Payne
Absence of a decisive centre in the UK comes at a cost for ordinary voters
Defining the long-term partnership between the UK and the EU is going to be the hardest
On Brexit and other issues, there is a lack of decisive action that is deepening the sense that the country is adrift
British politics is engulfed in a tide of sexual harassment allegations, where will it go next? Is it time for a cultural shift in the Palace of Westminster?
The promise of a strong Franco-German alliance might be missed, thanks to some differences in each side’s perspective
The new defence secretary is lining himself up for a leadership bid, writes Sebastian Payne
There is an emerging generational difference between how consumers value the Amex or MasterCard in their wallets
The UK’s upper chamber should not be abolished, but it needs to be smaller and younger, writes Sebastian Payne
Regulatory changes need to be discussed, given that London will remain core to the European capital markets for a long time to come
Special counsel investigating Russian role in 2016 election has indicted Manafort and Gates
The allegations against senior politicians could shake British politics to its core
What is urgently needed is evidence that will allow a cool-headed appraisal of the inevitable compromises ahead
Tony Blair, Bill Clinton and Gerhard Schröder embodied the common sense ideals of their age. Now they are all out of favour in their home lands
Is the government's welfare programme about to come off the rails, or can tweaks be made to ensure the poorest in society receive the support they need?
A calm approach from both parties could still deliver a workable agreement