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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Hard-left group has become just another competing faction within the party
The British prime minister's hopes of a Brexit breakthrough at a summit this week were dealt a heavy blow. Where does this leave negotiations with the EU and the prospects for a deal this autumn?
Britain's opposition Labour party has captured the political mood of our times
London’s focus is shifting from promoting liberal democracy to Brexit
Chatter about a leadership challenge against Theresa May has abounded this week, but is it all talk and no trousers?
The implosion of the western banking system was a stroke of good fortune
Tory Eurosceptics want a cleaner Brexit but they lack an alternative plan
Westminster returned from from its summer break this week and we discuss Labour's travails with anti-Semitism and the government's lack of progress on Brexit
Sir Vince Cable’s departure raises questions about whether it has a viable future
Anger on display in Germany reflects a critical shift in the wider international mood
MPs may conclude that the EEA is the safest option if the alternative is a ‘no-deal’ exit
Sebastian Payne speaks about Brexit through another referendum, Theresa May's efforts to strike a withdrawal deal with the EU and anti-Semitism crisis
Architect of New Labour warns it is dangerous to make the centre-left feel unwelcome
Charismatic yet unruly entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk make for volatile business leaders
The party needs a fresh message if it is to keep voters’ trust and push ahead of Labour
Nick Boles predicts that a bloc of 40 Tory MPs will ensure a withdrawal deal is agreed
Former frontbencher Lisa Nandy urges Jeremy Corbyn to adopt a less aggressive attitude
In the second of this series, the Financial Times speaks to the Conservative MP for north east Somerset and ardent Brexit supporter
Pro-Leave Tory disputes that ‘no deal’ with EU would lead to economic chaos
It is both wrong and dangerous to think that Russia and China can never be friends
These institutions could have safely accelerated demand growth to close the output gaps sooner
May promised an agenda of domestic reform, but she has failed to do much about it
Westminster is in recess, so we discuss the political year so far, whether the Chequers Brexit fudge will hold, what turned her from a Liberal Democrat into a Tory
To clinch a deal with the EU, Britain will have to accept both a customs union and a fuller rule book
The UK opposition leader is being increasingly challenged by his de facto deputy