15 January 2019

It is hard to overstate the significance of the defeat which the Prime Minister has suffered over her Brexit deal, says Bronwen Maddox.

15 January 2019

With Parliament expected to reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal, Jill Rutter explores what the Prime Minister and the various players who are trying to wrest control of the process from her could decide to do next.

14 January 2019

In the US, the lengthy standoff between Congress and the President is taking place within its constitution. Bronwen Maddox says that in the UK, the clash between new and old conventions is changing the rules of government.

10 January 2019

When MPs come to vote on the Brexit deal, the Speaker decides which amendments get debated and voted on. This process takes place behind closed doors, yet it will be crucial to the outcome, argues Raphael Hogarth.

10 January 2019

The meaningful vote is only the first parliamentary hurdle for the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. Joe Owen argues that the Government would be better off publishing the Withdrawal Agreement Bill now.

09 January 2019

The Government has published proposals on how it will ensure Northern Ireland can influence decisions around the backstop during Brexit. But the new proposal doesn’t provide a way out of the backstop and won’t swing any votes, says Tim Durrant.

08 January 2019

The new NHS long-term plan sets a largely sensible direction of travel, argues Chris McNulty. But by itself it will not solve the NHS’ biggest issues.

03 January 2019

Parliament is putting its energy into trying to prevent a no deal Brexit. But Dr Catherine Haddon says it is still avoiding doing the only thing that will stop no deal – coming up with an alternative plan.

20 December 2018

Theresa May has hinted that MPs could vote against the Irish backstop coming into force in 2020. But that could render the UK in breach of international law, argues Raphael Hogarth.

20 December 2018

The Government admits it works to secret spending plans, rather than the published Single Departmental Plans. Martin Wheatley and Tom McGee argue that we need to see proper plans, not empty spin.