Louise Nicolson

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Can it Happen Here? review: urgent studies in rise of authoritarian America

The 17 thinkers who have contributed to this new collection of essays come down firmly on all sides of its central question: is the United States destined to become an authoritarian state? Multiple points of view are expressed by the book’s editor, Cass Sunstein, alone.<p>In his introduction, Sunstein …

Donald Trump

Tories seek legal advice on vote after Jeremy Corbyn backs customs union

Conservative MPs have sought legal advice about the prospect of Theresa May losing a parliamentary vote on a post-Brexit customs union as Jeremy Corbyn made clear that it had now the support of Labour, the Guardian understands.<p>The opposition leader attempted to outflank the Conservatives with the …

Great Britain

Was Corbyn’s speech a bold Brexit vision, or playing politics? The panel verdict

Owen Jones: A clear contrast with the Tories<p>Who can argue with a straight face that there is no difference between Labour and the Tories on Brexit? Jeremy Corbyn’s speech set out plans for a “new comprehensive UK-EU customs union” on goods and trade: allowing tariff-free trade, and avoiding a hard …

Foreign Policy

5 things to know about Trump's $4.4 trillion budget

President Donald Trump has sent Congress a proposal to spend $4.4 trillion in the 2019 budget year, which begins in October. Five things to know …

Anna Soubry threatens to quit Tory party if Brexiters take over

Leading pro-Europe backbencher Anna Soubry has threatened to leave the Conservative party if an arch-Brexiter such as Jacob Rees-Mogg or Boris Johnson is elected as leader.<p>In an escalation of continuing party infighting over Europe, the former minister said the prime minister was “in hock to these …

Hard Brexit