Jacob Rees-Mogg

The British elite is at war with itself – on a scale we’ve never seen before

Our elites used to keep calm in a crisis. But now – with the Tories fighting to the death over Brexit and the tabloids terrified by Corbyn – they’ve lost their heads<p>When I first started working at the BBC, in 2001, what struck me was not how most of the people in charge were from the same …

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Jacob Rees-Mogg labelled a 'sex god' by I'm A Celeb winner Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo

Tory MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has been called a 'sex god' by Made in Chelsea star and I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here winner Georgia 'Toff' …

A nation of mugs? Britain goes gooey for Meghan memorabilia

In the weeks since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were engaged, commemorative tat has proliferated – even Ma’am is getting in on the act<p><b>Name:</b> Meghan Markle memorabilia.<p><b>Age:</b> Ageless.<p><b>Be a little more precise:</b> OK, about a fortnight, since Prince Harry and Markle announced their engagement on 27 …

Royal Family

When that CBE, MBE or knighthood comes calling, be sure you know how to greet it

In a wide-ranging new interview, the artist Damien Hirst reveals that he was once offered an honour — "he thinks it was a CBE" — but turned it down: …

Joe McFadden

Brexit is putting me off this whole ‘will of the people’ idea

Vassal states, traitors and enemies of the people: the new political lexicon is a reminder of the dangers of populism<p>In his great lexicon, Keywords, the New Left critic Raymond Williams urged us in 1976 to look for “networks of usage, reference and perspective” in language, to consider …

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Brexit is going to get harder, EU leaders warn Theresa May, as new demands enrage Eurosceptics

EU leaders have warned Theresa May that the second phase of Brexit talks will be harder and “more challenging” than the first, as the spotlight turns …

Brexit

Tommie Gorman: Whither now the DUP?

With Phase One of the Brexit negotiations put to bed, Tommie Gorman ponders what is next for the DUP.

Brexit

EU-UK Agreement Kicks Brexit Can Down the Road

NEW HAVEN: “Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed” was a caveat widely cited after the United Kingdom and the European Union reached an …

Brexit

Who are the 11 Tory MPs who delivered a crushing blow to Theresa May on Brexit?

Theresa May suffered a humiliating Commons defeat after the majority MPs backed an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill with the help of 11 Tory …

Brexit

Dear Mary solves problems for Vince Cable, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Lord Archer and Ruth Davidson

On ballroom dancing vs politics, juvenile trumpet players and Leave vs Remain at dinner parties<p><b>From Sir Vince Cable MP</b><p>Q. I have an unfulfilled ambition to win a national title for ballroom dancing in my age group. But this leadership thing gets in the way of my training. What’s more important — …

Vince Cable

EU orders UK keeps paying Brussels AFTER leaving in list of demands signalling soft Brexit

MEPs are expected to back a resolution on Wednesday saying the UK and the European Union should sign an association agreement, which would be linked …

Brexit

Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo 'beyond shell-shocked' to win I'm a Celebrity

Jungle Queen was admired for her tough, feminist attitude but admits she didn't think she had strength to win.<p>Georgia Toffolo was “beyond …

Georgia Toffolo

The Waugh Zone Tuesday December 12, 2017

The five things you need to know about in politics today.<p><b>1. BEGGAR’S BANQUET</b><p>The Tory truce on Theresa May’s provisional Brexit deal largely held …

Dominic Grieve

MPs accused of pushing 'new Section 28' by attacking transgender issues in schools

Anti-LGBT MPs have launched an attack on schools mentioning that transgender people exist – in a row reminiscent of Section 28.<p>The Daily Telegraph …

LGBTQ

Order, order! In the Commons, you are where you sit

Back or front, before the gangway or beyond?<p>Diet nannies will spend Christmas telling us ‘you are what you eat’ but in the House of Commons ‘you are where you sit’. Are you a Tory Whips’ stooge or a Dominic Grieve groupie aching to block Brexit, a braw new blue Scot or an English provincial plodder …

Anna Soubry

'Trans survey': British school children asked to confirm their true gender

Transgender girls Selenna, right, and Genesis who poses inside a Mona Lisa painting, play during celebrations marking Transgender Children's Day in …

LGBTQ

What do British politicians want for Christmas – and what do they deserve?

After the year they’ve given us it’s only right that we should give May, Corbyn, Davis, Foster Cable and Farage a little something. So I’ve compiled a list<p>Christmas is a hard time for politicians. They have to interact with children – tiny idiots who can’t even vote. They have to pretend to have …

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Londoner's Diary: The Crown slips up setting Eton's Eden in Harrow

In today's Diary: The Crown 's Eden Eton mix-up / Nigel Farage gets on his knees / Freddie Fox pours the drinks / Georgia Toffolo's mystery MP / …

Ai Weiwei

As corporate goliaths grow ever larger, Britain looks increasingly exposed

A handful of companies now wields massive global power. Outside the EU, we will be their prey<p>We live in a world of corporate goliaths and the trend to gigantism is accelerating. The new era of hi-tech data capitalism has an embedded proclivity to monopoly. The bigger the network, whether Facebook …

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Why it's time to switch up your weekend flex

That means your 'look', dummy. You dedicate five days a week to a SFW uniform, so upgrade your downtime with an Italian approach to off-duty …

Gieves & Hawkes

Michael Gove is waving the white flag over Brexit – but it’s not for the reason you would think

Michael Gove still wants to be prime minister. We know this because this week he supported the reintroduction of beavers in the wild in England. He …

Brexit

Brexit inspires staggering displays of ignorance about Ireland from our MPs

It wasn’t the greatest week for those who believe that to be born British is to be blessed with automatic superiority over lesser humans.<p>There was …

Brexit

Theresa May 'turning a blind eye' to the surge in food bank use

• <b>The government does not collect data on how many people use food banks.</b>• <b><br>SNP attacks "cruel and callous" Conservative government after FOI reveals the Department for Work and Pensions does not keep track of food bank usage.</b><p>LONDON — Theresa May's government has been accused of "turning a blind-eye" to …

U.S. Politics

'Enda Kelly' and 'presidential elections': The recent missteps from UK politicians on Ireland

Some British politicians have got things a bit wrong when trying to highlight Ireland’s tough stance on Brexit negotiations.

Brexit

Tories Welcome May’s Brexit Deal as Farage Slams ‘Humiliation’

Supporters of Brexit split along familiar lines as they learned of Prime Minister Theresa May’s breakthrough in Brussels.<p>Those part of the mainstream …

Brexit

Nigel Farage: the arsonist in exile

The former Ukip leader is often described as the most successful politician of his generation – even by those who despise him. As Brexiteers speak of …

Brexit

George Osborne: Hard Brexit will see us lose

Sign up to our <b>Politics</b> newsletter<p>A hard Brexit will lead the Conservatives to an election loss, George Osborne said.<p>The former Chancellor argued in …

Referendums

As Brexit Nears, Harrassment of EU Citizens in UK Rises

Ever since the Brexit referendum in June 2016, European Union citizens in the UK have felt increasingly unwelcome. Harrassment is on the rise and the …

Brexit

Brexit: 'The DUP’s hardline policies could be the quickest road to a united Ireland'

ON MONDAY, A deal between the EU and UK on the Irish border was scrapped because any kind of distinction between Northern Ireland and the UK was …

Brexit

David Davis’s ignorance: now that’s what I call health and safety madness

The deregulators are driving a coach and horses through environmental standards – and they haven’t even taken it over the Brexit cliff edge yet<p>Are you still reeling from yesterday’s shock revelation that the government has done no Brexit impact assessments on anything – zilch, nothing? That doesn’t …

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