Politics past

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David Trimble funeral unites politicians from across spectrum
Service for former first minister brings together Northern Irish, British and Irish leaders

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

01, Aug, 2022 @12:58 PM

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If education is all about getting a job, the humanities are left just to the rich | Kenan Malik
Recent utilitarian changes to the priorities of universities do little to foster social equality

Kenan Malik

31, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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British ‘idlers’: how a 2012 attack on UK’s work ethic could haunt Liz Truss
Tory leadership frontrunner says she did not write infamous passage in Britannia Unchained, but the book’s whole tone is now jarring

Patrick Wintour

30, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Sir Christopher Meyer obituary
British ambassador to the US in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq who later served as chair of the Press Complaints Commission

Ewen MacAskill

29, Jul, 2022 @4:39 PM

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Evgeny Lebedev wanted private Russia trip for Johnson when mayor of London
Weekend trip was discussed in 2013 at Moscow dinner with London mayor’s chief of staff and Lebedev’s ex-KGB agent father

Dan Sabbagh

29, Jul, 2022 @12:21 PM

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Family of fraud scandal MP John Stonehouse in plea over new TV drama
Daughter of Labour cabinet minister who faked his own death in Miami in 1974 fears spying charges will feature in ITV show

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

24, Jul, 2022 @7:45 AM

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The truth of the ‘nonsense’ plot to dethrone Harold Wilson | Letter
Letter: The archives tell one story, but Hugh Cudlipp’s account of a meeting between Cecil Harmsworth King and Lord Mountbatten is a far more reliable source of information, says Brian Basham


22, Jul, 2022 @4:49 PM

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Boris Johnson said ‘hasta la vista, baby’ – but is he thinking ‘I’ll be back’?
Few would rule out the prime minister staging a comeback, if only to prove his opponents wrong

Caroline Davies

21, Jul, 2022 @3:46 PM

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Blair urged Kuwait to buy UK artillery as Gulf war payback, papers show
Notes from late 1990s show UK government believed it was due contract in recognition of defence of Kuwait

Jamie Grierson

19, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Tony Blair was warned repeal of anti-gay section 28 might harm election chances
Archives reveal David Blunkett voiced concerns about overturning ban on ‘promotion’ of homosexuality

Jamie Grierson

18, Jul, 2022 @11:01 PM

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‘It was refreshing to see what Sherwood did’: how the BBC’s acclaimed miners’ strike drama went down in the real pit villages
In the Nottingham streets where the serial is set, the struggle now is to control the narrative of a fiercely contested history

Tim Adams

03, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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If the economy needs sacrifices, it will be workers who are thrown to the wolves | Nick Cohen
It’s a time of national emergency, the Tories tell us. But restraint is not a matter for everyone

Nick Cohen

02, Jul, 2022 @6:00 PM

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