UKIP leader Nigel Farage was an architect of Britain’s seismic decision to leave the European Union.
The populist appeal of simplistic answers to complex solutions is a challenge for political leaders.There are times when expertise and experience must prevail over the popular mood of the moment.
Should the British decide to leave the EU, it is unlikely that David Cameron could, or would want to, remain prime minister.
Behind the parochial media focus on the political manoeuvring within a divided Conservative Party, national decisions don’t get much more important than the UK's referendum on its EU membership.
Lost in the fog? How the fraudsters got their morals.
Corporate wrongdoing is underpinned by a morality that many of us have voted for.
Both Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten are complex, enigmatic figures.
A party can have the most brilliantly informed and farsighted policies. But if the protagonists cannot communicate these effectively to the electorate, they will be overlooked.
There's an argument to be made for the old way of doing things.
May 2016 sees contests for the position of elected mayor in four major cities across England.
‘You poor deluded people’
Dennis Potter's Nigel Barton Plays, 50 years old this month, are the original satires on the vileness of modern politics.
Who’s behind him?
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The Labour leader has made a virtue of voting against his party line for many years. Now his party appears to be striking back.
Politicians hate secrecy when in opposition but grow to love it when in power.
Nigeria’s newly appointed government ministers attend their swearing-in ceremony in Abuja.
No-one imagined that it would take Muhammadu Buhari more than 100 days to form a cabinet. But, then again, Nigeria is no ordinary country and it has its own inherent logic.
Tony Blair is given the US Congressional Medal of Freedom by George W Bush.
The former British PM did not go far enough with his apology.
The old politics is the new politics.
Elected in the party's biggest ever wipeout, Labour's 1983 intake of MPs could be about to notch up its third party leader.
It’s all your fault!
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It's become fashionable to blame those born in the post-war baby boom for all today's economic woes. But this is unfair – and wrong.
We thought the phone hacking scandal would chasten News Corp. We were wrong.
If the commercial media has its way the BBC will end up cash-strapped and shackled by regulation.
That sinking feeling: Sir John Chilcot.
Whatever position you take on the Iraq Inquiry – whether you see it as an establishment stitch-up, or whether you think it might actually tell the truth about Britain’s decision to go to war in Iraq in…
Residents of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip watch a parade by the military wing of Hamas to mark the anniversary of the war with Israel.
Although Hamas also wants a return to normalcy in the Gaza Strip, it is potentially a double-edged sword for the movement.
Will we ever know what he knows?
The Iraq inquiry, launched in 2009, still hasn't published its report.
Come at me bro.
Former PM warns of annihilation without offering a way out.
Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adaweya Square before and after the August 14 massacre of more than 800 peaceful protesters in 2013.
Two years ago, on August 14, more than 800 protesters against a coup were massacred in Cairo. A court recently upheld the death sentence for Egypt's ousted elected leader.