The G7 leaders at Elnau Castle in Germany.
What to make of the announcement that we'll be off the hydrocarbons in time for the 22nd century? Dream on.
They’re behind you! Or are they?
The day after the general election, this column quoted Churchill’s line about this not being the end, or the beginning of the end, but merely the end of the beginning. This was meant to imply that although…
Anyone got a sense of déjà vu?
It has been 40 years since Britons last voted on their place in Europe and the debate has raged ever since.
Cuts are not quite as advertised.
Conservative targets for 1% annual savings in the next two years will actually feel like more than 5% for a swathe of government departments.
Think about the question and the words don’t matter.
No-one wants to run a 'No' campaign these days but it actually won't make much of a difference.
Justice Secretary Michael Gove is overseeing human rights reform.
The Conservatives have got it half-right by seeking to repeal the Human Rights Act. Too bad they want to replace it with something almost as unhelpful.
She’s got skills.
The new government wants to take on failing and coasting schools, but they may not have the right tools for the job.
Legal folly and un-Conservative.
Cameron backs down on plans to cut ties with Europe to avoid a backbench revolt -- but this isn't over.
Just the two of us.
The EU membership renegotiations are already leaving David Cameron behind, but he can still seize the initiative again.
Together forever? Maybe not…
Renegotiation, reform, repatriation - only one will work.
‘It might take more than the king’s horses and the king’s men, your Highness’
The Bingham report on how to stabilise the UK is well meaning but out of step with the reality of the situation.
Bad acronym, bad treaty.
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Why everyone should be worried about TTIP and CETA.
The electoral phenomenon that left David Cameron smiling will have huge implications for future battles.
'Shy Tories' doesn't cut it. There is another anomaly in the election poll data which offers a more useful angle on what went wrong.
Balancing act. JCB is unruffled by Brexit risks.
A digger maker and a banking giant have livened up the EU referendum debate this week. And they have marked out for David Cameron some tricky politics as Britain's future in Europe comes to a head.
What there’s not enough of.
Since the heady talk of a "march of the makers" in 2011, UK industrial policy has been patchy at best. No wonder the trade deficit is at its widest ever.
‘And was Jerusalem builded here…“
For all the harm that austerity may have done, it looks to have galvanised music from the margins
‘We both knew that wouldn’t fly, Dave.’
It's obvious why the Smith Commission would never work.
Tens of thousands have signed a petition for the north of England to join Scotland. But deeper cooperation rather than secession is the answer.
Shoot for the moon, Dave.
Caught between unruly backbenchers and Brussels, the PM is running out of options.
Knocking on the door.
A cabinet reshuffle has reflected the standing of the Chancellor after a successful campaign. The hope will be that the flexibility that got him here continues.