Reactions to Chrystia Freeland’s appointment as finance minister demonstrate how qualifications and arguments about merit are deployed to women’s disadvantage in politics.
In a new book, Julia Gillard, Hillary Clinton and other high-profile female leaders speak plainly about the challenges women face at the very top of politics.
The U.K. is now in the unenviable position of having to negotiate multiple trade deals following Brexit. Here’s why it should start with Canada.
A hundred years ago, peaceful Indian protesters were massacred under British colonial rule. A scholar argues why a formal apology is overdue.
As the divisive politician becomes the UK prime minister, many are wondering how much democracy he might be willing to sacrifice on the alter of English nationalism.
Brexit will inevitably dominate this campaign, but the next prime minister also needs positions on austerity, party unity and how to actually survive in parliament.
The much criticised PM has plenty of rivals for the title of worst leader.
In a sign of the times, there’s even talk of the US president meeting Nigel Farage during his trip.
It’s a strategically poor choice – and that’s no coincidence.
Newcomers took most support from the Conservatives. But survey shows Nigel Farage is not as popular as he likes to think.
Boris Johnson, Amber Rudd, Dominic Raab? Who will be the next prime minister?
If Boris Johnson becomes PM, the most likely outcome is a no-deal Brexit leavened with the rhetoric of past and future glories of the UK. There are better candidates for the job.
Theresa May’s resilience has been remarkable. But it is also finite.
The link between empire, inequality – and Brexit.
There are lots of options for Brexit supporters, but that won’t make it an easy choice.
The quickest and simplest solution seems to be installing a new leader – someone with nerve, daring and, of course, charisma.
Politicians have been leaking secrets to journalists as long as newspapers have existed. But it’s getting more difficult thanks to surveillance technology.
The Conservatives need to think beyond Theresa May, and consider once again what it is to be a conservative.
They can be summed up, thus: ignore your people at your peril.
The current crisis in British politics is significant for countries like South Africa where a change in electoral systems is needed.