Talk of sending people back distracts from the UK’s clear responsibilities towards anyone who attempts the crossing.
There are important similarities between the current PM’s woes and John Major’s – but a very important difference, too.
The UK actually rates very well when compared to other nations – depending on what you include in your data.
Paterson has now resigned but the damage caused by MPs voting to block an independent decision has already been done.
The government has U-turned on a controversial plan to reform the independent parliamentary watchdog but it remains on course to take control of the independent body that runs elections in the UK.
The Conservative MP has resigned after a chaotic 24 hours and a deeply controversial parliamentary vote.
Years of bitter words and dodgy use of history eventually became the foundations of the modern law of the sea.
The prime minister’s party has long sought to reconcile political popularity with fiscal constraint.
Should the chancellor cut taxes to win votes ahead of the next election? It’s tempting but a lesson from history shows what happens when you go too far.
Westminster is now enmeshed in tight and very visible security apparatus. But protecting MPs at local meetings is a different problem.
Politics has become a low-trust, high-blame environment that has left public servants under near constant threat of attack.
At first glance, the polls suggest the government isn’t feeling the pressure. But there’s another way to look at the situation.
Boris Johnson’s party were aiming to show what they actually mean by this ubiquitous mantra. Was it a success?
Billed as a speech from a leader making daring decisions to fix the nation, the prime minister’s conference appearance rapidly descended into jokes about beavers.
When preened and powdered aristocrats starting losing their heads, politicians learned to start dressing like ordinary people.
Keir Starmer used his first in-person conference speech to set his Labour party apart from the current government.
All is not well in Brighton, where Keir Starmer is hosting his first in-person conference since becoming leader.
Keir Starmer has clashed with unions over leadership election rules – was it really worth it?
A government consultation is seeking views on reforming the union, rather than leaving it.
Some economists think it should be replaced.