A politics out of time

The scale of Britain’s problems leaves its party and electoral systems struggling to catch up, says David Hayes

25 Jul 13 | Comments (1)

Big brother

Popular unease about US surveillance of German citizens could pose a problem for Angela Merkel as national elections loom, writes Klaus Neumann

15 Jul 13 | Comments (0)

Big Society vs DIY World

Although it’s widely disdained, the very vagueness of David Cameron’s ambitious idea gives it resilience, says David Hayes

17 Jun 13 | Comments (0)

Ken Loach’s dreamland

The renowned director’s new film, which uses the socialist mood of 1945 to assail the world Margaret Thatcher created, is bad history and worse politics, says David Hayes

28 Apr 13 | Comments (1)

Force of nature

Australian journalist Natalie Bennett has big ambitions for Britain’s Green Party. Carmela Ferraro talked to her in London

17 Apr 13 | Comments (0)

Britain’s military complex

The grim conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq have dulled the instinct for armed intervention. But it still runs deep in British political culture, writes David Hayes

12 Apr 13 | Comments (1)

Margaret Thatcher, between myth and politics

A sympathetic film portrayal of Britain’s most divisive modern prime minister fits a broader mood of reappraisal of her years in power, says David Hayes

09 Apr 13 | Comments (3)

Tears before bedtime

Richard Johnstone reviews Richard Hughes’s The Fox in the Attic

03 Apr 13 | Comments (0)