America is heading for one of the nastiest and most divisive elections in its modern history. It could very easily overshadow our own.
Our Atlantic partners might be a bit mad, but they still care – about their country, about its future. Polarisation has its many negative effects, but one of its positives is its ability to galvanise that passion.
No other Republican candidate currently looks likely to defeat the President – but his support is transactional, rather than rooted in any deep enthusiasm for his record.
Lewis Goodall is wrong. Here in Britain, it isn’t the right that runs the risk of leading us down to polarisation. It is the left.
The next generation could end up being a lot more conservative than we all think. Amongst male Gen Z’ers, Biden leads by only four points, compared to a huge 33 points amongst younger women.
The run up to a presidential election is brutal, polarised, and often dark. But it is also energising, passionate, and the greatest political show on earth.
Like any tool, civil rights law and be used for good or ill. Parts of the left are committed to wielding it as a sword; conservative should be prepared, as Kemi Badenoch said of the UK’s Equality Act, to use it as a shield.
With war ranging in Europe and the bulk of Russia’s fighting capacity deployed in a NATO-adjacent country, now is not the time for playing dated grievance politics with the transatlantic alliance.
A final set of questions relates to whether, if we are going to spend £28 billion to improve economic growth, spending it on the green economy is the best way of doing so.
Were Reeves to return to the UK without answers it would leave her open to accusation of engaging in a long-distance publicity stunt.
Jolyon Maugham’s latest crusade – to make barristers pass political judgement on prospective clients – is a step in a very bad direction; Sir Keir Starmer’s recent appointment of Sue Gray was another.
Republican presidential hopefuls are trying to adopt firm defence and security positions without alienating the more insular Trump-influenced base.
My latest focus groups suggest both parties expect to profit if the former president is on the ticket. They can’t both be right.
Biden and the Democrats face strong headwinds: low enthusiasm amongst young voters, and dire economic news.
Both the mid-terms and the 2024 presidential race increasingly look like uphill struggles for the incumbent party.