With the cause of independence becalmed, the Scottish National Party is engaged in a messy leadership contest that is showcasing its internal differences.
Category: British Isles
Brexit’s final chapter?
Rishi Sunak and Ursula von der Leyen write what they hope will be the last chapter in the long Brexit saga.
Two new prime ministers
Italy gets a new prime minister and Britain is about to do the same. They face very different challenges.
What Truss means
Liz Truss bows out, and the Conservative Party tries changing the rules to prevent further embarrassment. But the constitutional problem runs deep.
A Thatcherite in power?
Britain gets a new prime minister today with the elevation of Liz Truss to the Conservative leadership. What does it all mean?
Realignment and the Tories
Britain's Conservative Party looks like opting for a leader who, if not herself a populist, will preserve the Brexit-led populist ascendancy.
A Tory race in four
Four remaining candidates are fighting for the leadership of the British Conservative Party, representing an interesting mix of diversity and uniformity.
Johnson wraps up
As Boris Johnson comes to the end of the road, his failure is symptomatic of a larger failure of modern politics.
Tactical voting, here and there
Boris Johnson suffers two sweeping by-election defeats, one of them strongly influenced by tactical voting. It provides an interesting counterpoint to the discussion of tactical voting in Australia.
Back to the Johnson problem
Boris Johnson's days at the top appear to be numbered, unless he can pull a rabbit out of the hat.