Commentary

The worst violence in almost a decade has flared across Northern Ireland with petrol bombs, car hijackings and vehicle burnouts reported over several nights in Derry, Belfast, Newtonabbey and other loyalist communities. While politicians engage in a blame game and the police warn of being used as a political football, the Belfast Telegraph’s crime correspondent and politics/security commentator Allison Morris...

Johnson’s Brexit Britain goes nuclear with measures ‘that’d make a dictator...

Boris Johnson has unveiled his blueprint to get Brexit-Britain “match-fit” for its future, laying out his government’s foreign policy to the very same chamber debating his alarming plans to curb democratic rights with a draconian crack down on protests. Taking...

Claims of bullying at the palace distract from Patel’s £370,000 cost to taxpayer

The royal family are proving their worth to the government this week as troubles around the palace steal the media’s attention from a series of significant events and important...

UK on track for record levels of child poverty, warns Children’s Commissioner, yet education...

The Children’s Commissioner for England has used her final speech to excoriate the people employed and paid to educate, look after and protect the children of this country, while...

DUP ‘absolutely astounded’ to be accused of stoking tensions over Brexit border crisis

Arlene Foster claims she is “absolutely astounded” at suggestions her Democratic Unionist Party is stoking tensions to undermine the Northern Ireland protocol that has rocked post Brexit relations and...

Brexit, Brazil, free school meals, ICUs and a record number of deaths – a...

A single day of questions at Westminster for the prime minister has provided a glimpse of the extent and range of immediate challenges and crises that Boris Johnson has been entrusted to lead the...

Britain on the brink but Johnson and Shapps find cause for laughter

Boris Johnson and his secretary of state for transport laughed during Monday’s Downing Street press conference held to update the nation on the escalating chaos caused by Covid, Christmas and Brexit combining in a...

No deal is ‘very, very likely’ says Johnson, and it will be ‘wonderful’

Boris Johnson has followed up last night’s warning there’s a “strong possibility” of a no-deal Brexit by saying today it’s now “very, very likely” to be the outcome. Ursula von der Leyen, president of...

British exceptionalism and English jingoism – all wrapped up in an education secretary

Gavin Williamson, the current education secretary and former chief whip has long been labelled ‘Stupid Boy’. He looked set to be banished from the cabinet to the backbenches after a disastrous summer following the...

PM takes control and sacks Cummings as Hancock assures no vax delay even if...

Boris Johnson has taken control of Number 10 by sacking his chief adviser Dominic Cummings just 11 disastrous months after the chief advisor delivered a landslide election victory. It is also just seven weeks until...