Johnsonism without the jokes

The Conservative Party after Boris Johnson

The race to be the next prime minister is formally under way

Pick your battles

The British Army has a new focus and outdated equipment

Its top general sets his sights on Russia. But his forces desperately need investment

The race to lead Britain

How to judge the words of a would-be prime minister

The politician’s most deadly weapon is all-too-often abused

Through a glass darkly

After Johnson, Britain’s relationship with the EU may get worse

Those hoping for an improvement face disappointment

A classicist falls

The tragedy of Boris Johnson

The messengers spoke. The chorus wailed. The hero fell

Chinese espionage

Britain and America sound a joint alarm over China

In Britain, that is a novelty

A nation of backlogs

Britain’s labour market is straining to recover from the pandemic

The disappearance of older workers explains a lot

The rift with Rishi

Many British Conservatives now prefer tax cuts to balanced budgets

But high inflation makes it risky to stimulate the economy

Britain’s growth crisis

Britain wants to shake up adult education

Plans to shake up lifelong learning are intriguing

The wreckage he will leave behind

A monstrous in-tray awaits Boris Johnson’s eventual successor

Dealing with it may be beyond an exhausted Conservative Party

Pestminster, a history

The House of Commons has a long history of sexual misconduct

Fixing the culture of Parliament is not easy


The toxicity of Boris Johnson

No one’s reputation could survive contact with the prime minister