James Bickerton

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Friday, 4 October 2019

Nigel Farage - the man who stopped Brexit?

Say what you like about the Brexit Party, but it certainly knows how to organise a rally. I covered my …

By James Bickerton

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

The Tories must make the coming general election a referendum on Jeremy Corbyn

Little in British politics can currently be predicted with confidence, but we can be reasonably sure we are heading for …

By James Bickerton

Friday, 30 August 2019

The left only cares about Palestine when it suits them

There is no overseas cause that exercises the Western left quite like Palestine. A Gaza border clash can bring thousands …

By James Bickerton

Friday, 23 August 2019

Nicola Sturgeon and the illusion of ‘progressive’ Scottish nationalism

In life, I’m increasingly convinced that only two things are certain; death and the extraordinary hypocrisy of the SNP. That …

By James Bickerton

Friday, 2 August 2019

Why we should fear John McDonnell’s admiration for street thuggery

There may be some basic democratic norm John McDonnell has failed to undermine, but if so I fear only by …

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Monday, 8 July 2019

The case for the Union has never been stronger

Engaging in British politics over the past few months has, for so many, been an exercise in containing disappointment. Brexiteers …

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Thursday, 25 April 2019

Corbyn is within touching distance of power – the Tories must unite to stop him

If Jeremy Corbyn becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, as looks increasingly likely, one of the institutions primarily responsible …

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Wednesday, 6 March 2019

There is no longer a moral case for remaining in Corbyn’s Labour Party

One of the most inconvenient aspects of covering the Labour Party, for any aspiring writer, is thinking up new adjectives …

By James Bickerton

Friday, 15 February 2019

I watched the Gilets Jaunes rampage across Paris – they are not going away

You know something has gone wrong when a French riot spontaneously stops. Early last Saturday afternoon I was outside the National Assembly building in …

By James Bickerton