How can you tell when a government is in crisis? There are the obvious ways, I suppose. You can tell that a government is in trouble when it is on the verge of losing its majority. When its coalition appears to be cracking up. When its MPs begin to revolt. And so on. Read more

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One of the advantages of studying English literature in school is that you come to grips with the themes of the great classics. The disadvantage is that school teachers go out of their way to make these classics so boring that you promptly forget all about them once your exams are over. Read more

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I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. When it comes to corruption and the public mood, this government – and perhaps the political class as a whole – just doesn’t get it. Read more

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Viewers of TV news channels will have noticed a slightly surreal political drama unfolding on their screens over the last week. Read more

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