Topic archives: Theresa May

There’s fat chance the US, France and UK actually want Assad gone

April 17, 2018 9

Is there any likelihood that the Atlantic alliance really wants Assad removed? It seems unlikely, considering they wouldn't know how to replace him.

Turnbull, May and the politics of incompetence

November 8, 2017 31

Theresa May and Malcolm Turnbull share many of the same problems -- and same flaws.

Rundle: mad, bad Boris Johnson could somehow still end up steering Britain

October 5, 2017 33

Milquetoast Theresa May looks closer to political death everyday, leaving the helm of the Good Ship Tory (and Britain) up for grabs.

Reactions to London terror show language of the far-right has been normalised

June 21, 2017 11

The recent attack on a Muslim centre in Finsbury Park, London, had some elements of our media describing the incident as a "revenge attack".

Mayne: will the Brits show some spine and resist Murdoch rent-seeking?

Mayne: will the Brits show some spine and resist Murdoch rent-seeking?

June 20, 2017 4

The Murdochs are masterful rent-seekers when it comes to politically vulnerable Western governments.

Turnbull desperate to govern from the centre, but foes won’t let him

June 19, 2017 19

Better than his overseas counterparts, Malcolm Turnbull has read the mood of electoral disillusionment, but his opponents are succeeding in preventing him from showing it.

Rundle: anguish turns to anger as London burns

June 15, 2017 24

This hideous Grenfell Tower fire has already had a political effect, further delaying the making of a deal between the Conservatives and the DUP -- and the deal could unravel entirely.

Michael West v The Australian … Guardian goes tabloid … terrorist TV …

Michael West v The Australian … Guardian goes tabloid … terrorist TV …

June 13, 2017 2

Michael West went the full Godwin in his ongoing feud with The Australian over the Oz's hatred of GetUp.

Rundle: how Jeremy Corbyn might have saved the UK

June 13, 2017 17

It is all over for Theresa May -- and quite possibly for the Tories.

Rundle: singing in the pub as Corbyn pulls off what Blair never could

June 9, 2017 19

It is now not impossible that in a week or so Jeremy Corbyn could be the next PM of the UK.

Journalists continue to leave Fairfax … the UK papers’ election coverage … Mamamia does news …

Journalists continue to leave Fairfax … the UK papers’ election coverage … Mamamia does news …

June 8, 2017 4

The long list of journos leaving Fairfax continues, and the UK papers pull out all stops for their election editions. Plus more media tidbits.

Rundle: past and future ghosts at Corbyn’s last stand

June 8, 2017 26

With 16 hours until the polls open, Jeremy Corbyn has come back to Islington for his and Labour’s campaign's final hours.

Rundle: the shape of future Britain depends on Theresa May’s exact winning margin

June 7, 2017 20

Below 350, and she is in great difficulty.

Theresa May’s call to ‘regulate the internet’ is a fantasy world of insecure security

June 5, 2017 18

Predictable calls for access to encrypted communications make us less safe, and are a cover for the security failures of authorities.

Rundle: seven people killed, and it took just 18 hours for the politics to start again

June 5, 2017 13

Prime Minister Theresa May made a statement saying that "enough was enough" in terms of Muslim extremism. Shortly after, Jeremy Corbyn made a speech that broke the electoral "truce".

Rundle: Corbyn couldn’t, could he? I mean, what if … no. But then, maybe?

June 2, 2017 33

UK pollsters in the centre of the movement have remained sceptical about the scale of the poll shift toward Corbyn's Labour, but it is unmistakable.

Poll Bludger: do the young love Corbyn enough to actually vote?

June 2, 2017 5

The latest polls actually have Labour within cooee of the Tories, thanks to a huge surge in support among young people for Jeremy Corbyn's party. But will the young actually turn out and vote?

Rundle: a sign reads ‘hustings this way’, God help me

May 31, 2017 11

Long story short, Conservative Charlie Elphicke has a field day.

Rundle: the curious thing happening in the UK election

May 29, 2017 7

Theresa May has it in the bag. Of course she does. And yet ...

Rundle: lost in a blue haze, as the Tories launch forth to victory

May 19, 2017 10

The launch went off like a bomb, and the political viagra afterglow continued all day.