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Harry Lambert

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Past articles by Harry:

Why Larry Summers is moving left with age

The Clinton-era treasury secretary on why capitalist democracy must change if it is to survive. → Read More

Richard Sharp’s letter to BBC staff leaves the essential questions unanswered

The broadcaster’s chair offers an inconclusive defence of his role in an £800,000 loan guarantee to Boris Johnson. → Read More

Is Keir Starmer brilliant or just lucky?

The Labour leader’s advance owes more to Tory failure than to any success on his part. → Read More

Why Rishi Sunak failed

The former chancellor, once Britain’s most popular politician, seems to have let No 10 slip from his grasp. Where did he go wrong? → Read More

How the British university degree lost its value

Never before has Britain had so many qualified graduates. And never before have their qualifications amounted to so little. → Read More

There are really only four serious contenders on the Tory leadership ballot

The real question is who of Penny Mordaunt, Tom Tugendhat and Liz Truss will face Rishi Sunak in the final round. → Read More

Boris Johnson has not resigned as Prime Minister

By refusing to leave No 10 until the autumn, Johnson is daring Tory MPs to act with opposition parties to oust him. → Read More

Boris Johnson’s premiership is over

The Tory MPs who were propping up the Prime Minister have departed en masse today. → Read More

How much longer can Boris Johnson survive?

If a majority of Tory MPs now oppose the Prime Minister, he will not last long in office. → Read More

Why Sajid Javid and Rishi Sunak finally lost patience with Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson's insistence that others lie on his behalf proved too much for his senior cabinet colleagues. → Read More

Is this the end for Boris Johnson?

Tory MPs expect others in the cabinet to follow Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid in resigning. → Read More

Boris Johnson is far from safe

The Prime Minister could soon face another no-confidence vote, say 1922 committee insiders. → Read More

Boris Johnson is in real trouble

The strength of feeling against the PM has steadily worsened as Tory rebels who have long wavered have acted at last. → Read More

How much peril is Boris Johnson in?

The Prime Minister is aided by the weakness of his rivals: Keir Starmer and Rishi Sunak. → Read More

When will Tory MPs turn on Boris Johnson?

There are many in the party who still want their vengeance on the Prime Minister. → Read More

Who should be the BBC’s next political editor?

Laura Kuenssberg’s successor will have unparalleled influence in British political media. So who do leading journalists think should be in contention? → Read More

Kathleen Stock and Sussex University: the war over academic freedom

How a campus trans row ended in protests, a police investigation – and a debate over the future of free speech. → Read More

“The Democrats risk being out of power for the next decade”: David Shor on how his party must change

David Shor’s political analyses resonate widely. When he speaks, Barack Obama and Dominic Cummings are among the many who listen; both have heralded Shor’s work in recent months. Today Shor, 30, works as a Democratic strategist at OpenLabs R&D, based in New York. In 2012, at the age of 20, he worked on Obama’s re-election campaign as an in-house Nate Silver. He was the young → Read More

Why Dominic Cummings’s BBC interview was a resounding failure for him

There are some things people are well-suited to. And there are some things people are not suited to at all. Last night (20 July), Dominic Cummings chose to do something he has no fitness for. He has a unique talent for coming across unsympathetically on screen, yet has twice chosen to justify himself on air. Such is the man’s misguided self-confidence. In September 2019, when → Read More

Will a third wave of Covid-19 delay the UK’s unlocking?

How well protected is the UK from a third Covid wave? On the surface, the UK has, over the past the six months, built a formidable shield against the disease. For every ten British adults, four have been double-dosed with a vaccine, two have been single-dosed, and one (of the remaining four) likely has some degree of protection from Covid thanks to prior infection. Only three → Read More