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Jonathan Lis

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Past articles by Jonathan:

It’s time to face facts: Rishi Sunak is just no good

In the middle of an unprecedented NHS crisis, the UK seems to have a caretaker government that doesn’t care much at all → Read More

This time it really is over for Johnson

The public can finally be certain they are free of the worst prime minister in living memory → Read More

How did Brexit do so much damage in so short a time?

Six years since the referendum, Britain has fallen further than I thought possible → Read More

Ripping up the Northern Ireland protocol is the behaviour of a pariah state

The government is evidently prepared to bring economic harm to the UK and destabilise a hard-won equilibrium to satisfy its backbenchers → Read More

Ukraine is more than a pawn in a geopolitical game

This conflict is about the right to self-determination, not about us → Read More

The trouble for the Tories is just beginning

The Conservative Party’s problems go far deeper than the scandal enveloping the current prime minister → Read More

Two years since we left, I will keep decrying Brexit for the reckless folly that it is

It is our duty to speak out against a national calamity → Read More

Boris Johnson is done for

With the new Downing Street party revelations, the prime minister’s career is nearing its ignominious end → Read More

Omicron: new variant, old mistakes

The government has had almost two years to get to grips with Covid. So why is its response to the Omicron variant so inconsistent? → Read More

Boris Johnson is beatable

The prime minister seems electorally invulnerable. It is a confidence trick, and it will not work forever → Read More

Don’t write Labour off just yet

Politics has never moved faster—it is too early to draft the party’s obituary → Read More

Who won the Brexit argument? That’s a deeply unhelpful question

I had a curious experience over the weekend. A Brexit-supporting journalist messaged to ask, in all sincerity, whether the events of recent weeks had turned me into a Leaver. It was the same question, in reverse, I could have asked him (but didn’t) at any point over the last five years. It was a strange kind of gloating. While Brexiters observe the catalogue of unhappiness since December and… → Read More

The real lesson of the Article 16 row

We are still, even now, in the realm of cakeism. → Read More

The imagined superiority of Britain

Sovereignty, prestige and a lost, mythologised past → Read More

Now is the moment the Leave coalition starts to fragment

A campaign which promised all things to all people is finally being found out → Read More

We need to discuss which lockdown restrictions should be guidance and which should be law

Fighting the spread of coronavirus requires striking a balance between guaranteeing people's safety and protecting civil liberties. It's time for a national conversation about which rules should be legally enforced, and why → Read More

This Brexit deal is emphatically nothing to celebrate

We have traded real influence for an empty husk of sovereignty → Read More

The government may soon strike an EU deal. Labour must abstain on it

Active endorsement is out of the question. But to vote against an agreement would be an act of destruction → Read More

The endgame for Johnson could come sooner than you think

What ten months ago was unthinkable now looks increasingly likely: if the PM does not jump, he will be pushed → Read More

Johnson: The boy king who can't grow up

We need both seriousness and the truth, and Johnson can supply neither. → Read More