Politics: a story of mugwumps and buffoons
Yesterday Boris Johnson dubbed a rival a “mutton-headed old mugwump”. Donald Trump has issued at least 329 insults since launching his presidential campaign. Time to stop the name-calling?
‘Turbulent priest’ attacks government
Rowan Williams, head of the Church of England, has sharply criticised government policies. It's an echo of previous eras, when priests and kings, or priests and politicians, crossed swords.
Marathon Lords’ debate: the end of the peer show?
Delaying tactics in the House of Lords, designed to wreck voting reform, could signal an end to the 'gentlemanly' way the upper house conducts business.