ANDREW PIERCE: Even Lord Freud couldn’t analyse tricky Theresa 

After Theresa May voted against a three-line whip for the first time in 24 years as an MP by joining last week’s Tory revolt against a foreign aid cut, Boris Johnson may well be tempted to agree with Ken Clarke’s notorious description of his predecessor as ‘a bloody difficult woman’. If so, he would not … Read more

ALEX BRUMMER: Nissan’s new announcement is a stellar victory… but there’s still so much to do 

As a symbol for Brexiteers of our chances of success on the international stage after leaving the EU, it could hardly have been more totemic. Nissan’s unveiling of a £1billion factory, to be built in the North-East, is easily the most significant industrial decision taken by a multi-national company in Britain since the referendum five … Read more

HENRY DEEDES watches as Chancellor Rishi Sunak revels in his tricky role

Wagging Rishi Sunak bounds in like a Blue Peter labrador: HENRY DEEDES watches as the Chancellor revels in his tricky role By Henry Deedes for the Daily Mail Published: 23:34 BST, 22 June 2021 | Updated: 23:47 BST, 22 June 2021 Boris Johnson’s hairdresser. Meghan Markle’s press secretary. Sir Philip Green’s aerobics instructor. There are … Read more

Reformers vote to make it easier to learn English… These nu, sili speling rools tayk the biskit 

Howz yor speling? An organisation known as the International English Spelling Congress has just voted in favour, or favor, of major reform. Apparently, English takes up to three years longer to master than other languages, and the peculiarities of our spelling sytem are at least partly to blame. The congress is concerned that far too … Read more