Craig Oliver

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‘Well, that didn’t work out, did it?’ Cameron said to colleagues the morning after the Brexit vote. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid,  WPA Pool /Getty Images

All political careers end in failure, we know, but that is where The Cameron Years (BBC One, Thursday, 9pm), a two-part documentary on David Cameron’s(...)

Pro-Brexit protesters  outside the Houses of Parliament:  hard Brexiteers, under the cover of nationalism, want to unleash an even more virulent form of globalisation that will destroy what is left of working-class communities. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Before Christmas I was talking to a middle-aged man in Magharafelt, Co Derry. He was from a Catholic background and was active locally in the SDLP. In(...)

Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings in Brexit: The Uncivil War. Photograph: Nick Wall/Channel 4

Two and a half years after the Brexit referendum, and with less than three months to go before the UK likely crashes out of the European Union, is the(...)

United Kingdom Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis (left) and European Commission’s chief negotiator for Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom Michel Barnier address media representatives at the European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels on Thursday. Photograph: AFP

As talks in Brussels grind on, voters in the Surrey town of Staines-upon-Thames, part of the constituency of Spelthorne that backed leaving the EU by (...)

Former British prime minister David Cameron during the Brexit referendum campaign. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/AFP/Getty Images

The Cabinet has had its last meeting until autumn, Ministers will soon be off on their holidays, Vincent Browne has retired and so we are now official(...)

Former minister of state for European affairs Lucinda Creighton said Brexit had begun to dominate her consultancy work. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ed Brophy, who served as chief of staff to Joan Burton when she was Tánaiste in the last government, didn’t have much time to get his feet under the t(...)

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers his first general election campaign speech in London on April 20th. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

It is extraordinary how quickly a political system can undermine itself. The twists in British politics which culminated in British prime minister Th(...)

In the satire 1066 and All That, it is claimed that William Gladstone “spent his declining years trying to guess the answer to the Irish question; unf(...)

Former prime minister David Cameron with the current prime minister (then home secretary) Theresa May.  Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Theresa May’s supporters have hit back at criticism of her role prior to the EU referendum from allies of her predecessor, David Cameron. Ms May’s (...)

Then British prime minister David Cameron alongside with current prime minister Theresa May in this October 2015 photo.  Mr Cameron’s team dubbed her “Submarine May” for disappearing when she was needed, according to a new book. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

British prime minister Theresa May repeatedly failed to back her predecessor David Cameron in his fight to keep Britain in the European Union and ham(...)

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