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Isabel Hardman

Isabel Hardman is assistant editor of ‘The Spectator’ magazine. She writes a monthly column on health policy for i

Article thumbnail: Members of the House of Lords following the State Opening of Parliament in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster in London. Picture date: Tuesday November 7, 2023. PA Photo. King Charles III is delivering his first King's speech as monarch, having previously deputised for the late Queen to open parliamentary sessions. See PA story POLITICS Speech. Photo credit should read: Leon Neal/PA Wire

Reforming the House of Lords is a fool's game – and Starmer knows it

Boring but important changes to the Commons infrastructure will yield far more

The Tory party is in a death spiral over a policy it can’t deliver

Rishi Sunak’s Tory party is on the verge of imploding

Article thumbnail: Keeping Suella Braverman in post has been the only practical position open to Rishi Sunak from the moment he became Tory leader. (Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Why is it easier to talk about death than dementia?

There will be more NHS strikes under Labour - this is how Wes Streeting can solve them