Peter Oborne writes here in his personal capacity. He is the former chief political commentator of The Daily Telegraph. He has written a number of books identifying the power structures that lurk behind political discourse, including 'The Triumph of the Political Class'. He is a regular on BBC programmes 'Any Questions' and 'Question Time' and often presents 'The Week in Westminster'. He was voted Columnist of the Year at the Press Awards in 2013.
The disastrous HQ of Britain's secret service
The government is persisting in its efforts to pass the so-called Justice and Security Bill. Through the...
Torture: Who are Britain's guilty?
It seems clear that British intelligence officers were complicit in torture and rendition. Who gave them their orders?
Sorry, gentlemen, but you’re no Roosevelt and Churchill
The British Prime Minister and the American President are a dark shadow of the wartime coalition: well-meaning, weak...
Abu Qatada, British justice and human rights
Having allowed a preacher associated with 9/11 to take up residence in the UK, the British government has held him...
Is Britishness a generous thing, or has it damaged England?
The Daily Telegraph's Peter Oborne and Scottish writer Neal Ascherson discuss national identity in light of the...
This sorry display of self-interest brings shame on the UK parliament
Even after the expenses scandal shook parliament to its core, many British MPs are still putting greed before duty.