James Crabtree

James Crabtree is Comment Editor at the Financial Times. He lives in East London.

Deep structural problems lie beneath the London riots. Read more


Despite an exciting shake-up of a campaign, Britain appears headed for a conservative victory. Read more


Britain's national goal of reducing child poverty was a political success. Did it work? Read more

Special Report

As the Republican Party struggles to develop a new message and regain popular support, its British counterpart is on the verge of a comeback. Will the Tories become the model for conservatives everywhere? Read more