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PMQs: Has Labour given up on opposition?

10 February 2016 12:54

A walk in the park for David Cameron at PMQs this week. Jeremy Corbyn asked six questions on housing, but…

David Cameron’s mum isn’t the only Cameron to criticise Tory cuts

9 February 2016 9:37

David Cameron’s mum has joined the battle against Conservative cuts, it has emerged this morning. Mary Cameron’s intervention after signing…

Greg Clark understands the effect that creeping urbanisation will have on public services. Picture: Getty

Tory whips jittery about local government finance rebellion

8 February 2016 14:42

Communities Secretary Greg Clark is giving a statement this afternoon in the Commons on local government finance. This sounds like…

Boris for In? Mayor teases readers in column

8 February 2016 8:45

They may not be allowed to speak out yet, but everyone is trying to find out what senior eurosceptic Tories…


Who will be out for Out?

6 February 2016 10:30

The Leave campaigns continue to bicker with each other in increasingly absurd fashion, but it would be wrong to think…

New Scottish Labour Party Leader Announced

Scottish Labour, peering into the abyss, wake up and decide to do something

2 February 2016 16:45

Last week Kezia Dugdale, the leader of the Scottish Labour party, ventured south to the Imperial capital to brief the…

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Who will join Mark Pritchard in the reluctant Inners club?

1 February 2016 16:43

Tory MPs have been buzzing today about Mark Pritchard’s announcement that he would be supporting the campaign for Britain to…


Emergency brake breakthrough, claims Downing Street

31 January 2016 22:34

Donald Tusk will not circulate the proposed draft UK/EU deal tomorrow. It had been thought that Tusk would put out…


Downing Street expects draft EU deal to disappoint

30 January 2016 10:30

We are only days away from seeing Donald Tusk’s proposed text for the UK/EU deal. The President of the European…

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A Trident debate could send chaos into the heart of Scottish Labour

26 January 2016 16:42

When will ministers hold their vote on Trident renewal? The Sun reports today that the ‘main gate’ decision on the size…

David Cameron Announces Financial Boost For Mental Health Services

Top Tories form social justice caucus to plot ‘all-out assault on poverty’

26 January 2016 7:09

David Cameron has decided that social justice will be his key legacy theme as Prime Minister, with his autumn conference…

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How many Tory MPs will back staying in the EU?

23 January 2016 10:30

With the government still convinced that there’s a better than 50:50 chance of a deal at the February EU Council…


PMQs sketch: Labour’s yellow submarine

20 January 2016 16:03

A new face at PMQs becomes samey after a few months. Corbo reached that point some time ago and Cameron…

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What’s the hold up with the British Bill of Rights?

16 January 2016 10:27

Before the election, the Tories talked about introducing a British Bill of Rights in their first 100 days in office.…

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How many EU referendums we will end up having?

14 January 2016 18:33

The pre EU referendum skirmishing stepped up a notch today. Chris Grayling became the first member of the Cabinet to…

David Cameron Addresses The 2015 Conservative Party Autumn Conference

No, Prime Minister, we don’t need state parenting lessons. Just ask Scotland

11 January 2016 9:42

David Cameron has strong views about the family; often ones that ought to remain inside his head. He quite is…

Conservatives Campaign In The Fourth Week Of The General Election

Which way will Boris and Gove go on Europe?

9 January 2016 10:30

David Cameron might have announced this week that Cabinet Ministers will be allowed to campaign for Out come the EU…

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The EU campaign has begun – and Tory wars are back

8 January 2016 10:11

Liam Fox’s new year party at the Carlton Club has become the traditional start to the Tory Party’s year. This…

Prime Minister David Cameron Makes Speech On The UK's Position In Europe

David Cameron will give ministers a free vote on EU referendum

5 January 2016 10:21

As expected, David Cameron is to suspend collective responsibility for ministers who wish to campaign for Britain to leave the…

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Cameron tries to soothe MPs ahead of challenging year for party management

2 January 2016 15:47

David Cameron’s pledge to his MPs that none of them who want to stand again in 2020 will be left…

Oliver Letwin

Oliver Letwin had no choice but to apologise for ‘deeply racist’ memo

30 December 2015 9:50

There is no point in anyone trying to defend Oliver Letwin’s 1985 memo to Margaret Thatcher in which the then…

Downing Street On The Last Day Of Parliament Before The General Election

A knighthood? Lynton Crosby deserves a hereditary peerage

27 December 2015 10:21

Was a political knighthood ever more deserved than Lynton Crosby’s? His personal involvement was the difference between defeat and victory…

Lynton Crosby

Of course Lynton Crosby deserves a knighthood

27 December 2015 9:19

Why should Lynton Crosby get a knighthood? The Sunday Times today reports that the Conservatives’ election chief is in line…

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Should ministers spend so much on their advisers?

20 December 2015 19:20

Should ministers have so many special advisers? Should a party that promised to cut the number of these SpAds if…

Conservatives Campaign In The Fourth Week Of The General Election

Boris for Foreign Secretary?

19 December 2015 8:43

David Cameron is warming to the idea of making Boris Johnson Foreign Secretary. As I write in The Sun this…