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Theresa May Holds First Prime Minister's Questions

Why Prime Minister May has been a surprise

23 July 2016 10:33

As we come to the end of Theresa May’s first full week as Prime Minister, she hasn’t quite been the…


Politicians pay tribute to Labour MP Jo Cox – ‘a devastating blow to our democracy’

16 June 2016 18:26

Following the news that the Labour MP Jo Cox has died after being shot and stabbed in a brutal street…


Gordon Brown shows once again he’s learnt nothing from his run-in with Gillian Duffy

13 June 2016 13:50

Gordon Brown’s intervention in the EU referendum debate was meant to be all about putting forward the positive case for…


Can Gordon Brown give the ‘Remain’ camp the boost it so badly needs?

13 June 2016 8:21

As the countdown to the EU referendum debate continues, the momentum appears to have continued to swing towards Brexit: ‘Leave’…

G7 Leaders Meet For Summit At Schloss Elmau

Merkel says Brexit would bring “instability” to Europe. A bit like her migrant crisis

15 May 2016 18:58

Each week before June 23, I would like to nominate a ridiculous comment of the week. With the amount of folk…

At last! The Chilcot Report into the Iraq war will be published

9 May 2016 17:39

At last. We now know that the long-awaited Chilcot Inquiry report into the Iraq war will be published on July…

BHS To Go Into Administration

Gordon Brown is to blame for making bankruptcy respectable

30 April 2016 9:00

Frumpy, out of date and not much fun – Gordon Brown and BHS go together in more ways than one.  …

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It’s depressing to see David Cameron engage in a culture war

3 February 2016 12:20

In 2000, the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, accused Magdalen College, Oxford, of class bias in failing to…

George Osborne at the launch of an election campaign poster in 2010 (Photo: AFP/Getty)

Is George Osborne destined to be a lame tribute act for proper Labour politicians?

29 January 2016 13:38

Claiming credit for things that are nothing to do with you is where trouble starts in politics. You can claim…

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Damian McBride dobs in ‘two-faced’ Cameron over GMTV slip up

15 January 2016 17:01

When David Cameron was photographed scoffing Pringles on an Easy Jet flight over the summer, he became the subject of…

Gordon Brown in 2010. Image: Getty

Revealed: why Gordon Brown wasn’t always such an asset to Pimco

8 December 2015 10:32

After stepping down as an MP ahead of the general election, Gordon Brown has taken up a role on the advisory panel of…

Damian McBride won't be welcomed back into Labour. Photo: Getty Images.

Is Damian McBride angling for a job as Jeremy Corbyn’s spin doctor?

14 September 2015 14:18

Given that Jeremy Corbyn has been on the receiving end of a barrage of bad press this morning, he could do…

Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Work and Pensions Secretary Yvette Cooper (L) meet staff as they visit a Job Centre Plus January 20, 2010 in Marylebone, central London, England

Gordon Brown appoints Yvette Cooper as his political heir

24 August 2015 17:39

Gordon Brown has announced he is backing Yvette Cooper in the Labour leadership contest. In a statement on his website, the…

Labour leadership contest

Gordon Brown tries to save his party

16 August 2015 15:48

Gordon Brown has just given one of his saving-the-world-at-the-last-minute speeches. He was speaking just as the ballot papers for his…

G7 Finance Ministers Meet In Dresden

George Osborne’s ‘Living Wage’ will soon set wages for 11pc of UK workers

24 July 2015 10:55

George Osborne’s Budget plan to raise the minimum wage to £9.35 for over-25s was a surprise – which means it…

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Why is David Lammy getting beaten up for telling the truth about tax credits?

21 July 2015 20:08

Poor old David Lammy. At 11pm last night, the Labour mayoral hopeful tweeted that his mum had depended on tax credits…

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair Appears Before The Committee Investigating The On The Runs Scheme

Revealed: The ‘Blairite’ crime policy that never was

21 July 2015 11:11

With rumours flying around the Commons that if elected, Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn would appoint a Shadow Peace Secretary…

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PMQs Sketch: Cameron’s lurches to the left

15 July 2015 16:08

‘Put that on your leaflets,’ snarled Cameron at PMQs. Inwardly he was gloating. Labour voted against Tory welfare reforms last…

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The New Labour influences on Osborne’s Budget

9 July 2015 12:56

George Osborne had a ringside seat for New Labour’s dominance of British politics and you could see the influence that…


Five tricks that George Osborne may pull in his Budget tomorrow

7 July 2015 11:30

It’s Budget day tomorrow, and as James Forsyth put it recently, George Osborne will never have a better time to…

Ed Miliband Campaigns In Wales

Ed Miliband makes a return to frontline politics

1 July 2015 17:20

Ed Miliband was praised for his integrity by George Osborne after he returned to the Commons and gave a speech so…

Gordon Brown former British prime minister speaks at the Scottish Labour Party launch to keep Scotland as part of the UK ON May 13, 2013 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Gordon Brown has a brass neck to blame the Tories for tearing apart the Union

12 June 2015 13:40

Gordon Brown has popped up in the Guardian today to warn that the evil Tories are going to destroy the Union. The…

Liz Kendall (Photo: Justin Tallis/Getty)

The simple test Labour’s next leader must pass

15 May 2015 15:41

With Chuka Umunna out, the choice for Labour party members is simple. If they want to win the next election…


Will Ed and David’s relationship put off potential Labour leaders?

11 May 2015 17:43

David Miliband has just given a brutal interview to BBC News in which he took a few more words to…


Tristram Hunt: I am hugely in favour of yummy mummies

27 April 2015 13:24

After Gordon Brown was famously forced by Mumsnet members to reveal his favourite biscuit, Mr S was intrigued to see that…