Sunday Politics

The candidates for Labour leader on the Sunday Politics. Photo: BBC.

Five things we learnt from the Sunday Politics Labour leadership hustings

19 July 2015 14:14

The four Labour leadership contenders took part in another televised hustings today, this time chaired by Andrew Neil on the Sunday Politics. With just over 50 days left of this contest,… Continue reading

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Labours candidates for Leader and Deputy Leader Liz Kendall,Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper  and Jeremy Corbyn take part in a hustings in The Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs on July 10, 2015 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Labour leadership bingo: your guide to the leadership debate

19 July 2015 10:42

Yes, it’s a sunny Sunday – but for Tories, it will be a lot sunnier after watching the Labour Party leadership debate. With some helpful suggestions from Twitter, here’s my guide… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage on the Sunday Politics today. Photo: BBC.

Farage wants to learn American campaigning techniques — just weeks after lambasting them

1 March 2015 13:45

Was Nigel Farage ‘absent on the job’ this week, addressing a conference in America instead of focusing on the immigration figures and Ukip’s spring conference? He defended the trip on the Sunday Politics today, arguing that… Continue reading

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Tory MP accepts donation from banker who used same tax avoidance scheme as Jimmy Carr

16 February 2015 13:19

With the Tories currently getting flak for holding a ball for the party’s super rich donors in the same week queries were raised about their tax habits, Ken Clarke appeared on the Sunday… Continue reading

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Watch: Natalie Bennett demonstrates how Green policies don’t add up

25 January 2015 17:37

Do the Green Party’s policies stack up? Although its membership and prominence have rocketed in recent weeks, little focus has been put on what the party campaigns for. Green leader Natalie Bennett was subjected… Continue reading

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Philip Hammond: a very Eurosceptic Foreign Secretary

14 July 2014 23:55

Philip Hammond’s promotion to Foreign Secretary means that we now have a Foreign Secretary who is on the record as saying he would vote to leave the EU unless substantial… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage on the Sunday Politics today. Photo: BBC.

Nigel Farage ties himself in knots over Ukip manifesto — again

11 May 2014 21:00

Ukip may be sailing towards first place in the European elections, but Nigel Farage unwittingly revealed today how the party is still a long way from becoming a mature political… Continue reading

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Will Maria Miller become a victim of the ten-day rule?

6 April 2014 15:17

Today’s newspapers do not make happy reading for Maria Miller – or David Cameron. After informing the press that it was ‘time to draw a line’ under Miller’s expenses, he… Continue reading

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Pensions Minister Steve Webb on the Sunday Politics. Photo: BBC.

Pension reforms are vital to encourage saving. But what about everyone else?

23 March 2014 13:16

‘This reform is about treating people as adults’ — according to the Pensions Minister Steve Webb. The announcement of a pensions revolution in this week’s budget took everyone by surprise,… Continue reading

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Nigel Farage on the Sunday Politics today. Photo: BBC.

Nigel Farage and ‘new Ukip’ are running away from disaffected Tories. Why?

16 March 2014 14:00

Who votes Ukip? It’s a question psephologists have been trying to answer for years but Nigel Farage had a clear response on the Sunday Politics today: not just disaffected Conservatives.… Continue reading

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Iain Duncan Smith on the Sunday Politics today. Photo: BBC.

Iain Duncan Smith ties himself into universal knots over welfare reform

9 March 2014 13:50

Will Universal Credit ever become universal and will the lowest paid still face an effective tax rate of a sometimes outrageous 76 per cent? Iain Duncan Smith took a grilling over… Continue reading

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Tristram Hunt on the Sunday Politics today. Photo: BBC.

Does Tristram Hunt think that choice in education should be only for the rich?

2 March 2014 13:48

At last – Labour has made its intentions over education clear. Throughout his interview on the Sunday Politics today, Tristram Hunt showed that Labour has switched allegiances to adults, not… Continue reading

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Ed Davey's grilling on the Sunday Politics has caused much outcry. Photo: BBC.

An inconvenient interview: Andrew Neil defends his grilling of Ed Davey

22 July 2013 17:49

Andrew Neil’s interview on Sunday Politics the other week triggered much reaction – and protest from those who do not believe that there is a debate to be had. Andrew has… Continue reading

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‘What’s more important obeying a Brussels directive or keeping the lights on?’

30 June 2013 12:44

Andrew Neil’s interview of Michael Fallon on The Sunday Politics was a reminder of just how much of UK energy policy is determined by EU rules. When pressed on why… Continue reading

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Why is it only the right that get angry about how state schools fail the poor?

23 June 2013 12:38

Does it matter if the poor are given a bad eduction? Christine Blower, head of the National Union of Teachers, has just been on BBC1 Sunday Politics. She’s very influential… Continue reading

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Alex Jones lets rip on the Sunday Politics today. Photo: BBC.

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones goes mad on BBC Sunday Politics

9 June 2013 14:28

Everyone enjoys a good conspiracy theory, particularly Alex Jones. His Infowars.com site can explain every single problem in the world through his theories on the rise of the ‘New World… Continue reading

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Liam Fox: I’d vote to leave the EU

20 January 2013 12:11

Not that it’s a great surprise, but Liam Fox has come out as an out-er – i.e., he’d vote to leave the European Union if it cannot be reformed. He… Continue reading

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Pickles refuses to disclose government number of Romanians and Bulgarians set to come to UK

13 January 2013 13:59

The Europe debate is raging in the Sunday papers ahead of Cameron’s speech on the matter. There’s mounting concern among Tory Cabinet Ministers that the speech will not go far… Continue reading

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Chuka Umunna struggled to name business people who are supporting Labour

The only Labour business supporter that Chuka Umunna can name is a Labour peer

9 December 2012 14:07

Chuka Umunna’s interview on The Sunday Politics today highlighted several of the problems facing the Labour party. When Andrew Neil pressed him on whether he could name any heads of… Continue reading

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Could Tom Watson have predicted what came from his statement at PMQs? Photo: Getty Images.

Harman: I cannot vouch for the strength of Tom Watson’s evidence

11 November 2012 15:09

Tom Watson’s Twitter feed has gone a bit quiet recently. Strange, as he is normally quite vocal about media ethics and their failings. But his silence is well-judged: when he… Continue reading

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