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Will more than half a dozen Cabinet Ministers back Brexit?

20 February 2016 8:00

The Cabinet convenes this morning at 10am with, at least, six of those present set to back Out. The most…

Which Tory MPs back Brexit, who doesn’t and who is still on the fence?

16 February 2016 15:44

David Cameron has claimed his deal with the EU gives Britain ‘special status’. The PM has also said Brexit would…

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Which way will Gove go?

13 February 2016 10:32

If all goes according to David Cameron’s plan, he’ll have his EU deal by this time next week. But Downing…

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Tories playing ‘petty, grubby’ politics with Trident, Lord West warns

12 February 2016 12:25

The Tories risk playing ‘petty, grubby’ politics by planning to delay the Commons vote on Trident renewal, former head of…

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Inside the Conservatives’ secret ‘black-and-white’ ball

8 February 2016 21:19

The Conservatives have their black-tie billionaire-laden black-and-white ball tonight – an event shrouded in secrecy. So your spy, Mr Steerpike,…


Merging the various Out campaigns is not the biggest challenge, winning is

29 January 2016 9:43

What could be worse, from a Eurosceptic perspective, than multiple Out campaigns? One Out campaign that can’t win. Those Eurosceptics…

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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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Robert Halfon earns himself a new nickname

23 November 2015 12:57

Last week Robert Halfon made headlines after he confessed to an affair with a Tory activist, claiming that Mark Clarke…

David Cameron Meets Spanish President Mariano Rajoy

Cameron to make his case for war to the Commons next week

21 November 2015 13:33

David Cameron will set out his case for air strikes against IS in Syria to the Commons late next week.…


Heidi Allen mistaken for a Labour MP by national radio station

28 October 2015 17:18

After Heidi Allen gave a barnstorming maiden speech last week criticising her own party over tax credit cuts, the Tory…


Revealed: Zac Goldsmith’s new campaign genius

22 October 2015 13:04

Given that Ivan Massow failed to be picked as one of the four final candidates in the race to be the…

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Tory harmony is threatened by the EU referendum

9 October 2015 15:05

For all the leadership positioning, one of the striking things about Tory conference in Manchester was the level of agreement…


BoJo gets his mojo back

8 October 2015 15:25

The Tories had a good few days in Manchester. But one Tory had a particularly good week, Boris Johnson. A…


Cameron repositions the Tories as the party of ‘true equality’

7 October 2015 14:44

This speech was authentic Cameron. It was the most modernising speech that he has given since becoming Prime Minister and…

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My mission: buy lunch for a protestor outside Conservative party conference

7 October 2015 10:40

The mood at the Conservative party conference this week was a little subdued, and no wonder. As those who watched…

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Chris Bryant: government ‘fibbing’ about Channel 4 privatisation

28 September 2015 12:54

Although Michael Dugher is now Labour’s shadow culture secretary, his predecessor Chris Bryant is still keeping a close eye on the…


Do English Tories care more about the EU than the UK?

22 September 2015 15:23

This morning Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist party, outlined the extent to which she agrees with…


PMQs: Corbyn’s defensive performance gets him through unscathed

16 September 2015 13:29

After the 72 hours that he has had, I suspect that Jeremy Corbyn is quite relieved to have got through…


What a Corbyn victory will mean for the Tories

3 September 2015 12:07

A Jeremy Corbyn victory in the Labour leadership race now seems like a racing certainty. The consequences of this for…

UK Labour Party Leadership Hustings

Labour out Conservative MP in #Tories4Corbyn crackdown

5 August 2015 16:11

Labour’s verification process has been under a lot of scrutiny in recent weeks as more and more Tories have claimed…


Ivan Massow: Was Section 28 the reason the Tories did not pick me for mayor?

29 July 2015 11:59

Over the weekend, CCHQ selected the four Tory candidates for London mayor who will proceed to an open primary in September.…


Has Andy Burnham’s wife kissed a Tory?

13 July 2015 14:09

When Andy Burnham attended London Pride, the Labour leadership hopeful proudly sported a t-shirt which read ‘never kissed a Tory’.…


SNP MP makes ‘depravity’ gaffe in maiden speech

9 July 2015 16:36

After the newly elected SNP MP Phil Boswell gave his first speech in Parliament yesterday, he won praise from Henry Bellingham…


Philip Davies moves on from Esther McVey

8 July 2015 9:30

When Esther McVey moved into Philip Davies’ flat in 2013, the pair were quick to dispel rumours that they were…