UK politics

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…

Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey. Picture: Getty

Len McCluskey warns that the security services might be trying to sabotage Jeremy Corbyn

22 July 2016 17:20

The Labour leadership election has become even more bizarre today. Len McCluskey, the leader of Unite the Union and a…


Theresa May gets a warmer than expected reception in Paris, and a pledge on the border

21 July 2016 20:38

Paris was meant to be the more difficult leg of Theresa May’s first European tour as Prime Minister. But May’s…

Labour Leadership Election

What matters in Labour’s leadership contest is what works

21 July 2016 13:57

Jeremy Corbyn’s attempt to strike a contrast between his beliefs and those of his Labour leadership rival Owen Smith would…

Liz Truss

Liz Truss attracts far more vitriol than her male non-lawyer predecessors. Why could that be?

21 July 2016 10:41

A politician with no legal training and limited experience of the legal world becomes Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor. The…

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May Makes Her First Statement As The Country's New Leader

The net migration reckoning draws nearer

20 July 2016 14:58

Is the new government under Theresa May going to ditch the target to drive net migration into the tens of…


Angela Eagle pulls out of Labour leadership contest

19 July 2016 17:26

In the past few minutes, Angela Eagle has pulled out of the Labour leadership contest, citing insufficient nominations in the…


Theresa May’s first Cabinet meeting gives us a glimpse of her leadership style

19 July 2016 15:12

Theresa May’s first Cabinet meeting wasn’t accompanied by the kind of eye-catching announcement you would have expected from Tony Blair…

Multi-Million Nuclear Submarine Upgrade To Secure 2,000 UK Jobs

The political theatre of the Trident debate

18 July 2016 19:57

The Trident debate might be about national security, but all the parties have political points they want to make. Indeed,…

The Labour Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 3

Corbyn savaged by his own MPs as he refuses to read out Labour policy on Trident

18 July 2016 18:07

If you wanted evidence to support the repeated assertion from Labour MPs that Jeremy Corbyn cannot continue as Labour leader,…


Theresa May takes control

16 July 2016 10:35

Theresa May has demonstrated this week that she isn’t interested in being continuity Cameron. Her reshuffle was, as I say…

David Cameron Holds The First Cabinet Meeting Since The UK Voted To Leave The EU

Theresa May has just shown she really is serious about Brexit

13 July 2016 22:41

‘Brexit means Brexit’ has been Theresa May’s message since she started running for the Tory leadership. But Brexit could mean…

David Cameron's Last Day As The UK's Prime Minister

David Cameron’s legacy is out of his control

13 July 2016 17:38

It was a rather cruel pathetic fallacy that the Prime Minister who had to resign early after creating a political…

David Cameron Holds The First Cabinet Meeting Since The UK Voted To Leave The EU

Where will Theresa May get her policies from?

13 July 2016 15:02

Theresa May takes over as Prime Minister this afternoon much sooner than she expected at the start of the week.…

Jeremy Corbyn Attends A Momentum Rally

Labour chief whip complains to Corbyn and Momentum about abuse of MPs

13 July 2016 10:52

Labour MPs are becoming increasingly agitated about the amount of abuse and intimidation they are receiving, to the extent that…

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Victory for Corbyn as Labour’s NEC puts him on the ballot

12 July 2016 20:16

Jeremy Corbyn will be on the Labour leadership ballot. After a contentious meeting that lasted for almost six hours, the…

The Labour Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 3

Labour party split over whether to split

11 July 2016 15:22

As well as all the other things that Labour MPs are anxious about at the moment, there is genuine anxiety…

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And then there was one… Theresa May’s team prepare for government

11 July 2016 13:03

Chris Grayling has given this very brief statement on behalf of Theresa May in the past few minutes: ‘Can I…

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Jeremy Corbyn hints at legal challenge if he’s kept off the ballot paper

10 July 2016 10:59

Jeremy Corbyn was insistent this morning on the Andrew Marr Show that he isn’t going anywhere. More than that: he…


Angela Eagle threatens Labour leadership bid on Monday

9 July 2016 17:10

Finally, the Labour coup is about to begin. Or at least, Labour MPs are talking about the fact that the…

The Conservative Party Spring Forum

May must sound optimistic about Brexit

9 July 2016 10:36

Theresa May’s biggest weakness in the Tory leadership race is that she backed Remain while most Tory members went Leave.…

Andrea Leadsom. Photo by Stefan Rousseau-WPA Pool/Getty Images

Why Andrea Leadsom may still benefit from her naive comments about motherhood

9 July 2016 8:51

One of the rules of modern leadership contests is that at some point there is an almighty row about whether…


Sajid Javid is grabbing the Brexit bull by the horns

8 July 2016 17:09

While frustrated Remain campaigners continue to speak of economic Armageddon, a very significant move happened yesterday. Business secretary Sajid Javid…


What has happened to Labour’s coup?

8 July 2016 12:02

Things have gone mysteriously quiet in the Labour party. Every so often, Len McCluskey and Tom Watson emerge from a…

Prime Minister David Cameron Delivers His Keynote Speech At The Conservative Party Conference

Gove camp nervous as Tory MPs go to vote again

7 July 2016 9:43

This afternoon we will find out which two Tory MPs will face the Conservative party members in the leadership contest.…