UK politics


Jonathan Hill’s resignation is an act of gross irresponsibility

25 June 2016 16:04

The UK’s EU Commissioner, Jonathan Hill, has resigned today saying that he couldn’t carry on as ‘though nothing had happened.’ This strikes me…

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Will Boris, Gove and the Brexit band of brothers run for No 10 together?

25 June 2016 11:27

Westminster is still digesting what happened on Thursday night. But before Britain can turn itself to the big question of…

The Labour Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 2

Will Jeremy Corbyn step down as Labour leader?

25 June 2016 9:58

Jeremy Corbyn is giving a speech this morning about Labour’s response to the EU referendum. Rumours have been sweeping the…

Jeremy Corbyn Visits The North East

Labour MPs table no confidence motion in Jeremy Corbyn

24 June 2016 12:22

In the past few minutes, two Labour MPs – Margaret Hodge and Ann Coffey – have submitted a motion of…

The Labour Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 3

Leaked: Labour’s script responding to its terrible referendum result

24 June 2016 6:42

As Katy reported earlier, Labour has prepared a script that attempts to exonerate Jeremy Corbyn for the party’s terrible night…


What next for Ukip after the EU referendum?

22 June 2016 13:41

For someone who has spent his whole life building up to the referendum, Nigel Farage has had a rather patchy…


Worried MPs call for expenses watchdog to be stripped of security role

21 June 2016 17:29

Exasperated MPs have called for their security to be taken out of the hands of their expenses watchdog Ipsa after…

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David Cameron uses Downing Street to say ‘Brits don’t quit’

21 June 2016 14:22

David Cameron has just given a rather bizarre statement in Downing Street pleading with voters to back Remain on Thursday.…


Pumped-up Cameron takes pummelling on immigration 

19 June 2016 19:56

David Cameron put in a confident, passionate performance tonight in his Question Time grilling. At one point the Prime Minister…

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Corbyn’s immigration honesty creates a problem for Remain

19 June 2016 11:08

Jeremy Corbyn went on The Marr Show this morning to talk about Jo Cox’s tragic death and the EU referendum.…

Jo Cox shooting

Can’t we show some decency about Jo Cox’s death?

18 June 2016 13:21

Despite the ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ campaigns rightly halting as soon as the news of the savage murder of Jo Cox…

David Cameron and Boris Johnson visit to Newark

Boris makes it clear he isn’t interested in a coup against David Cameron

18 June 2016 10:31

The murder of Jo Cox was a moment that leaves you numb; an MP paying the ultimate price for the…


Why MPs will keep holding surgeries, even if they’re in danger

17 June 2016 16:53

‘If you’ve got water coming in through the roof then they should be doing something about that,’ says Stephen Timms…

Cabinet reshuffle

Remain is now Project Grouch in the EU referendum

16 June 2016 12:17

A couple of months ago, the Leave campaign seemed constantly grumpy, complaining about media coverage, colleagues and the use of…

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Leave six points ahead in latest phone poll

16 June 2016 9:36

Fraser Nelson and Nick Cohen discuss The Spectator’s decision to back Brexit: The Ipsos MORI phone poll released this morning…

The Labour Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 4

Tom Watson dumps all over David Cameron’s EU renegotiation deal

14 June 2016 17:39

Tom Watson’s comments today that a future government would have to try to reform freedom of movement rules in the…


Pro-Leave Tories are storing up trouble for their party with spending pledges

14 June 2016 11:05

The Leave campaign is doing well at the moment: taking a lead in the polls and spooking the government no…

Boris Johnson Delivers Stump Speech For The Vote Leave Referendum Campaign

Why Leave is looking so comfortable in the EU referendum

14 June 2016 8:28

We are definitely now in squeaky bum territory in the EU referendum. Leave has a seven point lead in today’s…

Labour IN Bring Their Campaign Bus Tour To Wales

Who is to blame for Labour’s lacklustre ‘In’ campaign?

13 June 2016 10:29

Gordon Brown is busy trying to reset the Remain campaign with a rather leftier tone today. As Tom writes, Labour…

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David Cameron’s Brexit threat to pensioners is a new low

12 June 2016 16:05

Campaigns only last for a few weeks, but politicians can be defined by what they say during those campaigns. Ed Miliband…


David Cameron is not where he would like to be in this EU referendum 

12 June 2016 11:20

David Cameron is now having to face questions on what he would do if, as looks far more likely than…

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Going for Boris just makes the Remain side look rattled

11 June 2016 10:35

All sides of the Remain campaign are turning their fire on Boris Johnson at the moment. But these attacks are,…

Boris Johnson, Vote Leave Campaign in Stratford-upon-Avon

Tonight’s EU debate won’t just be uncomfortable for Boris Johnson

9 June 2016 15:47

Tonight’s TV clash on the EU referendum is being billed as Boris Johnson being ganged up on by a group…

Sarah Wollaston

How big a blow to Leave is Sarah Wollaston’s defection?

9 June 2016 9:46

Sarah Wollaston’s defection to Remain is a blow to the Leave campaign, whatever some of its supporters might say. The…

EU referendum

Tory MPs fall out over EU referendum campaign visits

8 June 2016 17:23

Tensions are worsening in the Tory party over the EU referendum, with Leave campaigners telling Coffee House that they will…