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Theresa May’s cheery Brexit threat to EU leaders

17 January 2017 14:17

Theresa May was at pains in her Brexit speech and in the question-and-answer session from journalists afterwards to appear as…

Home Secretary Theresa May Delivers A Speech To International Police And Crime Conference

Will Theresa May finally tell us what Brexit means?

17 January 2017 9:51

How much will Theresa May’s speech today surprise us? The Prime Minister’s promise to offer more detail on Brexit was…

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Jeremy Corbyn needs to work on his Trump impression

15 January 2017 9:59

‘I’m really interested about the similarities between me and Donald Trump,’ joked Jeremy Corbyn this morning on Marr. ‘Is it…

Theresa May Holds First Prime Minister's Questions

The PM’s national security adviser is leaving

14 January 2017 12:16

  Mark Lyall Grant, the Prime Minister’s national security adviser, is leaving. As I report in The Sun today, the…


Trump Team preparing US / UK trade deal

14 January 2017 10:33

Boris Johnson returned from the US this week boasting that the UK was now ‘first in line’ for a trade…

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Leak suggests EU will seek ‘special’ deal to access the City post-Brexit

13 January 2017 22:12

The Guardian has a very significant story on its front page tomorrow. It has obtained notes of a meeting that…

May might not give much away in Brexit speech

13 January 2017 13:37

How much detail does Theresa May need to give in her much-anticipated Brexit speech on Tuesday? The Prime Minister will…

Jeremy Corbyn Is Announced As Labour Leader

Will more Labour MPs quit Parliament in despair?

13 January 2017 11:37

How many other Labour MPs will decide to quit Parliament mid-term as Tristram Hunt and Jamie Reed have done? Some…


Will more people start paying to see a GP?

11 January 2017 15:21

One of the many groups getting stick for the current pressure on NHS emergency wards are GPs, criticised for their…

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Jeremy Corbyn attacks the government for ‘disarray’ while tripping over his own policies

10 January 2017 16:44

For a man prepared to stick to his principles over decades, no matter how unpopular they make him, Jeremy Corbyn…

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What does Theresa May’s ‘shared society’ really mean?

8 January 2017 12:39

While getting the Tory leadership contest out of the way quickly was good for the country following the EU referendum,…

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The other lesson that Theresa May must learn from Cameron’s failed EU negotiation

7 January 2017 10:31

Theresa May has clearly learnt one lesson from David Cameron’s failed negotiation with the EU. As I write in The…

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Why are we handing gongs to people who are just doing their jobs?

31 December 2016 11:27

Every year closes with ‘fury’ as the press reacts to yet another honour for a ‘mandarin’ who has been doing…

David Cameron Attends The Valletta Summit On Migration

Theresa May answers her own questions as MPs try to grill her on Brexit

20 December 2016 17:12

‘So… was that a yes or a no?’ A number of MPs on the Liaison Committee asked the Prime Minister…

Commuter Trains Are Carrying 40 Per Cent Above Their Passeneger Capacity

Strikes shouldn’t be able to shut down key railway lines

17 December 2016 10:31

300,000 people were hit by Aslef and the RMT’s strike on Southern Rail yesterday. The bad news for commuters is…


Number 10 shows an odd lack of control at EU summit

16 December 2016 16:01

Theresa May looking embarrassed and awkward as European leaders appear to make a point of ignoring her at last night’s…

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Could Labour give the Boris Johnson row the attention it deserves?

14 December 2016 11:35

What could Jeremy Corbyn attack Theresa May with this week at Prime Minister’s Questions? The Labour leader has already had…


On Syria, it is easier for MPs to reflect on their past mistakes than confront the present

14 December 2016 11:17

Whose fault is the bloodshed in Aleppo? Yesterday the House of Commons discussed this at some length in an emergency…


Labour has even bigger problems than Jeremy Corbyn these days

10 December 2016 10:38

Want proof of how bad things are for Labour? Jeremy Corbyn and his disastrous leadership is not even its biggest…

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Commons votes in favour of invoking Article 50 by the end of March

7 December 2016 19:27

461 MPs have just voted for Theresa May to invoke Article 50 by the end of March. The Tory amendment…

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Labour remembers what it’s like to be an effective opposition

7 December 2016 14:09

Is Labour actually managing to do its job as a decent opposition? Yesterday, the party forced the government into a…

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Nicky Morgan’s wrong trousers

7 December 2016 11:41

Does Theresa May understand what life is like for the just-managing families she purports to stand for? The Tory party…

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Immigration reaches record high – but what does that really tell us about Brexit Britain?

1 December 2016 11:14

How much do the net migration figures mean these days? The Office for National Statistics released its latest migration estimates…


PMQs Sketch: Striking attitudes in the Chamber

30 November 2016 16:16

Sometimes PMQs is about policy. Sometimes it’s about posturing. Today everyone was striking attitudes like mad. Jeremy Corbyn over-stated the…


Labour’s Matt Damon problem

30 November 2016 16:01

One of the crueller caricatures in the 2004 satirical film ‘Team America: World Police’ is a little puppet of Matt…