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How Vote Leave plan to persuade the electorate that there are real risks to staying in the EU

28 May 2016 10:31

The IN campaign’s plan for victory in this EU referendum is relatively simple.  ‘Do you want the status quo or…


Vote Leave’s £50 million question

27 May 2016 10:01

If you ask most people if they wanted to win £50 million, the answer would be: where do I sign…

Alex Salmond Of The SNP Casts His Vote As The UK Goes To The Polls

Immigration dominates first BBC EU debate

26 May 2016 21:51

The Lincoln-Douglas debate it was not, but we have just had the first prime time TV debate of this EU…

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PMQs Sketch: Osborne managed to fight off Labour’s pocket Boadicea

25 May 2016 16:01

The only MP who doesn’t want Angela Eagle to be the next Jeremy Corbyn is Jeremy Corbyn. He was away…

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PMQs: After a strong start, Angela Eagle lost her way

25 May 2016 13:09

It was George Osborne v Angela Eagle at PMQs today, with David Cameron at the G7 in Japan. Eagle, who…

Hilton: Brexit would be the crowning achievement of Tory modernisation

25 May 2016 0:01

In a speech to Policy Exchange today, Steve Hilton—David Cameron’s former senior adviser—will make the case that ‘any intellectual rigorous…

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How good government often goes unnoticed and unrewarded

24 May 2016 12:25

What make a good minister? Is it how well they perform at the Dispatch Box in the Commons? Or their…

Boris Johnson Delivers Stump Speech For The Vote Leave Referendum Campaign

Is the Leave campaign going around in circles?

23 May 2016 22:01

Boris Johnson took in a car factory as part of his day of campaigning for Vote Leave in Yorkshire. The…

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al-Baghdadi, luvvies and affordable housing: the worst predictions of the EU referendum

22 May 2016 9:32

It’s that time of the week again, when I promised to round up the worst contributions to the Brexit debate.…

International Paralympic Day in Trafalgar Square

The Boris, Cameron ruck over EU

21 May 2016 10:25

David Cameron and Boris Johnson are the two biggest beasts in the Tory jungle. But they are currently involved in…

Prime Minister Gives Keynote Speech On The NHS

Government accepts rebel amendment on Queen’s Speech to stave off defeat

19 May 2016 17:39

So Number 10 has yielded and decided to stave off the Queen’s Speech rebellion by accepting the rebel amendment to…

The State Opening Of Parliament

Queen’s Speech row: whose fault is it?

19 May 2016 13:45

Tory eurosceptics are threatening to cause the first government defeat on a Queen’s Speech since 1924 by joining forces with…

The State Opening Of Parliament

Tory MPs mull cautious Queen’s Speech

18 May 2016 15:07

The quiet Queen’s Speech seems largely to have underwhelmed Tory MPs – though they do predict a number of sticky…

Prime Minister Gives Keynote Speech On The NHS

What David Cameron is trying to tell us with this Queen’s Speech

18 May 2016 11:15

What is the point of today’s Queen’s Speech? The government’s legislative programme for the year is being briefed as light…

The Labour Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 3

Labour MPs are stuck in a miserable stalemate – and some want out

17 May 2016 12:40

When are Jeremy Corbyn’s enemies going to get their act together? Today’s Times poll of the Labour membership shows that…


Which polls are you going to believe?

16 May 2016 18:55

Today’s ICM phone and online polls are a reminder that the polls aren’t going to offer much certainty about the…


Tory unity after the referendum is looking increasingly difficult

16 May 2016 16:33

One of the big questions about the EU referendum campaign is whether the Tory leadership is running its campaign in…

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EU debate takes ludicrous twist as Ken scolds Boris for Hitler comments

16 May 2016 12:51

You know you’ve not necessarily added a great deal to your argument when Ken Livingstone is telling you off for…

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Why the Queen won’t be the centre of political attention next week

14 May 2016 10:31

In normal times, the government clears the decks ahead of the Queen’s Speech. It wants to ensure maximum publicity for…

Grassroots Out Campaigners Hold London Rally

Vote Leave loses its temper over ITV referendum event

12 May 2016 10:38

If the Leave campaign in the EU referendum was resembling Project Grouch a few weeks ago, today it is rather…

Polls Have Now Closed And Scotland Awaits The Results Of This Historic Referendum

Tory eurosceptics fear government sneakiness on EU postal votes

11 May 2016 18:01

One of the major features of the EU referendum campaign is the suspicion on the part of Tory eurosceptics that…

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How MPs waste time in the House of Commons

9 May 2016 17:27

There are strict rules governing the language that MPs can use in the House of Commons. Words like ‘guttersnipe’, ‘stoolpigeon’…

The Labour Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 4

How much of a threat will Sadiq Khan be to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership?

9 May 2016 15:46

Sadiq Khan starts his first day as Mayor today, and has spent more of his weekend distancing himself from Jeremy…

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These results have made Labour’s problems worse

7 May 2016 9:00

As the dust settles on Thursday’s election, it becomes ever clearer that—with the exception of London—these were awful results for…

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Government drops plans to force all schools to become academies

6 May 2016 15:23

It’s a good day for the Conservatives to bury bad news, when all attention is on Labour and the SNP’s…