Policy Exchange summer party: Theresa May takes a swipe at Michael Gove

20 June 2018 20:11

It’s summer party season in Westminster. Tonight it was the turn of Policy Exchange with the think tank securing a…

Labour councillor who said ‘no proof’ ISIS exists to help protect children from radicalisation

20 June 2018 18:13

Remember Safia Akhtar? Back in May, Mr Steerpike reported how the Birmingham Labour candidate had ‘waltz[ed] to victory’ in the local…

Is there life after Merkel for German conservatives?

20 June 2018 16:43

German conservatives are in disarray. Caught between the migrant crisis and Merkel’s looming departure, they are fighting over their own…

I’m lonely but the Loneliness Minister won’t take my calls

20 June 2018 16:28

I blame Bercow. The Speaker has introduced a strange new custom to the Commons. He likes to point out his…

Phillip Lee’s bad press

20 June 2018 15:49

The Remain rebels have this afternoon backed down and found a compromise to the government’s meaningful vote amendment that they…

Rebels climb down on ‘crunch’ Brexit vote – again

20 June 2018 15:33

One of the laws of Brexit is that every Commons division and Cabinet meeting billed as being a ‘crunch vote’…

Will Christopher Chope block the upskirting bill again?

20 June 2018 13:50

I represent Gina Martin, the 26-year-old who founded the campaign to make upskirting a specific sexual offence under English law.…

Jeremy Corbyn lets Theresa May off the hook at PMQs

20 June 2018 13:42

PMQs today was a missed opportunity for Jeremy Corbyn. Corbyn chose to go on the NHS, rather than Donald Trump’s…

Watch: Minister taken to task over ‘Brexit dividend’

20 June 2018 13:01

Theresa May has said a Brexit dividend will help fund the NHS cash boost, but does it actually exist? It…

Emmanuel Macron was right to scold his over-friendly fan

20 June 2018 12:36

Obviously, one mocks little President Macron for telling a teenager to call him ‘Monsieur le President’. How long before the…

Matteo Salvini’s tough immigration stance is paying off

20 June 2018 12:08

Well, stone me. A new “populist” government in Italy actually does something to stop the NGO taxi service which ferries migrants…

David Davis makes an entrance

20 June 2018 11:54

To the Westbourne summer party where James Bethell and Iain Anderson were celebrating the new merger between their respective companies…

Has straight sex become shameful?

20 June 2018 10:54

Heterosexuality is marginalised by our liberal arts culture. Not by culture in general: it still allows boy-meets-girl to be celebrated…

Macron is restoring France’s dignity

20 June 2018 10:38

Has there ever been a time when the leaders of France and Great Britain are so diametrically opposed in character…

Theresa May’s ministers make the decisions while the Prime Minister prevaricates

19 June 2018 19:02

Who is taking all the big, difficult decisions in government at the moment? Not Theresa May, who seems to be…

Ruth Davidson’s potshot at Theresa May

19 June 2018 17:49

Theresa May has managed to surprise absolutely no-one this afternoon with her spokesman’s confirmation that the Prime Minister has never…

Christopher Chope: My fetish for Parliamentary procedure

19 June 2018 17:41

All hell broke loose after I prevented several Private Members’ Bills receiving approval at Second Reading ‘on the nod’.  Despite…

What happens if the government loses today’s vote?

19 June 2018 16:44

It’s that time of the week again: crunch time for Theresa May. Tomorrow MPs will vote again on Dominic Grieve’s…

Brexit has become England’s white whale

19 June 2018 15:04

Brexit must happen. Of course it must, for the people have decreed it should and, in this instance, their command…

Why are NHS funding critics silent on Quantitative Easing?

19 June 2018 13:37

After the prime minister’s announcement that the NHS would be given a large boost in funding only partly paid for…

World Cup 2018: Tory MPs pay the penalty

19 June 2018 13:05

A promising early start that got everybody’s hopes up before getting bogged down and allowing a mediocre opposition to equalise.…

Trump is ‘vice-signalling’ over immigration – and it’s going to work

19 June 2018 12:45

The stories are filed, the pictures are posted, and the media verdict is almost unanimous: separating children from their parents…

On Germany, Trump is right about the big picture, wrong about the detail

19 June 2018 11:54

Time was, a US President wouldn’t dream of criticising the government of one of its Nato allies in public –…

How splitting up families gave Trump the biggest crisis of his presidency

19 June 2018 10:35

For the Democrats, the mounting furore over forcibly separating children from their parents at the border offers a golden opportunity…