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Watch: John Bercow’s ‘insurgent of the year’ acceptance speech

23 January 2020 16:47

Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that John Bercow had an outsized political impact in 2019. The former…

Watch: Boris Johnson’s acceptance speech for Parliamentarian of the Year

23 January 2020 12:27

Prime Minister Boris Johnson won The Spectator’s much-coveted Parliamentarian of the Year award at a ceremony in London last night.…

Did MBS kompromat Boris?

23 January 2020 11:29

Boris Johnson is a big fan of Mohammed bin Salman. But why? Back in 2018, the then-foreign secretary was keen…

Corbyn is the best Labour leader of the last century*

22 January 2020 11:36

*According to Labour party members. Research carried out by the polling company YouGov reveals the surprising fact that party members…

Durham miners boss makes ‘veiled threat’ to Tory MPs

21 January 2020 13:12

Who should be able to celebrate Durham’s proud legacy of mining? Maybe those who represent the miners’ constituencies in Westminster?…

Six times Lily Allen could have ‘stuck to singing’

20 January 2020 11:18

When the actor Laurence Fox appeared on Question Time last week, and laid into the growth of identity politics in…

Keir Starmer’s revisionist history

18 January 2020 19:33

Keir Starmer has clearly decided that in order to win over the membership he must appear sympathetic to Corbyn and…

Laura Pidcock: I don’t miss being in the same room as Tories

17 January 2020 13:00

Leading members of Labour’s left-wing met on Thursday evening to rally the troops and reflect on what went wrong in…

Watch: Laurence Fox’s Question Time clash over Meghan

17 January 2020 10:24

‘Let’s be really clear about what this is,’ said a Question Time audience member of Meghan’s treatment by the press:…

Watch: ‘Red Wall’ Tory MP Dehenna Davison’s Maiden speech

16 January 2020 17:13

This afternoon, the newly elected Conservative MP for Bishop Auckland, Dehenna Davison, delivered her first speech in the House of…

Will Jeremy Hunt turn government inquisitor?

14 January 2020 11:33

When Jeremy Hunt made it to the final two of the Conservative leadership contest, many presumed this meant he had…

Why is Lord Kerslake still being treated as though he’s impartial?

7 January 2020 18:09

In recent weeks, a former head of the civil service has been quoted almost incessantly in the pages of the…

Long Bailey: Corbyn is a 10 out of 10 Labour leader

7 January 2020 16:34

Jeremy Corbyn is a two-time election loser who condemned his party to a dismal defeat at the hands of Boris…

Jack Straw: Labour needs a Corbyn successor like a hole in the head

7 January 2020 11:17

Labour’s Rebecca Long Bailey formally announced her leadership bid last night, and formally planted her flag as the Corbyn continuity…

Lavery backs out of Labour’s leadership race

7 January 2020 9:10

For true socialists up and down the land, last night must have been a bitter blow. Electoral defeat might be…

Ian Lavery to the rescue

30 December 2019 13:34

Oh dear. It’s not even 2020 yet and already the Labour leadership contest has descended into farce. Despite numerous private…

Jolyon Maugham

Jolyon Maugham QC and the dead fox

26 December 2019 14:05

In previous years, Boxing Day has proved an occasion in which high profile Tories can find themselves in the firing…

Tory candidate defends Labour MP from her own party

24 December 2019 12:18

The newly re-elected MP for Leeds West Rachel Reeves has never got on particularly well with the far-left wing of…

End of the party: Change UK shutting up shop

19 December 2019 17:24

And so, with little fanfare and somewhat inevitably, The Independent Group for Change (formerly Change UK, formerly The Independent Group)…

Watch: Boris Johnson on the Queen’s Speech

19 December 2019 16:22

The Prime Minister took to his feet in the House of Commons earlier this afternoon to lay out his government’s…