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Mhairi Black rejects Alex Salmond’s sartorial advances

18 December 2017 14:31

Since arriving in Parliament in 2015, Mhairi Black has caused a stir in Westminster. The 23-year-old SNP MP rarely misses…

Another day, another Labour MP who won’t befriend Tories

17 December 2017 22:19

Here we go again. Earlier this year, Laura Pidcock caused a stir when the newly-elected Labour MP announced that she…

Jacob Rees-Mogg wins a celebrity backer

17 December 2017 11:40

Although Theresa May looks safe in No 10 for the time being, chatter continues behind closed doors over who her…

Diane Abbott’s selective memory

17 December 2017 11:10

Oh dear. This morning Diane Abbott appeared on the Andrew Marr show to discuss – among other things – Labour’s…

Watch: Question Time audience member accuses Nicky Morgan of treachery

15 December 2017 17:06

This week the ‘stop Brexit’ campaign went into overdrive after the government suffered its first defeat on the EU withdrawal…

Chief Whip’s save the date

15 December 2017 16:45

After the government suffered its first defeat in the Commons on Wednesday, questions are being asked over what and who…

War of words: Tory MP vs Tory MP – ‘get over yourself Nadine!’

14 December 2017 9:24

Although the 11 Tory rebels who led the government to defeat last night night on Dominic Grieve’s amendment calling for…

Boris Johnson’s hostile reception

13 December 2017 11:16

Ever since the EU referendum, Boris Johnson has found his local neighbourhood in Islington turn a little bit frosty. Residents…

Sajid Javid’s strong and stable jibe

12 December 2017 16:10

With two new polls putting the Conservatives ahead of Labour for the first time since the snap election, there’s reason…

Gavin Williamson’s Christmas cheer

12 December 2017 11:49

It’s party season in Westminster and last night saw the Women’s Lobby drinks reception, Jeffrey Archer’s festive drinks – or,…

Watch: Labour’s Brexit single market muddle

11 December 2017 16:04

Working out Labour’s position on the single market is no easy task. Jeremy Corbyn has said Brexit will mean Britain…

David Davis’s curious turn on LBC

11 December 2017 12:10

After David Davis caused a mini-furore over the weekend by claiming that the government’s Brexit compromise on the Irish border…

Boris diverges from the party line

8 December 2017 15:12

As Theresa May attempts to keep her party on side over the terms agreed in stage one of the government’s…

George Osborne’s freezer lesson

7 December 2017 17:39

With Jeremy Corbyn too anti-establishment to speak to the Parliamentary Press Gallery over lunch, George Osborne was hauled before lobby…

Gavin Williamson and Philip Hammond’s awkward outing

7 December 2017 12:06

It’s fair to say that (not for the first time in recent months) things are a little bit awkward around…

David Davis’s Irish problem

7 December 2017 11:33

It’s safe to say this hasn’t been a good week for the government with Brexit talks unexpectedly stalling on Monday.…

Jacob Rees-Mogg: May’s Brexit red lines look ‘a little bit pink’

6 December 2017 13:11

Theresa May’s Brexit red lines were intended to keep her backbenchers happy, reassuring them that there would be no backsliding…

Cambridge News headline fail

6 December 2017 11:41

Oh dear. It turns out it’s not just the British government having a bad week. The latest issue of Cambridge…

Battle of the Maybots

5 December 2017 12:56

Unfortunately for Theresa May, her working lunch on Monday with Jean-Claude Juncker didn’t work when it came to agreeing ‘sufficient…

BBC writer: Brexit voters delayed woman Doctor Who

4 December 2017 10:15

Nowadays Brexit is blamed for a lot of things – in fact when good news does occur it’s often accompanied…

John McDonnell’s ‘wargamer’ trolls Isabel Oakeshott

3 December 2017 12:47

At this year’s Labour conference, John McDonnell went somewhat off message when the shadow chancellor announced at a fringe event that…

Damian Green’s security problems

1 December 2017 13:29

Spare a thought for Damian Green. As the Cabinet Office investigation into whether or not he broke the ministerial code…

Jeremy Corbyn: I’m a centrist dad

1 December 2017 11:30

Jeremy Corbyn caused a social media flurry on Thursday after it was revealed that he is the cover star of…

Watch: Scottish Conservatives vs SNP

29 November 2017 19:04

It’s Opposition day and the SNP’s motion calling for improved transitional measures for the ‘waspi’ women has been the cause…

Watch: Damian Green makes a lemon of himself at PMQs

29 November 2017 12:39

Theresa May left it to Damian Green to fill in for her at PMQs today and it’s fair to say…