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Was Jacob Rees-Mogg telling the whole truth about HS2?

15 February 2019 13:35

Jacob Rees-Mogg often describes himself as a straight-talker who gives honest answers, no matter how unpopular they might be. But…

Andrew Neil on Winston Churchill: when this country needed a hero, he was there

15 February 2019 7:37

What would Winston Churchill have made of the hysterical debate yesterday, which tried to boil his legacy down to whether…

Does Labour’s Wavertree CLP have an anti-Semitism problem?

14 February 2019 16:35

Tensions between the Labour leadership and some of its MPs reached breaking point once again this week, over the party’s…

Chris Williamson: Churchill was in the ‘right place at the right time’

14 February 2019 15:28

Winston Churchill is a war hero who saved Britain from the Nazis. At least, that is what many think of…

Watch: John McDonnell says Winston Churchill was a ‘villain’

14 February 2019 8:32

It’s fair to say that shadow chancellor John McDonnell is no stranger to controversy, but last night he managed to…

Watch: Steve Barclay’s Jean-Paul Juncker blunder

12 February 2019 17:44

Given that there have been three Brexit secretaries, those from the EU side could be forgiven for forgetting the name…

Watch: Guy Verhofstadt warns Brexiteers may end up ‘on the guillotine’

12 February 2019 13:05

It was only last week that EU leader Donald Tusk caused outrage across the Channel with an unusual outburst on…

Jeremy Corbyn: the EU must be defeated

11 February 2019 17:49

Oh dear. Jeremy Corbyn was caught out last week after a video emerged of him claiming that the European Union…

Revealed: Quentin Letts’ successor at the Mail

11 February 2019 14:06

When veteran parliamentary sketch writer, Quentin Letts, announced that he was leaving the Daily Mail to write for the Times, Sunday…

Chris Grayling’s shipless shipping contract sinks

9 February 2019 10:49

Last year, there was much mirth when it was revealed that transport minister, Chris Grayling, had awarded a £14m contract…

Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party spells trouble for the Tories

8 February 2019 18:18

Not for the first time, Nigel Farage is back. The former Ukip leader is backing a new Brexit party that…

The mission to get the health minister to eat unhealthily

7 February 2019 11:40

Today, the think tank Resolution Foundation hosted an event which asked, after Brexit ‘Where are the Conservatives heading?’ Inevitably, the…

Liz Truss’s female founders speech: Little Mix, the Bullingdon Club and appealing to Gen Z

6 February 2019 16:29

As Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss has shown herself unafraid to say what she thinks. Whether it’s the…

Watch: Leo Varadkar caught out making Brexit gag

6 February 2019 12:26

Oh dear. Donald Tusk has been causing trouble this morning with his comments about some Brexiteers deserving a special place…

Watch: Donald Tusk’s ‘special place in hell’ for Brexit promoters

6 February 2019 12:20

With Theresa May instructed by parliament to renegotiate her withdrawal agreement and attempt to remove the backstop, all eyes today…

Watch: Jon Snow calls out Chris Williamson on Venezuela

5 February 2019 14:42

Venezuela is in ruins and its people are suffering greatly as a result of Nicolas Maduro’s failed socialist experiment. So…

Jeremy Corbyn’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunt backfires

4 February 2019 15:59

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the left’s rising political star. The 29-year-old is the youngest women ever to serve in the US Congress…

Watch: Andrew Marr calls out EU leaders over TV no-shows

3 February 2019 15:00

When was the last time an EU leader gave an interview to British TV to talk about Brexit? If you’re…

Watch: Ken Livingstone’s nightmare Venezuela interview

1 February 2019 9:55

As Venezuela continues its descent into economic ruin and poverty, it’s becoming harder and harder for left-wing supporters of the…

Watch: Whitto’s awkward turn on Channel 4

31 January 2019 17:52

Oh dear. It’s been a rollercoaster for the European Research Group of late. Once heralded as the Machiavellis of Brexit, the…

Labour’s double standards over fast-track university courses 

31 January 2019 15:58

This week, after regulations passed through the House of Lords, parliament approved legislation which will allow universities to offer fast-track…

Watch: Jess Phillips’ speech on parliament’s high earners

31 January 2019 10:45

With all the dramatic votes this week, it could easily have been missed that an important debate about immigration also…

Watch: Nick Boles caught napping in the Chamber

29 January 2019 19:37

After another long day discussing Brexit in the House of Commons, it was the job of the Brexit secretary, Stephen…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn’s miserable Monday morning

28 January 2019 15:16

Did Jeremy Corbyn get out of the wrong side of bed this morning? Mr S. only asks because the Labour…

Watch: George Osborne takes another swipe at Theresa May

28 January 2019 9:01

One of the bitterest and most public feuds in Westminster since the 2016 Brexit referendum has been between the former…