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CCHQ leaves potential candidates scratching their heads

23 August 2019 18:16

Mr S was curious to spy a puzzling email sent out by CCHQ to their prospective parliamentary candidates today. The…

Brexit poetry competition: Winner announced

23 August 2019 11:29

The time has come to announce the winner of our much-lauded Brexit poetry competition. Earlier this week, we called on…

Watch: Boris Johnson makes the Germans laugh

21 August 2019 17:45

Boris Johnson’s critics predicted that he would be something of a disaster on the world stage, but his debut as…

Theresa May’s cricket ticket freebies

21 August 2019 15:17

Theresa May spent her first day outside of No. 10 at Lord’s cricket ground, watching the second day of the…

Is the EU to blame for football’s daft new handball rule?

21 August 2019 11:48

It’s not often Mr S jumps to the defence of the EU, but he is prepared to make an exception.…

Watch: James Cleverly’s spat with fellow motorist

21 August 2019 11:36

Conservative party chairman James Cleverly was at the receiving end of another motorist’s ire after a collision on the M11…

Jo Swinson riles up Corbynistas again

20 August 2019 12:53

Corbynistas are out to get Jo Swinson again after the Lib Dem leader accused Jeremy Corbyn of being a Brexiteer.…

Watch: Sky News suffers a power cut

20 August 2019 10:48

Rolling news anchors are known for their ability to continue chuntering on, even when there is very little actual news.…

Poetry competition: An ode to Brexit

19 August 2019 15:43

‘Poetry makes nothing happen,’ a famous poet once said. But Mr S is still disappointed to hear that the nation’s official poet won’t…

‘Shame!’: Journalist heckled at Corbyn speech

19 August 2019 12:55

Jeremy Corbyn has just given a speech attacking Boris Johnson as ‘Britain’s Trump’. But while the Labour leader is happy…

David Attenborough wades in on Brexit

19 August 2019 12:32

David Attenborough is something of a national treasure, but how has the veteran broadcaster managed to maintain his popularity? ‘It’s easy if…

Tory MP: PM Corbyn better than no-deal Brexit

15 August 2019 16:29

When Jeremy Corbyn put forward his proposal to MPs to help him become prime minister in order to block a…

If Boris is Pericles, does that make Rees-Mogg Cato the Younger?

15 August 2019 11:34

Who is Boris Johnson’s political hero? ‘Obviously Winston Churchill,’ said the Prime Minister yesterday. But Boris also named another figure…

Sarah Wollaston’s convenient change of heart

15 August 2019 10:49

Sarah Wollaston’s decision to take the Liberal Democrat whip is not altogether surprising. What might surprise her constituents, however, is…

Watch: Boris Johnson’s Kinder Surprise

13 August 2019 18:04

Boris Johnson appeared shell shocked today when he discovered the lengths to which inmates at HMP Leeds go to to…

The truth about Spreadsheet Phil’s bid to block no deal

13 August 2019 14:16

Philip Hammond’s former top advisor has confirmed what many in Westminster have known for some time. Writing in the Guardian, ex-special…

Eight contenders for the top job in a national unity government 

13 August 2019 13:49

‘Only a government of national unity can deliver us from no deal,’ according to Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee. But who…

Caption contest: Caroline Lucas’s emergency Cabinet

12 August 2019 14:36

It’s an emergency! So says Caroline Lucas, who has called for an all-female cabinet to step in and block a…

The Observer’s unfortunate mix-up

12 August 2019 10:37

Someone at No. 10 must have had the shock of their lives over the weekend. The new chancellor Sajid Javid…

John McDonnell’s banker bashing backfires

8 August 2019 15:45

John McDonnell spent a large amount of his time this week attacking the career history of the newly-promoted Chancellor, Sajid…