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Introducing the Oedipus election

29 April 2017 9:22

With the result of the snap election already looking to many like a done deal, can the election taking place…

Labour’s only MP in Scotland gets off to a bad start campaigning

28 April 2017 15:21

Oh dear. As the only Labour MP left in Scotland, Ian Murray has a fight on his hands come June to…

Watch: Ukip deputy leader Peter Whittle chased by protesters at chaotic campaign launch

28 April 2017 11:28

Poor old Paul Nuttall. Today was supposed to be a fresh start for Ukip as the party launched its election…

Watch: Giles Fraser’s awkward Corbyn interview

28 April 2017 8:45

Oh dear. With few MPs in the Labour party keen to take to the airwaves and wax lyrical about the…

Boris Johnson’s sister joins the Lib Dems

27 April 2017 17:33

Well, this is a bit awkward. The Johnson family has a long history of Conservatism. This holds true today, with Boris Johnson…

Food bank charity complains over Momentum campaign methods

27 April 2017 17:00

Oh dear. When Jeremy Corbyn announced this week that a Labour government would focus on the issue of food banks, Mr…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn forgets to face the camera

27 April 2017 12:30

Boris Johnson has stolen the show this morning by calling Jeremy Corbyn a ‘mugwump’. But the Labour leader is making…

Corbynites left out in the cold in Hull

27 April 2017 8:05

Oh dear. With Jeremy Corbyn’s future as Labour leader looking, at best, a challenge after the snap election, it ought to come…

Liberal Democrats’ unlikely alliance: vote Tory, Ukip (or Lib Dem) to defeat Labour

26 April 2017 17:45

Earlier this month, Tim Farron appeared to cast doubt on the idea of forming a ‘progressive alliance’ where the Greens, Labour…

Sadiq Khan’s speech at Sarah Sands’ leaving do – Corbyn’s plans for No 10 and Farron’s big act

26 April 2017 10:50

Last night, politicians including Boris Johnson, Nick Clegg and Sadiq Khan put their party political differences to one side for…

David Ward stages a comeback

25 April 2017 22:52

Today Tim Farron attempted to put a stop to questions over his Christianity, as he declared that he does not…

News from Labour: Corbyn held ‘transition’ talks with Whitehall

25 April 2017 18:15

Of late, Labour’s press releases haven’t offered much cause for amusement. But today’s was a turn up for the books.…

Karen Danczuk’s political comeback on shaky ground

25 April 2017 17:02

The race to be the Labour candidate for Bury North has attracted some unprecedented media attention this week thanks to Karen Danczuk’s announcement…

Momentum activist’s food bank appeal leaves a sour taste

25 April 2017 15:15

Today Jeremy Corbyn took to social media to promise that a Labour government would mean people on low-income no longer…

Corbyn wins his first celebrity endorsement of the snap election

25 April 2017 7:54

In recent months, Corbyn-mania has appeared to be on the wane. From Charlotte Church to Glenda Jackson, former cheerleaders for…

Arron Banks throws in the towel

24 April 2017 18:32

Arron Banks’ bid to become the MP for Clacton is over already. Just six days ago, the multi-millionaire Ukip donor…

Paul Nuttall’s disappearing act

24 April 2017 14:23

Today hacks were briefed that Ukip would use a press conference to make a big campaign announcement. This led to…

Exclusive: Zac Goldsmith prepares to crawl back to the Tories in Richmond

24 April 2017 10:13

Of all the politicians to have a bad 2016, Zac Goldsmith is high on that list. The former Conservative MP…

Caption contest: Corbyn appeals to the youth

21 April 2017 16:49

Although children can’t vote, Jeremy Corbyn today found time to visit Brentry and Henbury Children’s Centre — as he promised that…

The curse of May? Prime Minister loses yet another spin doctor

21 April 2017 11:51

Theresa May’s surprise call for a snap election on Tuesday led many to praise the Prime Minister for running such…

Listen: Dawn Butler’s car-crash interview – ‘this election is Theresa May trying to rig democracy!’

20 April 2017 18:11

Oh dear. Today Jeremy Corbyn kicked off Labour’s general election campaign with a speech on his party’s vision for a…

Momentum plot to boost Corbyn’s electoral appeal proves costly

20 April 2017 13:50

Oh dear. The first rule of political plotting: tell no-one, or at least tell very few. So it was a…

Revealed: Labour party’s ‘wellbeing day’ scrapped as staff told to cancel holidays

20 April 2017 13:27

Theresa May’s decision to hold a snap election in June has scuppered many MPs’ holiday plans — and one politician’s honeymoon.…

Watch: Barry Gardiner throws his toys out the pram on Sky News

20 April 2017 10:53

It’s day two of the snap election campaign and already tensions are running high. In particular, Sky News‘s Adam Boulton is…

Yvette Cooper fails to practise what she preaches

19 April 2017 16:06

Yvette Cooper was the surprise star of PMQs today after she made the Prime Minister squirm with a stinging question…