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Who is the busiest Tory leadership candidate of them all?

17 April 2019 17:08

Tory MPs agree that Theresa May’s days in Downing Street are numbered, but when it comes to picking her replacement…

The Lib Dems’ European candidate confusion

17 April 2019 12:21

In a press release this morning, the Liberal Democrats announced the candidates who will be representing them in the forthcoming…

Watch: Extinction Rebellion member storms off Sky News

17 April 2019 12:15

The Extinction Rebellion group of climate change activists have caused widespread disruption in the capital this week, as they blockade…

Watch: Richard Burgon caught out saying ‘Zionism is the enemy of peace’

16 April 2019 12:56

In 2016, Labour’s shadow justice secretary and Corbyn ally Richard Burgon was asked a rather simple question by Andrew Neil…

Behind the scenes at the Extinction Rebellion protest

15 April 2019 15:40

People are protesting on the streets of London again. But this time it’s got nothing to do with Brexit. Instead,…

Dominic Raab takes inspiration from Game of Thrones

15 April 2019 10:46

As Tory leadership rivals get their campaigns up and running – and start to work out how to torpedo their…

Annunziata Rees-Mogg stands for Farage’s Brexit party

12 April 2019 12:04

Nigel Farage announced the launch of his new Brexit party today, in a metal finishing factory in Longford, Coventry. As…

George Osborne’s curious criticism of Roger Scruton

10 April 2019 15:30

In November last year, a row kicked off when the government asked the philosopher Roger Scruton to chair the Building…

Watch: Tory MP dares Theresa May to sack him

9 April 2019 9:04

Theresa May has suffered a record number of ministerial resignations since the day she walked into Number 10, but if…

Watch: Andrew Bridgen vs Daniel Finkelstein

8 April 2019 15:01

As Theresa May reaffirmed her commitment to strike a softer Brexit deal with Labour over the weekend, and Yvette Cooper’s…

Is Christine Shawcroft the true target of the Momentum purge?

5 April 2019 14:43

Yesterday, Mr Steerpike reported that the founder of the left-wing campaign group Momentum, Jon Lansman, had been removed as a…

Has Jon Lansman been ousted from Momentum?

4 April 2019 19:01

Ever since Jeremy Corbyn first put himself forward to be Labour leader in 2015, the founder of Momentum, Jon Lansman,…

Listen: Jacob Rees-Mogg vs the Today programme

3 April 2019 9:15

Jacob Rees-Mogg was on the Today programme this morning to discuss Theresa May’s latest pitch to work with Jeremy Corbyn…

Listen: Mark Francois says ‘Up yours’ to Philip Hammond

1 April 2019 22:54

The results of the second set of indicative votes were announced this evening, and after showing once again that MPs…

Watch: Nick Boles quits the Tory party

1 April 2019 22:12

Nick Boles has just quit the Tory party on the floor of the House of Commons. Minutes after his Common…

Watch: Anna Soubry and Jacob Rees-Mogg clash in the Commons

1 April 2019 16:52

There are still a few hours to go until Parliament votes once again on Brexit, but it is already getting…

Tory MP: I was wrong to vote for May’s Brexit deal

1 April 2019 16:08

There was a glimmer of hope for Theresa May and her Brexit deal on Friday when some Tory eurosceptics decided…

Watch: Steve Baker says he could vote against May in a no-confidence vote

1 April 2019 13:10

With another set of indicative votes taking place in parliament later today, talk is already turning to what happens if…

Listen: Mandelson caught out by his referendum promise

1 April 2019 8:32

The former Labour spin doctor and Remain campaigner Lord Mandelson was on the Today programme this morning, to put forward…

Watch: Dominic Grieve heckled and called a ‘traitor’ by Tory members

30 March 2019 18:24

Tory MPs who have backed a softer Brexit or Remain have had an acrimonious relationship with their local Conservative associations…

The Independent Group gives Brexit a bad name

29 March 2019 12:33

The Independent Group of pro-Remain MPs announced this morning that they would be officially forming a political party so they…

Lily Allen mulls a European election campaign 

28 March 2019 9:57

After MPs failed to reach a conclusion last night on their preferred Brexit outcome, and Theresa May’s own strategy stalled…

David Lidington’s new nickname

28 March 2019 8:31

David Lidington found himself briefly trending on Twitter over the weekend after reports began to circulate that May’s de facto…

Watch: Jacob Rees-Mogg lays into Nick Boles

27 March 2019 15:22

For the first time in living memory, MPs seized control of the parliamentary timetable today, in order to hold a…

Revealed: How Jeremy Corbyn is ‘training for power’

27 March 2019 12:58

Tories beware – Jeremy Corbyn is in ‘training for power’. But the Labour leader isn’t readying himself for Downing Street…