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The Economist’s Brexit Cliffe edge

18 October 2017 13:54

Earlier this week, the New York Times introduced social media guidelines for its journalists. The rules were designed to ensure…

Watch: SNP chief’s Brexit breakfast blunder at PMQs

18 October 2017 12:31

Poor old Ian Blackford must have skipped eating his Weetabix this morning. At PMQs, the SNP MP and leader of…

Watch: Andrew Neil’s Holocaust Educational Trust speech on anti-Semitism and the left

18 October 2017 10:52

With the Labour party currently leading in the polls, it’s easy to think that the party’s problem with anti-Semitism must…

John Bercow’s sporting freebie habit continues in earnest

17 October 2017 8:43

John Bercow is a big fan of a sporting freebie. The Speaker is a regular fixture in the Royal Box…

Matt Hancock’s show of solidarity for May

16 October 2017 15:47

Although Theresa May has found herself in a more vulnerable position since her disastrous conference speech – which featured a…

Labour Youth vote to leave Nato

15 October 2017 22:15

Oh to be young and free and a member of Young Labour. Labour’s youth wing held its annual conference this weekend.…

Tom Watson’s bid to shed the pounds

15 October 2017 19:51

For George Osborne, it was the 5:2 diet that was credited for sculpting his political ambitions. His decision to shed the…

Nicky Morgan fails to protect her source

15 October 2017 17:06

It’s the first rule of journalism to always protect one’s sources. Alas this rule does not appear to apply to…

Sadiq Khan’s ‘Uber man’ mix-up

13 October 2017 16:15

Sadiq Khan revealed yesterday that he had never ‘knowingly’ used an Uber. So Mr S. was curious to find this…

Revealed: May’s haul of gifts

13 October 2017 13:27

Theresa May isn’t having much in the way of luck at the moment. Her planned Tory conference reboot ended in…

Watch: Lord Lawson says May should ditch Hammond

12 October 2017 14:41

Philip Hammond’s refusal to spend money preparing for a Brexit no deal has not gone down well. Now, one of…

Watch: May throws her papers during fiery PMQs

11 October 2017 12:47

Theresa May will be pleased to have avoided any major clangers at PMQs. But while the Prime Minister wasn’t undone…

Listen: Karen Bradley’s internet blunder

11 October 2017 10:45

Poor old Karen Bradley. This week it emerged the Culture Secretary was being investigated for not having a TV licence…

Grauniad’s sub-editing fail

11 October 2017 9:39

Oh dear. Much excitement today among the commentariat over Rafael Behr’s op-ed in the Grauniad. The Guardian columnist says that…

Watch: Damian Green says Britain would be better if Remain had won

10 October 2017 23:39

Oh dear. After Theresa May refused to say three times in an interview with Iain Dale on LBC whether she…

Watch: Boris’s bungled bid to get into No.10

10 October 2017 12:42

Boris Johnson’s leadership ambitions are no secret. But the Foreign Secretary’s latest attempt to get into Downing Street hit a…

Mhairi Black turns on herself

10 October 2017 12:31

Who would want an MP who had never had a career outside of politics to represent them? That’s the question…

Culture Secretary investigated for not having a TV licence

9 October 2017 16:10

Oh dear. As Culture Secretary, Karen Bradley is expected to foster and maintain good relations with both the media and…

Listen: Baroness Warsi tells Grant Shapps to shut up

6 October 2017 13:47

Grant Shapps’ attempt to topple Theresa May is not going quite to plan. Tory MPs are busy tweeting their support…

Grant Shapps left out in the cold on Tory WhatsApp

6 October 2017 10:23

It’s safe to say that Grant Shapps’ plot to oust Theresa May is not going to plan. After being outed…

Tory MP: May could be PM for another 25 years

5 October 2017 17:00

Talk of an imminent coup against Theresa May might be somewhat overblown, but most Tories generally accept the Prime Minister…

Listen: Ed Vaizey says ‘quite a few’ MPs want May to resign

5 October 2017 11:54

Oh dear. After yesterday’s calamitous leader’s speech, Theresa May’s position looks a little less secure than it did prior to…

Newsnight’s Tory conference meltdown

5 October 2017 10:26

After Theresa May’s leader’s speech fell victim to pranks, health issues and technical glitches, the Prime Minister has received a…

Watch: Amber Rudd tells Boris to get on his feet for May

4 October 2017 12:47

It’s safe to say that Theresa May’s conference speech has not gone to plan after the Prime Minister came down…

Watch: Theresa May presented with a P45 during conference speech

4 October 2017 12:17

Oh dear. Theresa May’s leader’s speech at conference has descended into farce. As the Prime Minister tried to unify her…