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The six tricks Mark Carney used to cook up his ‘Brexit costs you £900’ figure

25 May 2018 20:21

Mr S has always been a great admirer of creative accounting: the tricks our politicians use to dress up 50p…

Liz Truss talks Instagram at Cabinet

25 May 2018 18:00

Although Conservative MPs were recently given training to brush up their Instagram skills, there’s one Cabinet minister who requires no…

Watch: Anna Soubry speaks for the nation on Question Time… for once

25 May 2018 12:11

These days Mr S rarely – if ever – finds himself agreeing with Anna Soubry on politics. The arch-Remainer has…

Listen: Boris Johnson targeted by Russian pranksters

24 May 2018 13:51

Boris Johnson has been caught in a prank call by a pair of Russian comedians posing as the Armenian prime…

Scottish Conservative MP comes out for Gove

24 May 2018 12:46

On Monday night, Michael Gove set tongues wagging in Westminster by joining forces with Ruth Davidson to launch new Conservative…

Labour MP vs Owen Jones: Would Corbyn have supported a government led by Attlee?

24 May 2018 10:35

It’s safe to say that the uneasy peace formed in the Labour party after the snap election is coming to…

Corbyn’s birthday plea

24 May 2018 0:09

Over the past few weeks, company emails have been flooding into inboxes asking the recipient to give consent to remain…

Jacob Rees-Mogg’s snap election warning

23 May 2018 12:06

Jacob Rees’Mogg’s appearance on the new Conservative Home Moggcast has caused a stir in Westminster. In the broadcast, the arch-eurosceptic…

Michael Gove and Ruth Davidson, the new ‘Ike and Tina Turner’

21 May 2018 22:06

To the launch of Onward, the new liberal Conservative think tank. A who’s who of the Tory party, including Liz…

Fact check: Corbynista support for Maduro

21 May 2018 13:58

Once upon a time, Labour politicians were lining up to praise the socialist achievements of the government in Venezuela. These…

Andy Burnham’s BBC jibe backfires

21 May 2018 13:32

Andy Burnham is now making a career out of being an aggrieved northerner, fed up with London dominating the agenda.…

Young Labour official’s tribute to Maduro

21 May 2018 10:51

This weekend, John McDonnell set the cat among the pigeons with an interview on  the Sunday Politics. With Venezuela’s President…

Watch: Emma Barnett skewers Barry Gardiner over Brexit comments

20 May 2018 19:57

Oh dear. Although Theresa May’s divided government is currently in a state of deadlock over Brexit, the Prime Minister can…

Watch: Rod Liddle’s dog reacts to party leaders

18 May 2018 15:38

This week Rod Liddle took over the London Palladium for one night only. Mr S’s colleague and comrade spoke to a…

MP for Kensington: How I’m ignoring the royal wedding

18 May 2018 13:57

It’s fair to say that Labour’s Emma Dent Coad is no fan of the Royals. The MP has backed the…

Benedict Cumberbatch’s big Brexit challenge

16 May 2018 12:04

Benedict Cumberbatch has a reputation as one of Britain’s finest actors. The Sherlock actor has won plaudits across the world.…

Michael Gove takes a swipe at CCHQ Venezuela attack lines

16 May 2018 11:27

Although the local elections saw the Conservatives do better than expected, there is a sense that the Tories are not…

United Nations’ British racism report gaffe

14 May 2018 15:08

Brexit Britain is a more racist country than before the referendum, according to the United Nations, whose inspector told us…

Cathy Newman brings the house down on Jordan Peterson’s UK tour

14 May 2018 14:27

Watch out, people. Jordan Peterson is back in Britain – this time on his 12 Rules for Life speaking tour.…

Labour’s prince across the water – ‘distance gives perspective’

14 May 2018 11:32

Not so long ago, Rachel Sylvester penned a column in the Times in which she revealed that friends of Miliband…

Fact check: the Observer’s ‘one million students’ back second Brexit vote report

14 May 2018 9:28

Here we go. With David Miliband dipping his toe back into UK politics as part of the ‘stop Hard (any)…

Watch: John Bercow’s awkward clash with Tory MP

10 May 2018 12:00

Awkward scenes in the Commons just now where Conservative MP James Duddridge has called for a debate on John Bercow’s…

Tory Brexiteers and Remainers finally settle their differences

9 May 2018 17:39

Tory Brexiteers and Remainers might share the same benches in parliament but they don’t always see eye to eye these…

Will John Cleese now leave England?

9 May 2018 17:04

Will John Cleese now leave England? Mr S. only asks because yesterday the former funnyman tweeted this: Unfortunately for Cleese,…

May must fall: PM’s portrait removed from Oxford University display

8 May 2018 15:35

Poor old Theresa May. Last week, a portrait of the Prime Minister was unveiled at Oxford University as part of…