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George Osborne takes revenge

14 November 2018 11:48

To the surprise of some Brexiteers, today’s front pages have been broadly sympathetic to Theresa May and her troubled deal.…

Listen: Labour adviser damns Corbyn with faint praise

14 November 2018 11:30

If Theresa May’s deal collapses today, the country could well be heading for another general election (sorry Brenda). So it…

DUP: our deal is with the Conservatives, not Theresa May

14 November 2018 9:34

It’s not been a great start for the Prime Minister this morning, as the ERG and DUP have loudly voiced…

Jacob Rees-Mogg considers writing a letter

14 November 2018 8:15

Oh dear. The bulk of MPs haven’t even see Theresa May’s proposed deal yet but already suspicion is growing that…

Trump vs Macron: the end of the bromance

13 November 2018 15:38

In all great love stories, there are several common elements. There is the exciting encounter, the whirlwind romance, a fight,…

What’s the expiry-date of a Westminster scandal?

12 November 2018 14:36

The House of Lords privileges and conduct committee recommended today that the former Lib Dem peer, Lord Lester, be suspended…

Labour U-turn: ‘Brexit can be stopped’

12 November 2018 10:03

With Theresa May’s government seemingly on the brink of collapse over the backstop agreement, the Prime Minister can take heart…

Another day, another Johnson calls for a second referendum

10 November 2018 17:46

After Jo Johnson resigned on Friday over the government’s Brexit position, his brother Boris was quick to take to social…

The BBC blames school attack on… Brexit

8 November 2018 16:00

Today, the BBC news channel ran a short piece on the increase of hate crime incidents against disabled children –…

Weinstein’s former assistant comes to the defence of Peter Hain

8 November 2018 10:02

When Peter Hain used his parliamentary privilege to name Philip Green as the businessman accused of harassing and bullying several…

Momentum’s membership splits with Corbyn over Brexit

6 November 2018 19:22

At Labour conference this summer, the party’s leadership were clearly spooked when its previously loyal members demanded the party support…

Should taxpayers pay for Chuka’s Brexit jaunt to Paris?

5 November 2018 16:38

Chuka Umunna loves to talk Brexit, telling anyone who will listen what a disaster Britain’s departure from the EU will…

All the ministers who’ve resigned from Theresa May’s government

1 November 2018 19:17

Another one bites the dust. Sports Minister Tracey Crouch became the latest minister to resign from the government this evening,…

John Bercow’s plan to ‘Modernise Parliament’

31 October 2018 14:26

It’s not been an easy month for Speaker John Bercow. Dogged by allegations of bullying and intolerant behaviour, he’s so…

Watch: Peter Bone on Philip Hammond, ‘the king of Brexit’

31 October 2018 12:41

Peter Bone has previously said Philip Hammond needs ‘slapping down’ over his plan for Brexit, but the Chancellor’s Budget this…

What does Kanye West see in Caroline Lucas?

31 October 2018 12:22

Kanye West’s association with Donald Trump is well known. But there is another politician that the rapper-turned-political-activist likes to pay…

Will Cameron take his revenge on Merkel?

31 October 2018 11:07

As James Kirkup writes on Coffee House, David Cameron’s misreading of Angela Merkel contributed to Brexit. The then Prime Minister and his team…

Watch: Polly Toynbee vs George Osborne – ‘the idea that he’s a centrist!’

31 October 2018 8:37

In recent years, George Osborne has attempted to rebrand himself. Once known as the austere chancellor, the Evening Standard editor…

Watch: Yvette Cooper clashes with Caroline Nokes

30 October 2018 16:49

Yvette Cooper got more than she bargained for when she had a go at immigration minister Caroline Nokes at today’s home…

Ken Clarke: the British are not very good at being enterprising

30 October 2018 13:00

Last night was the Spectator’s ‘Deal or No Deal’ event, where six panellists convened to discuss all things Brexit, and…

Tom Watson’s flirtation with LBC

30 October 2018 12:10

How far the mighty have fallen. While he was once known as the decisive fixer, who was able to get…

John McDonnell vs Momentum

30 October 2018 10:20

Oh dear. John McDonnell has found himself in hot water this morning after he declared that Labour would support Philip Hammond’s…

Watch: Philip Hammond gets heckled

29 October 2018 17:17

Poor old Philip Hammond. In a bid to raise some laughs during his Budget announcement, the Chancellor made a series…

Philip Hammond’s worst Budget gags 2018

29 October 2018 16:21

Ever keen to show that there’s a man lurking behind the Spreadsheet, Chancellor Philip Hammond usually uses his Budget speech…

Justine Greening’s leadership campaign gathers pace

29 October 2018 14:40

If anyone is wondering who is No 10’s least favourite MP today, Mr Steerpike’s money is firmly on former education…