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Philip Hammond’s scheduling problem

28 October 2018 22:56

Budget day is upon us and it’s safe to say that expectations have been set rather low when it comes…

Sir Philip Green named in parliament as the #MeToo businessman

25 October 2018 15:49

The British press has been unable to name the famous businessman who has taken out an injunction against the Daily…

Watch: Alan Sugar’s second referendum confusion

25 October 2018 14:13

On his television show the Apprentice, Alan Sugar is known for taking his contestants to task, whether they’re pitching a…

Theresa May and the 48 letters: a year of false alarms

24 October 2018 7:30

Once again, rumours began to swirl around Westminster on Tuesday that there would – finally – be a confidence vote…

Will Bercow get his Betty Boothroyd moment?

23 October 2018 11:41

This week the House of Commons commission will meet to discuss its response to the Cox report on bullying and harassment at…

The minister that parliament forgot

22 October 2018 16:06

After a hectic political summer, with multiple cabinet resignations and minor rebellions, even the most seasoned of Westminster watchers were…

People’s Vote march placards: the good, the bad and the ugly

20 October 2018 17:45

It’s the day of the People’s Vote march and over half a million protesters are estimated to have descended on…

Hugh Grant marches for the people… from France

20 October 2018 13:09

The EU flags, glitter berets and bad taste posters are out in full force today as the People’s Vote march…

People’s Vote campaigner’s sick suicide jibe

20 October 2018 12:37

Oh dear. Today hundreds of thousands of ‘People’s Vote’ campaigners are set to take to the streets as they campaign…

Are Labour any better than Nick Clegg when it comes to Facebook?

19 October 2018 17:19

When the FT revealed today that former Lib Dem leader and deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg was joining Facebook as…

Momentum target Chuka’s new pay cheque

19 October 2018 13:09

It used to be a truism on the left, that the one surefire way to motivate your base (and boost…

Watch: Alastair Campbell grilled over Brexit march hypocrisy

19 October 2018 9:31

This weekend thousands of anti-Brexit protesters are expected to take to the streets in the name of the People’s Vote…

Conservative MP: I wouldn’t vote for the Conservatives

19 October 2018 9:05

Oh dear. It’s not going great for Theresa May right now what with Brexiteers calling on her removal and Remainers…

Watch: Tory MP’s Glaswegian accent troubles

18 October 2018 12:01

We’ve all been there. Having to ask someone to repeat themselves because you couldn’t understand them is embarrassing enough. Spare…

Is Theresa May moving out of No 10?

18 October 2018 11:20

It’s fair to say that it’s been a tough couple of weeks for Theresa May. As the Brexit negotiations have…

Michael Caine: Why I’m still a Brexiteer

18 October 2018 9:02

With the Brexit negotiations hitting an impasse, Theresa May is under pressure from Brussels to make yet more concessions. Meanwhile, the…

Westminster votes to stay in… at the Kennington Tandoori referendum

18 October 2018 0:47

Ever since the Brexit referendum, it’s been a fact of British political life that the most important decisions, that will…

NYT doom-mongers strike again: ‘Stockpiling for a chaotic Brexit’

17 October 2018 18:32

Here we go again. It’s no big secret that these days the New York Times isn’t so fond of Blighty.…

John McDonnell attempts to reinvent himself

17 October 2018 17:19

In recent months, there has been speculation that John McDonnell has leadership ambitions – and a rift has formed between…

Roll call of shame: the Labour MPs backing Bercow

17 October 2018 11:30

Labour MPs like to see themselves on the front line when it comes to protecting women’s rights and creating safe…

Margaret Beckett puts her foot in it

16 October 2018 18:05

It’s been a curious day in Parliament after Labour MPs en masse came to John Bercow’s defence amid a damning…

Watch: Maria Miller tells John Bercow to go

16 October 2018 14:20

John Bercow is under growing pressure to step down over the report into bullying in the Commons. But while the…

Revealed: the truth about the People’s Vote’s Leave voter

16 October 2018 11:29

Last week, Mr S pointed out that many (possibly all) of the celebrities who featured on a People’s Vote video…

Watch: Theresa May is heckled about her Boris problem

15 October 2018 16:08

Today, Theresa May stood before the Commons to update MPs on the state of the Brexit process. At this critical…

Caption contest: Jeremy Hunt and the Brexit maze

15 October 2018 13:53

Will Theresa May’s government find a way out of the Brexit maze? As the Prime Minister’s backstop plans are deemed…