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Ed Vaizey splits the vote on Letwin’s amendment

26 March 2019 9:54

After the chaos in the voting lobbies two weeks ago, when ministers claimed to not know they’d rebelled against the…

Why can’t the New York Times stand Brexit?

25 March 2019 15:03

It seems that the editors of the New York Times will print any nonsense about Britain — the British live on mutton and…

The Renew party fails to build bridges in Newport, Wales

22 March 2019 17:29

In these divided times the politics of centrist parties is all about building connections and crossing divides, so what better…

Boris Johnson’s fox-hunting enthusiast donor

21 March 2019 14:25

With Theresa May’s premiership on the ropes, there’s an expectation of a Tory leadership contest later this year. It follows…

Watch: fireworks in the Chamber between Bercow and Leadsom

21 March 2019 12:25

Oh dear, it seems as if the pressure placed on John Bercow after he blocked a third meaningful vote on…

Angela Merkel left baffled by parliamentary procedure 

19 March 2019 15:28

It’s not just the government who have been caught by surprise at Bercow’s vote announcement yesterday, it raised eyebrows in…

Jeremy Corbyn reveals all at the British Kebab Awards

19 March 2019 11:01

As Westminster descended into chaos last night, with the Speaker’s announcement that he would block Theresa May’s meaningful vote, and…

Watch: John Bercow lays into Andrea Leadsom

18 March 2019 17:27

Today, the Speaker John Bercow dealt a harsh blow to the government’s Brexit strategy after announcing that he would block…

Watch: Fiona Onasanya pleads her innocence

18 March 2019 13:41

Where is Fiona Onasanya, and will she fight to remain as an MP? This has been the question on everyone’s…

Watch: Donald Trump shoots down Leo Varadkar’s trade deal pitch

14 March 2019 16:01

Leo Varadkar is meeting Donald Trump today but the Irish Taoiseach’s bid to drum up a trade deal between the EU…

Scott Mann’s Ministry of Good Ideas

14 March 2019 15:20

The Conservative MP, Scott Mann, was widely mocked this morning, after he suggested that Britain’s knife-crime epidemic could be solved…

Watch: Chris Grayling joins the Cabinet rebels

14 March 2019 14:58

After abstaining on a vote against no deal yesterday evening, the three Cabinet ministers who defied the whip: Amber Rudd, …

Mark Francois: I was in the army, I wasn’t trained to lose

13 March 2019 23:24

Following the government’s defeat on a motion ruling out no deal, Brexiteer MPs in the Tory party will be asking…

Tory MP: Brexit mess is like a ‘cat’s arse’

13 March 2019 18:47

What’s the best way to describe Britain’s current Brexit situation? ‘Mess’ and ‘disaster’ probably spring to mind. But Mr S…

Watch: Steve Baker’s catastrophic Brexit interview

13 March 2019 17:56

Tonight MPs will have their say on whether Britain should leave the EU without a deal. The views of Tory…

Philip Hammond loses the crowd

13 March 2019 15:31

Anyone who’s ever sat through a statement given by Philip Hammond, knows that he’s not quite what you’d call a…

Chief Whip Julian Smith’s small win

13 March 2019 9:45

At the end of last year, Mr Steerpike was somewhat sceptical that it was a good idea to invite an ITV…

Boris Johnson: Why I won’t vote for Theresa May’s Brexit deal

12 March 2019 18:16

Boris Johnson says he will still vote against Theresa May’s Brexit deal. Here is his verdict on the PM’s revised…

Corbyn backs no-deal Brexit

12 March 2019 15:31

When it comes to Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn is still keeping his options open. But the same can’t be said of…

Geoffrey Cox clashes with Channel 4’s Jon Snow

12 March 2019 9:27

It’s here. It’s Brexit day, again. And Channel 4’s Jon Snow and Geoffrey Cox, the Attorney-General, have come to blows…

The New York Times on the parlour game played by Brits

12 March 2019 9:07

While the New York Times has a reputation for being the paper of record in the US, the newspaper has…

The mystery of Tom Watson and the ‘Future Britain Group’ website

11 March 2019 19:17

When seven Labour MPs formally announced that they were leaving the party to form the Independent Group on 18 February,…

Watch: Jo Coburn gives Paul Mason the death stare

11 March 2019 14:26

On Friday we saw Will Self and Mark Francois have a huge stare-off on Politics Live. Monday has arrived, and…

Theresa May’s International Women’s Day row

8 March 2019 14:24

At her speech in Grimsby this afternoon Theresa May made an attempt to get her colleagues in parliament to coalesce…

Watch: Will Self and Mark Francois bust-up on Politics Live

8 March 2019 13:36

It’s something of an understatement to say that Brexit has incited passions in the past two years, even on live…