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Theresa May’s flagship speech is derailed

8 March 2019 10:33

Theresa May headed to the seaside town of Grimsby this morning to try and inject new life into her flagging…

David Davis tries to widen his appeal

7 March 2019 15:41

With Theresa May’s departure expected later this year, a host of ambitious males are keen to parade their wares. Frontrunner…

Listen: Amber Rudd’s ‘coloured woman’ remarks

7 March 2019 15:14

Amber Rudd has caused a storm of outrage this afternoon after she referred to Labour’s Diane Abbott as a ‘coloured…

Equalities watchdog: Labour may have unlawfully discriminated

7 March 2019 10:47

It’s been a gruelling couple of days for the Labour Party, as their approach to handling and meddling in anti-Semitism…

Chuka Umunna, The Alternative

5 March 2019 18:24

A few weeks ago, it was reported that Sajid Javid likes to refer to himself as ‘The Saj’. While the…

Revealed: Corbyn’s policy director defends member suspended for anti-Semitism

5 March 2019 16:00

A fresh war broke out this week between Labour MPs and the party leadership over how impartial Labour has been when…

Fiona Onasanya loses her appeal against conviction

5 March 2019 14:35

Today was the last chance for the former Labour MP Fiona Onasanya MP to protest her innocence, as she appealed her…

A brief history of Chris Grayling’s failings

5 March 2019 12:10

Chris Grayling is back in the news – and once again it is for all the wrong reasons. The transport…

New York Times goes easy on ‘Failing Grayling’

4 March 2019 19:38

Chris Grayling has managed to take the government’s ‘Global Britain’ agenda up a gear this week with an appearance in…

Which Tory MPs don’t call themselves Conservative online?

2 March 2019 7:00

Are Tory MPs actually proud to be Tories? Following recent defections from the party and the ever-present backdrop of Brexit…

Rebecca Long-Bailey: the new shadow Brexit secretary?

28 February 2019 16:33

Ever since deputy leader Tom Watson called for a shakeup of the Labour frontbench last week, in response to the…

David Lammy’s strange spat with Comic Relief

28 February 2019 14:02

David Lammy has taken a break from talking about Brexit – to take a pop at Comic Relief. In a…

Listen: Tom Watson damns Jeremy Corbyn with faint praise

28 February 2019 8:56

Relations between the deputy leader of the Labour party, Tom Watson, and Jeremy Corbyn have reached something of a nadir…

Chris Williamson has been suspended from the Labour Party

27 February 2019 17:50

It’s been a long time coming, but the Corbynite MP, Chris Williamson, has finally been suspended from Labour following his…

Has the Prime Minister snubbed the Liaison Committee?

27 February 2019 17:12

In November last year, Theresa May was hauled in front of the Liaison Committee (a super committee made up of…

Watch: Kate Hoey’s damning verdict on the Independent Group

27 February 2019 12:50

Labour’s shift towards a second referendum has not gone down well with the party’s MP for Vauxhall. So will Kate…

Watch: Sajid Javid gets into a muddle over Brexit

27 February 2019 11:53

Brexit is confusing for the best of us, but Mr S. would hope that the Home Secretary would at least…

Seven things we learnt from an evening with Jacob Rees-Mogg

26 February 2019 22:02

This evening Jacob Rees-Mogg joined Rod Liddle in being able to say he has sold out the London Palladium for…

Watch: Theresa May channels her inner meerkat

26 February 2019 13:54

Shortly after she came to power, Theresa May’s stilted delivery, robotic responses and inability to answer even the simplest of questions…

Exclusive: Tony Blair responds to Labour’s second referendum policy

25 February 2019 22:30

In yet another dramatic twist in the Brexit saga, Jeremy Corbyn announced this evening that Labour would now back a…

The Independent Group’s democratic deficit

25 February 2019 12:13

The TIGgers will be hoping to spark an immediate bounce of interest today as they hold their inaugural meeting as…

Theresa May takes her cue from Italy

25 February 2019 7:41

Theresa May flew to Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh yesterday to meet with EU leaders and to desperately seek a compromise on…

The New York Times continues its doom and gloom Brexit coverage

24 February 2019 12:31

When it comes to Brexit, the New York Times has a track record in prophesying doom and gloom. Last year,…

Andrew Adonis’s case for a second referendum falls flat

22 February 2019 17:07

It’s Andrew Adonis’s birthday and how better for him to mark the occasion than with a tweet about Brexit? Adonis,…

Stephen Kinnock: who is Derek Hatton?

21 February 2019 10:53

Derek Hatton’s journey from Militant councillor to not-quite Labour member has been something of a rollercoaster in recent days. After…