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The Conservatives prepare for battle

13 August 2018 10:13

It’s been all out civil war in the Tory party since the disastrous snap election which saw Theresa May lose…

How the Miliband has fallen

10 August 2018 15:54

When Ed Miliband was elected Labour leader in 2010, he must have imagined himself headlining Labour conferences for years to…

Letterbox-gate: who said it first – Boris or the Guardian?

10 August 2018 10:59

In a strongly worded editorial on Tuesday, the Guardian newspaper did not hide its contempt for what it called Boris…

Ken Livingstone: Boris Johnson should be kicked out of the Tory party

10 August 2018 9:12

Oh dear. Of all the figures to come out against Boris Johnson over his comments comparing women wearing the full…

Rupa Huq’s concern over hate crime – then and now

9 August 2018 13:17

As the Boris burqa row continues to dominate the news agenda for the fourth day on the trot, the former…

Watch: Rupa Huq’s Boris impression

9 August 2018 9:04

Boris Johnson appears to be getting it from all sides today as the row over his burka comments hits day…

Boris Johnson ally fights back

8 August 2018 13:24

As Cabinet ministers and Tory MPs line up to attack Boris Johnson over his burka comments, some are wondering if…

Former deputy mayor on the double standards of Boris backlash

8 August 2018 9:29

Boris Johnson graces the front pages of not one but seven newspapers this morning as the row over his burka…

Watch: Corbyn says the BBC is biased about Israel’s right to exist

7 August 2018 19:17

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism, which Labour refuses to adopt in full, is very clear about one…

Chris Bryant can’t hide his feelings about Corbyn

7 August 2018 16:22

Whether Labour moderates are planning a coup in a Sussex farm house or simply getting together to discuss policy, it’s…

Alastair Campbell struggles to be reasonable

7 August 2018 13:48

Former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell took to social media last week to lament the loss of reasonable discourse in…

Man who supported a burka ban to speak at Corbynista festival

6 August 2018 16:28

Boris Johnson has found himself in a spot of bother today over an article in the Telegraph. The former Foreign…

George Osborne learns his lesson

6 August 2018 9:58

While David Cameron has reportedly busied himself of late telling friends how his old mate Michael Gove is ‘mad’ and…

Jeremy Corbyn’s cut and paste job

4 August 2018 8:13

You have a tight deadline and if you miss it there will be trouble. Only it’s a Friday and you’ve…

BBC presenter takes a swipe at the Today programme

3 August 2018 8:46

Oh dear. The Today programme has been in the news this week for the wrong reason after new data showed…

Chris Williamson turns on Momentum

2 August 2018 10:38

While the likes of Owen Jones are finally realising that it might not be a wise idea to back Peter…

Jeremy Hunt’s wife gaffe goes from bad to worse

2 August 2018 8:30

Jeremy Hunt started his new job as Foreign Secretary with a bang on Monday with a gaffe that rivalled those…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn dodges questions on anti-Semitism

1 August 2018 15:12

Labour’s anti-Semitism problem isn’t going away. But it seems Jeremy Corbyn is hoping it will do. When the Labour leader…

Arron Banks’ G7 fail

31 July 2018 16:35

With Theresa May’s Chequers proposal unpopular across the board, there are many politicians and would-be politicians now asking themselves: could…

Momentum’s NEC candidates: a beginner’s guide

31 July 2018 10:58

Labour’s latest anti-Semitism row has gone from awful to even worse thanks to a recording leaking in which veteran left-winger…

Chris Grayling’s Love Island opportunity

31 July 2018 9:03

CCHQ’s attempt to latch onto ITV2’s Love Island fanbase by releasing a number of Love Island-themed water bottles with Conservative…

Watch: Jeremy Hunt’s Chinese wife gaffe

30 July 2018 10:03

Jeremy Hunt might have some explaining to do when he gets home from his trip to China. The Foreign Secretary…

Project Fear latest: Brexit means… super-gonorrhoea

30 July 2018 8:59

Oh dear. With Tory MPs and Opposition MPs alike united in their dislike of Theresa May’s Chequers proposals, talk of…

Dominic Cummings’ fake news

27 July 2018 18:06

With characteristic verve, former Vote Leave campaign chief Dominic Cummings has taken to his blog to brand the latest DCMS…

Gavin Barwell sets the bar low

27 July 2018 12:55

Oh dear. It used to be that the Conservatives had their eyes on a 100-seat majority, now it seems that…