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Listen: Dominic Grieve and Philip Hammond booed at Brexit event

30 September 2019 15:12

Mark Francois, Arlene Foster and John Redwood have just taken part in a panel discussion on Brexit at Manchester’s Comedy…

Hall of Shame: The worst jokes at Tory conference

30 September 2019 11:45

Dying is easy, comedy is hard. It seems it’s even harder when you’re a Tory politician. Mr Steerpike has barely…

Ben Bradley: Tories are locked in Corbyn’s car

30 September 2019 8:37

Ben Bradley is full of optimism about the Tory party’s future. ‘This could be the best thing since Mrs T’,…

Robert Buckland hits out at ‘unaccountable’ critics of judiciary

29 September 2019 21:23

The judiciary has come in for a hard time following the Supreme Court’s decision that Boris Johnson’s prorogation of parliament…

Dominic Grieve’s surprise turn at Tory conference

29 September 2019 19:33

What does a Tory rebel do after they have had the Conservative whip withdrawn and then voted against the Tories…

‘Tories not welcome here’: Pictures from the anti-Tory rally

29 September 2019 17:25

Boris Johnson came in for criticism last week for his language in Parliament, but are his critics any better? Mr…

Watch: Jacob Rees-Mogg’s revealing summary of the state of British politics

29 September 2019 16:28

Jacob Rees-Mogg has just given a pretty accurate summary of the state of British politics. The leader of the House…

Countdown to Tory conference, sponsored by a People’s Vote

29 September 2019 14:52

The Conservative party may have improved its use of social media in recent years, ditching the staid pictures of Cabinet…

Tories get another rude welcoming in Manchester

29 September 2019 10:43

When the Tories last came to Manchester for their party conference, delegates were greeted by a ‘Hang the Tories’ protest…

13 times David Cameron’s book makes the case for Brexit

28 September 2019 7:30

David Cameron’s autobiography was supposed to be a chance for the former prime minister to settle scores and have his say…

Karl Turner’s unparliamentary behaviour

27 September 2019 12:39

Labour MP Karl Turner took the opportunity to berate Boris Johnson’s adviser Dominic Cummings in a heated, and slightly bizarre,…

Desmond Swayne: I ‘blacked up’ as James Brown

27 September 2019 12:16

Justin Trudeau found himself in hot water last week after pictures emerged of him ‘blacking up’ for a fancy-dress party.…

Valerie Vaz demands Geoffrey Cox apologise for calling MPs ‘turkeys’

26 September 2019 14:44

There is no love lost between MPs in the Commons today following last night’s fractious debate. But has one Labour…

Watch: Geoffrey Cox slams MPs – ‘This Parliament is a disgrace’

25 September 2019 12:27

Geoffrey Cox is not a happy bunny. The Attorney General has just blasted MPs, telling them that Parliament is a…

Ken Loach: Tom Watson is the biggest threat facing Labour

24 September 2019 14:17

What’s the biggest threat facing the Labour party? The Tories? The Lib Dems? Brexit? All wrong, says pro-Corbyn film director…

Watch: John Bercow says Parliament will return tomorrow

24 September 2019 12:28

Less than two hours ago the Supreme Court released its verdict that Boris Johnson’s decision to prorogue parliament was both…

Watch: Red Len loses his temper in Sky News interview

24 September 2019 10:14

Labour members are planning a mass walkout at Tom Watson’s conference speech this afternoon. And as for Brexit, it’s safe…

Watch: Emily Thornberry’s strange concussion anecdote

23 September 2019 16:03

Emily Thornberry took to the stage today at Labour conference to try and make the case for her party backing…

Labour’s new policy: abolish private schools

22 September 2019 18:49

Here we go. As the debate continues within the Labour party as to which Brexit policy will win the party…

Margaret Beckett to the rescue

21 September 2019 7:00

With a cross-party group of MPs successfully passing legislation to instruct the government to seek an Article 50 extension rather…