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Theresa May: ‘No deal is better than a bad deal’ stance was ‘abstract’

1 May 2019 16:08

Theresa May once said that ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’, but did she really mean it? The…

Corbyn’s office targeted by anti-Brexit protestors

1 May 2019 10:53

How is Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit position landing with his constituents? On Tuesday, Labour’s National Executive Committee came under pressure to…

Liz Truss shows solidarity with Diane Abbott

1 May 2019 8:31

Liz Truss and Diane Abbott are an unlikely pair. One is a champion of free markets while the other is…

Tom Watson ‘storms out’ of a Labour shadow cabinet meeting

30 April 2019 11:48

Today is a key crunch point for Labour, as the party rules on whether it will fully endorse a second…

Watch: James Brokenshire taken to task over Roger Scruton sacking

30 April 2019 10:30

James Brokenshire has been keeping a low profile since the controversial sacking of Roger Scruton three weeks ago. But now…

Good news for government leakers

29 April 2019 15:00

The hunt is on within government to discover which individual leaked details of a meeting of the National Security Council on…

Jeremy Hunt’s children gaffe

25 April 2019 18:36

Although Jeremy Hunt is often depicted as a more statesman-like figure than his predecessor at the Foreign Office, the Foreign…

Johnson enters the race

23 April 2019 12:24

The European elections are shaping up to be a colourful affair with both the Brexit Party and pro-EU Change UK…

Who is the busiest Tory leadership candidate of them all?

17 April 2019 17:08

Tory MPs agree that Theresa May’s days in Downing Street are numbered, but when it comes to picking her replacement…

The Lib Dems’ European candidate confusion

17 April 2019 12:21

In a press release this morning, the Liberal Democrats announced the candidates who will be representing them in the forthcoming…

Watch: Extinction Rebellion member storms off Sky News

17 April 2019 12:15

The Extinction Rebellion group of climate change activists have caused widespread disruption in the capital this week, as they blockade…

Watch: Richard Burgon caught out saying ‘Zionism is the enemy of peace’

16 April 2019 12:56

In 2016, Labour’s shadow justice secretary and Corbyn ally Richard Burgon was asked a rather simple question by Andrew Neil…

Behind the scenes at the Extinction Rebellion protest

15 April 2019 15:40

People are protesting on the streets of London again. But this time it’s got nothing to do with Brexit. Instead,…

Dominic Raab takes inspiration from Game of Thrones

15 April 2019 10:46

As Tory leadership rivals get their campaigns up and running – and start to work out how to torpedo their…

Annunziata Rees-Mogg stands for Farage’s Brexit party

12 April 2019 12:04

Nigel Farage announced the launch of his new Brexit party today, in a metal finishing factory in Longford, Coventry. As…

George Osborne’s curious criticism of Roger Scruton

10 April 2019 15:30

In November last year, a row kicked off when the government asked the philosopher Roger Scruton to chair the Building…

Watch: Tory MP dares Theresa May to sack him

9 April 2019 9:04

Theresa May has suffered a record number of ministerial resignations since the day she walked into Number 10, but if…

Watch: Andrew Bridgen vs Daniel Finkelstein

8 April 2019 15:01

As Theresa May reaffirmed her commitment to strike a softer Brexit deal with Labour over the weekend, and Yvette Cooper’s…

Is Christine Shawcroft the true target of the Momentum purge?

5 April 2019 14:43

Yesterday, Mr Steerpike reported that the founder of the left-wing campaign group Momentum, Jon Lansman, had been removed as a…

Has Jon Lansman been ousted from Momentum?

4 April 2019 19:01

Ever since Jeremy Corbyn first put himself forward to be Labour leader in 2015, the founder of Momentum, Jon Lansman,…

Listen: Jacob Rees-Mogg vs the Today programme

3 April 2019 9:15

Jacob Rees-Mogg was on the Today programme this morning to discuss Theresa May’s latest pitch to work with Jeremy Corbyn…

Listen: Mark Francois says ‘Up yours’ to Philip Hammond

1 April 2019 22:54

The results of the second set of indicative votes were announced this evening, and after showing once again that MPs…

Watch: Nick Boles quits the Tory party

1 April 2019 22:12

Nick Boles has just quit the Tory party on the floor of the House of Commons. Minutes after his Common…

Watch: Anna Soubry and Jacob Rees-Mogg clash in the Commons

1 April 2019 16:52

There are still a few hours to go until Parliament votes once again on Brexit, but it is already getting…

Tory MP: I was wrong to vote for May’s Brexit deal

1 April 2019 16:08

There was a glimmer of hope for Theresa May and her Brexit deal on Friday when some Tory eurosceptics decided…