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Where’s the outrage over Shaun Bailey’s slur on ‘cheeky’ boys?

9 October 2018 18:23

Much outrage this afternoon over the Tories’ mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey. In a pamphlet for the Centre for Policy Studies…

David Davis de-dramatises his Brexit rhetoric

9 October 2018 15:02

David Davis has caused a stir this afternoon after he sent a letter to Tory MPs claiming the Conservatives ‘will…

Watch: Juncker mocks May

8 October 2018 14:42

Just last week Donald Tusk took to social media to claim that the EU’s offer to the UK a ‘Canada+++’…

Jeremy Wright’s football fail

7 October 2018 10:52

Is Jeremy Wright the new David Cameron? By that, Mr S does not mean to suggest that Wright is the…

Labour accidentally withdraw wreath-gate compaint

5 October 2018 15:08

When it emerged over the summer that Jeremy Corbyn had attended a ceremony which commemorated the deaths of several terrorists…

Watch: Theresa May’s Leader of the Commons isn’t sure she’ll last the week

4 October 2018 12:03

After a successful and well-received conference speech, you would think the Prime Minister would at least get a week or…

Are the Tories embarrassed by Jeremy Hunt’s speech?

4 October 2018 11:34

Every family across the UK knows the familiar dread of hosting a party, attended by an infamous uncle who can…

Watch: Geoffrey ‘Mufasa’ Cox brings the house down

3 October 2018 17:24

Choosing a warm-up act to introduce a big speech is a delicate balancing act. Pick someone too woeful and the…

Watch: Theresa May dances on to the stage at Tory conference

3 October 2018 12:01

Theresa May has made quite an entrance ahead of her big speech at Tory party conference. The Prime Minister danced…

Tory MP drops a bombshell ahead of Theresa May’s big speech

3 October 2018 11:29

Poor old Theresa May. The Prime Minister hasn’t even got on stage to deliver her speech at Tory party conference…

What did Tory members make of Boris Johnson’s speech?

2 October 2018 16:40

Boris Johnson’s speech attracted the largest crowd of any conference fringe event. But does Boris have the backing of party…

Anna Soubry turns on young Tories

2 October 2018 15:52

The Tory tradition of blue-on-blue attacks at the party’s conference continues. Today, it’s the turn of Anna Soubry to mock…

Jo Jo’s no show at Boris’s conference speech

2 October 2018 14:36

Boris Johnson’s fringe speech certainly went down well with members today, when a packed auditorium erupted in cheers as he…

Watch: Sajid Javid’s speech gaffe

2 October 2018 13:19

Poor old Sajid Javid. While a huge queue of Tory activists were waiting to hear from Boris Johnson, there were…

Conservative conference 2018, in pictures

2 October 2018 12:39

It’s been a rather dry affair inside the main hall at Conservative conference this year, as ministers struggle to come…

Ministers leave plenty of empty seats at Conservative party conference

2 October 2018 12:30

There was a time, back in the day, when cabinet ministers were the star attraction of the Conservative conference show.…

Boris fever hits Tory party conference

2 October 2018 11:37

Boris Johnson has arrived at Tory party conference and excitement among activists is building ahead of his big speech at…

Scottish Tories launch ‘Operation Stop Boris’

2 October 2018 10:54

As Boris Johnson and the accompanying media circus descend on conference today, pundits have been asking – is he the…

Watch: ‘Sack the woman’ – Jacob Rees-Mogg heckled at Brexit rally

1 October 2018 19:33

It’s safe to say that Jacob Rees-Mogg isn’t keen on the Prime Minister’s Chequers plan. But Rees-Mogg has still stopped…

Damian Green lashes out at Boris Johnson

1 October 2018 17:07

Boris Johnson continues to be the target of attacks from fellow Tory MPs at the party’s conference in Birmingham, even…

Watch: Liam Fox blasts ‘crazy’ Lib Dems

1 October 2018 13:02

Liam Fox was once a minister in a Tory-Lib Dem government. But seven years is a long time in politics.…

Boris Johnson’s fake field of wheat

1 October 2018 12:36

Mr S was intrigued by reports that the former foreign secretary had been photographed running through a field of wheat…

Listen: Liz Truss lays into ‘Miliband-esque’ Tory policies

1 October 2018 9:08

There’s been no short of soul-searching in Birmingham this week, as Conservatives wonder how they can challenge an increasingly threatening…

Watch: Philip Hammond rows back on Boris criticism

1 October 2018 8:39

It’s day two of Conservative party conference and the Tory wars are in full swing. This morning it’s the turn…

Tory MP: Conservatives resemble ‘the armed wing of Ukip’

30 September 2018 19:54

It’s day one of Tory conference and already the blue-on-blue warfare is rife. Aside from Boris-bashing in the main hall,…