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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…

SNP’s fake Brexit news

27 July 2018 9:53

Given the current mess the Conservative party finds itself in, you’d be forgiven for thinking that all their opponents need…

Labour MPs’ Love Island fandom moves up a gear

26 July 2018 16:56

Last month Mr Steerpike revealed that a group of Labour MPs had formed a special WhatsApp group to secretly liaise…

Boris Johnson’s new-found freedom

26 July 2018 12:46

As Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson found himself restrained in ways that didn’t suit him. Now on the backbench once again,…

Listen: John McDonnell – ‘we are a party that’s anti-Semitist’

25 July 2018 7:44

A poll earlier this year found that almost two-thirds of the British public believe Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party has a…

Watch: Brexiteer MPs round on Olly Robbins at select committee

24 July 2018 18:39

Following the resignation of David Davis, Brexiteers and Remainers alike have been left wondering how Brexit is going, and more…

John Bercow gets another tennis freebie

24 July 2018 11:16

John Bercow wasn’t spotted in the Royal Box at Wimbledon this year but Mr S is pleased to report that…

Watch: Return of the Maybot

23 July 2018 15:00

The Maybot is back. The Prime Minister has just been doing a Q and A with workers in Newcastle when…

Ex-Tory MP: Theresa May blocked Brexit ‘no deal’ planning

23 July 2018 13:08

Theresa May has always said ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’, but how much has her government actually…

Vince Cable’s missed opportunity

22 July 2018 11:40

This week the government narrowly avoided defeat on two government-backed amendments tabled by the European Research Group. In the end, the…

Olly Robbins’ Brexit bonus

19 July 2018 13:30

Theresa May’s Brexit plan is going down badly and the EU is telling members states to step up preparations for…

Kate Hoey on Jo Swinson vote pairing row: ‘she was okay to go on an anti-Trump demonstration’

19 July 2018 8:58

Although the government managed to win the crunch customs union vote this week, the victory was short-lived thanks to a…

Jacob Rees-Mogg backs Boris

18 July 2018 18:52

Boris Johnson’s resignation speech wasn’t the Geoffrey Howe moment some had built it up to be. But the former Foreign…

‘I’m literally a communist’ T-shirt – literally free market economics

17 July 2018 15:26

Last week, the left-wing blogger Ash Sarkar told Piers Morgan she was ‘literally a communist’ after the pair got into…

Blue on Blue: Nadine Dorries attacks Anna Soubry – ‘they’ve lost the plot’

17 July 2018 12:40

Oh dear. As No 10 attempt to stop more Commons rebellions today on the customs bill, relations between Tory Remain…

Dominic Raab’s special turn

17 July 2018 12:23

Theresa May’s government may be on the verge of collapse but it’s still business as usual on the Westminster summer…

Theresa May’s big problem? Her ‘passion for what’s workable,’ says Tory MP

16 July 2018 15:53

Andrea Jenkyns is regarded by many Tory MPs as a Brexit champion – after the Conservative MP for Morley pre-emptively…

Justine Greening’s change of heart

16 July 2018 10:38

Over the weekend, Theresa May attempted to stem the growing Eurosceptic rebellion by warning Brexiteer MPs that if they didn’t…

Donald Trump is talking fake news about Brexit

13 July 2018 17:07

In Trumpland, the truth is what you say it is. Donald Trump says he was at his golf course at…

Tory minister: Boris Johnson would make a terrible PM

13 July 2018 11:21

It’s all kicking off in the Conservative party. After a week of Eurosceptic rebellion, resignations and in-fighting, Theresa May has…

Watch: Nigel Farage on winding up Team Trump ahead of UK visit

13 July 2018 9:37

President Trump’s official UK visit has turned into a nightmare for Downing Street after the US President used an interview…