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The temptation of Lord Mann

10 September 2019 13:30

It was announced last night that the government’s recently appointed ‘anti-Semitism tsar’ John Mann would be given a seat in…

The six strangest moments from Parliament’s prorogation protest

10 September 2019 11:25

Early this morning at around 2am, the Commons witnessed some of the most extraordinary behaviour seen in the Chamber in living memory,…

Who will replace John Bercow as Speaker?

10 September 2019 7:35

Now that John Bercow has announced his imminent departure, an inevitable political bun fight will surely follow. The outgoing Speaker…

Watch: Tory MPs refuse to applaud John Bercow

9 September 2019 16:36

In a long, winding, and emotional speech in the Chamber this afternoon, John Bercow informed MPs that he would be…

Rory Stewart: the picture perfect politician

6 September 2019 16:23

On Tuesday, the former Conservative MP Rory Stewart won GQ’s Politician of the Year award. It was probably the best…

Watch: Emily Thornberry’s Brexit confusion

6 September 2019 10:46

As the Labour party currently decides whether it wants to fight a general election, many observers are still trying to…

Jo Johnson takes inspiration from the Milibands

5 September 2019 15:01

Boris Johnson was dealt a bitter blow this morning. Not only did the Prime Minister suffer his first ministerial resignation,…

The 50 times Jeremy Corbyn has called for an election this year

4 September 2019 13:25

Jeremy Corbyn backtracked on one of his core political messages yesterday, when he told Boris Johnson that he no longer…

Watch: Phillip Lee crosses the floor to sit with the Lib Dems

3 September 2019 16:20

Dr Phillip Lee, the MP for Bracknell, has left the Conservative party to join the Liberal Democrats. In the middle…

Watch: Philip Hammond vows to fight any deselection attempt

3 September 2019 9:02

When Boris Johnson announced that Tory MPs who rebelled against the government this week to stop a no-deal Brexit would…

John Major offers his prorogation advice

30 August 2019 10:40

It’s all out war in the Conservative party this morning, after the former Tory Prime Minister John Major announced that…

Will Paul Mason miss his own protest?

29 August 2019 12:22

Last night, hundreds of people gathered in Parliament Square to vent their fury at Boris Johnson and his decision to…

Watch: Jacob Rees-Mogg hits back on prorogation

29 August 2019 10:30

There were howls of outrage yesterday when Boris Johnson announced that he was calling for a Queen’s Speech on 14…

Dominic Grieve: ‘I will certainly bring down a Conservative Government’

28 August 2019 10:35

Boris Johnson’s plan to suspend Parliament is not going down well with MPs, not least among some of those on…

A field guide to Whitehall’s mandarins 

26 August 2019 11:10

Britain’s civil service is supposed to be the envy of the world, seamlessly executing the will of whichever government happens…

Caption contest: Boris Johnson and President Trump meet at G7

25 August 2019 10:37

To the G7 summit in Biarritz where Boris Johnson has held his first meeting with Donald Trump since becoming Prime…

CCHQ leaves potential candidates scratching their heads

23 August 2019 18:16

Mr S was curious to spy a puzzling email sent out by CCHQ to their prospective parliamentary candidates today. The…

Brexit poetry competition: Winner announced

23 August 2019 11:29

The time has come to announce the winner of our much-lauded Brexit poetry competition. Earlier this week, we called on…

Watch: Boris Johnson makes the Germans laugh

21 August 2019 17:45

Boris Johnson’s critics predicted that he would be something of a disaster on the world stage, but his debut as…

Theresa May’s cricket ticket freebies

21 August 2019 15:17

Theresa May spent her first day outside of No. 10 at Lord’s cricket ground, watching the second day of the…