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John McDonnell’s Question Time excuse falls short

10 March 2017 18:11

On Thurday’s Question Time, there was one politician notably absent from the panel. For a second time, John McDonnell, the…

Watch: BBC pundit’s interview interrupted… by his children

10 March 2017 12:30

Oh dear. They say never work with animals or children, but what about when your own children get in the…

Watch: David Cameron appears to blast Chancellor’s ‘stupid’ National Insurance rise

10 March 2017 9:10

As Philip Hammond faces a second day of negative headlines over his decision to break a 2015 Tory manifesto pledge…

Watch: Philip Hammond squirms as he is accused of being a liar over National Insurance U-turn

9 March 2017 10:48

The Chancellor has awoken to a slew of bad headlines today following his decision to row back on a 2015 Tory…

Budget day – a good day to bury George Osborne’s extra income

8 March 2017 18:02

As politicians and hacks alike turn their ire on Philip Hammond this afternoon over his decision to row back on…

Is David Cameron to blame for Philip Hammond’s Budget blues?

8 March 2017 16:51

This afternoon Philip Hammond has found himself the subject of much bad press over his decision to break a 2015 Tory…

George Osborne’s right-hand man gives his Budget verdict: ‘think we can rule out a snap election’

8 March 2017 16:18

Oh dear. Although today’s Budget was expected to be rather boring, it’s shaping up to be a lot more interesting…

Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit breakfast blunder

8 March 2017 14:18

We all know that Brexit means Brexit – but not if you’re Jeremy Corbyn, it seems. During his response to…

International Women’s Day: Lord Heseltine mansplains to Theresa May

8 March 2017 11:50

Given that Theresa May is known to take issue with anything she perceives to be ‘mansplaining’, men are well-advised to refrain…

Stepford students come for the young conservatives

7 March 2017 16:03

Oh dear. Of late, Mr S has kept readers up to date with the antics of today’s Stepford students. From…

Revealed: Rebecca Long-Bailey pushed out in Gorton

7 March 2017 11:55

Although the Corbynites are at pains to promote Rebecca Long-Bailey as Jeremy Corbyn’s socialist successor, not everyone seems so convinced.…

John McDonnell’s tea offensive proves offensive

6 March 2017 18:14

As part of John McDonnell’s recent ‘tea offensive‘ to reach out and offer an olive branch to politicians on all…

Dawn Butler’s car sickness comes and goes

6 March 2017 14:49

Last week Dawn Butler used an appearance on Question Time to reveal that she hadn’t actually gone up to campaign…

Jeremy Corbyn’s tax stunt has an undesired effect

5 March 2017 23:03

As Budget day approaches, the opposition are attempting to pile pressure on the Tories. As part of these efforts, Jeremy Corbyn has…

‘Sir’ Nigel Farage gets his gong after all

3 March 2017 17:08

The row about whether Douglas Carswell did or didn’t block Nigel Farage’s knighthood has sparked another bout of civil war…

Question Time audience member on EU nationals: ‘Who would be serving our coffee in Pret?’

3 March 2017 9:57

Oh dear. After the Lords rebellion this week on the status of EU nationals in the UK post Brexit, the…

Campaign in Copeland? I get car sick, says Labour MP

3 March 2017 9:29

So far, Labour’s by-election defeat in Copeland has been blamed on everything from Tony Blair to a lack of Labour…

Corbyn spinner’s disastrous trip to the pub

2 March 2017 18:09

On your first day as a spin doctor for the opposition there are a few things that you probably shouldn’t…

Nigel Farage’s stock rises – as Ukip’s falls

2 March 2017 11:48

Today’s figures from the electoral commission show that between 1 October and 31 December 2016, Ukip raised only £33,228 in donations…

What Corbyn calls Lady Nugee

1 March 2017 11:47

Last week Mr S revealed that Jeremy Corbyn and Seumas Milne had come up with affectionate nicknames for one another.…