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Labour secures the full fruits of Clause IV

7 April 2016 16:00

During the Labour leadership election, Jeremy Corbyn found himself in hot water after he appeared to claim in an interview…

David Cameron claims he watches Glastonbury at home by a warm fire… in June

7 April 2016 12:36

Today David Cameron is trying to win the youth vote in the upcoming EU referendum. To do this, he has given…

Boris Johnson blasts government’s £9m EU leaflets: ‘it’s a complete waste of money’

7 April 2016 11:46

The news today that the government are to spend over £9m of taxpayers’ money on leaflets for the pro-EU campaign has…

Green Party MEP accuses BBC of bias over party broadcast

7 April 2016 8:21

These days the BBC can’t seem to get anything right. On top of regularly riling Brexit-ers with ‘EU bias’, the corporation has…

Watch: Zac Goldsmith’s awkward TfL interview – ‘I’m going to stop you there’

5 April 2016 14:18

Oh dear. With Sadiq Khan leading the polls ahead of the upcoming London mayoral election, Zac Goldsmith has his work…

Sadiq Khan fails his own transport test

4 April 2016 10:05

As the London mayoral race heats up, Sadiq Khan has gone on the offensive when it comes to the cost of…

Revealed: Zac Goldsmith’s record of failure

2 April 2016 11:00

In March, Zac Goldsmith was named the most ‘pro-business‘ London mayoral candidate in a ComRes poll. According to the survey, 65…

Labour’s ‘prince across the water’ hints at a return to Blighty

31 March 2016 13:22

During Ed Miliband’s time as Labour leader, he was subject to opposition from MPs in his own party as those in other parties.…

A London for all! George Galloway to speak at £1400 private members’ club

31 March 2016 10:14

George Galloway’s London mayoral campaign carries a key message: ‘A London for all, not just for those dripping with gold.’ The Respect…

Zac Goldsmith wins an endorsement… from his ex-brother-in-law

29 March 2016 11:47

Zac Goldsmith’s mayoral campaign hit a bum note this month when his attempts to reach out to the Indian community…

Vote Leave exec accuses Alan Duncan of asking for a board position before backing Remain

27 March 2016 14:32

This week Sir Alan Duncan penned a piece for the Telegraph entitled ‘why this lifelong Eurosceptic is now voting to…

Jeremy Corbyn’s brother backs Brexit: ‘the EU is the tool of big corporations and asset strippers’

26 March 2016 11:16

The upcoming EU referendum has proved to be a divisive issue for families as well as politicians. With Boris Johnson the…

Did a Momentum activist suggest Chuka Umunna wasn’t ‘politically black’?

24 March 2016 16:35

It’s been a bad week for the Tories, but it hasn’t exactly been a great week for Labour. After a…

Jeremy Corbyn at the British Kebab Awards: ‘hands up those kebab shops that don’t sell falafel’

24 March 2016 12:29

As the leader of the Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn is a busy man these days. So busy in fact that…

Listen: Justin Webb takes Amber Rudd to task on Today over her ‘plague of frogs’ Brexit claims

24 March 2016 10:24

Today Amber Rudd is doing her bit for the In campaign with a speech in which she will warn the nation that…

Introducing ‘Team Hostile’ – the superhero edition

23 March 2016 17:52

With the PLP more divided than ever today thanks to the discovery of Team Corbyn’s ‘hostile list’ — which ranks MPs…

Sorry, Danny Finkelstein, but you didn’t change Iain Duncan Smith’s career

23 March 2016 17:19

A few years back, Mr Steerpike wrote a blog entitled ‘How Danny Finkelstein botched the reshuffle‘ – revealing how those…

Watch: Norman Smith’s live BBC broadcast interrupted by Parliament security

23 March 2016 15:02

While PMQs took place in the Commons this lunchtime, outside in the Central Lobby a protest could be heard. Disability campaigners…

Corbyn’s PMQ performance receives a ‘hostile’ verdict from Labour MP: ‘f—ing disaster’

23 March 2016 12:39

Today’s PMQs ought to have been a walk in the park for Jeremy Corbyn following days of in-fighting and rebellion…

Tracey Emin has married a rock – but did the stone give consent?

23 March 2016 8:54

It’s a tough world out there for singletons in the digital age. Although dating apps like Tinder mean it’s never…

Nicholas Soames on IDS resignation: ‘you’d have thought there’d been a coup by a black African dictator’

22 March 2016 13:31

With the Conservatives currently experiencing inner party turmoil following Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation over the Chancellor’s Budget, there are concerns…

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown accuses the Independent of sexism over print redundancies

22 March 2016 12:10

This week the Independent will publish its last ever print edition. With a reduced number of staff being kept on…

Watch: Dennis Skinner takes Cameron to task over Osborne’s ‘nine lives’

21 March 2016 18:23

With George Osborne’s disastrous Budget the main topic of conversation today in the Chamber, Jeremy Corbyn surprised his colleagues by…

Paula Sherriff urges David Cameron to consign the ‘Vagina Added Tax’ to history

21 March 2016 17:45

A historic session took place in the Commons today and not jut because of the current omnishambles building around George…

Sadiq Khan’s pledge to tackle Labour anti-Semitism hits a bump in the road

21 March 2016 13:43

Since Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader, the party has been dogged by rumours of anti-semitism in certain factions of…