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Caption contest: Theresa May’s Copeland charm offensive

15 February 2017 15:56

Oh dear. As Theresa May avoids questions about the NHS up in Copeland ahead of this month’s by-election, brains at…

Paul Nuttall’s ‘press officer’ does it again

15 February 2017 12:39

As Paul Nuttall receives flak today over his admission that the claim on his website that he lost ‘close personal’ friends…

Wanted: Brexiteers for Wife Swap

14 February 2017 13:02

Just in case tensions between Brexiteers and Remain-ers were beginning to die down now that MPs have voted for Article…

Labour’s Stoke candidate gives his verdict on today’s female politicians

13 February 2017 22:18

Oh dear. It’s safe to say that Labour’s candidate for the Stoke-on-Central by-election has not had a good day. After…

Trousergate designer: Nicky Morgan broke my heart

13 February 2017 8:30

Relations between Theresa May and Nicky Morgan took a turn for the worse last year after the former education secretary criticised…

The Corbyn effect

11 February 2017 10:09

Last month, Tim Farron ruled out any electoral pact between the Liberal Democrats and Labour — branding Jeremy Corbyn ‘toxic’. With…

Richard Burgon to the rescue

10 February 2017 16:51

With Labour lagging behind the Tories in the polls and the party divided over Brexit, there has been much speculation…

Watch: BBC gives John Bercow a lesson in virtue signalling

10 February 2017 11:07

Yesterday James Duddridge, the Tory backbencher, tabled a motion of no confidence in the Speaker. It comes after John Bercow took the…

Corbyn’s war with the BBC rages on

9 February 2017 9:03

There’s little love lost between the BBC and the Leader’s Office. Jeremy Corbyn’s team have regularly accused the Beeb of…

Diane Abbott spurns David Davis in Strangers’ Bar

9 February 2017 0:09

After the government’s Brexit Bill passed through the Commons unamended, whips, government ministers and Brexiteers were in the mood to celebrate. Alas,…

Knives out for Bercow

8 February 2017 19:19

This week John Bercow was accused of double standards after he announced that he would not allow President Trump to address…

No 10’s secret weapon

8 February 2017 11:56

On Tuesday, the Daily Politics aired a segment lifting the lid on the staff in No 10. Among the power players…

Glenda Jackson bemoans Labour’s losing streak

8 February 2017 9:00

How times have changed. When Jeremy Corbyn first entered the Labour leadership race in the summer of 2015, Glenda Jackson…

Conservative MP Claire Perry. Picture: PA

Hard Brexiteers are like jihadis, says Tory MP

7 February 2017 18:18

As the committee stage of the government’s Brexit bill rolls on, MPs have been debating a range of amendments. Signalling…

Mary Cameron gives Corbyn a fashion critique

7 February 2017 15:13

It was a family affair at this year’s Oldie of the Year awards. The magazine’s new editor-in-chief Harry Mount —…

Inside the Tories’s ‘black-and-white’ ball for the ‘just about managing’ donor class

7 February 2017 11:13

The Conservatives’ black-tie billionaire-laden black-and-white ball ain’t what it used to be. Although Nigella Lawson’s former personal assistant once complained that she…

Watch: Theresa May puts Lady Nugee in her place

6 February 2017 16:42

This afternoon, Theresa May appeared in the Commons to update MPs on her trip to Malta for the EU summit.…

Diane Abbott makes a speedy recovery

6 February 2017 16:05

It’s a miracle. After coming down with a migraine at the exact time of the Article 50 vote last week,…

Tory MP does Labour’s bidding on the economy

6 February 2017 12:53

It’s not been a great few days for Daniel Kawczynski. First the Tory MP had to cancel a controversial Commons reception…

Caroline Flint puts the boot in over Diane Abbott’s ‘Brexit flu’

5 February 2017 11:47

After Diane Abbott missed the Article 50 vote thanks to ‘a migraine’, her comrade John Mann accused the shadow home secretary of ‘bottling…