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Watch: Dennis Skinner takes a pop at Nick Clegg – ‘what on earth was the Queen doing confiding in him?’

14 March 2016 17:05

Today’s Mail claims that Michael Gove is ‘clinging to office’ as a result of accusations that he was the source of…

Momentum activist: Labour’s ‘dodgy’ members could be result of an anti-Corbyn conspiracy

14 March 2016 16:27

Last week Jeremy Corbyn was left red-faced in PMQs after David Cameron asked him why he had allowed Gerry Downing — a…

Do as I say (not as I do): Nick Clegg’s Privy Council double standards

14 March 2016 12:43

Last week the Sun roused anger after they ran a front page claiming that the Queen backs Brexit. The paper…

Watch: Seema Malhotra’s car-crash Sunday Politics interview

13 March 2016 12:57

With the Budget due next week, George Osborne appeared on the Andrew Marr show to warn of the need for…

Boris, Miss World and Bublé at Lord Ashcroft’s 70th birthday party

12 March 2016 21:01

Lord Ashcroft is celebrating his 70th birthday at the Grosvenor House Hotel and Mr S is honoured to be one…

Alastair Campbell is confronted by his namesake: ‘have you got any idea what my life has been like?’

11 March 2016 18:20

Although Alastair Campbell no longer works in politics, he remains a divisive figure in Westminster thanks to the reputation he…

Simon Hughes’ new job brings him back to the Commons

11 March 2016 13:45

After Simon Hughes lost his seat in the general election, the Liberal Democrat stalwart went from Justice Minister to unemployed…

Watch: Michael Crick chases down Lord Feldman

10 March 2016 17:05

Michael Crick’s Channel 4 report into Tory election spending has led to an investigation by the Electoral Commission into the…

Watch: Labour’s expelled Trotskyite says he will not ‘condemn’ 9/11

10 March 2016 13:13

This week Jeremy Corbyn received flak from the Prime Minister during PMQs over the decision by Labour’s NEC to allow…

Watch: Richard Burgon leaves Rachel Reeves unimpressed at PMQs

9 March 2016 13:38

Although the EU referendum is supposed to be an issue which transcends party politics, the memo is yet to be…

Stella Creasy hits back over Priti Patel’s suffragette comments: ‘Brexit is the spirit of surrendered wives’

9 March 2016 12:44

On International Women’s Day, Priti Patel managed to divide members of the fairer sex after she claimed that the suffragettes…

Was Michael Gove present at the Queen’s ‘Brexit’ lunch?

9 March 2016 9:48

Today’s Sun claims on its front page that the Queen backs Brexit. The paper reports that the Queen clashed with…

It’s been six months, Nicola Sturgeon. Where are your refugees?

8 March 2016 18:28

This week Yvette Cooper was taken to task by Nick Ferrari on LBC over her refugee pledge. Although the former Labour…

Coffee Shots: Whitto reveals Seumas Milne’s Maoist manifesto

8 March 2016 15:51

Today’s lobby lunch was the cause of much amusement among hacks. John Whittingdale used his speech to cast a light on Labour…

Question Time’s Brexit poster girl joins Women for Britain campaign

8 March 2016 12:42

When Lexie Hill appeared on Question Time last month, she left Cabinet minister Liz Truss speechless when she offered up…

Listen: Nick Ferrari asks a squirming Yvette Cooper if she has taken Syrian refugees into her home

8 March 2016 10:53

Last year a host of celebrities and politicians alike slammed the government for their handling of the refugee crisis. As…

Morrissey is ‘considering’ standing for Mayor of London

7 March 2016 19:13

For those uninspired by the current London mayoral race, there is still hope that things will get more interesting. Morrissey, the Heaven…

Tony Gallagher, editor of The Telegraph, and Chris Blackhurst, editor of The Independent, arrive in Downing Street for talks on press regulation earlier this week. Picture: Getty

Is it time for a spot of musical chairs at the Sun?

7 March 2016 15:54

When Tony Gallagher left the Daily Mail to become editor-in-chief of the Sun in September, the appointment took many by…

Andrew Marr accused of EU bias over Boris Johnson interview

6 March 2016 11:59

This week Nigel Farage revealed that he had been left ‘worried’ about Boris Johnson’s ability to campaign for Brexit after…

Nigel Farage: Boris had me worried after his ‘shambolic’ press conference

5 March 2016 11:39

To the Conrad hotel in St James where Nigel Farage went head to head with former Labour spinner John McTernan in a…

Zac Goldsmith promises to be ‘pansexual’ for London

4 March 2016 16:52

As Zac Goldsmith fights to be the next Mayor of London against Labour’s Sadiq Khan, he is striving to appeal to…

Watch: Steve Hilton on Donald Trump – ‘exactly what people want’

4 March 2016 12:44

This week Donald Trump surged ahead in the race to be the Republican candidate in the US presidential election following Super Tuesday.…

Nick Clegg visited dogging site during his time as deputy PM

4 March 2016 9:50

With Nick Clegg now a mere backbencher, his former staff appear to no longer feel the need to protect the…

Watch: Labour MEP stuck in lift in European parliament

4 March 2016 9:44

Brexit campaigners make the argument that the European Union just isn’t working when it comes to Britain’s interests. While some are yet to…

Watch: Zoe Williams says ‘rugby is just a weird thing that posh people play’

4 March 2016 9:22

Last night’s Question Time panel saw David Dimbleby joined by John McDonnell, Dominic Raab, Ukip’s Louise Bours, Jermaine Jenas and…