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Diane Abbott gives Article 50 a miss

2 February 2017 9:06

Last night, 47 Labour MPs rebelled against a three-line whip and voted against the triggering of Article 50. Embarrassingly for…

Harriet Harman still Browned off

31 January 2017 17:50

It’s tough being a woman in the Labour party. As well as having little chance of becoming party leader, it…

Ken Clarke told the Telegraph that he hopes the Tories will be able to tell voters in 2015 that they were a strong hand on the tiller of the economy. Picture: Getty

When Ken Clarke failed to stand up to fascism

31 January 2017 17:05

This afternoon, Ken Clarke made a particularly lively contribution to the Article 50 debate when he announced that his party had…

Derek Hatton turns on Corbyn

31 January 2017 12:29

Oh dear. Although Jeremy Corbyn faces plenty of opposition on the right of his party, up until now he has…

Will Yvette Cooper put her money where her mouth is on refugee accommodation?

31 January 2017 12:07

As the chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, Yvette Cooper is in the news today with a call for…

Nicholas Soames barks at female MP

30 January 2017 18:26

Although Nicholas Soames recently urged the Foreign Secretary to show more kindness and understanding when dealing with one’s opponent, he…

Will ITV’s new news agenda cause a problem for Newsnight?

30 January 2017 17:47

There’s not much going on at the moment. Or at least that’s what brains over at ITV appear to think.…

Rachel Johnson slaps down her brother over Trump’s visa ban

30 January 2017 9:21

After Theresa May’s seemingly successful visit to the White House, the Prime Minister has been accused of failing to stand…

Lucy Powell returns to her Mean Girls past

30 January 2017 8:36

Oh dear. After Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader, Lucy Powell was labelled a mean girl thanks to her decision to take to…

Trump’s diplomat: I helped bring down the Soviet Union, it’s the EU next

27 January 2017 11:00

Just in case European Union leaders were in any doubt over President Trump’s feelings towards them, his rumoured pick for…

Lily Allen’s Trump protest backfires

27 January 2017 8:06

Last week, Lily Allen became the subject of much mockery online after she claimed to have discovered the flaw in…

Government publishes Article 50 bill

26 January 2017 13:32

After the government lost its Supreme Court appeal, Article 50 must now be triggered by an Act of Parliament. As…

Isabel Oakeshott exits the Mail

26 January 2017 11:01

After Isabel Oakeshott co-authored Call Me Dave with Lord Ashcroft, the former Sunday Times political editor became the scourge of the…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn mistakenly claims police officer is dead

25 January 2017 12:45

Oh dear. To describe today’s Prime Minister’s Questions as bad for Labour would be an understatement. After Jeremy Corbyn was…

Unite challenger plays his Trump card

25 January 2017 10:45

Following Donald Trump’s surprise victory in America, Jeremy Corbyn’s team have tried to take inspiration from the new US president…

New Oxford Rhodes scholar: I don’t support Rhodes (or need the scholarship)

24 January 2017 16:26

Steerpike readers will be familiar with the antics of Ntokozo Qwabe — the Rhodes scholar, who boasted about making a…

The Daily Mail’s new favourite Europhiles

24 January 2017 13:30

Ahead of the government’s supreme court appeal against the high court ruling that Article 50 cannot be triggered without a…

Wanted: David Cameron for hate crimes against Brexiteers

23 January 2017 18:59

Thanks to the Home Office’s crackdown on hate crime, the Home Secretary recently found her conference speech officially recorded as…

Corbyn’s speechwriter takes inspiration from Trump’s victory

23 January 2017 8:48

Over the weekend, John Prescott criticised Theresa May for arranging a trip to meet Trump as thousands of women marched in…

Watch: Diane Abbott’s Brexit confusion

22 January 2017 14:31

Is there something in the water at BBC broadcasting house? First Theresa May appears on Marr where she refuses to…