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Asian Awards founder hits out at Zac Goldsmith over car-crash Bollywood interview: ‘it felt like a slap in the face’

5 May 2016 12:13

Oh dear. This week an awkward interview of Zac Goldsmith attending the Asian Awards has been doing the rounds on social media.…

Exclusive: Trinity Mirror’s New Day to close on Friday

4 May 2016 20:09

When the New Day was first launched in February, Trinity Mirror’s chief executive Simon Fox made clear that the company…

Zac Goldsmith’s greatest hits

4 May 2016 13:34

Tomorrow is D-day for the London mayoral hopefuls. After months of mud-slinging between Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan’s teams over the Labour…

Watch: Andrew Neil skewers Grant Shapps over Tory election overspending

4 May 2016 13:20

As Labour’s anti-Semitism storm continues to dominate PMQs, it’s almost too easy to forget that the Tories are dealing with…

Robert Peston calls for an end to ‘vicious and vindictive’ interviews

4 May 2016 9:46

This Sunday marks the debut of Robert Peston’s new ITV politics show. Peston on Sunday is set out to rival the BBC’s…

Have Hamas declared their support for Jeremy Corbyn?

3 May 2016 15:30

It’s less than 48 hours until the polls open for the local elections and following last week’s anti-Semitism media-storm, Corbyn…

Listen: schools minister fails Sats test for 11-year-olds on World at One

3 May 2016 15:06

Today thousands of children are taking part in a ‘kids strike’ so as to avoid taking their Sats. The strike…

Gaffe-prone In campaign chief confuses Sweden for Switzerland

3 May 2016 9:27

There have been moments in the EU referendum campaign when it has almost seemed as though Stuart Rose is working for the…

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping (L) and Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang (R) attend the opening session of the 18th Communist Party Congress. Picture: Getty

President Xi slips up over House of Cards

2 May 2016 15:53

During President Xi’s visit to America last year, China’s leader attempted to win over his American audience with a joke about…

Why does Nicholas ‘fatty’ Soames want to muzzle the press over gastric band surgery?

2 May 2016 15:39

A few weeks ago, the Sunday Times had an amusing story by the estimable Tim Shipman about Nicholas Soames MP…

Rhodes Must Fall activists blast crowdfunder set up to compensate waitress: ‘the white conservatives are rallying’

1 May 2016 12:52

On Friday, Mr S reported that Oxford’s Rhodes Must Fall co-founder Ntokozo Qwabe had revelled in making a ‘white waitress’ cry…

Has no one told Zac Goldsmith how to hold a pint glass?

30 April 2016 21:27

Yes, Labour is in the worst kind of turmoil – but don’t expect Zac Goldsmith to be able to turn it…

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn’s botched bid to escape from camera crew

29 April 2016 17:07

If there’s one thing Jeremy Corbyn does not like, it’s being hassled by journalists. The Labour leader was filmed yesterday…

Oxford’s Rhodes Must Fall co-founder in restaurant altercation: ‘we will tip you when you return the land!’

29 April 2016 15:10

Last year Ntokozo Qwabe made the news as the co-founder of the Rhodes Must Fall in Oxford movement. The Oxford…

Corbyn’s disgraced aide gets behind Sadiq Khan’s campaign

29 April 2016 14:14

Throughout his London mayoral bid, Sadiq Khan has been at pains to distance himself from Jeremy Corbyn. Although Khan was…

Whitto feels the heat at Westminster Correspondents’ dinner

29 April 2016 9:05

Last night lobby hacks gathered with their favourite SpAds in tow for the Westminster correspondents’ dinner. This year’s guest of honour was…

Coffee Shots: Happy #EdBallsDay

28 April 2016 16:51

Although Ken Livingstone has done his best to steal Ed Balls’s thunder today, it’s important to take a moment and…

Rupa Huq performs a u-turn over her disastrous Naz Shah interview

28 April 2016 15:45

This morning Rupa Huq managed to anger listeners when she used a slot on the Today programme to compare Naz Shah’s anti-semitic…

Diane Abbott gets cold feet about Ken Livingstone

28 April 2016 14:40

Ken Livingstone has been the talk of the Commons today after he took to the airwaves to defend Naz Shah over…

Watch: John Mann takes on Ken Livingstone over anti-Semitism – ‘you are a Nazi apologist’

28 April 2016 13:09

As the Labour party continues to implode over the party’s handling of Naz Shah’s anti-Semitic social media posts, a number of MPs…

Watch: Ken Livingstone’s career-ending Daily Politics interview – ‘a real anti-Semite doesn’t just hate the Jews in Israel’

28 April 2016 12:41

After Ken Livingstone claimed that Hitler supported Zionism and that anti-Semitism is not racism in a BBC radio interview, Labour…

Tommy Corbyn pays a visit to ‘Corbyn the musical’

28 April 2016 11:54

This week there have been two rival Corbyn dramas being played out across London. In Westminster, the Labour leader struggles to…

Listen: Rupa Huq’s disastrous attempt to defend Naz Shah’s anti-Semitic posts – ‘I retweeted a picture of Boris Johnson on a zip-wire’

28 April 2016 9:20

Oh dear. Whichever bright spark over at Labour HQ decided it would be a good idea to send Rupa Huq…

Listen: Ken Livingstone comes to Naz Shah’s defence – ‘what she said wasn’t anti-Semitic’

27 April 2016 17:26

Just when you thought things couldn’t look much worse for Labour’s Naz Shah, Ken Livingstone arrives on the scene. After Shah…

Labour accused of editing Naz Shah’s apology to remove references to anti-Semitism

27 April 2016 16:45

It’s finally happened. Over 24 hours after news first broke of Naz Shah sharing anti-Semitic posts online, the Labour MP has…