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Coffee Shots: Robert Peston goes with the faux

1 February 2016 22:15

When Robert Peston was at the BBC, his bosses were left unimpressed when his floppy hair became the story during a…

A warning flag on David Cameron’s Brussels negotiations

1 February 2016 17:47

In the past week, David Cameron has held a number of last-minute talks with EU counterparts in the hope of agreeing…

Keith Allen: Corbyn is drawing Blairite disease out of the Labour party

1 February 2016 9:25

Although Jeremy Corbyn is facing calls from Michael Dugher to step down in 99 days unless he proves himself, the…

John McDonnell challenges George Osborne to publish his tax return

31 January 2016 13:15

Today is deadline day for all self-assessment tax returns, with those who fail to submit their return in line for…

Watch: John Bercow takes Anna Soubry to task in Commons showdown

30 January 2016 8:00

Last year Alex Salmond told Anna Soubry to ‘behave yourself, woman‘ after the pair clashed in the chamber. While it was Salmond who…

Immigrants and curry: George Osborne vs Rowan Atkinson

29 January 2016 19:16

Mr S notices that the above video is circulating a lot on social media at the moment. An unfortunate choice…

Jess Phillips puts her foot in it: ‘Cologne attacks similar to a night out in Birmingham’

29 January 2016 9:11

Since Jess Phillips was elected as the MP for Birmingham Yardley in May, the Labour politician has become known for her…

More Google woes at the Treasury

28 January 2016 18:34

Oh dear. It’s not turning out to be a great week for staff at the Treasury. After George Osborne declared…

Johann Hari is economical with the truth (again)

28 January 2016 15:18

Once the Independent‘s star columnist, Johann Hari experienced a dramatic fall from grace when he was suspended by the paper…

Another day, another Johnson comes out for the In campaign

28 January 2016 12:02

Although David Cameron has said he will allow ministers a free vote on the EU referendum, only a handful of cabinet…

Evan Davis slips up introducing Hilary ‘Big’ Benn on Newsnight

28 January 2016 0:01

While Hilary Benn has been called a lot of names in recent months by hard-left activists after he voted in favour…

Did David Cameron adopt the ‘dead cat’ strategy at PMQs?

27 January 2016 17:13

David Cameron has today come under fire after he used the phrase ‘a bunch of migrants’ to describe the refugees Jeremy…

Watch out Laura! Corbynistas strengthen ties with Robert Peston

27 January 2016 13:18

Even though Robert Peston has only been in his new job as ITV’s political editor for little more than a week, he…

Watch: David Lammy says a million Indians died in WWII fighting for the ‘European project’

26 January 2016 14:30

Oh dear. It appears that it is time for David Lammy to brush up on his history knowledge. The pro-EU…

Simon Amstell roasts the Evening Standard (ahead of hosting their awards)

26 January 2016 13:35

Next week the Evening Standard will hold their British Film Awards after a three year hiatus. The exclusive do will be…

Vote Leave reveal their secret weapon: FUD

26 January 2016 9:18

It’s not turning out to be a great week for the In campaign. Yesterday Britain Stronger in Europe’s chairman Stuart…

Seumas Milne breaks the first rule of spin: never become the story

25 January 2016 18:10

Given that the first rule of spin doctoring is to never become the story, Seumas Milne hasn’t had a great…

Sam Cam’s advice on how to deal with #piggate: ‘you might get a few oink oink noises at school’

25 January 2016 16:04

Last year Lord Ashcroft appeared to exact revenge on his old foe David Cameron, with a section in his unauthorised biography…

Stuart Rose forgets the name of his own campaign

25 January 2016 13:15

Although a number of rival groups are currently vying to be the official Out campaign, it seems that some members…

Home Office staff fail their own ‘langauge’ test

22 January 2016 11:00

This week the Prime Minister warned that migrant spouses who fail language tests could be made to leave the UK.…

RIP ‘EdStone’: the fate of Labour’s 8ft policy cenotaph is finally revealed

21 January 2016 18:14

There was one infamous invoice missing from the Electoral Commission’s campaign spending data yesterday — that of the EdStone. Labour…

Are Blairites being purged from the Guardian?

21 January 2016 16:03

During the Labour leadership election, Guardian readers complained that the paper’s Jeremy Corbyn coverage was worse than its coverage of…

Should David Cameron be deported for crimes against the Queen’s English?

21 January 2016 12:35

This week David Cameron has warned that migrant spouses who fail language tests could be made to leave the UK. While…

Solidarity with Crispin: Quentin Letts reveals his own history with poppers

21 January 2016 9:47

Yesterday Crispin Blunt outed himself as a popper user as he voiced opposition to the government’s proposals to ban the legal…

Keith Vaz and Crispin Blunt discuss the perks of poppers

20 January 2016 17:55

‘I use poppers,’ Crispin Blunt declared this afternoon in the Commons as MPs gathered to voice opposition to the government’s…