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John McTernan: Jeremy Corbyn’s speech gaffe shows he isn’t who he says he is

29 September 2015 21:37

Jeremy Corbyn has come under increased scrutiny today after Mr S’s colleague Alex Massie revealed that parts of his conference speech were…

Chuka his toys out of the pram? Umunna misses Corbyn’s speech

29 September 2015 16:19

As Jeremy Corbyn made his speech to conference, Labour’s new frontbench did their best to put on a united front on the…

Jess Phillips takes on George Galloway over Brighton beach incident: ‘he does struggle with women’s voices’

29 September 2015 10:47

Although Labour conference has so far been a rather tame affair, Jess Phillips can at least be relied upon to…

Date night dinner for Jeremy and John

28 September 2015 19:01

The New Statesman holds the best party of the Labour conference – but Chuka Umunna was the guest of honour…

John McDonnell makes peace with Peter Mandelson

28 September 2015 17:23

Yesterday Michael Meacher wrote on his personal blog that it was time to expel Lord Mandelson from Labour. His sin? Badmouthing…

Ed Miliband’s spin doctor makes a return to the Labour press office

28 September 2015 15:46

After Labour’s disastrous election result, Ed Miliband’s spin doctor Tom Baldwin made a swift exit from Labour HQ. For many…

Coffee Shots: Scottish Labour go wild

28 September 2015 11:47

The brains at Scottish Labour must have been feeling pretty optimistic when they booked their venue at Brighton’s Hilton for their…

Ghosts of Labour’s past at New Statesman conference bash

28 September 2015 9:10

As Labour conference kicked off on Sunday on Brighton pier, it was a case of the ghosts of Labour’s past at…

John Prescott: how I hopped before the Queen

27 September 2015 15:16

Given the criticism that Jeremy Corbyn received when he failed to sing God Save the Queen at a Battle of Britain…

Ukip conference venue received £1 million of EU funding

25 September 2015 16:04

Nigel Farage has kicked off the first day of Ukip party conference at Doncaster Racecourse with a speech claiming that anti-EU…

Coffee Shots: Ed Miliband’s train clash with Ukip

25 September 2015 9:42

Since Ed Miliband stepped down as the leader of the Labour party, the Labour MP for Doncaster North has vowed…

Did a Downing Street official just let slip government plans to privatise Channel 4?

24 September 2015 18:00

While luvvies have been busy worrying about the future of the BBC in recent months, it appears that Channel 4 may…

Kerry McCarthy defends saying that meat-eaters should be treated like smokers

24 September 2015 17:42

Today Labour’s vegan shadow environment secretary Kerry McCarthy has come under fire for comments she has made about meat. In…

Listen: Sarah Montague’s disastrous turn on Today

24 September 2015 10:40

Oh dear. Sarah Montague is not having a good day. The Today presenter managed to make not one, not two,…

Charlotte Church takes #piggate to Tory conference

23 September 2015 13:06

With yet more allegations concerning David Cameron published today as part of the Daily Mail‘s serialisation of Lord Ashcroft’s Call…

David Cameron injects extra venom into his feud with Lord Ashcroft

22 September 2015 15:45

While Number 10 has refused to comment on the claims made in Lord Ashcroft’s David Cameron biography, the Prime Minister…

Emily Thornberry risks another Twitter gaffe with pig jibe

22 September 2015 14:27

Emily Thornberry has only just made it back onto the frontbench after she had to resign from the shadow cabinet…

Lib Dem ‘Glee Club’ goes to party conference

22 September 2015 13:13

As the Liberal Democrats try and find a place for themselves in politics following a disastrous election result, the party…

Anthony Seldon takes Isabel Oakeshott to task over #piggate

22 September 2015 10:03

With doubts cast over the credibility of Lord Ashcroft’s unofficial biography of David Cameron following ‘piggate‘, his co-author Isabel Oakeshott appeared…

Coffee Shots: Labour press office taunts David Cameron with Percy Pigs

21 September 2015 17:27

With the Downing Street press office declining to comment today on allegations from Lord Ashcroft involving the Prime Minister and a dead pig, Labour…

Revealed: Boris Johnson’s Piers Gaveston porkies

21 September 2015 17:14

With Lord Ashcroft’s claim in today’s Daily Mail that David Cameron once enjoyed intimate relations with a dead pig, talk…

Has Lord Ashcroft’s ‘unnamed Tory source’ been reading Hunter S. Thompson?

21 September 2015 12:23

Today’s news has been dominated by the claim in Lord Ashcroft’s David Cameron biography that the Prime Minister once had intimate relations…

Lord Ashcroft gets his revenge on David Cameron: #piggate

21 September 2015 10:50

Given that Lord Ashcroft and David Cameron are known not to be on the friendliest of terms, the former Conservative Party…

Arthur Scargill: Jeremy Corbyn isn’t left wing enough

20 September 2015 15:26

Ahead of the Labour leadership election result, David Cameron warned that Jeremy Corbyn would take Britain back ‘to the days…

Watch: Mhairi Black plays ‘My Heart Will Go On’

18 September 2015 12:32

Mhairi Black won millions of fans with her maiden speech in Parliament criticising George Osborne over his cuts to the welfare…