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Watch: SNP politician in a spin on Question Time over free school meals

18 March 2016 9:55

This week’s Question Time saw David Dimbleby joined by a panel comprised of Emily Thornberry, Roger Helmer, Nicky Morgan, Tasmina…

Zac Goldsmith tries to win Ken Livingstone’s vote

17 March 2016 17:10

Zac Goldsmith’s campaign for mayor is nothing if not ambitious. Despite lagging behind Sadiq Khan in the polls, the Conservative candidate remains hopeful that…

George Osborne bullied in the playground

17 March 2016 15:57

Is George Osborne’s newly announced Budget already losing him the youth vote? After the Chancellor of the Exchequer revealed plans…

Watch: Chris Bryant takes a pop at Osborne’s sugar tax with coke gag

17 March 2016 13:14

Today Chris Bryant has been the cause of much laughter in the Commons thanks to a joke about George Osborne…

Did The Times get cold feet about the ‘desperate chancellor’?

17 March 2016 12:59

Yesterday George Osborne found himself accused of using spin to distract attention from his missed financial targets — with the…

Watch: George Osborne’s former chief of staff drops the Chancellor in it over sugar tax stunt

16 March 2016 15:35

Of all the pledges in George Osborne’s budget announcement today, the most surprising appeared to be that of the sugar tax.…

Watch: George Osborne promises to ‘abolish’ the Liberal Democrats

16 March 2016 14:25

Of course no Budget announcement would be complete without some customary ‘banter’ from the Chancellor of the Exchequer. With George…

Labour’s former election star distances himself from Jeremy Corbyn

15 March 2016 17:26

In 2010, Ross Kemp appeared in a party political broadcast urging the public to vote for Labour in the General Election.…

‘Brexit martyr’ John Longworth gets ready for his comeback

15 March 2016 15:03

Last week John Longworth, the Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, caused upset in the Remain camp when he…

Michael Buerk takes a swipe at virtue-signalling luvvies: ‘there’s only so much of the Benedict worldview you can take’

15 March 2016 8:52

In recent months, a number of luvvies have entered the public debate to give their take on what ‘must be…

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…