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Stalin’s five year plans? A success, says BBC

22 December 2016 9:22

Following Fidel Castro’s death, the BBC were accused of giving too much airtime to tributes to the Cuban dictator. When it came…

Richard Burgon takes guest who thinks ‘some laws should be broken’ to prison event

21 December 2016 10:33

As Richard Burgon goes on the attack over G4S prisons following the Birmingham prison riot, the shadow justice secretary was…

Philip Hammond’s £800 dinner

20 December 2016 16:16

Ahead of the Autumn Statement, there were reports that Theresa May was concerned that Philip Hammond was not doing enough…

London not open for Larry, the Downing Street cat

20 December 2016 11:24

As part of Sadiq Khan’s ongoing efforts to prove London is ‘united and open for business, and to the world’ in…

Ed Miliband makes it big across the pond

19 December 2016 15:30

Even when Ed Miliband was Labour leader, it was his brother who made the greatest impression across the pond. While…

Philip Davies vs women and equalities committee: round II

19 December 2016 12:20

When news spread last week that Philip Davies had been elected onto the women and equalities committee, there was an outcry from…

Charlotte Church gives up on Corbyn

19 December 2016 8:30

Oh dear. Since Jeremy Corbyn first announced he would run to be Labour leader, Charlotte Church has been one of his…

BBC replace Nicky Morgan with £1,000 handbag

16 December 2016 22:30

Although the trouser-gate row between Theresa May and Nicky Morgan looked as though it was beginning to die down, the…

Is Labour to blame for Chris Grayling’s cyclist clash?

16 December 2016 13:29

As commuters turn on Chris Grayling over the ongoing Southern rail chaos, the Transport Secretary has now managed to clash…

Theresa May left in the cold at EU summit

15 December 2016 12:38

Theresa May is already not invited to the European Council summit dinner, and now it seems she’s not that welcome…

Watch: Labour MPs release their ‘National Living Rage’

15 December 2016 11:30

Oh dear. Just in case there weren’t enough novelty Christmas songs out there, brains at Labour have decided it is…

Philip Davies trolls the women and equalities committee

14 December 2016 13:48

On Tuesday, there was surprising news in Parliament as it emerged that Philip Davies had been elected onto the women…

Tom Watson makes a play for the JAMs at Christmas drinks

14 December 2016 11:50

In the old days, Tom Watson used to attend Jeremy Corbyn’s Christmas drinks for hacks — and even offer a…

Special relationship on show at Cigar Smoker of the Year

14 December 2016 10:14

It’s been ‘one hell of a year’ started Tom Parker Bowles in his opening address at this year’s Snow Queen…

Guardian fails to get in the Christmas spirit

13 December 2016 12:13

In the past year, the Guardian has declared tea-drinkers to possess ‘the worst possible English trait, up there with colonialism‘, HP…

Jeremy Corbyn’s Christmas drinks – Chilcot, trouser-gate and pork pies

13 December 2016 8:30

Since Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader, the party has struggled when it comes to forging a positive relationship with…

Lib Dems’ new marketing strategy

12 December 2016 15:46

During the coalition years, Lib Dem conferences were well-attended events with many businesses, too, opting to exhibit. However, since the…

Jeremy Corbyn unveils his Christmas card

12 December 2016 9:13

Last year it was a bicycle, this year it’s a dove. Yes, Jeremy Corbyn has refrained from using a photo…

Handbags at dawn in Downing Street

12 December 2016 8:06

It’s handbags at dawn over in Downing Street. Last week, Nicky Morgan used an interview with the Times to criticise Theresa May…

Jeremy Corbyn faces protest over Russia during human rights speech

10 December 2016 14:54

Oh dear. Today Jeremy Corbyn tried to move the conversation from Labour’s bad polling to human rights, with a speech to…