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Nigel Farage takes a swipe at Sir Kim Darroch

25 November 2016 18:28

It’s not been a great week for Sir Kim Darroch. On Monday, he suffered the embarrassment of having the president-elect call…

Chris Leslie is no substitute for John McDonnell on Question Time

25 November 2016 14:42

On Thursday night, John McDonnell had to pull out of an appearance on Question Time — alongside David Gauke, Tim Farron, Mariana…

George Osborne outs Cronus, the Commons tarantula

24 November 2016 15:51

Although it’s usually cats that dominate government-related pet news, in recent week’s Gavin Williamson’s tarantula Cronus has been causing a…

Gove struggles to compete with Boris

24 November 2016 8:40

Spare a thought for Michael Gove. While his fellow Brexiteer Boris Johnson’s leadership campaign came to an abrupt end thanks…

Watch: Shadow Treasury minister fails to get to grips with her brief

23 November 2016 16:20

As Labour struggle to be relevant, Rebecca Long-Bailey — the shadow chief secretary to the Treasury — managed to secure…

Diane Abbott and Tom Watson’s turf war at PMQs

23 November 2016 12:18

It’s a big day in the Commons with the Autumn Statement. Perhaps that’s why seat tensions ran so high at…

Stella Creasy: England team’s problem? Too many privately-educated players

22 November 2016 16:21

The English football team have a problem and everyone knows it. After a string of disappointing results, many fans are…

May and Hammond’s chequered history

22 November 2016 14:40

Ahead of tomorrow’s Autumn Statement, speculation has been growing about what policies the government have up their sleeves. However, another thing…

Donald Trump’s undiplomatic move

22 November 2016 7:52

Since Donald Trump won the presidential election, he has made it clear that he has no intention to play by the…

Diane James’s exit proves costly for Ukip

21 November 2016 17:34

Here we go again. First Steven Woolfe quit Ukip following a row with his MEP colleagues and now it is…

Theresa May’s awkward reunion at CBI event

21 November 2016 9:11

Today the Confederation of British Industry hosts its annual conference. Last year, David Cameron gave a speech to attendees and…

Watch: James McGrory’s car-crash interview on Sunday Politics

20 November 2016 13:14

Oh dear. Today James McGrory of Open Britain appeared on Sunday Politics to explain why exactly the group are campaigning for Britain…

Trigger warning: students vote to ban ‘offensive’ newspapers at journalism school

18 November 2016 13:51

Oh dear. With Stepford students on a mission to make every university a safe space, there has been a clear…

Is Piers Morgan angling for a job in Donald Trump’s press team?

17 November 2016 15:35

During the US presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s UK supporters were few and far between. In fact, aside from Nigel Farage,…

Revealed: the Institute for Government’s Europhile links

17 November 2016 13:09

This week the Times splashed on a report by the Institute for Government branding Theresa May’s Brexit plans ‘chaotic and dysfunctional’.…

Watch: Theresa May on the SNP’s hypocrisy over Brexit

16 November 2016 15:58

Oh dear. Although the SNP like to pride themselves on being the ‘real opposition’, they tend to struggle when on…

Liam Fox throws the book at civil servants

15 November 2016 15:10

Although Theresa May is adamant that she will trigger Article 50 come what March, today’s Times splash suggests otherwise. A ‘leaked’ memo…

Watch: Philip Davies and Tristram Hunt go to war over the white working class

14 November 2016 16:34

Once upon a time Labour was seen to be the party of the working class while the Conservatives that of…

Theresa May’s bad night at the Standard theatre awards

14 November 2016 10:37

It’s probably for the best that Theresa May wasn’t present at last night’s Evening Standard theatre awards. Mr S understands…

Donald Trump finds time for Nigel Farage

13 November 2016 0:42

This week reports emerged that Nigel Farage was being lined up to act as a go-between for the government and…