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The ten worst UN moments of 2015

31 December 2015 16:49

While a new year can mean new beginnings, Steerpike would hate for anyone to forget some of 2015’s more ‘interesting’ incidents. So…

Miriam González Durántez’s Theresa May interview misses the mark on Today

30 December 2015 11:55

This week the Today show is being edited by a selection of guests including Sir Bradley Wiggins, Lord Browne and the…

Momentum in a pickle over its ‘Huddersfield branch’

27 December 2015 18:42

In recent months both Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell have defended the Momentum group from criticism. Created as a result of Corbyn’s…

The Queen crops Charles out of her Christmas message

25 December 2015 15:29

The Queen always judges her Christmas message perfectly – and today was no exception. As she knows, her subjects are…

Watch: John Redwood’s Brexit-themed Christmas fairytale

24 December 2015 10:28

It’s nearly Christmas. That means it’s the time for carols, goodwill to all men and… leaving the EU — that’s…

Friends reunited: David Cameron makes a return to the Murdoch party scene

23 December 2015 11:28

During the general election campaign, David Cameron’s close relationship with Rupert Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks was regularly used as a whacking…

Is John Humphrys turning into a ‘patronising old duffer’?

22 December 2015 11:57

This morning Today show presenters Justin Webb and John Humphrys found themselves under fire after they listed the guest editors that…

Jeremy Corbyn flirts with a return to Labour for George Galloway

21 December 2015 9:49

The loudest cheers to emerge from a PLP meeting since Jeremy Corbyn rose to power came after the Labour MP…

Christmas cheer in short supply at Ukip HQ

18 December 2015 12:00

As MPs and staff depart Westminster to begin their Christmas break, spare a thought for those at Ukip HQ who have…

Watch: Jacob Rees-Mogg teaches David Dimbleby a lesson over Eton jibe

18 December 2015 11:00

Last night David Dimbleby was joined on Question Time by a panel comprised of Jacob Rees-Mogg, Piers Morgan, Emily Thornberry,…

Merry Christmas: a sponsored message from your MP

17 December 2015 15:14

MPs have done their best this year to make their Christmas cards stand out. To do this, Nigel Evans opted…

Peace in our time? Jeremy Corbyn befriends hacks at Labour Christmas bash

17 December 2015 2:11

It’s safe to say that Jeremy Corbyn’s relationship with the mainstream media (MSM) can hardly be described as a harmonious meeting of minds.…

Jeremy Hunt makes peace with James Naughtie

16 December 2015 15:43

Today marked James Naughtie’s last day in the presenting chair on Today after 21 years. To honour his time as…

Sarah Vine reveals her Christmas wish: separate bedrooms

16 December 2015 10:49

Buying a present for a loved one at Christmas can be a difficult and time-consuming task, so luckily Sarah Vine…

Watch: Tory MP’s ‘deleted’ video outburst over fake death threat

15 December 2015 9:30

Since Lucy Allan was accused of faking her own death threat online, the Tory MP has gone underground — deleting her…

Coffee Shots: Merry Christmas from Jeremy Corbyn

14 December 2015 15:06

It’s happened. Jeremy Corbyn has released his annual Christmas card. The Labour leader has refrained from following the traditional MP format…

Another day, another fake MP death threat

14 December 2015 12:28

Although Owen Jones was once Jeremy Corbyn’s main cheerleader, in recent months his relationship with the Labour leader has cooled as his…

Evening Standard bring Richard Attenborough back from the dead

11 December 2015 17:53

Earlier this year the Times were forced to issue an apology after they falsely claimed that Karol Wojtyla was the…

Meet Jeremy’s Stop the War comrades: anti-Zionism, abortion comedy and the Stalin Society

11 December 2015 14:12

Although Jeremy Corbyn is facing growing criticism over his role as a speaker at Friday’s Stop The War Christmas fundraiser,…

The Spectator Christmas Carol Service, in pictures

10 December 2015 14:47

Last night guests gathered at St Bride’s Church on Fleet Street for the Spectator’s annual Christmas concert. The St Bride’s Choir…

Jeremy Corbyn’s speech falls flat at Labour’s Christmas party

10 December 2015 9:55

Jeremy Corbyn is currently facing calls to cancel his attendance at Friday’s Stop the War Christmas fundraiser dinner. However, should he…

Watch: Lucy Powell takes a swipe at Diane Abbott over Shadow Cabinet clash

9 December 2015 13:35

Since Jeremy Corbyn was elected as leader of the Labour party, his main cheerleader Diane Abbott has never been far…

Coffee Shots: Merry Christmas from Nigel Evans, the deep-thinker

9 December 2015 11:41

Although Diane Abbott’s Christmas card efforts have been well-documented this year — with the Labour MP even finding time to…

Jacob Rees-Mogg has tabled an amendment to tomorrow's EU budget debate which the whips hope to use to deflate a big rebellion. Picture: Getty

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘the SNP are now the real opposition’

9 December 2015 10:42

While Mhairi Black has made no secret of her dislike for the Tories, she has at least found words of praise…

Fake death threat Tory MP wipes herself from the web

8 December 2015 16:52

Lucy Allan has come under fire this month after she was accused of faking a death threat from a constituent.…