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Watch: Richard Burgon’s car-crash Channel 4 interview

15 October 2015 9:07

As Labour’s new shadow City Minister, Richard Burgon will be hoping to prove that his party isn’t as anti-business as they…

Sandi Toksvig puts politics to one side for QI role

14 October 2015 21:53

Earlier this year Sandi Toksvig stepped down from her role on Radio 4’s The News Quiz to launch a career in…

#Piggate makes an appearance at PMQs

14 October 2015 13:43

Although Jeremy Corbyn has decided to adopt a more civil approach when it comes to PMQs, the message appears to have…

Nick Clegg reveals his biggest coalition regret (and it isn’t tuition fees)

14 October 2015 9:53

It’s fair to say that during Nick Clegg’s time in the coalition, the former deputy Prime Minister appeared to make a…

John Whittingdale ruffles feathers at BBC campaign event with off-piste speech

13 October 2015 10:40

Last night BBC staff and musicians alike assembled at Portcullis House to back UK Music’s Let it Beeb campaign. As guests…

Helen Goodman finds herself in hot water over Jeremy Hunt tweet

11 October 2015 23:10

At this year’s Tory conference Jeremy Hunt defended the government’s tax credit cuts, claiming they would make the British people work…

Ukip MEP on dangers of an independent Scotland: we’ll end up living in caves, eating cold porridge

11 October 2015 22:08

This morning Nicola Sturgeon said in an interview on the Andrew Marr Show that a second referendum on Scottish independence is…

Jacob Rees-Mogg finds an unlikely fan in Mhairi Black

9 October 2015 17:32

In Mhairi Black’s maiden speech in the House of Commons, the young SNP MP voiced her opposition to the Tories…

Guardian columnist on spitting protesters: ‘I really don’t have a problem with it’

9 October 2015 13:34

This week’s Tory conference made the headlines after journalists and Tory supporters attending the event were spat at and egged.…

Robert Peston’s new job ruffles feathers at the BBC

9 October 2015 13:08

Earlier this week Mr S reported how Robert Peston’s appointment as ITV’s new political editor had led his former BBC colleagues to…

Sorry Corbyn, Nick Clegg is the expert on snubbing the Queen – not you

8 October 2015 13:03

Today Jeremy Corbyn has cancelled his attendance at what would have been his first meeting of the Queen’s Privy Council…

David Cameron’s Labour defector has supported the Tories since 1988

7 October 2015 15:13

In David Cameron’s conference speech this lunchtime, the Prime Minister spoke about a voter who had reached out to him…

David Cameron goes off message with sex joke in conference speech

7 October 2015 13:19

The Prime Minister was feeling in a rather fruity mood when he gave his conference speech today, managing to make not…

Coffee Shots: Robert Peston left out in the cold

6 October 2015 12:53

This week it was reported that Robert Peston is leaving his role as the BBC’s economics editor to join ITV as…

Tory MP goes off message in radio interview: ‘George Osborne is too smooth’

6 October 2015 12:04

Although Tory conference has so far been a rather dull affair with senior politicians sticking to the party line at all times,…

George Osborne takes a dig at Jeremy Corbyn at Tory conference

6 October 2015 10:47

Although Cabinet Ministers are said to be on strict instructions to refrain from insulting or mocking Jeremy Corbyn in their…

Jonathan Portes fired as NIESR director

6 October 2015 0:26

So farewell, then, Jonathan Portes. As CoffeeHousers may know, he was chief economist in the Cabinet Office under Gordon Brown…

George Osborne’s Tatton brag leaves him out of the loop

5 October 2015 17:53

The Chancellor of the Exchequer set out his vision for a brighter Britain in his conference speech today, explaining that…

Tory abortions, spitting and the c-word: comedians let rip at People’s Assembly event

5 October 2015 13:32

This morning Charlotte Church apologised on behalf of the People’s Assembly to a reporter who was spat at by protesters…

Laurie Penny comes to the defence of spitting protesters at Tory conference

5 October 2015 9:26

After a Second World War memorial was vandalised during an anti-Tory protest after the election, Laurie Penny was one of the…

Hacks spat on outside Tory conference

4 October 2015 17:33

Oh dear. With the People’s Assembly organising a week of protests to coincide with the Tory conference, things have got…

Raheem Kassam is more influential than ever (according to website he edits)

4 October 2015 15:53

Earlier this year Raheem Kassam stood down as Nigel Farage’s senior aide after he became involved in a dispute within Ukip…

George Galloway: Sadiq Khan is a very boring man

2 October 2015 13:18

With Zac Goldsmith today announced as the Conservative candidate for the 2015 London mayoral race, the Tory MP will now face Sadiq Khan…

Charlotte Church feels the heat on Question Time

2 October 2015 1:53

Last night’s episode of Question Time saw David Dimbleby relocate to Cardiff to join Charlotte Church, Charles Moore, Stephen Crabb, Labour’s Stephen…

Coffee Shots: Jeremy Corbyn finds his fizz

1 October 2015 18:21

In Jeremy Corbyn’s conference speech, the Labour leader claimed that it was time young people found their fizz. ‘Young people and…