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Hall of Shame: The most pointless questions at PMQs

8 January 2020 17:12

Prime Minister’s Questions might be shorter now that Lindsay Hoyle is the Speaker, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the…

How will new Tory MPs deal with constituency problems?

7 January 2020 13:23

MPs are back in Parliament today after the Christmas recess, and for some of them, this is the first real…

The truth behind the election’s so-called fact checkers

6 January 2020 13:28

All election campaigns see politicians exaggerate, stretch the truth and make promises they can’t keep. But if a report issued…

Nine lessons from the election: Boris was lucky – but he also played his hand right

24 December 2019 18:39

The 2019 general election will be remembered as one of the most consequential elections in Britain’s recent history. Aside from…

What are the parties trying to tell voters in their leaflets?

10 December 2019 19:53

What’s the point of political leaflets, anyway? Many voters in target seats will be asking that very question on an…

The three things that would have to happen to block a Tory majority

9 December 2019 12:38

In 72 hours time, voting will be well underway. We will be talking about turnout being ‘brisk’. Right now, the…

Boris should threaten to back Corbyn’s ridiculous Brexit plan

7 December 2019 15:53

The decline of the Liberal Democrats continues to give Labour a boost and rattle Tory nerves. Middle class Remainers who…

Can the Tories really underpromise in their manifesto and overdeliver in government?

25 November 2019 10:08

Boris Johnson is today launching the Welsh Conservatives’ manifesto. For the Tories, this event comes with a trigger warning: it…

Boris promises an extra 50,000 nurses – but where’s he going to find them?

24 November 2019 17:41

This election campaign has long since descended into a contest to see who can spray around the largest sums of…

Sunday shows round-up: Jeremy Corbyn- There will be a great deal of movement

17 November 2019 16:43

Jeremy Corbyn – ‘I want a close relationship’ with the EU The Labour leader was Andrew Marr’s chief guest of…

What Farage’s Brexit ultimatum means for the Tories

1 November 2019 15:18

There’s been much speculation this week about how the Brexit party will approach the incoming general election. Varying reports suggested…

How the Tories plan to ramp up their digital operation

31 October 2019 15:24

As Jeremy Corbyn launches the Labour campaign today, talk has turned to the key battlegrounds that will decide the result…

The shifting Tory dynamics behind the party’s Brexit deal dilemma

17 October 2019 16:39

It is not currently looking hopeful that Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal will pass in the Commons. The Prime Minister will…

Can ministers really hold their nerve on Brexit this week?

13 October 2019 20:39

Boris Johnson is now in what’s known in cricket as the ‘Nervous Nineties’, when a batsman becomes so anxious about…

Rory Stewart stands down – but says he’s staying in politics ‘in another part of the country’

4 October 2019 9:39

Rory Stewart has announced that he will not be re-standing as an MP at the next election and that he…

Hall of Shame: The worst jokes at Tory conference

30 September 2019 11:45

Dying is easy, comedy is hard. It seems it’s even harder when you’re a Tory politician. Mr Steerpike has barely…

Tory MPs on ‘red standby’ to leave snoozy conference for Brexit vote

30 September 2019 11:20

The Tory MPs who’ve bothered to turn up to conference this week are torn between two places. They’re on a…

How the Tories intend to avoid a repeat of the 2017 manifesto disaster

28 September 2019 10:36

The Tory plan was to fight the 2017 election as a Brexit election. But that strategy was derailed by a…

How much collateral damage can the Tory party take?

9 September 2019 13:00

Amber Rudd’s resignation has clearly been a blow to the government, but it wasn’t a huge surprise that she went…

Ex-Tory rebels plot to reintroduce Theresa May’s Brexit deal

9 September 2019 9:41

The rebel MPs kicked out of the Tory party held a phone conference last night to plot their next move,…