election 2015

Jeremy Corbyn to stand for Labour leadership

3 June 2015 19:41

Jeremy Corbyn is to stand for Labour leader. Those scoffing at the idea of the very rebellious backbencher entering the…

PMQs sketch: And they’re back

3 June 2015 16:33

‘Don’t gloat’. Cameron trotted along to the Commons today with this commandment ringing in his ears. He nearly managed it.…

Tory rebels are already starting to cause trouble

3 June 2015 15:52

David Cameron might have had an enjoyable session teasing Labour at Prime Minister’s Questions, but as soon as he’d finished…

Cameron has a PMQs trump card – he won the election

3 June 2015 14:44

The first PMQs after an election victory is a moment to savour for a Prime Minister. He knows that the…

Here’s why the Tories convinced one million BME voters to support them

3 June 2015 12:36

One of the funnier moments of the election involved Ed Miliband assuming that a turban-wearing Sikh gentleman he met on…

Can MPs really refuse a pay rise anyway?

3 June 2015 11:34

If you’re a Labour leadership contender, or keen for other reasons to look in touch with people – or perhaps…

Nicky Morgan faces her first big blob battle with new academies bill

3 June 2015 8:34

The march of academies takes a step forward today. The government will publish the  Education and Adoption Bill, which will…

New head of Conservative Way Forward aims to keep Tory activists busy

2 June 2015 16:39

Westminster is still recovering from the 2015 election but some Conservatives are already thinking ahead to 2020. Two of Conservative…

Lynton Crosby vs. Lord Ashcroft round two: ‘he’s not a pollster’

2 June 2015 15:09

Those hoping one of Westminster’s most entertaining ongoing feuds would cool after the election will be disappointed. As the dust…

No, MPs are not ‘giving themselves a pay rise’

2 June 2015 14:43

So MPs are now set for a 10 per cent pay rise, taking their basic salaries to £74,000. Cue fury…

Alex Salmond’s reaction to the death of Charles Kennedy was as revealing as it was contemptible

2 June 2015 13:44

Neither man will much care for the comparison but, more than ever, Alex Salmond is rather like Gordon Brown. Each…

Labour leadership contenders make their case at health questions

2 June 2015 13:15

The odd thing about the Labour leadership contest is that while it runs, two of the most different candidates, Liz…

How to lose an EU referendum

2 June 2015 12:31

Ten years ago France was in meltdown shock as the country that prided itself on being the most European and…

David Cameron is putting himself in the firing line on immigration

2 June 2015 11:32

One of the important but unglamorous adjustments that the Conservatives have had to make in majority government is the structure…

Team Miliband said ‘we must not underestimate Éoin Clarke’

2 June 2015 11:30

The failings of those around Ed Miliband are numerous. From the Edstone to the interview with Russell Brand, the disconnection…

Charles Kennedy, 1959-2015

2 June 2015 10:52

Charles Kennedy had many favourite jokes but when, as he often did, he returned to the Glasgow University Union, he…

Fighting talk from a dove — Peter Oborne interviews Charles Kennedy

2 June 2015 10:40

The former leader of the Liberal Democrats Charles Kennedy has died at the age of 55. He was the party’s…

Former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy dies aged 55

2 June 2015 6:26

Charles Kennedy, former leader of the Liberal Democrats, has died at his home in Fort William aged 55. His family…

Rachida Dati MEP interview — David Cameron’s unlikely French ally in Brussels

1 June 2015 17:35

The last time former French Justice Minister and MEP Rachida Dati had the attention of the British press she was…

Nicky Morgan has no right to tell Orthodox Jews how to behave

1 June 2015 17:14

Imagine if Education Secretary Nicky Morgan went into a mosque and told the praying blokes to put their shoes back…