election 2015

Team Yvette: We are setting the agenda in the leadership contest

1 June 2015 17:00

Now that the three main candidates in the Labour leadership contest have established themselves, they are vying to be the…

The SNP packs the House of Commons Chamber to send a powerful message

1 June 2015 15:18

As the new SNP MPs settle in to their new life in the House of Commons, a picture is doing…

Human rights reform: will the Tories end up with the same bill but under a new name?

1 June 2015 14:13

Number 10 has not given an official denial that David Cameron has ruled out pulling out of the European Convention…

David Cameron must now lead a green Conservative government

1 June 2015 13:36

Those on the left tend to think that British Conservatism is a derivative of US Republicanism. But environmental policy shows…

Lucy Powell: the campaign genius behind the ‘Milibrand’ interview

1 June 2015 12:30

Lucy Powell’s list of PR blunders reached epic proportions through the course of the election campaign, with the Labour campaign chief messing up…

One human right should not be able to extinguish another human right

1 June 2015 9:55

The Human Rights Act (1998) has a big fan base. In legal, political and celebrity circles there is much enthusiasm…

Cameron the cautious PM clashes with May and Gove over human rights

1 June 2015 7:21

David Cameron is by instinct not a radical leader. We have another example of his preference to keep the boat steady in today’s Telegraph, which…

Yvette Cooper makes coded attack on Liz Kendall for ‘swallowing’ the Tory manifesto

31 May 2015 12:30

Yvette Cooper may lack some of Andy Burnham and Liz Kendall’s momentum but she remains a formidable opponent in the…

The two tightropes that Cameron must walk on Europe

31 May 2015 11:08

David Cameron has to walk two tightropes on Europe, and at the same time too. The first is to negotiate a…

Tim Farron interview: Lib Dems scared Tories off British Bill of Rights in the Queen’s Speech

30 May 2015 21:06

I spotted the Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Tim Farron in a pub on Whitehall, enjoying half a pint of lager and…

Nigel Farage must take a front seat in the EU referendum — a response to Stuart Wheeler

30 May 2015 13:18

How very tiresome it already is to hear arguments over the European Referendum campaign based not on numbers and facts,…

Why the Tories will probably get away with defence cuts

29 May 2015 17:21

On election night, between the exit poll suggesting the Conservatives would be back in a coalition government and the slow…

David Cameron’s contradictory EU stance

29 May 2015 15:43

Of all the talks he will have with European leaders about his plans to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with Europe, David…

Ben Harris-Quinney suspended from Conservative party

29 May 2015 12:44

Earlier this month Ben Harris-Quinney stepped down as the chairman of the Bow Group, following internal frictions over the Conservative think tank’s…

The SNP is a party happy to pursue the wrong policies ‘for the right reasons’

29 May 2015 12:05

Of course, as the SNP keep reminding us, this year’s general election had nothing to do with advancing the case for…

Andy Burnham’s barmy online army

29 May 2015 10:03

Andy Burnham’s campaign has ensured he remains the current favourite to be the next Labour leader. Part of his nascent…

The Europhiles need to act soon — or lose momentum to the sceptics

29 May 2015 9:01

Who will speak up for Britain’s relationship with Europe? Even those abroad have noticed that the recent talk from the government and…

Labour could U-turn on the benefit cap

28 May 2015 17:13

The most striking aspect of Labour’s response to the Queen’s Speech yesterday was that it is ‘sympathetic’ to the Tory…

Liberty’s ‘Human Rights’ campaign uses luvvies to spread misinformation

28 May 2015 16:35

Does anybody else remember life in Britain before the year 2000?  Despite the distressing increase in the number of walking,…

Will Cameron’s renegotiation efforts be boosted by the Out campaign’s troubles?

28 May 2015 15:42

David Cameron is in Holland and France today trying to pave the way for the renegotiation of the terms of…