Newsnight

Newsnight’s charm offensive

14 November 2017 17:41

As BBC2’s flagship current affairs programme, Newsnight prides itself on attracting the finest politicians and pundits to offer their two…

Newsnight’s Tory conference meltdown

5 October 2017 10:26

After Theresa May’s leader’s speech fell victim to pranks, health issues and technical glitches, the Prime Minister has received a…

Lord Bell’s Newsnight PR disaster

5 September 2017 0:19

Although Lord Tim Bell is often referred to as Britain’s first king of spin, Mr S suspects he still has…

Corbynista MP asked about Venezuela – but condemns America instead

2 August 2017 23:29

Well, this is going well. As chaos reigns in Venezuela with at least 100 protesters dead in recent months and opposition…

James O’Brien spreading ‘fake news’ via the BBC is a must-watch

17 February 2017 12:36

The row about ‘fake news’ and the ‘crooked media’ appears to be ongoing.  And every time the BBC and other…

Watch: David Aaronovitch makes an utter fool of himself on Newsnight

11 February 2017 20:39

I thought you’d like to see this, in case you haven’t already. This is David Aaronovitch being made to look…

Watch: BBC gives John Bercow a lesson in virtue signalling

10 February 2017 11:07

Yesterday James Duddridge, the Tory backbencher, tabled a motion of no confidence in the Speaker. It comes after John Bercow took the…

Will ITV’s new news agenda cause a problem for Newsnight?

30 January 2017 17:47

There’s not much going on at the moment. Or at least that’s what brains over at ITV appear to think.…

Can we really trust the economists on EU immigration?

13 May 2016 10:49

A recent Coffee House blog quite rightly noted that many British people are concerned that high levels of immigration have hurt…

If Wiltshire Tories regard George Osborne as a socialist, he has a problem

17 March 2016 0:34

BBC Newsnight sent a crew to North Wiltshire today, to interview voters about the budget. Gladys Pek Yue Macrae, a…

Watch: Steve Hilton on Donald Trump – ‘exactly what people want’

4 March 2016 12:44

This week Donald Trump surged ahead in the race to be the Republican candidate in the US presidential election following Super Tuesday.…

Sadiq Khan’s loyalty is called into question

24 February 2016 16:17

Last night Sadiq Khan appeared on Newsnight to discuss his bid to be the next Mayor of London. Evan Davis…

Newsnight deserves an award for its superb follow-up to the Spectator’s scoop

1 February 2016 13:14

It’s great to see Newsnight once again nominated for an award for its coverage of the Kids Company scandal, and…

Evan Davis slips up introducing Hilary ‘Big’ Benn on Newsnight

28 January 2016 0:01

While Hilary Benn has been called a lot of names in recent months by hard-left activists after he voted in favour…

Guardian’s Nick Watt lined up for Newsnight role

19 January 2016 12:20

The Guardian set tongues wagging across Westminster in December when its editor Katharine Viner appointed two women to share the…

Revealed: Newsnight’s No.10 security breach

27 November 2015 12:27

Newsnight producers are currently facing fresh woe over rumoured plans at the BBC to extend the News at Ten slot so…

Watch: Ken Livingstone calls Maria Eagle ‘silly’ in disastrous Newsnight interview

19 November 2015 8:44

Yesterday Ken Livingstone found himself at the centre of a media storm after he suggested that Kevan Jones — a Labour MP…

RoadTrip’s Mark Clarke kicked out of Conservative Party

18 November 2015 16:58

The Tories have announced that Mark Clarke, an activist who founded the RoadTrip campaigning organisation, has been booted out of…

Peter Hitchens proves to be Russell Brand’s Achilles heel

19 October 2015 17:28

Although Russell Brand has stopped producing his YouTube series The Trews after tiring of being in the spotlight, fans of the…

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…

Watch: Tory MP accuses BBC of bias over ‘amateurish’ Newsnight Yemen special

11 September 2015 19:03

With charter renewal looming, the BBC is under increasing scrutiny from the government to justify its licence fee. So it’s…

It is too late to stop a shadow hanging over the Labour leadership result

25 August 2015 8:59

Concern about how the Labour leadership contest has been run is spreading throughout the party. The former home secretary Charles…

Jeremy Corbyn causes problems for Newsnight

4 August 2015 18:23

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership bid has so far managed to inspire a legion of new supporters to join the Labour…

Labour: Derek Hatton’s membership application has been rejected

28 July 2015 17:19

Last night Derek Hatton claimed that he has successfully rejoined the Labour Party 29 years after they expelled him. Hatton — who…

Rachel Johnson lifts the lid on Newsnight

23 June 2015 14:28

Rachel Johnson has never been shy of using her Notting Hill neighbours as a source of ‘inspiration’ for her series of chick-lit…