Today programme

Here’s what Sarah Sands should do with the Today programme

8 April 2017 10:30

I wonder what Sarah Sands will do to Radio 4’s Today programme? She is the first editor in more than…

The Brexit battle is only just beginning

8 April 2017 9:00

Nick Robinson, of the BBC, compares the Brexiteers and Remainers to ‘fighters who emerge after months of hiding in the…

The day I got Rod Liddle sacked

4 December 2016 14:00

On the few occasions when something I have written has directly affected a person, I have usually regretted it. During…

George Osborne interview: championing the ‘voice of the liberal mainstream’

16 September 2016 16:59

After just eight weeks in the wilderness, George Osborne is back – and wants to put the pressure on Theresa…

Who will watch for BBC bias in the EU referendum campaign?

26 February 2016 7:00

It is wearisome work, but I hope the ‘leave’ campaign is carefully monitoring the BBC’s coverage of the referendum. On Monday,…

Why is George Osborne sounding so gloomy?

7 January 2016 10:15

You might have been forgiven for thinking that things were going swimmingly economically at the moment, given George Osborne managed…

John Major: leaving the EU would push Britain into ‘splendid isolation’

16 December 2015 9:39

David Cameron is heading off to a European Council meeting tomorrow, where talks will continue on reforming Britain’s relationship with Brussels.…

Nicky Morgan: children’s services need to find ‘different ways of working’

14 December 2015 8:31

Children’s services in local government will be taken over if they are deemed to be failing by Ofsted, David Cameron is announcing…

Maria Eagle: it’s ‘conceivable’ Jeremy Corbyn would support Syria bombing

23 November 2015 8:58

David Cameron will be making the case for bombing Syria in the Commons later this week and all eyes are…

Hilary Benn: Labour still supports shoot to kill but ‘I can’t speak for Jeremy’

17 November 2015 8:52

Jeremy Corbyn’s controversial comments questioning the use of shoot to kill in terrorist attacks has led to a whole new round of…

Chris Grayling: we’ll figure out how to take a measured approach with the Lords ‘in the next few hours’

27 October 2015 9:26

After the government’s humiliating defeats in the House of Lords yesterday over tax credits, how will it seek revenge on…

Theresa May defends Jeremy Heywood’s Heathrow meddling

19 October 2015 9:23

Sir Jeremy Heywood has been caught meddling in government matters again. The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg reveals that the Cabinet Secretary wrote to…

Nicola Sturgeon explains how a second independence referendum could be ‘unstoppable’

16 October 2015 9:15

Nicola Sturgeon has a plan about how to achieve another independence referendum, even if there won’t be a pledge for one in…

Shambolic Diane Abbott laughs off Labour’s fiscal charter U-turn in bizarre interview

13 October 2015 9:09

John McDonnell’s U-turn on backing the government’s fiscal charter is just the sort of inconsistent positioning some in Labour fear will destroy the party’s reputation under Jeremy…

Michael Fallon: Russian air strikes in Syria are ‘extremely unhelpful and dangerous’

7 October 2015 9:53

Michael Fallon has been touring the broadcast studios this morning to send Russia a warning about its bombing campaign in…

The chaos of Libya returns to haunt David Cameron

6 October 2015 9:22

‘Were we right to stop a massacre? Yes, we absolutely were,’ said David Cameron on his Radio 4 Today programme…

George Osborne: ‘I’m trying to shake the inertia of this country’

5 October 2015 9:38

George Osborne is the man who wants to build and plan. On the Today programme, the Chancellor explained he was creating a…

Alistair Darling: there’s no ‘silver lining’ to Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership

18 September 2015 9:14

Today marks one year since the Scottish independence referendum and many of the key figures are reflecting on how politics…

Frank Field: Tory MPs share Labour’s concerns on cutting tax credits

15 September 2015 9:12

The government will push forward with its plans to cut £6 billion in tax credits today and the Commons vote is one…

Listen: Bernard Jenkin vs. James Naughtie on BBC bias and the EU referendum

8 September 2015 10:03

The government’s humiliating defeat on purdah is the first major victory for Eurosceptics in the battle on how the EU referendum is…