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…

Nigel Farage shows why he shouldn’t lead the ‘No’ campaign

1 September 2015 9:23

Nigel Farage is kickstarting Ukip’s ‘No’ campaign this week, having grown fed up with the lack of momentum from other corners. On…

David Blunkett is the latest Labour grandee to attack Corbyn. But is this the right strategy?

19 August 2015 8:34

Day after day, Labour’s big beasts are being wheeled out one by one. Yesterday it was Neil Kinnock, today it’s David…

Andy Burnham: it’s not ‘three against one’ with Jeremy Corbyn

18 August 2015 9:12

The Labour leadership race is rapidly turning sour. None of the warnings from party grandees are denting Jeremy Corbyn’s support, so talk…

Yvette Cooper and Liz Kendall deny Peter Mandelson asked them to drop out

17 August 2015 8:46

He may be out of power but Labour’s Prince of Darkness is still attempting to pull the strings. Today’s Daily Telegraph reports that Peter…

Who in Labour will fight to bring back sanity and honesty and dignity? Not John Prescott

23 July 2015 14:10

When I heard John Prescott was going on the Today programme, I must admit that I expected him to urge…