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August 27, 2015 1 Comment

Honours backlash – but will it matter to Lords votes?

There was a bit of a backlash amongst Tory peers when they got wind that David Cameron was sending them quite so many still active advisers who work in or closely with No. 10 (Kate Fall, Stephen Gilbert, Simone Finn).


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August 26, 2015 4 Comments

Chilcot Iraq war report: a timetable for a timetable

Sir John Chilcot has relented and said he will publish a timetable for his report … but not just yet.

August 25, 2015 5 Comments

Labour’s rogue voters problem may be ‘woefully underestimated’

As one aide in a Labour leadership campaign suggests the problem of rogue voters may be underestimated, there are signs that the campaigns don’t think all hugely matters for the actual

August 24, 2015 No Comments

Harman to speak to Labour candidates tomorrow on contest worries

Harriet Harman has asked to speak to all the Labour leadership candidates tomorrow about the contest and what the leadership is doing to try to make sure it is properly run.

July 24, 2015 4 Comments

How is the EU ‘out’ campaign planning to win?

There’s a riff you hear around the top of government that the referendum on Europe is won. But the campaign for the UK to leave is gearing up…

July 21, 2015 5 Comments

Is George Osborne changing the shape of the state?

The asset sales being contemplated by Chancellor George Osborne only deliver some cuts and one-off benefits, briefly flattering the nation’s accounts.

July 20, 2015 12 Comments

Andy Burnham decides rebelling on welfare too risky

Andy Burnham has a big decision to take over tonight’s welfare reform bill.

July 16, 2015 2 Comments

Osborne claims victory over euro fund row

The Treasury says it’s secured a deal that stops the European Commission exposing the UK to potential future costs if Greece defaults on a new bridging loan.

July 14, 2015 16 Comments

SNP foxhunting move a raiding party into English lawmaking

The government has pulled the vote on foxhunting after the SNP’s decision to break its own pledge and vote against the relaxation of the ban in England.

July 13, 2015 2 Comments

Tristram Hunt: Labour needs to talk to the SNP

Harriet Harman’s decision to use her acting leadership role to steer the party’s direction has been shocking and enthusing Labour MPs depending on where they are in the party.

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