Channel 4 News's political editor gives his take on the latest news and gossip from the corridors of power in Westminster and beyond.
On his trips to London, Nelson Mandela praised the population for its help in the struggle.
Standing in Trafalgar Square in 1996, he said: “I would like to put each and every one of you in my pockets and return with you to South Africa.”
He was speaking in the shadow of South Africa House where some maintained a vigil and gathered for marches and protests over the years.
But as you listen to all-party tributes pouring out last night, you may wonder: did the British state really come to his help all those years in captivity and what was Mandela’s view of the UK’s role in ending apartheid?
The chancellor had his revised growth updates to wave at Labour today but the cost of living indicators which Ed Miliband has got him looking at are a little bit more precarious.
We’ve flown west from the commercialism and flesh pots of smog-soaked Shanghai to Chengdu in Sechuan province for the final leg of David Cameron’s China trip, a 41-vehicle convoy from
David Cameron is unabashed as he pushes Britain’s business interests in China. His message on human rights and Tibet, however, is getting more blurred.
China has been staring at David Cameron’s request to come on a visit to Beijing for a long time now. It ruled out a trip last autumn. It dumped on the idea of last spring.
Alex Salmond restrained himself from the usual swatting of unappealing questioners. He made a page reference to his weighty document in almost every answer like a clergyman citing the Bible.
I have arrived in Glasgow for tomorrow morning’s big launch of the white paper on independence – the document Alex Salmond hopes will be seen as the definitive text on the subject.
Fascinating shadow boxing ahead of SNP leader Alex Salmond’s unveiling of the white paper for Scottish independence on Tuesday in Glasgow.
The prime minister couldn’t wait to pounce over Labour’s links to the troubled Co-op Bank, which is due to face a string of inquiries into recent mismanagement.
A new crystal-gazing IFS report concludes that an independent Scotland would need to raise £6bn each year starting in the 2020s – either through extra tax, spending cuts or a combination of