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Finding out the things that people don't want unearthed, Michael Crick keeps an investigative eye on the halls of power.

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September 11, 2015 6 Comments

When Tony Blair nearly ended Jeremy Corbyn’s career

I’ve been taking a look at Tony Benn’s diary, and in particular the entry for 25 September 1996.  Tony Blair had already been Labour leader for two years, and was within months of Labour’s great victory in the 1997 general election.


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September 2, 2015 13 Comments

Far-left preparing purge of ‘careerist’ Labour MPs if Corbyn wins

A supporter of Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that the far-left is preparing to oust several Labour MPs – who the activist condemned as “careerists” and right-wingers.

August 11, 2015 43 Comments

Why entrism is such a small part of Jeremy Corbyn’s rise

Labour may be the victim of entrism – infiltration by members and supporters of other parties – but it’s only a very small explanation of Jeremy Corbyn’s extraordinary

August 5, 2015 11 Comments

Cameron ‘personally ordered’ payments to Kids Company

Former Michael Gove adviser Dominic Cummings tells Channel 4 News that David Dameron overruled Mr Gove and officials more than once to order continued funding of Kids Company.

July 16, 2015 2 Comments

Government attacked for ‘rigging’ of electoral system

The Conservatives have been criticised for a change in voting law that could see hundreds of thousands of people drop off the electoral roll.

June 18, 2015 No Comments

Results in for some of the most powerful jobs in UK politics

The agony is over for many MPs. Elections for the select committee chairs were announced by the Commons speaker today.

Sue Lloyd-Roberts – can you help?

Sue Lloyd-Roberts is one most of the most extraordinary reporters in TV history – fearless, dogged and ground-breaking.

June 12, 2015 2 Comments

Grant Shapps: no hard evidence he edited entries, Wikipedia decides

A Wikipedia committee has decided there was no conclusive evidence Grant Shapps or any of his associates were involved in editing entries.

May 21, 2015 1 Comment

After the big election, lots of smaller ones at Westminster

The next three weeks will see huge jockeying for chairmanships of the increasingly powerful select committees, all of which are up for grabs. Campaigning is already well underway.

May 12, 2015 1 Comment

Unions in chaos over role in vote for new Labour leader

Will the unions decide the next Labour leader? Possibly – but most did not see a leadership contest coming and are scrambling to get organised.

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