Finding out the things that people don't want unearthed, Michael Crick keeps an investigative eye on the halls of power.
It’s one of the great tales of British election history. Harold Wilson, it is often said, owed Labour’s landslide victory in the 1966 general election to the sense of well-being engendered by England’s success in winning the World Cup that year.
Tony Blair was in London today, addressing the Progress think tank 20 years after he became Labour leader. But weren’t there more pressing concerns in the Middle East?
David Cameron’s reshuffle exposes a lack of legal experience in the upper ranks of government – not to mention a growing pool of unhappy men in their 50s on the backbenches.
The Conservatives claim to have spent £96,191 on winning last month’s by-election in Newark, that’s £3,809 below the official spending limit in by-elections of £100,000 per
George Osborne has returned to that old favourite – elected mayors. A Heseltine old favourite, to be precise, developed during his period in the political wilderness.
After my brief car park conversation with former Newark MP Patrick Mercer, he scraped an adjacent car as he drove away. A witness to the incident said he’d voted Ukip after voting Tory for 30
Later today, in the town square in Newark, I have an appointment with a gentleman who has promised me that I can rap him over the head with a rolled-up newspaper (a la Godfrey Bloom).
Are Ukip’s results the sign of an earthquake or a tremor? Their share of the vote may be slightly down, but the party has learned a lot in time for 2015.
One of the police officers in Downing Street on the night of the “plebgate” incident boasted to a friend that she could bring down the government.