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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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June 18, 2015 No Comments

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

Finally the agony is over for many MPs. The elections for the select committee chairs, nowadays some of the most powerful posts in politics (with extra pay), were announced by the Commons speaker this morning.

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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.

April 21, 2015 5 Comments

Politicians should follow John Major’s example and get a soapbox

John Major, who speaks in the West Midlands today, energised his 1992 election campaign by speaking from a soapbox. It’s the sort of thing modern-day politicians should try.

April 16, 2015 5 Comments

Election 2015: not exactly the golden age of campaigning

Ed Miliband’s latest election stop was far from the open campaigning of years gone by, when Harold Wilson or Ted Heath would do genuine walkabouts.

April 13, 2015 No Comments

Cameron biographers at war

The problem for all three authors and their publishers is this: if Cameron loses the election will anyone care about him that much?

April 2, 2015 2 Comments

Election 2015: the ten teenagers running for parliament

If you’re 18 today, or before next Thursday, now’s your chance to make history. You could become youngest parliamentary candidate since 1832.

March 16, 2015 4 Comments

Labour blocks McCluskey ally Karie Murphy from becoming MP – again

The selection of a Labour candidate in Halifax looks set to explode into a huge headache for Ed Miliband.

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