Tory civil war escalates as David Cameron shoots 'Boris'

17 September 2019

The Conservatives' bitter feud over Brexit has, it's fair to say, ramped up a notch this week with the publication of former Prime Minister David Cameron's memoirs.

Sixty years of life peers: how the Upper Chamber was transformed

1 May 2018

The first 14 life peers were introduced in two special sessions ahead of the 1958 state opening of parliament

Kemi Badenoch interview: 'Lots of people felt bruised after the election.'

20 January 2018

Just seven months after entering parliament, Kemi Badenoch has been handed a key role inside CCHQ overseeing her party’s candidate selection process.

Official Secrets: Tony Blair’s ‘naivety still stinks’ for whistleblower film director

18 October 2019

“Katharine Gun was an ordinary person who did something extraordinary,” is how director Gavin Hood describes the real-life subject of his latest film. For those with short memories, Gun was the GCHQ-based Mandarin translator who leaked a classified memo from the CIA that urged spying on members of the UN Security Council to force through a resolution to go to war in Iraq. When the memo appeared on the front page of the Observer and she admitted to her actions, Gun found herself charged with breaking the Official Secrets Act, and her lawyers set out to defend her actions. 

Does Nigel Farage work hard enough? Steve Bannon says not

10 June 2019

Nigel Farage doesn’t work hard enough and it’s a British thing, according to Steve Bannon in the new documentary exploring the inner world of Trump’s self-professed kingmaker.

Why neither playwrights nor politics can resist Boris

30 April 2019

Why playwright Jonathan Maitland couldn’t resist the temptation of Boris and “the dinner party that changed history”