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Clive Anderson Talks Bark

Clive Anderson Talks Bark

Clive Anderson was one of the most provocative interviewers of the 90s, irritating politicians and entertainers alike. Twenty years on, we find out if his bark was worse than his bite

Creature Discomforts

Creature Discomforts

by Sam Macrory / 13 Jan 2015

When David Cameron described Ed Miliband as "wriggling like an eel" yesterday, he was following a long tradition of comparing politicians to a non-humanoid creature... 

The McGuffin Effect

The McGuffin Effect

by Joe McGuffin / 07 Jan 2015

Joe McGuffin, Labour's US strategist, calls time on the Christmas holidays and asks Ed Miliband the big question: just how much is a quart of milk? 

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18 Dec 2014

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Killing Him Softly

Killing Him Softly

by Dan Hodges / 13 Dec 2014

For a masterclass in how not to deal with a political coup, look no further than Ed Miliband

"I had to do what I thought was right"

"I had to do what I thought was right"

by Ben Lazarus / 11 Dec 2014

Ben Lazarus talks to Tommy Robinson, former EDL front-man, about walking away from his past and finding ways to help his hometown

An Injection of Realism

An Injection of Realism

by Sam Macrory / 09 Dec 2014

After a bruising end to his time at the DCMS, Jeremy Hunt is a politician reinvigorated at the Department of Health as he prepares to face down Labour in the battle for the NHS. Interview by Sam Macrory

Lunch with... Lord Winston

Lunch with... Lord Winston

by Jess Bowie / 07 Dec 2014

Britain’s best-known reproductive health expert sits down for lunch with Jess Bowie

Different strokes

Different strokes

by Sam Macrory / 02 Dec 2014

What motivates a double Olympic gold medallist to embark on a career in politics? James Cracknell tells Sam Macrory why he’s moving on from physical challenges, while challenging the nation to get physical. Photos by Paul Heartfield

Survival of the Fittest

Survival of the Fittest

by George Pascoe-Watson / 16 Jan 2015

David Cameron wants to make this a presidential general election, and that's why his fitness regime has been stepped up

One week down...

One week down...

by Sam Macrory / 12 Jan 2015

If a week is a long time in politics, the next four months may feel interminable. Last week saw the start of campaigning for the general election in May, with a series of carefully choreographed events and launches rapidly descending into free-form mud-slinging. Events, of course, will get in the way, but here's seven lessons learnt from the first seven days of the long, long campaign…

Politics returns...

Politics returns...

07 Jan 2015

Members of the Board

Members of the Board

by Alex Stevenson / 14 Dec 2014

When all the meeting room game-playing is done, which games do those of a political bent like to play? Alex Stevenson rolls the dice

Leader by default?

Leader by default?

by Stephen Tall / 13 Dec 2014

The Lib Dems have stuck by Clegg against all odds. Why? Stephen Tall offers his interpretation

The Gang of Four

The Gang of Four

by George Pascoe-Watson / 10 Dec 2014

Four men are running the government these days, and there’s not a Liberal Democrat in sight

Only Rowntrees has the answer?

Only Rowntrees has the answer?

by Sam Macrory / 08 Dec 2014

With poverty on the rise in the UK, are politicians saying and doing the right things to address the problem and are the public actually listening? Sam Macrory travelled to York to meet Julia Unwin, the head of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, to find out more. Photos by Paul Heartfield

Health Warnings

Health Warnings

by Sam Macrory and Jess Bowie / 04 Dec 2014

Struggling in the polls, a leader under pressure, and now the Tories trying to seize a lead on the NHS. These are tough times for Labour. So what will the shadow health secretary do next? Sam Macrory and Jess Bowie catch up with Andy Burnham. Photos by Jack Lawson

The McGuffin Effect

The McGuffin Effect

by Ian Martin / 02 Dec 2014

After a disastrous month, McGuffin holds crunch talks with Snoop Dougy Doug as they wonder whether there’s any way to get rid of the Milistone round their necks…

Labouring the Point

Labouring the Point

by George Pascoe-Watson / 01 Dec 2014

Cameron has to trip up Miliband in the race to May 2015, or at least help him as he does it himself

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