Clive Anderson talks bark

Clive Anderson talks bark

by Liz Bates / 30 Jan 2015

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

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

"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

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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…

Lunch with... Tim Campbell

Lunch with... Tim Campbell

by Jess Bowie / 20 Nov 2014

Lord Sugar’s first apprentice has lunch with Jess Bowie 

You're Hired!

You're Hired!

by Aaron Farrell / 17 Nov 2014

Robert Halfon MP, a champion of apprenticeships, has taken on three parliamentary apprentices so far and helped launch their careers. His third protégée, Aaron Farrell, asks him why he did it

Looking the Part

Looking the Part

by Philip Cowley and Robert Ford / 10 Nov 2014

Winning votes: it’s more about basic prejudices than we might like to admit, say Philip Cowley and Robert Ford

Seven lessons from the first seven days of election campaigning

Seven lessons from the first seven days of election campaigning

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…

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

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

View from the other side

View from the other side

by Sam Macrory / 26 Nov 2014

After stunning the political world this summer when he quit the Conservative Party to join UKIP, what will Douglas Carswell and his new party do next? Sam Macrory met him to find out. Photo by Paul Heartfield

This is England: Natalie Casey interview

This is England: Natalie Casey interview

by Jess Bowie / 17 Nov 2014

Natalie Casey cornered the TV market in ladette roles in the long-running sitcom Two Pints of Lager… but after her star turn playing a far right sympathiser turned politician in a new play Albion, Jess Bowie senses a successful theatre career ahead

An education in education

An education in education

11 Nov 2014

Labour, the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have elevated a commitment to apprenticeships and the wider skills agenda to the top of their priorities. But do they have the answers? Well, Total Politics knows two men who might. So we brought together two of the most influential education secretaries of the last 25 years to discuss what the challenges are and how they could be met. Photos by Jack Lawson

Developing Situations

Developing Situations

by Sam Macrory / 04 Nov 2014

DESMOND SWAYNE has been on an unlikely political journey, ending up at the Department for International Development and making the case for a protected aid budget in an age of austerity. Sam Macrory met a man on a mission. Photos by Louise Haywood-Schifer

Benefits of Experience

Benefits of Experience

by Sam Macrory / 03 Nov 2014

In this day and age of fame-by-lens it isn’t strange for colourful characters to leap suddenly from obscurity into celebrity, and this year it has been the turn of Deidre Kelly to travel from Benefits Street to Celebrity Big Brother and beyond. But there’s more to White Dee, as she is better known, than the usual reality-celebrity circuit. Sam Macrory meets a woman who is bringing a different, intelligent and authentic, voice to the political debate. Photos by Paul Heartfield

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