Alex Salmond: Playing for keeps

Alex Salmond: Playing for keeps

by Mandy Rhodes / 27 Nov 2013

From running an election with Maoists to changing allegiance from Labour to the SNP, Scotland’s ultimate ‘Yes’ man embarks on the most important campaign of his political career. Mandy Rhodes finds out why Alex Salmond believes his country can go it alone

Editor's guide to the December 2013 issue

Editor's guide to the December 2013 issue

by Sam Macrory / 26 Nov 2013

Editor Sam Macrory takes us through the December edition, out now

Darling: Refuting 'a Braveheart view of the world'

Darling: Refuting 'a Braveheart view of the world'

by Sam Macrory / 25 Nov 2013

Sam Macrory catches up with the former chancellor as he chairs the campaign for what he hopes will remain a unified UK – and the battle is beginning to hot up. Photo by Paul Hartfield

The Purple Peril: What will Nigel Farage do next?

The Purple Peril: What will Nigel Farage do next?

by Sam Macrory and John Ashmore / 20 Nov 2013

The rise of UKIP has been one of the most eye-catching political stories of the last few years. But how far can Nigel Farage take his party? Is there more to him than the image of a pint-drinking anti-politician? And at what point does the master-insurgent join the establishment? Sam Macrory and John Ashmore meet the man who calls the shots in Westminster – while not even being there. Photos by Paul Heartfield

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Flint: A blank page pre-privatisation would be 'wonderful'

Flint: A blank page pre-privatisation would be 'wonderful'

by Sam Macrory / 19 Nov 2013

The shadow energy secretary is at the helm of her party’s agenda-setting battle against energy bosses. But will the policy work, and is there room for Blairite survivors like her on Labour’s frontbench these days? 
Sam Macrory meets Caroline Flint to find out

Cable: 'Politicians are even less trusted than bankers'

Cable: 'Politicians are even less trusted than bankers'

by Rob Edwards / 31 Oct 2013

The business secretary on banks, cuts and how well the Lib Dems are doing

Kirsty Williams: Lib Dem women & her London 'pre nup'

Kirsty Williams: Lib Dem women & her London 'pre nup'

by Sam Macrory / 29 Oct 2013

So the Lib Dems have a woman problem and can only shape policy when in government? Kirsty Williams is the exception to both rules. She speaks to Sam Macrory

Liam Fox on life as a backbencher

Liam Fox on life as a backbencher

by Sam Macrory / 22 Oct 2013

He left the Ministry of Defence under something of a cloud, but Liam Fox is making a comeback as an author and, he says, a better politician after his enforced sabbatical

Alastair Campbell: The good doctor?

Alastair Campbell: The good doctor?

by Sam Macrory / 22 Oct 2013

As Tony Blair’s spin doctor-in-chief, Alastair Campbell was once the Conservative Party’s bête noir. So what is he doing at their annual conference? Why is he reinventing himself as campaigner against press bullying and the dangers of alcohol? And will he return to the political fray? Sam Macrory meets a man with plenty of political fight left in him. Photos by Paul Heartfield

George Galloway: In for the kill

George Galloway: In for the kill

by Anoosh Chakelian / 22 Oct 2013

He has never shied away from making headlines, and his outspoken, forthright manner wins him as many enemies as friends. George Galloway tells Anoosh Chakelian about London mayoral ambitions, why he sees Cameron’s government as racist, meeting Ed Miliband, and his latest project of regicide… Photos Josh Kearns

Hinterland: Iain Stewart MP

Hinterland: Iain Stewart MP

by Iain Stewart MP / 11 Oct 2013

The MP recalls discovering the joy of long-distance running

Taking it on board: Inside No 10's Policy Unit

Taking it on board: Inside No 10's Policy Unit

by Sam Macrory / 08 Oct 2013

Should Tory backbenchers celebrate the revamped No 10 Policy Board as a bona fide way to influence Conservative thinking – or should they maintain a healthy dose of scepticism? Sam Macrory goes behind the scenes and meets some of the key players involved

Westminster Hit Parade

Westminster Hit Parade

27 Nov 2013

Who’s hot and who’s not these days? Read our handy guide to find out. Write in with suggestions to tp@dods.co.uk

Carmichael on SNP tactics, devolution and his Scottishness

Carmichael on SNP tactics, devolution and his Scottishness

by Anoosh Chakelian / 25 Nov 2013

Fresh from his recent posting, Alistair Carmichael speaks to Anoosh Chakelian about his new role as Scottish secretary and why he is ready to shake things up to keep the United Kingdom united

Michael Moore: Doesn't just 'do diplomacy'

Michael Moore: Doesn't just 'do diplomacy'

by Anoosh Chakelian / 25 Nov 2013

The former Scotland secretary has never been one to shout the loudest, but that does not mean he hasn’t fought hard for what he believes Scotland needs. Anoosh Chakelian meets the MP taken off a frontbench on the brink of doing battle against independence

On the road with... David Lammy

On the road with... David Lammy

by Anoosh Chakelian / 20 Nov 2013

There’s more to politics than spin, flinging insults at one another across the chamber, and career ambition. MPs rove their constituencies at least one day a week and are based in their patches during recess. In the first of a new feature following politicians outside of Westminster, Anoosh Chakelian goes out and about in Tottenham with its busy MP and potential future mayoral candidate. Photos by Paul Heartfield

Here come the Men in Black

by Alex Stevenson / 06 Nov 2013

They may dress like characters from a different century, and their job titles aren’t exactly cutting edge, but Black Rod, the clerk of the parliaments, the clerk of the Commons, the serjeant-at-arms and the principal doorkeeper are the men who make parliament work in the 21st century. They prefer to stay behind the scenes, but Alex Stevenson managed to speak to all five

Speech impediments

Speech impediments

by Ben Duckworth / 30 Oct 2013

Behind every bon mot that pops out of a politician’s mouth on the platform or in parliament is an unsung hero or heroine. 
Ben Duckworth sings the praises of the humble speechwriters

Westminster hit parade

Westminster hit parade

29 Oct 2013

Instead of MP of the Month, this issue we’ve been tracking who’s up and who’s down in the Westminster world, so you don’t have to. Write in with suggestions for next month tp@dods.co.uk

Sajid Javid: Labour, racism, & being 'completely nuts'

Sajid Javid: Labour, racism, & being 'completely nuts'

by Anoosh Chakelian / 22 Oct 2013

Family man, tough boss, city boy, responsible capitalist: The new financial secretary to the Treasury is an enigma. Anoosh Chakelian meets the much-promoted Conservative minister who reveals his sympathy for Labour ideas, bankers and people who face prejudice. Photos by Josh Kearns

Editor's guide to the November 2013 issue

Editor's guide to the November 2013 issue

by Sam Macrory / 22 Oct 2013

Sam Macrory lets us in on the November edition, out on Friday

Clinton's world tour

Clinton's world tour

by Sam Macrory / 12 Oct 2013

PMQs sketch: Cameron's perfect present

PMQs sketch: Cameron's perfect present

by Sam Macrory / 09 Oct 2013

Ed Balls gives the PM a birthday surprise

Top five reshuffle losers

Top five reshuffle losers

by Sam Macrory / 07 Oct 2013

Who are the losers of today's government and Labour reshuffles?

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