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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?

Ken keeps the show on the road

Ken keeps the show on the road

by Sam Macrory / 02 Oct 2013

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Hague: Iraq has "raised the bar" for intervention

Hague: Iraq has "raised the bar" for intervention

by Dan Hodges / 27 Sep 2013

Inheriting the Foreign Office from David Miliband, William Hague stepped onto the world stage and into a storm of problems: relationships with numerous allies had cooled, and Taliban offences in Afghanistan had escalated. Dan Hodges talks to the foreign secretary about leading the UK out of post-imperial days, into the Arab Spring and beyond

Ministerial profile: Chloe Smith

Ministerial profile: Chloe Smith

by Anoosh Chakelian / 27 Sep 2013

From rising star to Paxman victim, Chloe Smith’s journey to the Cabinet Office has had its ups and downs. So where next for a minister still in her early 30s, asks Anoosh Chakelian

Snap election: Photographing the PM

Snap election: Photographing the PM

by Anoosh Chakelian / 26 Sep 2013

Anoosh Chakelian chats to Stefan Rousseau, PA photographer to the prime minister, about working with his illustrious, and occasionally inept, subjects. Photos by Stefan Rousseau

'Socialism is what we need': Roy Hattersley

'Socialism is what we need': Roy Hattersley

by Sam Macrory / 20 Sep 2013

A new collection of essays sets out a socially democratic vision for Ed Miliband. Roy Hattersley, the party’s former deputy leader and one of the book’s editors, speaks to Sam Macrory

Laughing matters: Armando Iannucci interview

Laughing matters: Armando Iannucci interview

by Sam Macrory / 20 Sep 2013

The Thick of It may have left our screens but its creator Armando Iannucci has swapped Westminster for the White House and is about to bring the second season of Veep to our screens. So where next for Vice President Selina Meyer? Could Alan Partridge also cross the Atlantic? And what does this scourge of politicians really think about politics? Sam Macrory asks the questions. Photos by Ray Burmiston

Prescott: 'it's getting bloody close' for Labour's policies

Prescott: 'it's getting bloody close' for Labour's policies

by Sam Macrory / 20 Sep 2013

He may be in his eighth decade, but whether it’s the NHS, the press, nuclear weapons or his old enemies the Tories, John Prescott is still up for the fight – and not afraid to issue a warning slap to his own party either. Interview by Sam Macrory. Photos by Paul Heartfield

Jo Swinson: 'Women need that extra nudge'

Jo Swinson: 'Women need that extra nudge'

by Anoosh Chakelian / 11 Sep 2013

Business minister Jo Swinson talks to Anoosh Chakelian about her journey from Baby of the House to becoming a mother, a rapid rise through the ranks, and the Lib Dems’ women troubles

Editor's guide to the 2013 conference issue

Editor's guide to the 2013 conference issue

by Sam Macrory / 11 Sep 2013

Editor Sam Macrory on the special bumper conference edition of Total Politics

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

Political jokes: The comedy of errors

Political jokes: The comedy of errors

04 Oct 2013

Are comedy folk as political as they once were? And are politicians as funny as they used to be? Rephrase that second question: are politicians ever funny? To answer these questions, Total Politics turns some of the best up-and-coming politics comics around…

The alternative leader's speech

The alternative leader's speech

by Sam Macrory / 30 Sep 2013

Nigel Farage has arrived at Tory conference - and he's not going quietly either

Kwasi Kwarteng: 'Let's be the same as New Labour'

Kwasi Kwarteng: 'Let's be the same as New Labour'

by Anoosh Chakelian / 27 Sep 2013

His peers and superiors alike acknowledge Kwasi Kwarteng as a political intelligence to be reckoned with. The Conservative MP reveals to Anoosh Chakelian his thirst for ideas, what the Tories should learn from New Labour and why he’s not a ‘rightwing nutter’. Photos by Antonello Sticca

David Cameron's message to conference

David Cameron's message to conference

by David Cameron / 27 Sep 2013

Britain is moving in the right direction, but there will be no celebration until everyone reaps the rewards, writes David Cameron

A thirst for exercise

A thirst for exercise

by Sam Macrory / 23 Sep 2013

Alastair Campbell wants minimum alcohol pricing introduced - and he's running for the cause

Gloria De Piero on Page 3, the Lottery, & Steve Coogan

Gloria De Piero on Page 3, the Lottery, & Steve Coogan

by Jess Bowie / 20 Sep 2013

Shadow minister for crime prevention Gloria De Piero talks to Jess Bowie about her constituency Ashfield, her ongoing National Lottery funding battle and her views on sexism, politics and the media. Just don’t call her glamorous… Photos by Antonello Sticca

 

Ed Miliband's message to conference

Ed Miliband's message to conference

by Ed Miliband / 20 Sep 2013

With the cost of living still hurting families, Ed Miliband promises to set out how his vision of One Nation will work for everyone

Ken Clarke: Austerity's gone far enough

Ken Clarke: Austerity's gone far enough

by Rob Wilson / 16 Sep 2013

In an interview with Rob Wilson, the veteran Tory frontbencher warns his colleagues who want further cuts to 'come back to this planet'

Nick Clegg's message to conference

Nick Clegg's message to conference

by Nick Clegg / 11 Sep 2013

The Liberal Democrats have proved themselves as a party of government and enter conference in confident mood, writes Nick Clegg

Paddy Ashdown on why he's the party's 'plumber'

Paddy Ashdown on why he's the party's 'plumber'

by Sam Macrory / 11 Sep 2013

What will Paddy Ashdown, now in charge of the party's campaigning, be doing to make the 2015 general election more than just a battle for survival? Sam Macrory speaks to the former Liberal Democrat leader to find out