03 Sep 2015 09:26
David Cameron is facing growing pressure to shift his stance on the Europe-wide migrant crisis, with Conservative MPs among those speaking out.
The prime minister has faced accusations of heartlessness after he insisted yesterday that Britain should not take any further refugees from the war-torn Middle East.
“I don’t think there is an answer that can be achieved simply by taking more and more refugees.”
Last night, Yvette Cooper penned a lengthy letter to Cameron
02 Sep 2015 16:40
As News Corp has confirmed Rebekah Brooks as chief executive of News UK, it’s fair to say that Hacked Off campaigners are not jumping for joy.
The publisher of the Times, Sunday Times and the Sun has brought back Brooks a year after she was cleared of all charges related to the phone-hacking scandal.
News UK has also hired Daily Mail deputy editor Tony Gallagher as editor-in-chief of the Sun. Incumbent David Dinsmore moves into
02 Sep 2015 09:32
David Cameron has declared that the Government "will not waver" in its plans to open more free schools – as Jeremy Corbyn has said he would move in entirely the opposite direction.
The prime minister spoke out as another 18 free schools were given the green light.
It means that a total of 252 of the schools have been opened across England. And Cameron said another 500 were on the way:
"Today’s announcement shows that
01 Sep 2015 14:42
Yvette Cooper has won rave reviews for a major speech today in which she called for the UK to take as many as 10,000 people fleeing the political turmoil in the Middle East.
The shadow home secretary and Labour leadership contender called for the UK to be true to its values and history by taking in more refugees.
In doing so, Cooper broke the political taboo on the British response to the European-wide refugee crisis
01 Sep 2015 10:21
Newly-released emails show how David Miliband confided in Hillary Clinton after he lost the 2010 Labour leadership race to Ed Miliband.
The former foreign secretary emailed the then US secretary of state to thank her for a “poignant” message after he was defeated by his younger brother in the battle to lead the party.
He then revealed his pain at losing – and suggested this was compounded by the fact that it was his brother
31 Aug 2015 18:45
Kanye West said that he will run for president in 2020 as he gave a speech at the MTV Music Video Awards.
West made the announcement at the end of a rambling 10-minute address in which he also suggested he had “rolled up a little something to knock the edge off” before speaking.
He then announced his presidential ambitions before walking off the stage:
“And yes, as you probably could’ve guessed in this moment, I’ve
31 Aug 2015 10:48
A union boss has come under fire for calling Tony Blair a “neo-liberal, multi-millionaire, war-mongerer” with nothing useful to say about the Labour leadership race.
The Unite union’s political director Jennie Formby tweeted the controversial comment after Blair’s latest intervention in the contest.
This morning, she was taken to task by Michael Dugher, chair of Andy Burnham's leadership bid. The Labour MP said Formby's posturing was "disrespectful" to the former prime minister.
28 Aug 2015 14:13
Labour mayoral hopeful David Lammy has urged undecided party members to phone him up for a chat.
In a recent email to all comrades, Lammy urged them to "click the button below if you're undecided about who to vote for and I can give you a call to make my case for why I should Mayor".
His email was sent out this morning with the header: "Still undecided? Let’s talk…"
TP is sure that many
28 Aug 2015 11:34
Diane Abbott has warned that MPs making "bluster and threats" will have to fall into line if Jeremy Corbyn becomes leader.
The Hackney North MP said that party members would "never forgive" any MPs seeking to undermine Corbyn should he win the Labour leadership contest.
Abbott is a key supporter of Corbyn's leadership bid, while also standing to be Labour’s candidate for mayor of London.
In an interview with Total Politics, she said that some
28 Aug 2015 08:00
Sky News chief political correspondent Jon Craig looks at how Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership campaign got off the ground, in his latest column for TP.
Craig also considers who will be in Corbyn’s top team if he becomes Labour leader as expected next month.
“Who will be in the inner circle in the Leader of the Opposition's suite of offices in Norman Shaw South if he wins on September 12? The answer, equally inevitably, is
27 Aug 2015 15:56
David Cameron has unveiled 45 new peers, including former ministers, senior advisers and a top Tory donor.
Downing Street announced 26 names proposed by the prime minister, with 11 for the Liberal Democrats and eight for Labour. The new arrivals will take the upper house to 826 members and will cost taxpayers “at least” £1.2m per year, according to the Electoral Reform Society.
The 26 new Conservative peers include ex-ministers William Hague, Andrew Lansley and
27 Aug 2015 11:56
Nick Clegg is writing a book about his experience of the coalition government – but the former Lib Dem leader will not be dishing the dirt on his relations with David Cameron.
Clegg is said to be focused on producing a serious text which analyses the inner workings of the last government.
He will examine the successes and failures of the first full coalition in Britain since 1945, with a strong focus on "lessons learned", according