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Step back Theresa May…  There are new Tory women in town

Step back Theresa May…  There are new Tory women in town

27 Jan 2015 08:15

The Conservative Party is preparing for not one but two star women to enter the Commons in 2015.

New research suggests that the number of women in the next Parliament is set to go up from 148 to up to a record high of around 200.

Of particular interest are two Tory candidates fighting neighbouring constituencies in Cambridgeshire.

Heidi Allen and Lucy Frazer have “future star written all over them”, according to a new report

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Ex-Tory MP: Grayling puts the d*** into tat
 

Ex-Tory MP: Grayling puts the d*** into tat

 

23 Jan 2015 15:41

Chris Grayling may well have been called many things by his political opponents. Now the Lord Chancellor can add two expletives to the list - thanks to one of his own side.

Writing on his blog, former Tory MP Jerry Hayes has decided to stick the boot in with some vigour.

The qualified barrister says: “Grayling's attempt to curtail judicial review shows he puts the d*** into tat. This is one s*** that will have

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Revealed: more sensational political raffle prizes

Revealed: more sensational political raffle prizes

19 Jan 2015 10:33

Grant Shapps has delivered an insight into what motivates a young person to vote Conservative.

In a Times interview about his “road trip” campaign to get youthful Conservatives (for, yes, they do exist) out on the doorstep, the Tory chairman said:

“We have team captains, T-shirts, road trips, conference calls with ministers. I always tell the Prime Minister the top prize for our No 1 worker is going on holiday with Sam and Dave to

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Win tickets to see The Nether!

Win tickets to see The Nether!

26 Nov 2014 13:07

Following a sold-out run at the Royal Court Theatre, Jennifer Haley’s critically-acclaimed, multi-award-winning play transfers to London’s Duke of York’s Theatre for a limited 12-week run.

The Nether offers complete freedom – a new virtual wonderland providing total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire.

An intricate crime drama and a haunting thriller set in the year 2050, The Nether follows an investigation into the complicated, disturbing

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Costing the count

Costing the count

by Helen Thomas / 10 Nov 2014 14:55

As the Rochester & Strood by-election draws near, the financial markets remain nonplussed. As the Eurozone slides into deflation, Ebola cases rise, and oil plummets, there has been plenty to keep them entertained. Or rather, seriously concerned – October was widely regarded as a “bloodbath” for almost all hedge fund managers.  

The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune for fund managers is usually not something that would bother Westminster very much. Nor does it usually matter very much for the 99%,

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Age-old problem

Age-old problem

04 Nov 2014 15:43

Members of the House of Lords aren't getting any younger.

According to latest figures from the Upper House's very own library, there are only two peers under the age of 40. At the other end of the scale, 29 peers have passed their 90th birthday, though 12 of those (of a total of 48) are on a leave of absence.

And when all 846 peers are totted up, that leaves an average age of just

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Win Hope tickets!

Win Hope tickets!

04 Nov 2014 15:13

Win a pair of tickets to see HOPE at The Royal Court Theatre!

“We live in an age of cuts. We are a working class town, that's our strength – and in the current climate, our weakness.”

How do you save 22 million pounds? Mark and Hilary, the leaders of the Council are about to find out.

Following the success of Let The Right One In and This is England ’86, Jack Thorne has written

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Muhammad Ali: a man of conviction and contradiction

Muhammad Ali: a man of conviction and contradiction

by Chris Evans / 04 Nov 2014 12:45

In a world where sport is big business, where every word uttered by an athlete is carefully stage managed – Muhammad Ali towers above them all. 

From the moment he burst on the scene proclaiming himself as ‘the greatest of all time’ to the silent, dignified figure who battles Parkinson Disease today, Ali was and is an enigma.

Here was a man who stood up for civil rights yet thought nothing of labelling Joe Frazier

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Uncomfortable Truths: the reality of modern day slavery in Britain

by David Downing / 03 Nov 2014 11:26

Like many others, I go about my daily business believing that slavery is something that only exists in history books – a dark chapter in our history which we closed for good in 1834 when the Slavery Abolition Act came into force. 

This three-minute film from The Unquiet Film Series, published by The Times, shatters the fantasy that slavery is a thing of the past and forces you to confront the issue of modern

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Win a DVD of the classic Animal Farm cartoon

Win a DVD of the classic Animal Farm cartoon

28 Oct 2014 16:56

To mark the 60th anniversary of its original release, a restored HD version of the classic British animation film Animal Farm has hit the shelves.

An adaptation of George Orwell's novel, the film was the first British feature length animation. 

Released yesterday on Blu-ray, DVD and iTunes, Total Politics is delighted to offer readers the chance to win a copy.

To enter the

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Win a pair of tickets to the British Museum's Ming exhibition

Win a pair of tickets to the British Museum's Ming exhibition

28 Oct 2014 15:49

The British Museum’s major show of the autumn, supported by BP, offers visitors the chance to discover a golden age in China’s history, when it was a global superpower run by one family. Between AD 1400 and 1450, the Ming dynasty established Beijing as the capital and built the Forbidden City. China also led the world in maritime expansion, absorbing many fascinating influences along the way. The exhibition will feature some of the most beautiful objects

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Win The Newsroom Season 2 on Blu-Ray + a TV presenting course!

Win The Newsroom Season 2 on Blu-Ray + a TV presenting course!

27 Oct 2014 15:06

To celebrate today's release of season 2 of The Newsroom on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download, Total Politics and HBO are giving one lucky person the chance to win a copy of the series on Blu-ray, plus a TV presenter training course at Pinewood Studios worth £950. For more information about the TV training course check out: http://tv-training.co.uk/ 

To win, simply answer the following question:

Which TV show is Newsroom writer Aaron Sorkin best known for?

Send

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