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Articles by Sam Macrory / 22 Sep 2014
Just in case any reader wasn’t sure, this is an interview with Liz Kendall. Of course it is. Though one person might need reminding.
On a recent edition of BBC1’s Question Time, Philip Hammond, then the defence secretary and now the man in charge at the Foreign Office, managed to confuse Kendall, the shadow health and social care minister, with her colleague Rachel Reeves. Twice. “I know we all look the same…” Kendall replied, winning…
Rotating box by Dan Hodges / 22 Sep 2014
Ed Miliband rises to the challenge of his conference speech each year, but has it hasn't made any difference, says Dan Hodges
Rotating box by / 17 Sep 2014
Teh Internet is Serious Business! is about to open at London's Royal Court theater, and Total Politics is offering readers the chance to win two tickets..
Articles by Joe McGuffin / 29 Jul 2014
This month: Mr Klutz Goes To Washington. McGuffin heads home as he takes an over-excited...
Rotating box by Laurence Marks / 10 Jul 2014
The sad death of Rik Mayall last month overshadowed the passing of Alan B’Stard. Laurence Marks remembers the New Statesman
Rotating box by Dan Hodges / 10 Jul 2014
Team Miliband know they’re losing the campaign and now they’re beginning to punch out at each other
Articles by Jess Bowie / 08 Jul 2014
Tory skills minister Matt Hancock is said to be ambitious... is he finally calling for...
Articles by Sam Macrory / 07 Jul 2014
David Sparks, the leader of Dudley Council, is the chairman-elect of the Local Government Association. On the eve of the LGA’s annual conference, he spoke to Sam Macrory
Articles by Sam Macrory / 02 Jul 2014
After once being compared to a charging rhino, the ever self-deprecating communities secretary Eric Pickles filled his office with models of the creature. But beneath his reputation as a thick-skinned bruiser, Sam Macrory discovers his avuncular alter-ego, and an altogether more sensitive soul…
Articles 21 Sep 2014
Can Labour win in 2015? Will the country vote for Ed? Dan Hodges and John McTernan argue it out
Blog by Sam Macrory / 17 Sep 2014
If Scotland votes Yes, and Cameron resigns, one man stands poised to lift a bruised...
Blog by Anna Schaverien / 11 Sep 2014
It sounds like the Co-operative Party has been listening to Vanilla Ice.... Anna Schaverien investigates
Articles by Jess Bowie / 17 Jul 2014
With Boris Johnson seemingly larger than life – let alone City Hall – the work...
Rotating box by Stephen Tall / 10 Jul 2014
The early signals suggest the Lib Dems’ 2015 manifesto will have more in common with...
Rotating box by George Pascoe-Watson / 10 Jul 2014
If Ed Miliband thought he’d been hit by some nasty attacks from the Tories, he ain’t seen nothing yet
Articles by Joe McGuffin / 07 Jul 2014
This month: bleak times for McGuffin as he realises Ed Miliband (“this particular pussy has the people skills of a fucking balloon animal”) is about as “dead as that Monty Python Norwegian turkey.” There’s nothing for it but to start “nail-gunning” the shadow cabinet
Articles by Jess Bowie / 04 Jul 2014
Few Labour ministers have made the transition from Blair to Brown to Miliband as seamlessly...
Rotating box by Sam Macrory / 30 Jun 2014
Michael Heseltine has been a cheerleader for local power for decades. Still a major player behind the scenes, he tells Sam Macrory that politicians of all parties are finally following suit