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Dissent in Labour's ranks as Andy Burnham and Caroline Flint look right

Dissent in Labour's ranks as Andy Burnham and Caroline Flint look right

29 May 2015 16:24

As Labour’s numerous candidates for the leadership and deputy leadership set out their stalls with gusto, how far will they go to kill off the ghosts of Ed Miliband and Gordon Brown?

Desperate not to be pidgeonholed as the left's candidate, Andy Burnham has already refused union donations for his campaign.

Today, in the symbolic location of the City of London, he went further in the same direction with a declaration that entrepreneurs "will be

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George Galloway’s mysterious gift for Tory who defeated Ed Balls

George Galloway’s mysterious gift for Tory who defeated Ed Balls

29 May 2015 14:00

Back in 2010, Liam Byrne left ‘that note’ for his Treasury successor warning that there was no money left.

Five years later, it seems that George Galloway has left something behind for his successor - who happens to be new Conservative MP Andrea Jenkyns.

The Tory who defeated Ed Balls on May 7 found out this week that she was getting Galloway’s old office in the Commons. Upon moving in, she was somewhat surprised to

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Liz Kendall's new schools scheme is old news to leadership rivals 

Liz Kendall's new schools scheme is old news to leadership rivals 

29 May 2015 12:26

In a speech in Leicester today, Labour leadership hopeful Liz Kendall set her vision for the future of our schools.

In particular, the shadow care minister revealed plans for a new scheme to get various figures to inspire state school children.

“As Labour leader, I will launch an ‘Inspiring the future’ project, bringing together businesses, voluntary and community activists and union members, to encourage them go into state schools and show how education can transform

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New from The House: Labour must be more ruthless with leaders, says Wes Streeting MP

New from The House: Labour must be more ruthless with leaders, says Wes Streeting MP

28 May 2015 13:32

The next Labour leader should be ditched in mid-parliament if the party looks set to lose the 2020 election, a newly elected Labour MP has warned.

Wes Streeting is interviewed in the new issue of our sister title, The House magazine.

In the title for parliamentarians, the MP for Ilford North says the party should learn lessons from its failure to remove Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband.

"Twice in a row now we’ve gone

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Culture Secretary John Whittingdale moots ‘nuclear option’ of England quitting Fifa

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale moots ‘nuclear option’ of England quitting Fifa

28 May 2015 11:34

Could England be edging closer to a boycott of Fifa that would see us pulling out of the dreaded 2022 Qatar world cup?

Pressure is mounting on the government to take a robust stand over the corruption at the heart of Fifa, with Conservative MP Damian Collins having already called on his Tory colleagues to think the unthinkable.

Collins, a leading contender to be the next chair of the culture, media and sport select committee,

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Will Young: Nicky Morgan is ‘dead in the eyes’ and Ed Miliband was too media-trained

Will Young: Nicky Morgan is ‘dead in the eyes’ and Ed Miliband was too media-trained

27 May 2015 18:50

Popster and inaugural X Factor winner Will Young has been speaking out about the politicians he has met.

Young recently fronted Stonewall’s campaign to stop schoolkids using homophobic language. And it seems he wasn’t very impressed with two successive members of David Cameron’s cabinet. He has told a Guardian interviewer:

“I got to meet a couple of education secretaries, who were both useless. I preferred Gove to Nicky Morgan. She’s a piece of work.

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Watch: Harriet Harman looks incredulous as David Cameron says she is ‘posher than I am’

Watch: Harriet Harman looks incredulous as David Cameron says she is ‘posher than I am’

27 May 2015 16:02

Amid today’s Commons warfare over the Queen’s Speech, David Cameron had a response to Harriet Harman that few in Labour's ranks will have anticipated.

Labour's acting leader slammed the Tory policies on families, welfare and extending right-to-buy.

She also had a bit of advice for Dave:

"Beware the blonde on the zipwire."

And she joked that she may not be so different to the PM after all:

“Although he and I have many differences... in

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Queen's Speech: Liz Truss baffles hacks with 'bizarre' interview

Queen's Speech: Liz Truss baffles hacks with 'bizarre' interview

27 May 2015 09:06

The first all-Conservative Queen's Speech since 1996 is set to promise an EU referendum, tax cuts for low-earners and an extension of Right to Buy.

At the same time, David Cameron is delaying the fight on the thorny issue of scrapping the Human Rights Act.

In the pre-briefed comments, Cameron said the speech set out a "clear vision for what our country can be".

But environment secretary Liz Truss was strangely unclear as she gave

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Labour MPs Gisela Stuart, Helen Goodman and Meg Hillier lead race to be next Margaret Hodge

Labour MPs Gisela Stuart, Helen Goodman and Meg Hillier lead race to be next Margaret Hodge

26 May 2015 21:36

With Margaret Hodge standing down as chair of the public accounts committee, some within Whitehall and Westminster have breathed a sigh of relief.

The Labour MP's five years in charge will be remembered for forcing the issues of corporate tax avoidance and the failings of HM Revenue and Customs to the top of the political agenda. She told Google executives last year: “You do evil,” and she also savaged BBC executives.

They are big shoes

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PM's ex-adviser Steve Hilton lovebombs 'amazing' Harriet Harman

PM's ex-adviser Steve Hilton lovebombs 'amazing' Harriet Harman

24 May 2015 10:12

As if Tory right wingers didn’t already have enough reasons to dislike Steve Hilton, the PM’s former policy guru has provided them with one more.

Sitting on the Andrew Marr sofa, David Cameron’s favourite moderniser spoke of his great affection for Harriet Harman:

“One thing I just want to say is what an honour it is to be here with Harriet, who I’ve been a huge fan of for many, many years for her incredible,

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