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30 Jun 2015 15:06
Former housing minister John Healey has urged the Labour party's leadership hopefuls: "Don’t lose sight of what worked as well as what didn’t."
Speaking to TP, Healey said the biggest problem for Labour in 2010-2015 was the way it drew a line over the successes of the Blair and Brown governments.
And he said that some Labour leadership candidates had been in a hurry to repeat the same mistake.
"I think early on, there was
30 Jun 2015 09:33
Having stood down as Labour MP for Hampstead and Highgate, Glenda Jackson is returning to acting in a "mash-up" adaptation of novels by French writer Emile Zola.
Jackson will star in Blood, Sex and Money, based on the 20-novel series Les Rougon-Macquart charting the lives of members of a single family from the 19th century into the industrialised era.
The first instalment will be broadcast every day over a week on Radio 4 in November.
30 Jun 2015 08:06
EU bigwigs have not been mincing their words about the stakes for Sunday's referendum in Greece.
An emotional Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has led the chorus, accusing the Alexis Tsipras government of “egotism, tactical games, political games”.
He has also said a No vote to the creditors' proposals would be “suicide”.
Meanwhile on Twitter, Hollywood star Rob Lowe has given his considered verdict on the Greek debt crisis.
The West Wing star then became embroiled
29 Jun 2015 11:33
Grant Shapps has welcomed an apology from the BBC for failing to adequately report the former Tory party chairman’s innocence over alleged tampering of Conservative figures’ Wikipedia pages.
The Tory MP faced widespread mockery after it was claimed Wikipedia had banned an account believed to be "either run by Shapps directly" or by someone "under his clear direction" that made changes to his own page.
It was also suggested he made unflattering alterations to the pages of
29 Jun 2015 08:57
David Cameron has sought to put a good light on his fabled EU negotiations by claiming his first formal discussions with fellow leaders got a "very good reception".
The Prime Minister attended an EU summit in Brussels last week, where the main topics on the agenda were the migrant crises across Europe and the Greek debt calamity.
Rumours circulating the Prime Minister was only granted a token five-minute segment in which to begin the discussions,
26 Jun 2015 11:08
The SNP’s Mhairi Black became the youngest parliamentarian for nearly 350 years when she spectacularly ousted Labour’s Douglas Alexander at May’s general election.
The 20-year-old's hot streak has shown no sign of cooling, after she secured a first-class honours degree in politics from Glasgow University.
Black told BBC Radio Scotland:
"I'm really delighted, and looking forward to celebrating the day with my parents and the other students."
Black, who will attend her graduation today, confessed
26 Jun 2015 10:22
The Labour leadership contest still has another 11 weeks to run. But will that be long enough for any of the candidates to persuade Labour MP Graham Stringer that they are up to the job?
The member for Blackley and Broughton was on the panel for a Policy Exchange discussion last night about where next for the left.
Signs of Stringer's dissatisfaction were evident early on when chair John Rentoul asked what he thought of
26 Jun 2015 08:30
Sandwiched between some rather fraught talks on the Mediterranean crisis, David Cameron finally formally announced his renegotiation agenda to his EU colleagues.
The plan to shift towards technical discussions between officials, which should iron out how a new deal could look in practice, was waved through. It will be at the December summit when the exact shape of the proposals will be presented by the UK.
After the meeting, Cameron said:
“I am delighted that the process
25 Jun 2015 13:10
David Cameron has hand-picked a home team of ego-free professionals who are happier to stay out of the limelight than shine on the Number 10 stage, writes George Pascoe Watson is his latest column for TP.
The Portland Communications partner and former Sun political editor states:
"David Cameron is determined to avoid the pitfalls of the Blair Brown years where competing personalities tore the project to pieces. His new team of advisers reflect his thinking.
25 Jun 2015 11:29
William Hague may have stepped back from the frontline of politics, but many will be pleased to hear that he shows no sign of turning his back on the speaking circuit.
This morning, the former Tory leader gave a speech at a JLA breakfast event in the City during which he outlined some of the tactics for how he tried to best Tony Blair at PMQs.
In the early stages, Blair arrived at the chamber