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11 Feb 2016 09:26
David Cameron dismissed Ukip in 2006 as "a bunch of fruitcakes and loonies and closet racists, mostly".
As the 2015 general election drew closer and Nigel Farage snapped at his heels, the prime minister did his best to row back on the comments. But now comes the clearest evidence yet that perhaps he was on to something after all.
A remarkable investigation by The Times reveals that Ukip knowingly allowed dozens of racists, homophobes
by Euan McColm / 10 Feb 2016 14:30
For the past decade, a common response to news about yet another dip in Scottish Labour’s fortunes has been "surely not?"
Such was the party’s dominance of Scottish politics that the speed of its fall from favour has surprised even members of the SNP.
When, back in 2006, polls showed the nationalists starting to gain support after decades on the fringes, the widespread view was that this was a blip. When former SNP chief Alex
10 Feb 2016 14:02
What would Prime Minister’s Questions be like with an injection of gangster rap?
The Private Gentlemen's Yacht Club imagines it so that you don’t have to…
Jeremy Corbyn might kick off with something along the lines of:
"Yo thank you Mr Speaker it’s me JC, yeah I’m a threat to your national security. They call me Red Jez cos my rhymes are sick, now watch me crucify this Right Honourable Dick."
And David Cameron
10 Feb 2016 13:01
Joe The Plumber became an unwitting star of the 2008 U.S. presidential election, after Republican candidate John McCain decided that the small businessman from Ohio was a helpful metaphor for middle-class Americans.
If she is ever tracked down, Rosie The Housing Tenant may not reach quite the same level of fame. But she undoubtedly speaks for huge numbers of people who are struggling to get anywhere near the housing ladder as prices in London and
10 Feb 2016 08:42
"It is just too late for the same old, same old establishment politics."
That was Bernie Sanders' take on the New Hampshire primary, but it might easily have escaped the lips of his Republican mirror image, Donald Trump.
Both men stormed to victory in the second race for their party's nomination to the White House, leaving the race wide open until Super Tuesday at the beginning of March.
The New York Times explains why
09 Feb 2016 19:00
After British newspapers formed an orderly queue to savage David Cameron’s EU renegotiation plan last week, the prime minister can hardly afford to turn away admirers of his European arm-twisting efforts.
But Downing Street may not be entirely thrilled with one hot new endorsement from the far right of the political spectrum.
Senior figures from France’s National Front party gathered for two-and-a-half days of talks about the party’s political line last weekend. And the British
09 Feb 2016 13:36
As Tory MPs increasingly wonder whether someone other than George Osborne or Boris Johnson might be their next leader, one outside shout in recent months has been Ruth Davidson.
The speculation started when the Scottish Conservative leader impressed lobby journalists and MPs alike with her party conference speech last year.
But Davidson has now moved to kill off the idea that she could be the next Tory leader. She told the BBC's Daily Politics today:
09 Feb 2016 11:30
As Zac Goldsmith struggles in the polls, his London mayoral campaign is set for an extra injection of firepower on two fronts.
At last night’s annual Black and White Ball, one Conservative donor shelled out £35,000 for a day of campaigning with the Tory London mayoral candidate.
The prize was billed as an "opportunity to gain a unique insight into this important campaign".
For good measure, the package is also said to have included
09 Feb 2016 09:46
Shadow defence secretary Emily Thornberry has played down reports that she got a terrible reception at last night’s Parliamentary Labour Party meeting.
Thornberry admitted that a handful of Labour figures hit out when she spoke about Trident but she suggested that her critics were not representative of the wider parliamentary party.
She told the Today programme that Labour wanted people to contribute to its defence review.
"I think that we shouldn’t be afraid of having
by Tom Gash / 08 Feb 2016 16:30
Today, David Cameron is making a speech which has been heavily trailed in various newspapers. The prime minister is lending his support to the reforming justice secretary Michael Gove and, as when he made previous speeches supporting justice secretaries Ken Clarke and Chris Grayling, his focus is on reoffending.
Cameron is backing Gove’s idea that reoffending rates will fall if prison governors are given more freedom to experiment with new approaches to managing their inmates.