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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
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,
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.
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
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
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
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,
22 May 2015 16:17
Labour’s leadership battle has so far been a courteous affair, with the candidates playing nicely. In public at least.
At Thursday’s press gallery lunch, Liz Kendall politely declined an invitation to say where her rivals needed to up their game. Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper, Mary Creagh and their teams have also been generally well-behaved so far.
The same cannot be said for some of those featuring in the battle to be the party’s mayoral
22 May 2015 08:39
Will Ed Miliband will be weighing into the Labour leadership election or staying well out of it?
It was reported last night that Ed is urging Labour to ignore calls from figures such as Peter Mandelson urging the party to turn rightwards.
The former Labour leader is said to have pointed to analysis by pollsters Ipsos MORI stating that 2.9m 'lazy Labour' supporters failed to make good on their intentions to turn out to vote.
21 May 2015 15:17
Liz Kendall has spoken to lobby journalists about defence spending, free schools, Labour's future and the prospect of being endorsed by Tony Blair.
The Labour leadership contender was the guest of the parliamentary press gallery over lunch today in the Palace of Westminster.
Addressing the hacks, she kicked off with a joke at the former shadow chancellor’s expense.
“Most people thought we'd lost our balls before the election.”
She went on to savage Ed Miliband’s