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04 Oct 2015 08:22
George Osborne has spilled the beans on how he wooed his wife and revealed that he is an unlikely fan of gangster rap music.
The Chancellor spoke to Mail on Sunday editor Geordie Greig over three days during his recent tour of China.
In the resulting interview, Osborne discloses that he met wife Frances when he tried to fix a date between her and a single flatmate called Peter. After inviting her to dinner,
02 Oct 2015 10:47
The prevailing mood at Labour’s annual conference this week was one of “suspicion and paranoia”, writes Dan Hodges in his latest column for TP.
Hodges reveals that one shadow cabinet minister believed they were being spied on by “someone working for the leader” as they spoke at a fringe meeting.
Others felt Jeremy Corbyn was getting too much of an easy ride from delegates. One MP told Hodges that the new leader “could have read
01 Oct 2015 16:08
Jeremy Corbyn has used his first party political broadcast to set out what he stands for and to insist that campaigning for Labour is “fun”.
Labour’s new leader also hammers home his “straight talking, honest politics” message in the new film, released the day after his first party conference as leader.
With Tom Watson having yesterday urged delegates to “kick these nasty Tories down the road”, some wondered what had happened to the new style
01 Oct 2015 12:22
Everyone should move to China if Jeremy Corbyn becomes prime minister, business tycoon Alan Sugar has said.
In his first post-Corbyn intervention, the apprentice star argued that Labour's new leader wanted to take Britain back in time. He also claimed that the public would not like to see Corbyn representing the UK as prime minister on the world stage.
When asked whether a Corbyn premiership would be good for business, Lord Sugar told ITV’s This
01 Oct 2015 11:50
As the Conservatives prepare for next week's party conference, their bid to become the party of working people shows no sign of letting up.
George Osborne’s announcement of a “national living wage” in the post-election budget was a particularly audacious attempt to steal Labour’s clothes. And Lynton Crosby has ordered top Tories to keep to the script at next week’s bash in Manchester.
Now, Tory deputy chairman Robert Halfon has done just that in an
30 Sep 2015 15:38
The closing speech at Labour conference is meant to be a triumphalist message that sends delegates off with a spring in their step.
The deputy leader's speech will also traditionally contain a few heavy blows aimed at the Conservatives.
Tom Watson did not fail to deliver on either count as he stepped up to follow in the footsteps of John Prescott and – more recently – Harriet Harman.
In one the best speeches of the
30 Sep 2015 11:04
A Labour MP is planning to get Jeremy Corbyn personally "knocking on doors" of working class voters who are deserting Labour for Ukip.
John Mann told a meeting at Labour party conference that the party was losing the support of the white working class who were concerned about issues such as immigration. But he argued that the Labour leadership was ignoring the problem:
"That is not the debate going on in the higher echelons of
30 Sep 2015 09:44
Jeremy Corbyn may have just been critical of the media in his big speech, but Labour MPs and lobby journalists were out in force to rub shoulders at the Mirror party on the last night of Labour conference.
Corbyn himself also showed up at the bash at Revolution bar to thank the paper for its steadfast support for Labour.
The Labour leader made his exit shortly after speaking at around 1030pm. A few hours later
29 Sep 2015 16:57
Supporters of Jeremy Corbyn have described his speech to the Labour conference as “inspirational” and “refreshing” – but there were mixed views among political commentators.
As expected, Corbyn used his conference speech to pledge a "kinder politics". He emphasised his patriotism and dismissed claims of a "split" in his top team, saying this was "grown up politics".
Labour’s new leader also repeated his opposition to renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system. And he criticised political
29 Sep 2015 13:29
The morning before Jeremy Corbyn’s first speech to the Labour conference as party leader saw the traditional queues snaking around the conference centre.
But it seems that some MPs were distinctly uninterested in getting a ringside seat for the big event.
In particular, Chuka Umunna, Tristram Hunt and Mary Creagh are said to have "escaped" Brighton some time on Tuesday morning.
Which would explain why Chuka’s Tuesday lunchtime fringe event with Respublica in the Grand