Lunch with... Natalie Bennett

Lunch with... Natalie Bennett

by Anoosh Chakelian / 03 Jul 2014

The Green Party leader talks climate change, sexism, UKIP and the EU with Anoosh Chakelian

Lucy Powell interview: Labour’s leading lady?

Lucy Powell interview: Labour’s leading lady?

by Anoosh Chakelian / 15 May 2014

She’s recently been tipped as a future prime minister, so who is Lucy Powell and how is she making her mark on parliament? Anoosh Chakelian meets the shadow childcare minister

The Green Blue

The Green Blue

by Anoosh Chakelian / 06 May 2014

As a Tory environment secretary, he was determined to shape a greener Britain, a fight which may sometimes seem a little lonely in his current role as chairman of the Committee on Climate Change. Lord Deben speaks to Anoosh Chakelian

Meet the parent: Edward Timpson interview

Meet the parent: Edward Timpson interview

by Anoosh Chakelian / 09 Apr 2014

Edward Timpson tells Anoosh Chakelian how his extraordinary upbringing helped make him the minister he is today – and why previous attacks on his background are a load of cobblers

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Ten minutes with... Jim Naughtie

Ten minutes with... Jim Naughtie

by Anoosh Chakelian / 01 Apr 2014

Anoosh Chakelian asks the Today programme presenter about how politicians have changed, life behind the scenes of Radio 4's flagship news show, and his new spy novel. Photo by Louise Haywood-Schiefer

Review: Bailey's Stardust

Review: Bailey's Stardust

by Anoosh Chakelian / 31 Mar 2014

Anoosh Chakelian is slightly star-struck at the National Portrait Gallery’s David Bailey retrospective

Review: The Weir

Review: The Weir

by Anoosh Chakelian / 25 Mar 2014

Anoosh Chakelian reviews chilling cocktail of story-telling The Weir during the play's strictly limited season at Wyndham's Theatre

10 things to learn from the Budget 2014

10 things to learn from the Budget 2014

by Anoosh Chakelian / 19 Mar 2014

From blue rinses to ordinary cider, Anoosh Chakelian looks at the lessons of today's budget statement

Review: 1984

Review: 1984

by Anoosh Chakelian / 05 Mar 2014

Big Brother is worth watching: Anoosh Chakelian is impressed with the faithful, thorough and petrifying production of 1984 at the Almeida Theatre

Review: King Lear

Review: King Lear

by Anoosh Chakelian / 03 Mar 2014

Taken by storm: Anoosh Chakelian reviews King Lear, the National’s set-piece Shakespeare production of 2014

On the road with... Margaret Curran

On the road with... Margaret Curran

by Anoosh Chakelian / 12 Jun 2014

Anoosh Chakelian takes the night train to Scotland to spend the day with Margaret Curran, an MP determined that her city of Glasgow does not become distracted by the independence row – and votes to save the union when polling day arrives

Taking the trouble: Deric Henderson interview

Taking the trouble: Deric Henderson interview

by Anoosh Chakelian / 09 May 2014

Anoosh Chakelian talks to Deric Henderson, Press Association’s retiring Ireland editor, as he looks back over his 45-year career as a journalist

Bill Oddie gets even: interview

Bill Oddie gets even: interview

by Anoosh Chakelian / 30 Apr 2014

After making his name as one of The Goodies, Bill Oddie reinvented himself as a presenter of TV nature programmes. He may no longer be on our screens as much – and not by choice – but the fight against the baddies in the environmental battle continues, as he tells Anoosh Chakelian

On the road with... Don Foster

On the road with... Don Foster

by Anoosh Chakelian / 04 Apr 2014

Anoosh Chakelian visits the Lib Dem chief whip in his constituency, Bath, and discovers his party’s popularity in the city famous for its Roman baths wasn’t built in a day. Will the Liberal Democrats keep this seat come 2015, when a new candidate will run after its current MP stands down? Photos by Paul Heartfield

Wouldn't You Like To Know: Michael Rosen interview

Wouldn't You Like To Know: Michael Rosen interview

by Anoosh Chakelian / 31 Mar 2014

Children of all generations love the prose and poetry of Michael Rosen, but politicians – especially those in charge of education – aren’t so amused, as Anoosh Chakelian discovers

Moving through the gears: Mary Creagh interview

Moving through the gears: Mary Creagh interview

by Anoosh Chakelian / 27 Mar 2014

She made her name as an all-action shadow environment secretary, but as Labour hedges its bets on high speed rail and aviation, can shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh do the same with the transport brief? And are her plans for rail fares and cycle safety enough? Anoosh Chakelian meets her to find out

Lunch with... Rob Flello

Lunch with... Rob Flello

by Anoosh Chakelian / 24 Mar 2014

Anoosh Chakelian and Rob Flello go back to uni for a surprisingly sophisticated fine dining experience – not a Pot Noodle in sight. Photo by Josh Kearns

Interview: Robin Ince

Interview: Robin Ince

by Anoosh Chakelian / 10 Mar 2014

Cult stand-up comedian, writer and general motormouth Robin Ince stuns Anoosh Chakelian with his trademark rapid-fire wit, wisdom and political observations

House music: Which MPs are rock 'n' roll?

House music: Which MPs are rock 'n' roll?

by Anoosh Chakelian / 05 Mar 2014

Middle-aged men in suits may not seem like the most obvious rock gods, but there are more musical members of parliament than you might think, as Anoosh Chakelian discovers

Lunch with... Rushanara Ali

Lunch with... Rushanara Ali

by Anoosh Chakelian / 03 Mar 2014

Over an old-school lunch in Bermondsey, Anoosh Chakelian asks shadow education minister Rushanara Ali about schooling, London’s East End, and life as the first Bangladeshi MP. Photo by Louise Haywood-Schiefer

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