Huhne charged over speeding penalty claims

by Caroline Crampton / 03 Feb 2012

The energy and climate secretary is to face charges over allegations that his ex-wife took speeding points on his behalf

No more 'Top Totty' in Parliament?

No more 'Top Totty' in Parliament?

by Caroline Crampton / 02 Feb 2012

Kate Green MP has called for a beer called 'Top Totty' to be removed from sale in Strangers' Bar

Fred Goodwin stripped of his knighthood

by Caroline Crampton / 31 Jan 2012

Former RBS chief executive is stripped of his knighthood by the forfeiture committee

Weekend reads | 27 Jan 2012

by Caroline Crampton / 27 Jan 2012

Recommentations of the best long-form writing you should be reading this weekend

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Bill Cash: ‘I call myself a eurorealist rather than a eurosceptic’

Bill Cash: ‘I call myself a eurorealist rather than a eurosceptic’

by Caroline Crampton / 26 Jan 2012

Ahead of an unusual Commons debate on Europe, Caroline Crampton talks to eurosceptic champion Bill Cash MP

Cable’s quartet of measures on executive pay

Cable’s quartet of measures on executive pay

by Caroline Crampton / 23 Jan 2012

The business secretary this afternoon set out the government’s measures to curb excessive executive pay

The newbies and the 1922 commitee

by Caroline Crampton / 17 Jan 2012

The Conservative backbench group is braced for a slate of 2010 intake MPs to run for its offices when the new Parliament is opened later this year

 

Weekend reads

by Caroline Crampton / 13 Jan 2012

The best of the longer reads that are out there on the web that you should be reading

The battle lines are drawn on a Scottish referendum

by Caroline Crampton / 11 Jan 2012

Lib Dem Scottish secretary Michael Moore makes the points of difference with the Scottish government over an independence referendum quite clear

The next generation

The next generation

by Caroline Crampton / 05 Jan 2012

Caroline Crampton interviews Charles Hendry MP about his department’s plans for energy generation for the coming decade, and the need for better energy use

What’s the point of the House of Lords?

by Caroline Crampton / 02 Feb 2012

With the government seeking to strike out the Lords amendments to the Welfare Reform Bill with the financial privilege instrument, we’re left wondering what authority the Lords has left

Purely academic

Purely academic

by Caroline Crampton / 01 Feb 2012

Schools minister Nick Gibb is a man on a mission to close the gap between rich and poor in the education system.  In between battling the ideologues, he’s making quiet progress on the coalition’s extension of the academy programme, finds Caroline Crampton

When is a treaty not a treaty?

by Caroline Crampton / 31 Jan 2012

David Cameron attempts to reassure MPs that he's protected British interests in Europe, but his insistence on the difference between a treaty and an agreement is hard to follow

Friday's terrible Twitter tedium

Friday's terrible Twitter tedium

by Caroline Crampton / 27 Jan 2012

Lots of MPs use social media to great effect the rest of the week. Why does it all go wrong on Fridays?

A long-overdue PMQs success for Ed Miliband

A long-overdue PMQs success for Ed Miliband

by Caroline Crampton / 25 Jan 2012

The Labour leader pulled off a noticeably improved PMQs performance with the help of some disappointing GDP figures

Tanni Grey-Thompson and welfare reform

Tanni Grey-Thompson and welfare reform

by Caroline Crampton / 18 Jan 2012

The Paralympic athlete turned crossbench peer has made an outstanding contribution to the process of reforming the benefit system

Is Ed ugly, or does he just not look enough like a PM for us?

by Caroline Crampton / 16 Jan 2012

A Sunday Times poll has inflamed the debate about whether Ed Miliband's appearance is having a detrimental effect on his leadership. Caroline Crampton argues that the difference between 'ugliness' and a 'prime ministerial appearance' is just a matter of degrees

Could Dan Jarvis's face be what Labour needs?

by Caroline Crampton / 13 Jan 2012

It isn't just female politicians who get judged on their appearance, it seems. Could it be that Ed Miliband just doesn't look enough like a leader to succeed?

Is the government finally moving on the lobbyists’ register?

by Caroline Crampton / 10 Jan 2012

They’ve weathered several scandals and a fair amount of pressure, but it seems that proposals for a statutory register of lobbyists could appear very soon

An ambitious Louise Mensch struts her stuff

by Caroline Crampton / 03 Jan 2012

The Conservative MP glams up for a GQ shoot, and voices her political ambitions