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Articles by Sam Macrory / 19 Jan 2015
It was a political first. Actually, it was probably a first, full stop. Russell Brand had been told to shut up. Perhaps for the first time in his life, the loquacious comedian turned loquacious would-be revolutionary, was left silenced. And Mary Creagh, the MP who stopped him in his tracks, found herself at the right end of a round of applause.
The two had clashed on a Question Time panel before Christmas. The pre-show…
Articles by Sam Macrory / 18 Jan 2015
Henry Marsh made his name as a neurosurgeon, but is now enjoying a second career...
Rotating box by Sam Macrory / 12 Jan 2015
If a week is a long time in politics, the next four months may feel interminable. Last week saw the start of campaigning for the general election in May, with a series of carefully choreographed events and launches rapidly descending into free-form mud-slinging. Events, of course, will get in the way, but here's seven lessons learnt from the first seven days of the long, long campaign…
Articles 07 Jan 2015
Rotating box by Stephen Tall / 13 Dec 2014
The Lib Dems have stuck by Clegg against all odds. Why? Stephen Tall offers his...
Rotating box by Dan Hodges / 13 Dec 2014
For a masterclass in how not to deal with a political coup, look no further...
Rotating box by George Pascoe-Watson / 10 Dec 2014
Four men are running the government these days, and there’s not a Liberal Democrat in sight
Rotating box by Sam Macrory / 08 Dec 2014
With poverty on the rise in the UK, are politicians saying and doing the right things to address the problem and are the public actually listening? Sam Macrory travelled to York to meet Julia Unwin, the head of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, to find out more. Photos by Paul Heartfield
Rotating box by Sam Macrory and Jess Bowie / 04 Dec 2014
Struggling in the polls, a leader under pressure, and now the Tories trying to seize a lead on the NHS. These are tough times for Labour. So what will the shadow health secretary do next? Sam Macrory and Jess Bowie catch up with Andy Burnham. Photos by Jack Lawson
Rotating box by George Pascoe-Watson / 16 Jan 2015
David Cameron wants to make this a presidential general election, and that's why his fitness regime has been stepped up
Articles by Sam Macrory / 13 Jan 2015
When David Cameron described Ed Miliband as "wriggling like an eel" yesterday, he was following...
Articles by Joe McGuffin / 07 Jan 2015
Joe McGuffin, Labour's US strategist, calls time on the Christmas holidays and asks Ed Miliband the big question: just how much is a quart of milk?
Rotating box 18 Dec 2014
Total Politics is moving online-only from 2015 as part of our wider digital-first strategy.
Rotating box by Alex Stevenson / 14 Dec 2014
When all the meeting room game-playing is done, which games do those of a political bent like to play? Alex Stevenson rolls the dice
Rotating box by Ben Lazarus / 11 Dec 2014
Ben Lazarus talks to Tommy Robinson, former EDL front-man, about walking away from his past and finding ways to help his hometown
Rotating box by Sam Macrory / 09 Dec 2014
After a bruising end to his time at the DCMS, Jeremy Hunt is a politician...
Articles by Jess Bowie / 07 Dec 2014
Britain’s best-known reproductive health expert sits down for lunch with Jess Bowie. Photo by Louise Haywood-Schiefer
Rotating box by Ian Martin / 02 Dec 2014
After a disastrous month, McGuffin holds crunch talks with Snoop Dougy Doug as they wonder whether there’s any way to get rid of the Milistone round their necks…