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Blog by Sam Macrory / 17 Sep 2014
David Cameron must be absolutely petrified.
Despite his protestations, it's very, very hard to see how he will be able to resist calls for his resignation should Scotland decide to break away from the United Kingdom over the next 48 hours.
The charge sheet against the prime minister will look terrible. History will remember him as the leader who presided over the end of a three century old union, the man who signed off on a weak question on the ballot…
Blog by Anna Schaverien / 11 Sep 2014
It sounds like the Co-operative Party has been listening to Vanilla Ice.... Anna Schaverien investigates
Articles by Jess Bowie / 17 Jul 2014
With Boris Johnson seemingly larger than life – let alone City Hall – the work...
Rotating box by Stephen Tall / 10 Jul 2014
The early signals suggest the Lib Dems’ 2015 manifesto will have more in common with...
Rotating box by George Pascoe-Watson / 10 Jul 2014
If Ed Miliband thought he’d been hit by some nasty attacks from the Tories, he ain’t seen nothing yet
Articles by Joe McGuffin / 07 Jul 2014
This month: bleak times for McGuffin as he realises Ed Miliband (“this particular pussy has the people skills of a fucking balloon animal”) is about as “dead as that Monty Python Norwegian turkey.” There’s nothing for it but to start “nail-gunning” the shadow cabinet
Articles by Jess Bowie / 04 Jul 2014
Few Labour ministers have made the transition from Blair to Brown to Miliband as seamlessly...
Rotating box by Sam Macrory / 30 Jun 2014
Michael Heseltine has been a cheerleader for local power for decades. Still a major player behind the scenes, he tells Sam Macrory that politicians of all parties are finally following suit
Articles by Sam Macrory / 30 Jun 2014
With his pitch-perfect impressions and sharp-eyed satire Rory Bremner was a fixture on the political...
Articles by Liam Shaughnessy / 13 Jun 2014
Once the wide-eyed dancer of the Happy Mondays, these days Mark ‘Bez’ Berry is moving...
Rotating box by / 17 Sep 2014
Teh Internet is Serious Business! is about to open at London's Royal Court theater, and Total Politics is offering readers the chance to win two tickets..
Articles by Joe McGuffin / 29 Jul 2014
This month: Mr Klutz Goes To Washington. McGuffin heads home as he takes an over-excited...
Rotating box by Laurence Marks / 10 Jul 2014
The sad death of Rik Mayall last month overshadowed the passing of Alan B’Stard. Laurence Marks remembers the New Statesman
Rotating box by Dan Hodges / 10 Jul 2014
Team Miliband know they’re losing the campaign and now they’re beginning to punch out at each other
Articles by Jess Bowie / 08 Jul 2014
Tory skills minister Matt Hancock is said to be ambitious... is he finally calling for...
Articles by Sam Macrory / 07 Jul 2014
David Sparks, the leader of Dudley Council, is the chairman-elect of the Local Government Association. On the eve of the LGA’s annual conference, he spoke to Sam Macrory
Articles by Sam Macrory / 02 Jul 2014
After once being compared to a charging rhino, the ever self-deprecating communities secretary Eric Pickles filled his office with models of the creature. But beneath his reputation as a thick-skinned bruiser, Sam Macrory discovers his avuncular alter-ego, and an altogether more sensitive soul…
Articles by Jess Bowie / 30 Jun 2014
The socialist stalwart and former London mayor enjoys some hearty English grub with Jess Bowie ...