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Top ten merry MPs

Top ten merry MPs

05 Dec 2011

We may say, ‘Drunk as a lord’, but the other House has not been without its tipplers…

Review: Building The Revolution

by Antonello Sticca / 02 Dec 2011

Antonello Sticca reviews an exhibition of Soviet Art and Architecture 1915-1935 at the Royal Academy of Arts

Review: The New World Order

Review: The New World Order

by Jemima Warren / 28 Nov 2011

Jemima Warren takes in an unusual revival of a Harold Pinter play with uncomfortable points to make about political torture

Review: Just Boris

Review: Just Boris

by Stephen Hammond MP / 25 Nov 2011

Stephen Hammond reviews a book that seeks to chart the 'irresistable' rise of Boris Johnson as a political celebrity

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Events: were you snapped?

23 Nov 2011

TP gets out and about at the must-attend political events of month - did we see you there?

Lunch with... Duncan Hames

Lunch with... Duncan Hames

by Amber Elliott / 11 Nov 2011

Amber Elliott takes the Liberal Democrat MP to the top of Centre Point for a spot of lunch

Top ten double-barrelled MPs

Top ten double-barrelled MPs

07 Nov 2011

Why have one, when two look better on the official correspondence? As for four… The bigger the better

Review: Back from the brink

Review: Back from the brink

by David Ruffley / 04 Nov 2011

Conservative MP David Ruffley reviews Alistair Darling's memoir of his time at No 11 Downing Street

Beau Willimon: ‘We all live political lives’

Beau Willimon: ‘We all live political lives’

by Ben Duckworth / 28 Oct 2011

Ben Duckworth interviews Beau Willimon, co-scriptwriter on new political thriller The Ides of March. Once taught drama by Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, he talks about seeing his play, Farragut North, being made for the big screen by George Clooney

Review: Private Eye - the first 50 years

Review: Private Eye - the first 50 years

by Jemima Warren / 25 Oct 2011

For this satirical magazine, print is far from dead. Jemima Warren reviews the exhibition celebrating 50 years of Private Eye

Brought to book: Syed Kamall MEP

by Syed Kamall / 14 Oct 2011

Brunch with... Carne Ross

Brunch with... Carne Ross

by Ben Duckworth / 10 Oct 2011

Ben Duckworth takes the former diplomat and author of The Leaderless Revolution out for brunch. Photo by Dean Belcher

My old book: Henry Smith MP

by Henry Smith / 03 Dec 2011

The Conservative MP explains why Outposts, a book about the remaining British overseas territories, made an impression on him

The gospel truth

The gospel truth

by Amber Elliott / 01 Dec 2011

Amber Elliott speaks to David Edgar, the playwright behind the RSC’s latest venture, Written on the Heart

Hinterland: Caroline Nokes

by Caroline Nokes / 26 Nov 2011

This MP has spent many years helping to care for Britain’s historic pony breeds

Review: Machiavelli - A Biography

by Tristram Hunt MP / 25 Nov 2011

Labour MP and historian Tristram Hunt reviews a new biography of the infamous political philosopher

Researchers' stories

Researchers' stories

14 Nov 2011

Our anonymous staffers lift the lid on what really goes on in Westminster

Making a difference

by Ben Duckworth / 07 Nov 2011

Richard Bacon MP and his wife Victoria talk about their experience of volunteering in Tanzania with charities that support smallholder farmers and child amputees

Review: Masters of Nothing

Review: Masters of Nothing

by Caroline Crampton / 04 Nov 2011

Caroline Crampton reviews a book by two MPs who are prepared to admit just how little we understand about human behaviour

Brought to book: Jean Lambert MEP

by Jean Lambert MEP / 30 Oct 2011

London's Green MEP on why she hates Mein Kampf and keeps coming back to To Kill a Mockingbird

Events: were you snapped?

Events: were you snapped?

26 Oct 2011

TP gets out and about at the must-attend political events of month - did we see you there?

Review: Yasser Arafat

by Holly Smith / 24 Oct 2011

What price do leaders pay for what they believe? A new documentary series asks the question
 

Hinterland: Baroness Henig

by Baroness Henig / 13 Oct 2011

The Labour peer reveals her passion for bridge, and explains how she thinks the card game could improve children’s numeracy

Top ten party conference put-downs

Top ten party conference put-downs

05 Oct 2011

There’s nothing like a quick quip to quell your opponents. TP picks the best of the best – and best of the worst – moments from conference history

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