MPs’ new portraits allow Twitter to get creative

Written on 27 July 2017 in Diary

Parliament commissioned official portraits of hundreds of MPs, but Twitter users prefer to see a cartoon detective and a fearful scientist, among others.

Fox / Chicken story prompts not-so-cracking puns and live bird-eating challenge

Written on 24 July 2017 in Diary

Liam Fox has been ordered to "devour a chlorine-washed chicken live on camera"

Boris Johnson has been trying to offend people again

Written on 24 July 2017 in Diary

Boris Johnson actually compared a traditional Māori greeting to a Glaswegian headbutt

Vince Cable's been naughty... with a gun

Written by James Millar on 21 July 2017 in Diary

Cable spent his first day as Lib Dem leader talking up comparisons to Emmanuel Macron despite being neither French nor young

James Frayne: Tories are playing with fire if they backslide on Brexit

Written by James Frayne on 21 July 2017 in Opinion

The electorate don't take kindly to a party that reneges on a promise, just ask Nick Clegg

Oliver Letwin to write a book about how MPs learn from mistakes

Written by James Millar on 21 July 2017 in Culture

Former cabinet minister has a string of gaffes to his name

Lord Patten slags 'megaspads' and calls for a cull

Written by James Millar on 20 July 2017 in Diary

Former cabinet minister went spare at special advisers claiming they boss ministers and foster civil war within government

Business minister Margot James is left in the dark

Written by James Millar on 20 July 2017 in Diary

Somebody forgot to put a penny in the meter as the lights went out in the House of Commons

Kae Kurd: Comedians must be quicker to cope with our crazy politics

Written by Kae Kurd on 20 July 2017 in Opinion

As the Edinburgh Fringe approaches comics' topical jokes are out of date as soon as they think of them

James Millar: Jeremy Corbyn must choose his friends carefully

Written by James Millar on 19 July 2017 in Opinion

With his MPs no longer out to get him the Labour leader faces a moment of truth this summer

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