Theresa May talks Boycott and brownies at the cricket

Written by James Millar on 8 September 2017 in Diary

Opponents criticised the Prime Minister for talking about Hurricane Irma on Test Match Special rather than helping Caribbean islands

Star Wars Emperor actor to play Enoch Powell

Written by James Millar on 8 September 2017 in Culture

Actor Ian McDiarmid doesn't shy from controversial roles - he's swapping the most evil man in the universe for the race row MP

Vince Cable haunts Theresa May with coalition memories

Written by James Millar on 8 September 2017 in Diary

The Lib Dem leader says the PM buried evidence that undermines her immigration claims

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