Mhairi Black hits out at food poverty and tries to do something about it

Written by James Millar on 8 November 2016 in Diary

SNP star hits out as foodbank provider unveils latest figures

Ayesha Hazarika: Let's call time on contempt for politics

Written by Ayesha Hazarika on 7 November 2016 in Opinion

Even the comedians agree that it's time to stop trashing politicians

David Cameron dubbed a Brexit 'villain' in devo row

Written by James Millar on 7 November 2016 in Diary

Labour peer lays into former Prime Ministers Gordon Brown and David Cameron

Harry Potter author JK Rowling piles into Ukip 'fascism' row

Written by James Millar on 7 November 2016 in Diary

After being accused of 'fascism' by politicians Ukip leadership contender Suzanne Evans day really goes downhill as Harry Potter author mocks her.

Angus Robertson heads race to become SNP deputy leader

Written by Tom Smithard on 5 August 2016 in Diary

Shortlist also contains comedy-club-owner-turned-MP as the fifth leadership contest of the summer gets underway.

Peerage for Shami Chakrabarti provides new attack line against her leader

Written by Tom Smithard on 5 August 2016 in Diary

Anti-Corbyn MPs criticise peerage just weeks after the civil liberties campaigner presides over a "whitewash" into Labour anti-Semitism.

Questions over Theresa May's judgement after third chair resigns from inquiry

Written by Tom Smithard on 5 August 2016 in Diary

Labour called on the prime minister to provide "reassurance" after third chairwoman of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse quits prematurely. 

Ayesha Hazarika: Owen Smith needs to be Labour's Heineken leader

Written by Ayesha Hazarika on 5 August 2016 in Opinion

Labour may not do god but it does do JC. To beat him, Smith needs to reach parts of the parliamentary party that Jeremy Corbyn cannot.

Theresa May proves the adage: 'to the victor, the spoils'

Written by Tom Smithard on 4 August 2016 in Diary

The prime minister declares donations for her leadership bid, while her predecessor loses perks after leaving office.

Philip Hammond's first test is of little interest

Written by Tom Smithard on 4 August 2016 in Diary

The new chancellor provided a typically low-key response to the Bank of England's record-breaking announcement.

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