Mark Thompson is a political blogger and commentator who edits the award winning Mark Thompson's Blog
27 March 2014 09:15 PM
Captivating tale of the 'conchie' who became a cult poet
09 September 2013 03:55 PM
It won't be so easily dismissed if any other sitting MPs walk away
03 June 2013 02:04 PM
How can we trust in politics when discredited MPs are allowed to keep their seats?
08 March 2013 07:00 PM
These beguiling essays show how, from Sarajevo to Chicago, a gifted exile told his story
28 January 2013 04:21 PM
To do so sets a dangerous precedent whereby the politicians who can afford their own expenses get credit for being wealthy. Most MPs have a legitimate right to allowances.
18 January 2013 01:04 PM
How can Ed Miliband's party reconcile the fact that they are "against the cuts" but would have to enforce austerity if they were elected? They can't - and it will cost them
18 December 2012 10:34 AM
We're in danger of entering a vicious cycle in which the disaffected young don't vote, leaving politicians to favour the old at their cost
29 July 1999 12:02 AM
23 November 1997 12:02 AM
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
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- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more