Late in PM’s Questions the (very) right-wing Tory backbencher Peter Bone rose to deliver his magisterial verdict on Nick Clegg’s substitution for the absent David Cameron. “Hasn’t the acting Prime Minister been outstanding today?” he asked, adding that “anyone listening on the radio” would have thought it was Cameron himself. (This wasn’t a huge compliment since Bone is hardly the PM’s greatest fan). But then the only half-sarcastic pay-off: “I think that the Right Hon Gentleman is turning into a Tory.”
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Friday 08 June 2012
David Cameron, George Osborne, Nick Clegg and Gordon Brown are among a string of major political figures due to appear before the Leveson Inquiry next week.
Saturday 02 June 2012
Labour accuses PM over ministerial code and says it will force vote in the Commons
Tuesday 22 May 2012
Ed Miliband called today for industrial action to be avoided during the Olympic Games after London bus drivers were balloted over a potential strike in a row over pay.
Saturday 28 April 2012
Embattled Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt is facing a lengthy wait to defend himself at the Leveson Inquiry after his request for an early appearance was rebuffed.
Friday 27 April 2012
Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes has joined calls for an inquiry into whether Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt breached the ministerial code of conduct.
Thursday 26 April 2012
David Cameron is under pressure to order an inquiry into claims that Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt broke ministerial rules in his dealings with Rupert Murdoch's News Corp empire.
Thursday 26 April 2012
Friday 30 March 2012
Labour today denied it had neglected northern voters as the inquest into George Galloway's sensational by-election victory in Bradford West began.
Thursday 15 March 2012
PMQs – now with 20 per cent extra. It started on time and the Speaker eventually called off the half-hour at 12.37. Every time Nick Clegg thought he'd done the course, another name was called: the finish line receding with every step he took.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
David Cameron is coming under increasing pressure to give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry after a dramatic day that began with the arrest of Rebekah Brooks in a dawn raid at her Oxfordshire home yesterday.
Monday 16 January 2012
Film lessons in schools and more screenings outside big towns and cities are among the proposals put forward in a new report to help the UK movie business take advantage of "a golden period" in its history.
Monday 02 January 2012
Who's going to have a good year – and who's likely to come a cropper? Our very own Mystic Meg of SW1, Simon Carr, gazes into his political crystal ball...
Thursday 01 December 2011
The BBC was facing a growing backlash last night over the absence of any women from its shortlist for Sports Personality of the Year.
Monday 03 October 2011
Women have been worse hit than men by the Government's austerity measures, David Cameron admitted yesterday as he offered a personal mea culpa for disparaging remarks that he made about two female MPs.
Sunday 02 October 2011
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