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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Monday 07 March 2011
Cherie Blair has been recruited to lead one of the policy reviews set up by Labour leader Ed Miliband, the party said today.
Wednesday 02 March 2011
Monday 28 February 2011
Tuesday 18 January 2011
Harriet Harman's legacy is on its way. From April, the legislation she pushed through allowing new mothers to transfer the second half of their year-long maternity leave to the child's father (should they decide to return to work early) will come into effect. Yesterday, the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, paid tribute to the former women and equalities minister, but also signalled his intention to carry on where she left off.
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Sunday 21 November 2010
Members of Ed Miliband's frontbench team who backed his brother for the Labour leadership have warned that he has until Christmas to put his stamp on the political agenda.
Monday 15 November 2010
A "truculent trio" of Ed Miliband, Ed Balls and Harriet Harman wrecked any chance of putting together a left- wing coalition after the last election, the former Liberal Democrat minister David Laws claimed yesterday.
Thursday 11 November 2010
Nick Clegg today admitted he "should have been more careful" when he signed a pre-election pledge to oppose a rise in tuition fees.
Thursday 11 November 2010
Wednesday 10 November 2010
Harriet Harman has been branded "shameful and cowardly" by Labour MPs for cutting former minister Phil Woolas off from the party.
Tuesday 09 November 2010
Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman was under fire today for cutting ex-minister Phil Woolas adrift from the party after he was found guilty of lying about his election opponents.
Monday 08 November 2010
Labour leader Ed Miliband and his partner today announced the birth of their second child.
Saturday 06 November 2010
Monday 01 November 2010
Sunday 31 October 2010
The former equalities minister Harriet Harman was forced to apologise last night for branding the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, a "ginger rodent".
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
British jihadist calls for 'flag of Islam' over Downing Street and Buckingham Palace
Australia facing international condemnation after turning around Sri Lankans at sea
7/7 memorial defaced on anniversary of 2005 attacks with ‘Blair lied thousands died’ graffiti
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
There’s a nasty smell in the political air – and it’s coming from the Tories
- 1 Howard Jacobson: Let's see the 'criticism' of Israel for what it really is
- 2 Instagram of US airport security chiefs: Lipstick knives and IED training kits among items seized
- 4 PornHub begs users to stop uploading video clips of Brazil getting beaten 7-1