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As the Richmond by-election result shows, Londoners will never forgive Zac Goldsmith for his ugly, divisive ...

To understand the scale of the earthquake that shook Richmond Park and the Conservative Party last night it's worth taking a look at the betting.

John Major gave us a golden Olympics – what will David Cameron's legacy be?

It will be the first big account from Gordon Brown's side of the Blair-Brown rivalry of the New Labour period. But it will also offer...

How much do we really know about the Canadian intelligence community?

Which brings us to the timely issue of national oversight, as there's a plan afoot in Canada to create an all-party committee of parliamentarians chaired...

Sorry Remainers, but Theresa May means business when it comes to Brexit

When Gordon Brown became prime minister, he promised to end the spin of the Blair era – which, of course, was a piece of spin...

Jeremy Corbyn accused of showing 'no interest' in science amid Brexit fears

... it would be “Armageddon” for British science if this did not happen. However there are fears that the most anti-EU Conservative MPs will be...

The Morning Roundup: HB 2 Gets Dissed in Philly, Raleigh

Members of the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus and North Carolina congressman G.K. Butterfield spoke to the DNC last night, endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. Congressman...

After what she said about Gordon Brown, Theresa May would be a hypocrite if she didn't call a snap general election

In her aborted campaign for the job, May said she would stick to a fixed-term parliament and wait until 2020. But when Gordon Brown took...

How The Independent made the case against the Iraq War – 14 years before Sir John Chilcot

It is, as the Conservative leader Iain Duncan Smith said in the House of Commons yesterday, all a matter of “means, mentality and motive” when...

Tory leadership race: George Osborne 'blocked Andrea Leadsom from Cabinet after she told him to say sorry'

Andrea Leadsom, who is emerging as a challenger to Theresa May in the Conservative leadership election, sacrificed her chance of a place in David Cameron's...

Brexit Britain: the way forward for the centre-left

It is no coincidence that the Conservatives, acrimonious and nasty as they have been for much of their existence, have managed to dominate British politics...

Jeremy Corbyn appoints raft of new MPs to Labour Shadow Cabinet to replace resigning plotters

Other appointments include Rebecca Long-Bailey, Kate Osamor, Rachel Maskell, Cat Smith, and Dave Anderson. Many of the MPs are from the fresh 2015 intake of...

You won't 'get back your country' if you vote for a Brexit - you'll give it to the most right-wing UK government in ...

The National“We want our country back!” is the clarion cry of many who want Britain to leave the European Union. But whose country do they...

U.S. Congress, Second District: We Endorse Renee Ellmers in the Republican Primary

For these transgressions, Ellmers has been branded a RINO with a fury usually reserved for people like John Boehner. Before the districts were redrawn, she...

Bevin to join restroom lawsuit

“This lawsuit is nothing but a political stunt and an attack on transgender students who are among our most vulnerable,” Harman said. But the conservative...

If the Austrian election results tell us anything, then Corbyn is on the road to success in 2020

His critics fear that his liberal stance is driving away voters in his party's working-class heartlands, ignoring their concerns about the movement of labour and...

MHAs, what do we tell our children after Budget 2016?

I asked Mr. Byrne to vote against this budget and urge his colleagues to do so. It is hard not to conclude from Mr. Byrne's...

It's Lynton Crosby who made Zac Goldsmith's campaign so nasty - and now he's being knighted

Last year I worked for the Labour Party getting students registered to vote for the General Election. It seems silly now, but it really felt...

Government's universal credit welfare reform has 'serious flaws'

Disincentives to work under the new system are particularly strong for single parents, and the second earner in a household. Universal credit was the pet...

A movement is born

With more actions planned in other communities in the coming days and weeks, and with a growing number of ad hoc anti-austerity groups and coalitions...

Allergy warning: Blue Dragon stir fry 'value' packs recalled due to 'packing error'

Blue Dragon 'value' packs were recalled by AB World Foods when it was found to include molluscs (oysters),soya and wheat (gluten) without any warning. The...

David Cameron is not paranoid – Boris Johnson is out to get him

Because most Conservative Party members support the Leave campaign, the only organisation with get-out-the-vote experience on the ground to which the Remainers can turn is...

George Osborne proves he has a sense of humour with surprisingly funny jokes at Parliamentary dinner

“Chancellors have always had a difficult relationship with food,” he said. “Nigel Lawson published his own diet book. Gordon Brown binged on Kit Kats. I...

The silence that still surrounds periods

Donald Trump spawned the hashtag #PeriodsAreNotAnInsult when he complained about tough questions from GOP debate moderator Megyn Kelly, saying she had “blood coming out of...

Utah officially declares porn a public health hazard

It was signed by Republican Governor Gary Herbert after being passed by the Republican-led legislature in the heavily conservative state with the support of the...

Liberals' austerity budget will hit most vulnerable hardest

While the budget documents don't specifically name the tuition freeze, when pressed on the matter Bennett and Advanced Education and Skills Minister Gerry Byrne said...

The Tories might have found their antidote to the 'party of the rich' virus plaguing them

Forget David Cameron versus Jeremy Corbyn, or George Osborne versus John McDonnell. If you want to peek into the future ... the Panama Papers leak.

Keep post-secondary education accessible: students

The Canadian Federation of Students' Newfoundland and Labrador (CFS-NL) chapter has launched a social media campaign ahead of the 2016 provincial budget to remind the...

John Kasich Has an Opinion on HB 2

In an ordinary election year, we would no longer care about John Kasich's opinions on the issues of the day. The Ohio governor has only...

PFI deals will cost taxpayers £209bn over next 35 years

Every adult in Britain faces a debt of £4,119 to pay for schools, hospitals, and other infrastructure paid for by controversial financing deals, according to...

The Top 10: Bizarre endorsements

Norman Tebbit for Scottish Labour, 2015. It was “logical” to vote Labour where Conservatives stood no chance, he said. Thanks to Mike Martin.

Labour and the Tories are in turmoil - and, despite what many say, it's nothing to do with Corbyn's leadership

While Conservative MPs turn to the next leadership contest in the hope of a cathartic outcome, Labour MPs are mostly united in their disdainful opposition...

If liberal conservatism collapses, we will all suffer for its passing

Iain Duncan Smith's Parthian shot at the government's economic policy is an important reminder to the Chancellor that 'Osbornomics', for all its strategic value to...

It's time to get used to the idea of living under Prime Minister Boris Johnson

That was a Labour MP talking about the imminence of Gordon Brown as prime minister 10 years ago, in October 2006. But it was just...

Budget 2016: It would be a mistake for George Osborne to use pensions as a device to balance the books

Telegraph.co.ukMr Osborne should resist the temptation to use pensions as a cash cow – and remember how he and other Tories attacked Gordon Brown for...

Andy McSmith's Diary: Blairites get their message across – to each other

The room in which the new online magazine The Argument was launched on Wednesday evening resembled the land of lost Blairites. This initiative has been...

Damian McBride: Former Gordon Brown spin doctor set for surprise return to frontline politics

Gordon Brown's former spin doctor Damian McBride is to make a surprise return to frontline politics working for Labour's Shadow Defence Secretary Emily Thornberry. Mr...

Woman awarded £27000 after being given Caesarean without enough pain relief

... from the surgeon's knife. Only then was she given more pain relief. Clinical negligence firm BL Claims Solicitors settled her case. The claimant, who...

Robert Buckland: The aspiring Tory leader you've never heard of

But isn't he – perhaps the most openly pro-European Conservative minister since Ken Clarke – in a minority on this issue? Won't the party, now...

Daily catch-up: Ed Balls, historian, on the Blair-Brown relationship

"Gordon's view that that it could only happen with great destruction" in the short run, and both Brown and Blair were determined not to put...

David Cameron comes up against some stiff opposition... at last

Julian Lewis, Conservative chair of the defence select committee, asked for more information about the 70,000 “moderate” forces in Syria whom British air strikes are...

Perhaps we should all channel our inner Jeremy Corbyn to create a kinder world

The recent stories in the press about sleek and ruthless young Conservative campaigners and their bullying ways feel as if they belong to a distant,...

How MPs voted on bombing Isis in Syria

The Independent - complete listThe IndependentMPs debate whether to extend British bombing of Isis to Syria for ten hours on Wednesday. Late in the evening...

Daily catch-up: Alistair Darling on the financial crash of 2008

Darling was asked about his relations with Gordon Brown. "I shared a platform the ... Its 15-point Conservative lead was the highest since January 2010,...

It's time to open a book on the next Labour leader

The contagion from the Conservative bullying scandal threatens at least two ministers. Before we come to Robert Halfon, whom expelled “Tatler Tory” Mark Clarke allegedly...

Tax credits Q&A: What makes the Government's defeat in the Lords so important ...

A | When Gordon Brown was Chancellor, he wanted to end the “poverty trap” under which some people were better off on benefits than if...

Wanted: post-election vigilance

On the other side of the ledger we lost all our hard-working and principled Atlantic NDP MPs. Jack Harris, Ryan Cleary, Megan Leslie, Peter Stoffer...

Andy McSmith's Diary: Demonstrators' shouts of 'Tory scum' reach unlikely targets

The demonstrators' practice of shouting “Tory scum” at anyone seen entering the Conservative conference enclosure is getting silly. Those words were hurled at Owen Jones,...

Conservative party conference: George Osborne thanks David Cameron for not ...

Business InsiderBut he resisted and today, seven years on, Mr Osborne used his keynote speech at the Conservative party conference to pay tribute for Mr...

Conservative Party Conference: It's time that Cameron defines his legacy and ...

The GuardianAlthough as his former speechwriter I have always thought he was a politician who would be at his best in boom times, he seized...

RoadTrip 2020: Tories' conference reception cancelled amid bullying allegations

Mark Clarke, RoadTrip's founder and director, who is a former Conservative parliamentary candidate, has been banned from the conference alongside two other activists who are...