Never mind the 600,000 extra children living in absolute poverty since the Coalition came to power, has anyone considered how the hard-pressed residents of NW3 will cope if a Mansion Tax is imposed by Ed Balls? Former senior medical adviser to the Foreign Office Dr Harald Lipman lives on Fitzjohn’s Avenue, Hampstead — where a pied-à-terre will […]

Here’s the email from Nigel Farage telling UKIP supporters to buy a song about “illegal immigrants in every town”, which is, errr, sung in a mock-Caribbean accent: But the “satirical” ditty, sung by ex-Radio 1 DJ Mike Read, has now been pulled — hours after shadow front bencher Chuka Umunna told LBC radio that people were unlikely to give UKIP “the benefit […]

Faced with rowdy MPs, one of speaker Bercow’s favourite refrains is: “the public don’t like it”. As if to prove his point … There's a fracas in public gallery #pmqs. Tried to lip read man as he's dragged out. Believe he's shouting "Answer the b***** questions" — Emily Thornberry MP (@EmilyThornberry) October 22, 2014 Apparently a […]

So apparently Nigel Farage is running Britain’s foreign policy. Frightened witless by the rise of UKIP, the Tories’ Brussels contingent have now abstained from the vote to approve the new European commission in a massive snub to their own candidate, former Lords leader Jonathan Hill, and David Cameron — who just two days ago was applying pressure for […]

Teetering on a 1,958 majority at number 27 on Labour’s target seat list, west London Tory Mary Macleod has adroitly positioned herself as a local champion of the campaign against a third runway at Heathrow. For example: “I joined forces with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson and other local MPs to stage a Heathrow Mega Rally […]

With his European Parliament group collapsing last week after it failed to retain MEPs from requisite seven different members states, can you guess who has come to Nigel Farage’s rescue? Spokesman for @EFDgroup @hermannkelly confirms that Polish MEP Robert Iwaszkiewicz will join the EP's eurosceptic faction. #EFDD — James Franey (@jamesfraney) October 20, 2014 Farage isn’t keen on […]

With wannabe MPs of all parties squabbling over a rapidly evaporating pool of winnable selections, the race is hotting for the safe Tory seat of Havant — and so are the negative briefings. Now that the hopefuls have been whittled down to four, supporters of other candidates have decided to remind everyone that one of their rivals, the shortlisted Alan […]