The MP for Bishop Auckland on her commitment to the community, reducing violence and love of a good book
Our Westminster spy on the freeloading footie fan, Labour’s hard-left harrumphing and Johnson’s swinger consigliere
Can a Cornish eco hotel can live up to the glitz and glamour of the G7?
New Zealand’s high commissioner to the UK on Covid, cricket and Kiri Te Kanawa
Don’t have too much sympathy for SpAds on the out. Leaving Whitehall is when the fun starts…
As Trump’s numbers soar in Florida ahead of the final Presidential debate on Thursday, the Mace considers the sea of difference between the Biden and Trump campaign
Forget Trump, a Biden Presidency would be best for Britain, says George Peel
The legal profession is outraged by attorney general Suella Braverman’s response to the internal market bill
Everyone knows about the Father of the House but you may not have heard that the self-styled ‘Grandfather of the House’ is Sir Bill Cash – now the oldest Member of the Commons. Cash – who will be 80 on May 10th – proudly drives to the Commons in a 1992 Jaguar Sovereign older than […]
The movers, shakers and rule-breakers making their mark in Westminster
As the government’s emergency housing programme, Everyone In, winds down, the homelessness sector is on high alert for a rise in rough sleeping
As a proud season ticket holder at Manchester United, my passion for football started at a young age, writes Katherine Fletcher MP
Whatever you think of identity politics, the social battleground between ‘Us’ and ‘Them’ is here to stay, argues Robert Ford.
George Peel examines Downing Street’s ruthless approach to civil service reform
The ascension of Davie to the top job at the Beeb in June aroused a considerable degree of suspicion among the corporation’s not insubstantial number of lefties on account of his Tory history.
Tucked away in Wiltshire, Peter Mandelson read his way through lockdown, when he wasn’t zooming into the Lords
Since the first UK tsar was appointed, a veritable explosion has followed – but what exactly are the rules regarding such headline-garnering appointments?
Attempts to modernise the civil service, one of the great institutions of state, will put unnecessary strain on the UK constitution
I signed up for diplomacy, but got politics, says Venezuela’s British Ambassador
Seaside-town voters in red wall seats helped secure the prime minister’s landslide
There is perhaps no organisation that exemplifies Britain’s regional spirit of place better than English Heritage.
Political celebs don’t win elections, they just get in the way
It was in another lifetime that Boris Johnson stood up – on the eve of the May era, in fact – and quoted Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
The acclaimed author of 15 novels, including Any Human Heart, debates how seismic events make their way into storytelling
Fresh from writing an account of Theresa May’s time in Downing Street, the historian finds time to talk about the state of the nation – and other matters.
There’s plenty of egg-on-face – or just embarrassed silence – for the many pundit hacks, often former Tory colleagues of Boris, who wrote him off as a priapic clown.
George Peel surveys the best of the new crop and finds much to celebrate in all the parties
Rotherham’s MP, Sarah Champion, chair of an important parliamentary group on adult survivors of child sexual abuse, wants to see some change at the MoJ
Australia’s top envoy in London reflects on moving from politics to diplomacy and on the deep historical ties that bind his country with the United Kingdom.
His schedule is packed but there’s never a dull day for Neil Wigan, the British ambassador to Israel. He gives the lowdown on his life in Israel