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Least green government ever? 10 ways the government is putting the environment on the back-burner

Fri, 31 Jul 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Big business and national charities lash out at environmentally-unfriendly policies

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Jeremy Corbyn – underdog becomes top dog as Unison joins Unite in announcing support

Thu, 30 Jul 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Bookies slash odds on Corbyn win, creating “biggest price fall in political betting history”

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Politicians and drugs: Who’s done what? Does it matter?

Tue, 28 Jul 2015| By Harry Cockburn

From Andy Burnham to Barack Obama, a significant proportion of politicians have admitted to dabbling with drugs

Boris Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler

Mayor apologises after being caught giving his wife a “backie” on his bike

Tue, 28 Jul 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Johnson said he was carrying his wife to a main road to catch a taxi

Lord Sewel

Lord Sewel quits House of Lords after sex & drug claims. Here's his resignation letter in full

Tue, 28 Jul 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

“I want to apologise for the pain and embarrassment I have caused,” he wrote.

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Corbyn could face coup if elected Labour leader

Mon, 27 Jul 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Senior MPs are plotting to oust Corbyn before 2020 election if he wins leadership

Lord Sewel

Lord Sewel scandal: 69-year-old peer rages at Cameron, Blair, and Corbyn while wearing prostitute’s bra

Mon, 27 Jul 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Peer resigns position as deputy speaker over cocaine and sex party allegations

Jeremy Corbyn eyes victory

Poll: 73% of Labour's grassroots supporters back Corbyn  

Fri, 24 Jul 2015| By Rebecca Hobson

Nearly three quarters of readers back Jeremy Corbyn for leader, it has emerged.

Barack Obama

Obama: UK exit of EU would diminish Britain’s global influence

Fri, 24 Jul 2015| By Harry Cockburn

US President Barack Obama has warned that Britain would lose global influence if it left the European Union.

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Mayoral candidates: Ban rush-hour trucks “building yuppie flats for Russian oligarchs”

Thu, 23 Jul 2015| By Harry Cockburn

EXCLUSIVE: As cycle injuries rise, Labour’s Christian Wolmar and the Conservatives’ Zac Goldsmith call for new HGV restrictions

Liz Kendall

Liz Kendall refuses to quit Labour leadership contest

Thu, 23 Jul 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Kendall could defeat Corbyn – by dropping out

Moneybags Burnham

Labour candidate donations revealed: Burnham's £132,000 vs Corbyn's £0

Wed, 22 Jul 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The Labour Party leadership candidate with the least cash is the most popular

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Blair: “If your heart is with Corbyn, then get a transplant”

Wed, 22 Jul 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Former Labour leader lashes out at shift left, but warns Tories are “getting cocky”

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Boris pushing for greater devolved powers for London

Wed, 22 Jul 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Mayor working with councils on list of demands for London

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Labour in meltdown as Corbyn takes "disastrous" 17-point lead

Wed, 22 Jul 2015| By Harry Cockburn

“Anyone but Corbyn” plead senior party members

Yvette Cooper and Andy Burnham misery

Five years' hard Labour: If the party isn’t standing up for wealth re-distribution then what is it for?

Tue, 21 Jul 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Did you see that ludicrous display last night, our senior reporter asks

Harriet Harman

Opposition in shreds: Labour criticised for split in crucial welfare voteVideo

Tue, 21 Jul 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The Labour Party has ripped itself in two

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"Can I come and live with you?” - Ivan Massow releases peculiar mayoral campaign videoVideo

Mon, 20 Jul 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Massow wants to spend one night living with Londoners

Deep Dream

We put these politicians through Google’s Deep Dream. Don’t look unless you want nightmares

Fri, 17 Jul 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The software has brought out some interesting features

Tim Farron

9 things you didn’t know about new Lib Dem leader Tim Farron

Fri, 17 Jul 2015| By Robyn Vinter

The new Lib Dem leader isn’t too well-known outside Westminster. Here are nine of the most interesting facts about the MP.

John Mills

Top Labour donor John Mills: Jeremy Corbyn should NOT be Labour leader

Thu, 16 Jul 2015| By Shruti Tripathi Chopra

Mills lashes out at The Daily Telegraph’s “undemocratic” campaign for “dooming” Labour

A wide-shot of many MPs in the House of Commons

MPs are definitely going to get their 10% pay rise

Thu, 16 Jul 2015| By Robyn Vinter

News confirmed this morning

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Three reasons Jeremy Corbyn could actually win the Labour leadership contest

Thu, 16 Jul 2015| By Robyn Vinter

As we get closer to the deadline for votes, the underdog is suddenly looking very strong

Crowds in front of Buckingham Palace in London wave flags as Queen Elizabeth II makes an appearance on the balcony for her Diamond Jubilee celebrations

Which country is the most powerful in the world? *UK smugly points at self *

Thu, 16 Jul 2015| By Robyn Vinter

Harry Potter, David Beckham and the Queen all contribute to our no.1 ranking

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Trade unions accuse government of “1930s Germany” tactics over new strike reform laws

Wed, 15 Jul 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Government says stricter rules will protect businesses and working people

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Lammy leaps up leader board to second place in Labour mayoral race

Tue, 14 Jul 2015| By Harry Cockburn

Lammy slips ahead of Sadiq Khan, but Tessa Jowell still holds top spot

The Saltire and Union Jack flags are raised on Arthur's Seat with a view of Edinburgh Castle ahead of the Scottish Referendum 17 Sep 2014

The SNP said it would vote on an issue that only affects England. Here's why

Tue, 14 Jul 2015| By Robyn Vinter

And this is the issue they chose to vote on

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Simon Woodroffe, founder, Yo! Sushi and Yotel

YO! Sushi millionaire Simon Woodroffe: "No more migrants until we get our sh** together"

Thu, 30 Apr 2015

Why the Labour Party scares the ex-Dragons’ Den star

Christian Wolmar

Meet Christian Wolmar, the outsider with a real chance of becoming London mayor

Thu, 26 Mar 2015

Could the relatively unknown cycling supporter pedal his way to victory?