A running list of the current Members of Parliament, of all parties, who aren’t seeking to stand again.
We present chapter and verse of seven ways in which Project Fear’s short-term warnings have turned out to be mistaken.
As the Prime Minister took questions on his EU deal, only Jacob Rees-Mogg managed to disturb his equanimity.
The leader of a new pro-Remain campaign group makes a “pragmatic” case for staying in the EU, and says most Conservative MPs agree with him.
The decision represented a decisive endorsement of a particular plan – not a return to Tony Blair-style liberal internationalism.
Plus: David Davis, worst ties offender. Re-predicting my election predictions. Labour’s plight in Scotland and Wales. And: Why books by female political authors aren’t stocked.
Patrick McLoughlin, Transport Secretary and former miner, on UKIP, HS2, the Euston Arch, Heathrow and the desirability of getting ahead with one’s Christmas shopping.
Demagogic attacks by UKIP and the SNP on the Conservatives and Labour are inspired by an unacknowledged and unrealistic egalitarianism.
Plus: Bad Suarez. Useless Obama. Kinnock, the new Miliband. And: Make the most of your mother while you still have time.
On the basis you only need to be better than your opponent, the mayoral election in 2016 is indeed competitive. Whisper it: even winnable for the Conservatives.
Gyles Brandreth, the compere for the event, got it spot on when he said that the evening was all about “championing books”.
Ed Balls is a man trapped by his past. And Ed Miliband is too weak to stand up to him.
Watching Ed Balls talk about money being tight is like watching Tiger Woods speak about the importance of marriage. Not content with wrecking the nation’s public finances, his new policy is funded by money he’s already spent ten times over.