James Heale

Farage’s ‘contract’ is all about hurting the Tories

18 June 2024 12:56 am

Nigel Farage has launched his party’s manifesto, which he’s termed ‘Our contract with you’. The Reform leader dropped the word…

Farage: I am now the ‘Leader of the Opposition’

15 June 2024 1:05 am

After the first poll was published showing Reform ahead of the Tories, there was only one thing for Nigel Farage…

Sunak plays it safe with his manifesto

11 June 2024 11:25 pm

With three weeks to go until polling day, Rishi Sunak this morning unveiled his prospectus for a Conservative government. There…

What can we expect in the Tory manifesto?

11 June 2024 5:29 pm

Day two of manifesto week will see the Conservatives launch their prospectus for government. At a chunky 77 pages, the…

Will the Lib Dem manifesto win over the ‘Blue Wall’?

11 June 2024 1:56 am

Sir Ed Davey kicked off manifesto week by launching his party’s document this afternoon in East London. In true Lib…

Why Tory MPs are angry with their chairman

6 June 2024 8:03 pm

Today is the deadline for Conservative candidates to be selected – and one man made it just under the wire.…

Will Vaughan Gething follow Truss and Yousaf?

6 June 2024 4:04 am

There’s something in the British waters right now – and it’s not Ed Davey on his paddleboard. After Liz Truss…

Reform’s Farage poll bounce spells trouble for the Tories

6 June 2024 3:49 am

‘I’m back’. Nigel Farage’s two-word tweet on Monday heralded the return of one of Westminster’s great celebrities. Barely 48 hours…

Tory favourites enjoy mixed success in safe seats

6 June 2024 12:00 am

Claims of stitch-ups in seat selections are as old as the Tory party itself. But the chaotic nature of this…

What will Tory leadership hopefuls do about Farage?

4 June 2024 8:27 pm

What comes next? That is what many Tories are asking as they stare down the barrel of defeat. Even before…

Why Farage is back as Reform leader

4 June 2024 2:53 am

He’s back. After all the teasing and all the rhetoric, Nigel Farage has finally announced his return as Reform leader.…

What is Nigel Farage planning?

4 June 2024 12:06 am

Nigel Farage continues to tease Westminster with his endless ‘will he, won’t he?’ dance. The former Ukip leader is hosting…

Mega-poll suggests worst ever Tory result

1 June 2024 8:42 am

Another day brings another devastating poll for the Tories. The first MRP polling of the election campaign is out and…

Labour’s parachute regiment bolsters the Starmtroopers

1 June 2024 3:58 am

If you put the Diane Abbott row to one side, it has been a very successful week for the clique…

I’ll still work with Trump, says Starmer

1 June 2024 12:04 am

Keir Starmer really is a lucky general. The news that Donald Trump has been convicted of 34 felonies helped ensure…

Police drop investigation into Rayner housing claims

29 May 2024 2:36 am

Labour’s election campaign continues to get off to a good start. Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has today confirmed that it…

Farage speaks of ‘six-year plan’ as he launches campaign

28 May 2024 11:06 pm

The Royal Cinque Ports Yachts Club was an appropriate place for Nigel Farage to make his first big speech of…

Tories race to find 160 candidates

27 May 2024 7:08 pm

The decision to call a snap election last Wednesday caught many in Tory and Labour high command by surprise. Both…

Sunday shows round-up: Farage brands national service plan ‘a joke’

26 May 2024 11:01 pm

Today saw the first set of Sunday shows since the election was called on Wednesday. Rachel Reeves was interviewed by…

Sunak’s smoking ‘legacy’ goes up in flames

24 May 2024 9:11 pm

When Rishi Sunak announced his decision to call a July election, he used his rain-soaked speech to list his apparent…