James Heale

Gove sounds the alarm on anti-Semitism

21 May 2024 10:07 pm

Multiple ministers are out giving speeches today but none will be as hard-hitting as that made by Michael Gove this…

Will Labour fall into the migration trap?

18 May 2024 9:00 am

Brexit was the issue that won the last general election for the Tories but botching it may well lose them…

Welsh government in crisis after Plaid pull the plug

18 May 2024 1:12 am

Throughout the last 25 years of devolution in the UK, one thing has remained consistent: Welsh Labour’s stranglehold on Cardiff…

Starmer is copying the Tory small boats strategy

10 May 2024 10:45 pm

Today is one of those rare occasions in British politics – a day when Rishi Sunak’s government has a bit…

Sunak’s ex-ministers demand Home Office overhaul

8 May 2024 11:56 pm

Eight months ago, Robert Jenrick and Neil O’Brien were serving ministers under Rishi Sunak. But both are now out of…

Tory MP Natalie Elphicke defects to Labour

8 May 2024 10:26 pm

Shortly before Prime Minister’s Questions today, Labour dropped a bombshell. Natalie Elphicke, one of the most hawkish Tory MPs on…

The Lib Dems are ready for a general election

4 May 2024 8:35 pm

‘Consolidation’ is the word on Lib Dem lips today, as the party mulls its solid, if not spectacular, progress in…

How big is Labour’s Gaza backlash?

3 May 2024 8:36 pm

From Hartlepool in the red wall to true blue Rushmoor, Labour has made gains across the country. But as Keir…

Poll shows Khan’s lead slashed in London

1 May 2024 9:28 pm

Could Labour really lose London? A new poll out today shows that Sadiq Khan’s lead over Susan Hall is down…

Is the Rwanda plan already working?

29 April 2024 6:45 pm

It is fashionable within Westminster to criticise the Rwanda plan. The likes of Suella Braverman, Robert Jenrick and Reform on…

Why Labour won’t be bounced by Sunak’s defence plans

29 April 2024 12:40 am

British politics in recent years has sometimes resembled a waltz. Both main parties show little compunction in mirroring each other’s…

Tory MP Dan Poulter defects to Labour

28 April 2024 4:01 am

Rishi Sunak’s good week in politics just came to an end. Buoyed by a successful defence spending announcement and the…

Sunak’s Rwanda Bill finally passes parliament

23 April 2024 6:13 pm

After eight hours of debate on the Rwanda Bill, peers finally threw in the towel shortly after midnight. The two…

Parliamentary researcher charged with spying for China

23 April 2024 12:05 am

Chris Cash, the parliamentary aide accused of spying for China, is to be charged with espionage offences, the Crown Prosecution…

Sunak insists Rwanda scheme is ‘ready’

22 April 2024 9:17 pm

The Rwanda Bill should become law today – and the government is ready for when it does. That was Rishi…

Donald Trump’s U-turn could vindicate his Tory enthusiasts

22 April 2024 12:23 am

Better late than never. In Washington, the House of Representatives last night voted to approve £49 billion funding in aid…

Sunak targets Britain’s ‘sick note culture’

19 April 2024 10:01 pm

Rishi Sunak has returned to one of his pet bugbears: getting the unemployed back into work. His speech to the…

What the Mark Menzies scandal means for the Tories

18 April 2024 11:19 pm

You’ve got to feel for Rishi Sunak. He spends his days slaving around the clock to shave half a percentage…

How many MPs will reject Sunak’s smoking ban?

16 April 2024 8:28 pm

A fag-end measure for a fag-end government? That’s how Labour are keen to present Rishi Sunak’s plans to stop young…

What is Liz Truss up to?

16 April 2024 1:44 am

She’s back. Liz Truss is in the headlines once more this week ahead of tomorrow’s publication of her book Ten…

Sunak set for final game of Rwanda ping pong

15 April 2024 5:51 pm

Parliament’s return from recess this week means the Rwanda Bill is now back in the Commons for the final game…

Rishi Sunak loses another minister

13 April 2024 3:16 am

Graham Stuart has this afternoon quit the government, saying he wishes to focus on local issues after service in various…

Cameron prefers charm to offensive in Blinken love-in

10 April 2024 3:37 am

‘I come here with no intention to lecture anybody’. David Cameron’s line mid-press conference summed up the Foreign Secretary’s approach…

Where will the Westminster honeytrap scandal go next?

9 April 2024 4:10 am

The circle of those caught up in the Westminster honeytrap scandal continues to expand, with at least 15 figures now…

Reform: scrap net zero to fund the NHS

9 April 2024 12:42 am

Richard Tice spent this morning fulfilling a role well-known to leaders of smaller parties: defending their vetting procedures amid criticism…