James Heale

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…

Could Sadiq Khan lose London?

6 April 2024 9:00 am

With Labour 20 points ahead in the national polls, a lot of Tories have already written off next month’s mayoral…

Sunak ‘appalled’ by British deaths in Israeli strike

3 April 2024 5:33 pm

The death of three British citizens in an Israeli strike has prompted fierce condemnation from the UK government. In a…

Can private schools survive Labour’s VAT raid?

14 March 2024 12:15 pm

As Labour edges closer to power, any hindrance to that goal is being ruthlessly removed. The £28 billion pledge in…

UAE media deal hangs in the balance

11 March 2024 5:00 am

The next three days could have major consequences for the British media landscape. On Monday, Ofcom will deliver its findings…

Peers back vote on foreign state press ownership

8 March 2024 9:01 am

Rishi Sunak has tonight been urged to support an amendment in the House of Lords which would give parliament a…

The key announcements in Hunt’s Budget

7 March 2024 1:44 am

This afternoon Jeremy Hunt delivered his second Budget as Chancellor. Much of his speech had been trailed over the previous…

MPs demand veto on foreign state press ownership

6 March 2024 8:55 am

More than 100 MPs have tonight backed an amendment in the House of Lords which would give parliament a veto…

Post Office ex-chairman hits back at Badenoch

28 February 2024 5:26 am

Kemi Badenoch emerged from this morning’s Commons evidence session strengthened by the testimony of one of her top officials. But…

Officials back Kemi Badenoch in Post Office row

28 February 2024 1:46 am

The row over compensation for wrongly convicted postmasters returned to parliament again today. Kemi Badenoch, the Business Secretary, is currently…

Is Kemi Badenoch backed by ‘evil plotters’?

30 January 2024 10:41 pm

It seems that talk of Tory treachery simply won’t go away. Less than 48 hours after Kemi Badenoch declared that…

Rwanda rebels fold to guarantee Sunak victory

18 January 2024 5:59 am

The Rwanda Bill will tonight pass its Third Reading in the House of Commons, after right-wing rebels threw in the…

Sunak says his ‘working assumption’ is no spring election

5 January 2024 12:01 am

Rishi Sunak has this afternoon given his strongest hint yet that the next general election will be held in the…

Did Richard Tice tease a return to politics for Nigel Farage?

4 January 2024 1:30 am

Reform UK is the great enigma of right-wing British politics. Despite lacking a memorable name, leader, policy platform or record…

Liz Truss leads backlash to schools trans guidance

20 December 2023 12:08 am

The government’s guidance for schools on transgender pupils was finally published this morning – prompting an immediate backlash which demonstrated…

Prince Harry awarded £140,000 in phone hacking case

15 December 2023 10:39 pm

The High Court has this morning awarded Prince Harry £140,600 in damages after ruling that he was the victim of…

Tory tribes gear up for Rwanda clash

11 December 2023 4:12 am

The next 48 hours could be among the most important of Rishi Sunak’s premiership. His flagship Rwanda Safety Bill will…

Sunak unveils his ‘emergency legislation’ on Rwanda

7 December 2023 4:20 am

Three weeks after the Prime Minister’s ‘emergency legislation’ to make the Rwandan scheme viable, tonight it is finally here. The…