James Heale

Susan Hall wins Tory mayoral race

19 July 2023 9:11 pm

The Tories now have their candidate to take on Sadiq Khan next May. Susan Hall, the right wing member of…

Huw Edwards named by wife as BBC presenter at centre of scandal

13 July 2023 4:11 am

After five days of speculation, Huw Edwards has today been named as the BBC star at the centre of allegations…

Illegal Migration Bill survives mammoth voting session

12 July 2023 7:28 am

Tory whips and publicans are the only people smiling in parliament tonight, after a mammoth three and a half hour…

SNP calls for drugs to be decriminalised

8 July 2023 12:47 am

It’s Humza Yousaf’s 100th day in office today. So what better way to mark this milestone than with a fresh…

Cabinet Office forced to hand over Boris WhatsApp messages

7 July 2023 1:07 am

It’s more bad news for the government today. The High Court has this afternoon ordered ministers to release Boris Johnson’s…

Zac Goldsmith quits with personal attack on Sunak

30 June 2023 7:27 pm

One name stood out yesterday in the Privileges Committee dossier on parliamentarians who had attacked the panel over its investigation…

Will Ulez be the undoing of Sadiq Khan?

17 June 2023 9:00 am

London faces its seventh mayoral election next year and, yet again, the Tories are having trouble finding a suitable candidate.…

Three things we’ve learned from the Partygate report

15 June 2023 8:57 pm

The Privileges Committee has today published its findings on whether Boris Johnson deliberately misled MPs over Partygate. The House of…

Downing Street hits back in peerages row

11 June 2023 7:11 am

Talk about the end of the peer show. Boris Johnson’s allies have spent the past two days spitting blood and…

Johnson’s honours list spells more trouble for Sunak

8 June 2023 10:31 pm

Another day, another episode in the ongoing Johnson-Sunak psychodrama. Following clashes over the Stormont brake and the Covid inquiry, Rishi…

The battle with the Blob

3 June 2023 9:00 am

Most prime ministers fall out with the civil service at some point. David Cameron attacked the ‘enemies of enterprise’; Tony…

Cabinet Office to take the Covid inquiry to court

2 June 2023 3:53 am

The Cabinet Office has tonight launched a last-ditch legal effort to avoid handing over Boris Johnson’s unredacted WhatsApps to the official Covid…

Tory MPs line up to support Suella Braverman

23 May 2023 11:53 pm

Once it was David Gauke, then it was Michael Ellis. Now it is Jeremy Quin who bears the honorary title…

What is Lee Anderson up to?

23 May 2023 6:28 pm

A new week brings with it a new backbench group. The New Conservatives are a dozen MPs who are drawn…

Truss in Taiwan warns of new Cold War with China

17 May 2023 6:13 pm

Liz Truss is in Taiwan this week, urging the West to take a stronger stance against China. Her message is clear:…

Inside the clash between Boris and Charles

9 May 2023 6:42 pm

Conversations between the Prime Minister and the monarchy are, by convention, kept strictly confidential – and taken to the grave.…

Local elections 2023: Tories lose 1,000 councillors

6 May 2023 5:30 pm

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer says his party is on track to win the next general election after the Tories…

Sunak has Raab’s fate in his hands

20 April 2023 10:24 pm

After a five-month investigation Adam Tooley KC has today given Downing Street his report into the bullying claims against Dominic…

Tory rebels win concessions on judges blocking flights

20 April 2023 6:40 pm

Ministers have agreed to back two amendments to its flagship Illegal Migration Bill as part of No. 10’s attempt to…

The gloves are off in the Labour party

15 April 2023 9:00 am

When Rishi Sunak became Tory leader, the party was 30 points behind Labour: that kind of deficit has historically been…

Britain joining CPTPP is a triumph for the Tories

31 March 2023 7:01 pm

This morning ministers have confirmed that Britain has joined the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – the first new…

Will cruise ships solve the migrant housing crisis?

29 March 2023 7:30 pm

In an ironic twist, cruise ships are being hailed as the latest measure to help ‘stop the boats’. Most Fleet…

Five things we learned from Boris’s Privileges Committee grilling

23 March 2023 5:04 am

Boris Johnson has just finished a mammoth three hour evidence session in front of the Privileges Committee inquiry into whether…

Johnson makes his partygate defence

21 March 2023 11:31 pm

Boris Johnson has today published his long-awaited ‘partygate’ defence, ahead of his appearance before the Privileges Committee tomorrow afternoon. In…

Can Aukus really counter China?

14 March 2023 10:25 am

Rishi Sunak has announced in California the details of the UK-US pact to supply Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. Aukus was…