What goes on behind the speaker’s chair in the Commons, away from the cameras, tells us a lot about the state of politics. Soon after Buckingham Palace announced that doctors were “concerned” about the Queen’s health, Keir Starmer and Liz Truss both left the chamber — and from the press gallery, I could see them talking,
There is always a moment when an opposition party starts to look like a government in waiting. At the end of the 2009 Conservative Party conference, David Cameron lined up his shadow cabinet behind him – George Osborne, William Hague, Liam Fox, Theresa May, Andrew Mitchell, the list goes on – and it seemed inevitable to the
The insouciance with which some Conservatives have walked away from the wreckage of the shortest premiership ever is surprising. Iain Duncan Smith wrote an article saying that Liz Truss was basically right and warned Rishi Sunak against putting up taxes too much.
The leader of the opposition, Keir Starmer, wants to wean business off immigration. Britain needs to train up its own workers and produce a high-skilled, high-wage nirvana. Does that sound familiar? I don’t have much time for the people who shout “Tory” at the Labour leader. It’s patently ridiculous. What he had to say to the Confederation of