The 1929 General Election Video Collection

  • 24 Mar 2019

Lloyd George on unemployment Address by Liberal MP Margaret Wintringham Address by Labour leader Ramsay Macdonald Speech by Labour MP J R Clynes on unemployment Speech by Labour MP J H Thomas Address by William Joynson-Hicks Sir He...

Telegraph Column: Four Ways to Oust a Prime Minister

  • 24 Mar 2019

This article originally appeared in the Sunday Telegraph. Theresa May has survived crisis after crisis and clings to office like a limpet. This time, though, it is difficult to see any scenario in which she survives as prime minister. When you reportedly lose the confidence...

The Three Women of 'Newsnight'

  • 23 Mar 2019

This article originally appeared in The i Paper. “Where are the men?” was the somewhat tired and predictable response from the more unenlightened (male) social media users to the BBC announcement on Wednesday that Emily Maitlis is to lead a Newsnight presenter team of three...

Come & See a Live 'For the Many' Podcast at Podcast Live on 7 April!

  • 22 Mar 2019

Let me tell you about something, which I think is really exciting. Throughout my political career I've tried to do things which enhance political engagement. I opened a political bookshop, I have run two political publishing companies, I was one of the first in the UK to start...

Why Jonathan Dimbleby Will be Missed on 'Any Questions'

  • 17 Mar 2019

Could you do 'Any Questions' this week?" emailed the AQ editor, Lisa. "Love to," I thought. Then came the sting. "It's in Carlisle," she said. "Bugger," I thought. I'd already agreed to do Good Morning Britain that morning at 6.15am. "Of course," I said. "Carlisle? Not a probl...

Who Will be the Next LibDem Leader (And Does it Matter)?

  • 17 Mar 2019

One of the many mysteries of British politics is why on earth the LibDems are still languishing at under 10% on the polls, given they are the only political party in the UK to have a united and understandable position on Brexit. They have 48% of the electorate to woo, b...

Theresa May Is Heading For a Big Defeat - What Happens Next?

  • 12 Mar 2019

This time yesterday I published THIS blogpost, saying it was time that Theresa May realised the game was up and that she should depart the stage. A few hours later she was on her way to Strasburg and by 11pm it looked highly likely she was about to pull off the impossible and ...

Theresa May's Days Are Numbered - The Game is Up

  • 11 Mar 2019

Back in September 1992, the evening of Black Wednesday (or White Wednesday as many of us came to call it) when Britain crashed out of the Exchange Rate Mechanism, the then Prime Minister, John Major, called Kelvin Mackenzie the editor of The Sun and joshed: "Kelvin, I hope you...

When a Tweet Should Have Waited: Will Self v Mark Francois

  • 9 Mar 2019

There I was, about to start watching 'Politics Live' yesterday, when my partner walked in and said "Fern Britton is on 'This Morning' talking about her new book". Some years ago I interviewed Fern about a novel she had written and we ended up getting on like a house on fire. S...

On International Women's Day Here are 10 Women Who Have Inspired Me

  • 8 Mar 2019

I thought about how to mark International Women's Day on this blog. I could have done something worthy about women in politics or lack of women on the radio, but in the end I've decided to do something personal and pay a bit of a tribute to some of the women in my life who've ...