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article 09 February 2016 UK
Conservative election expenses the timeline
Conservative election expenses: the timeline

Evidence obtained by Channel 4 News appears to show that the Conservatives racked up tens of thousands of pounds in undisclosed spending across three by-elections.

post 08 February 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Michael Gove: in the clink and on the referendum brink

Michael Gove defends the prison reforms on Channel 4 News tonight and tries to sell them to inmates at The Mount prison outside Hemel Hempstead.

post 03 February 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Is the PM guilty of Euro-favouritism?

Is the PM favouring departments led by ministers likely to back him over Europe? That's the concern in Whitehall about how the negotiations with the EU played out.

post 01 February 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog EU deal: we could be entering end game

David Cameron would not have sealed the deal he promised in his manifesto but he will argue that he's sealed something comparable, the same ends by different means.

post 25 January 2016
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Cecil Parkinson - once groomed as Thatcher's successor

Here's the piece of paper that tells you how high in Margaret Thatcher's estimation Cecil Parkinson had risen by 1983.

post 22 January 2016
Read more on Michael's blog Ramsgate 'sleazebuster' refers Tory 14,000 hotel bills to Kent police

A Ramsgate resident today wrote to Kent police about the Conservatives spending 14,000 at the Royal Harbour Hotel.

article 31 December 2015 Politics, Australia
David Cameron and Lynton Crosby (Getty)
David Cameron criticised over knighthood for election guru

The Prime Minister is accused of cronyism for awarding his election strategist Lynton Crosby a knighthood and including a number of Conservative party workers in the New Year Honours List.

article 18 December 2015 UK
David Cameron (Reuters)
Cameron hails 'pathway' to agreement on EU renegotiation

David Cameron says he is hopeful a deal with fellow European leaders can be achieved by February, as Angela Merkel signals that a compromise is possible.

post 30 November 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog Corbyn shadow cabinet: the sequel

On Syria, David Cameron now has the votes to win comfortably. Even if only 20 Labour MPs joined him he'd win wth a majority of 80 plus.