Isabel Hardman

Isabel Hardman is assistant editor of The Spectator and edits the Coffee House blog. She also presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster.

G7 Finance Ministers Meet In Dresden

Ministers seek spending review sanctuary in international development budget

25 November 2015 11:48

One of the things to look out for in today’s spending review is the number of spending pots that have…


Len McCluskey turns on Jeremy Corbyn

24 November 2015 16:01

Either Len McCluskey is, in the Corbynista narrative, a Tory, or things are going badly wrong for the man his…

Labour Launch their Oldham West and Royton By-election Campaign

Labour increasingly nervous about Oldham West and Royton by-election

24 November 2015 11:15

A number of Labour MPs are campaigning in Oldham today, with fears growing in the party that it could be…

Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet

Tory whips woo Labour MPs ahead of Syria vote

23 November 2015 17:58

As David Cameron confirmed in his statement to the Commons today, he will set out his strategy on attacking Islamic…

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Labour MPs in despair at Corbyn’s ‘poor’ response to defence review

23 November 2015 17:25

Labour MPs have had plenty of opportunities over the past few weeks to look miserable. But today the party looked…

Labour Leadership Contender Jeremy Corbyn Talks To Supporters In The North West

Corbyn facing a ‘point of reckoning’ over Syria vote

23 November 2015 13:10

Pro-intervention Labour MPs are increasingly confident that they will help David Cameron get a majority for British military action against…

The Labour Party Autumn Conference 2015 - Day 2

Labour struggles to talk straight on Syria vote

22 November 2015 12:32

It’s quite clear what the Tory approach to a vote on British involvement in action against Islamic State in Syria…


Cameron: UN resolution shows world uniting against Islamic State

20 November 2015 23:19

The UN Security Council this evening unanimously approved a resolution calling on all countries that can do so to fight…

Andy Burnham

Theresa May has some unusual allies in her fight with George Osborne

20 November 2015 11:06

Cutting the police was always going to be difficult without a terror attack just before the spending review, but naturally…

David Cameron departs Number 10 Downing Street to greet Ireland's Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Downing Street on November 9, 2015 in London, England.

Why David Cameron is paying special attention to new Tory MPs

19 November 2015 16:34

David Cameron has had another one of his friendly meetings with new Tory MPs today. These are regular slots where…

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Could Michael Gove help Jeremy Hunt solve the junior doctor row?

19 November 2015 12:19

That 98 per cent of junior doctors have voted in favour of strike action over their new contract shows the…

Jeremy Corbyn And Ken Livingstone Attend A Labour Leadership Rally

Ken Livingstone’s mental health slur is more of a problem than his views on Trident

18 November 2015 11:24

Maria Eagle’s aides have denied reports that she is considering quitting her role as Shadow Defence Secretary over the appointment…

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What’s worse: people who add French flags to their Facebook profiles, or those who sneer at them?

18 November 2015 10:41

Robert Frost famously defined poetry as the moment when emotion finds thought, and the thought finds words. But in the…


David Cameron: Britain needs to take action against Islamic State in Syria

17 November 2015 12:52

Senior politicians have so far been rather cautious in their response to the Paris attacks. But today David Cameron gave…

Labour Launch their Oldham West and Royton By-election Campaign

Labour in a spot of bother in Oldham West by-election

17 November 2015 12:22

A number of Labourites are very worried about the impact that Jeremy Corbyn’s shoot-to-kill comments will have on the party’s…

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Corbyn questions shoot to kill policy and the legal basis for attack on ‘Jihadi John’

16 November 2015 16:47

Jeremy Corbyn has given an interesting round of interviews to the broadcast media this afternoon, in which he has questioned…

Home Secretary Theresa May addresses delegates during the National Black Police Association (NBPA) Conference at Tally Ho Conference Centre on October 22, 2015 in Birmingham, England.

Burnham attacks May over police cuts at Home Office questions

16 November 2015 15:51

It was inevitable that Theresa May would face demands to rethink police cuts at Home Office questions this afternoon. And…

Turkey Hosts The G20 World Leader's Summit

Cameron sees ‘hopeful signs’ of political agreement on Isis

16 November 2015 8:41

After the attacks in Paris, what has changed? Islamic State is still a threat that world leaders don’t seem to…

David Cameron Attends The Valletta Summit On Migration

Politicians give cautious reactions to the Paris attacks

15 November 2015 13:49

Unlike political Twitter, which was full of armchair experts extolling their own surprisingly untapped talent while the Paris attacks were…

Many Dead After Multiple Shootings In Paris

Paris massacre: what we know this morning

14 November 2015 9:21

France is waking in shock after a night of nightmare, reads the headline on Le Monde’s website this morning. One…

President Obama Makes Statement On Paris Attacks

‘An attack on all of humanity’: politicians condemn Paris massacre

13 November 2015 23:48

At least 40 people are reported dead in tonight’s attacks in Paris, with French forces trying to release hostages who…

Tracey Crouch

Tracey Crouch interview: I wasn’t sure I wanted to be a minister

12 November 2015 9:28

Usually when the Prime Minister offers a backbencher their first ministerial post, they trip over their shoelaces in the rush…

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Russia suspends all flights to Egypt. What will it do next?

6 November 2015 17:33

Just yesterday, Vladimir Putin criticised David Cameron’s decision  suspended all flights to Egypt. This afternoon, he has done the same…

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Corbyn backs suspended policy chief in Labour party row

6 November 2015 16:55

Labour is having the sort of day that Ukip used to offer up on a reasonably regular basis. Jeremy Corbyn’s…

Boris Johnson Attends The Opening Of West London Free School

Tory MPs expect changes to school funding

6 November 2015 12:21

A running sore in the Tory party is the way in which school funding is allocated. Under the current arrangements, a school…