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60 million people died under Chairman Mao's regime (Photo: Getty)

Sketch: Chairman Mao gets flung across the Commons

25 November 2015 16:59

That was a funny way to say sorry. Osborne kicked off his autumn statement with a Niagara of self-congratulation. He…

State Visit Of The President Of The People's Republic Of China - Day 2

David Cameron is starting to look like Jeremy Corbyn’s best friend at PMQs

18 November 2015 16:14

Jezza started PMQs with a bit of a wobble. As he got to his feet the applause from his Labour…

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PMQs sketch: Cameron thinks cutting tax credits is fun

4 November 2015 21:11

‘It’s getting longer and longer,’ grumped David Cameron at PMQs. A microphone picked up the aside as the session over-ran…

Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson addresses delegates on the final day of the annual Labour party conference in Brighton on September 30, 2015.        (Photo: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Tom Watson gets a tickling from the Home Affairs Committee

21 October 2015 18:38

Tom Watson, the man who hated Brittan, appeared before the Home Affairs committee this afternoon. In earlier evidence it became…

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PMQs sketch: The clash of the victims

14 October 2015 20:17

Corbyn’s PMQ’s strategy is now clear. Hopeful emailers send their lifestyle details to Labour HQ and a computer sifts the…

David Cameron delivers his speech on the closing day of the Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester, U.K. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015.

Sketch: David Cameron’s ‘greatest’ speech ever

7 October 2015 16:27

This was Cameron’s ‘greatest’ speech ever if you count his uses of the g-word. Great Britain, great schools, great traditions,…

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Sketch: Corbyn’s speech proved he is as cunning as Blair

29 September 2015 17:38

He looked bored. He looked dishevelled. His half-knotted crimson tie sagged disconsolately beneath his bearded throat. The drab jacket seemed…


PMQs sketch: Jeremy Corbyn’s master plan

16 September 2015 17:13

Jezza! What a genius. The master plan is clear at last. You spend four days plumbing new depths of political…

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn addresses the TUC Conference at The Brighton Centre on September 15, 2015 in Brighton, England.

Sketch: Welcome to Snorin’ Corbyn

15 September 2015 18:46

Great gag from the TUC. They played ‘Hey Big Spender’ as Jeremy Corbyn arrived to address their conference in Brighton.…

David Cameron Chairs The Weekly Cabinet Meeting

PMQs sketch: Yet more people are executed by the work and pensions secretary

9 September 2015 16:44

Time’s up for Hattie. Her performance at PMQs had a whiff of embalming fluid about it. This was probably her…

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PMQs Sketch: Cameron’s lurches to the left

15 July 2015 16:08

‘Put that on your leaflets,’ snarled Cameron at PMQs. Inwardly he was gloating. Labour voted against Tory welfare reforms last…

The Chancellor Hosts A Reception For Victoria Cross And George Cross Veterans

What does George Osborne have against the fecund?

8 July 2015 18:12

Budget leaks were once the cause of scandals, inquiries and resignations. But the contents of George Osborne’s red box were…

Airport Commission Report A Backs Third Runway At Heathrow

PMQs Sketch: Airports and angry Nats

1 July 2015 16:22

Chooom! Davies has arrived. Sir Howard’s report made a text-book landing on the PM’s desk yesterday afternoon and began taxiing…


Common sense suggests Britain’s economy doesn’t depend on the EU

30 June 2015 14:53

They say you have to be nearly 60 to have voted in the 1975 referendum. I voted in that referendum.…

Harriet Harman Speaks On The Labour Party Future

At this rate Labour won’t even be a debating society in five years time

24 June 2015 16:44

The phoney war continues. While Labour searches for its next Michael Foot, the party’s stand-in boss, Harriet Harman, seems keen…

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PMQs sketch: He lays roads. He decrees bridges. Is there anything George Osborne can’t do?

17 June 2015 16:16

At last it happened. Benn led Labour. Hilary Benn, grandson of a hereditary peer, stood up at PMQs on behalf…

Jenny Sealey with Labour culture shadow Chris Bryant

Fine producers who don’t employ disabled actors and actors will just learn how to fake disability

12 June 2015 14:45

Jenny Sealey, director of Graeae Theatre Company, has had a brainwave. Fine producers who don’t employ disabled actors. She’s particularly…

The State Opening Of Parliament

PMQs sketch: Dave gloats in front of Saint Hattie

10 June 2015 16:04

Poor old Labour. They’re still so crushed by the election result that they put up dead-parrot Harriet Harman against Cameron…


PMQs sketch: And they’re back

3 June 2015 16:33

‘Don’t gloat’. Cameron trotted along to the Commons today with this commandment ringing in his ears. He nearly managed it.…

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Will anything go right for Nigel Farage?

15 May 2015 12:27

Anxious viewers tuned into Question Time last night to watch live coverage of the ongoing Nigel Farage crisis. Quite a…


Channel 4’s The Vote reviewed: ‘complex, acute, very funny and oddly moving’

8 May 2015 14:21

He’s back on top form. James Graham has taken the unlikeliest setting, a polling station during the last hour of…

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, UKIP leader Nigel Farage, Labour leader Ed Miliband, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood, Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon and British Prime Minister and Conservative leader David Cameron take part in the ITV Leaders' Debate 2015 at MediaCityUK studios on April 2, 2015 in Salford, England.

In a seven-way debate, the truth-evaders can wriggle free

3 April 2015 13:14

They won’t do that again. Seven leaders lined up like skittles all nervously fingering their plastic lecterns. In charge was…

Alex Salmond haunted proceedings today. Pictured: Alex Salmond's appearance as a ghost in Pakistani soap opera ‘The Castle’ (yes, really)

PMQs sketch: Haunted by Salmond

25 March 2015 17:19

Cameron expected to walk into a firestorm of mockery at PMQs following his retirement bombshell. Quitter. Lame duck. Get yer…


Budget Sketch: Penny-pinchers like me can rejoice

18 March 2015 17:35

That was a motto-blaster of a budget. George Osborne deployed half a dozen chewy new Tory slogans during this afternoon’s…

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PMQs sketch: Miliband could have lost the election today

11 March 2015 16:33

Was this the day Ed Miliband lost the election? Only two PMQs remain before polling day and the Labour leader…