Watch: Ken Livingstone calls Maria Eagle ‘silly’ in disastrous Newsnight interview

19 November 2015 8:44

Yesterday Ken Livingstone found himself at the centre of a media storm after he suggested that Kevan Jones — a Labour MP…

Mark Clarke with former Conservative Party chairman Grant Shapps.

RoadTrip’s Mark Clarke kicked out of Conservative Party

18 November 2015 16:58

The Tories have announced that Mark Clarke, an activist who founded the RoadTrip campaigning organisation, has been booted out of…

Rusty indeed

Peter Hitchens proves to be Russell Brand’s Achilles heel

19 October 2015 17:28

Although Russell Brand has stopped producing his YouTube series The Trews after tiring of being in the spotlight, fans of the…


Nick Clegg reveals his biggest coalition regret (and it isn’t tuition fees)

14 October 2015 9:53

It’s fair to say that during Nick Clegg’s time in the coalition, the former deputy Prime Minister appeared to make a…


Watch: Tory MP accuses BBC of bias over ‘amateurish’ Newsnight Yemen special

11 September 2015 19:03

With charter renewal looming, the BBC is under increasing scrutiny from the government to justify its licence fee. So it’s…

A Labour Party leadership ballot paper is displayed on August 19, 2015 in London.

It is too late to stop a shadow hanging over the Labour leadership result

25 August 2015 8:59

Concern about how the Labour leadership contest has been run is spreading throughout the party. The former home secretary Charles…

Yvette Cooper, Jeremy Corbyn, Liz Kendall and Andy Burnham during a live television showdown on BBC2's Newsnight from Nuneaton.

Jeremy Corbyn causes problems for Newsnight

4 August 2015 18:23

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour leadership bid has so far managed to inspire a legion of new supporters to join the Labour…


Labour: Derek Hatton’s membership application has been rejected

28 July 2015 17:19

Last night Derek Hatton claimed that he has successfully rejoined the Labour Party 29 years after they expelled him. Hatton — who…

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Rachel Johnson lifts the lid on Newsnight

23 June 2015 14:28

Rachel Johnson has never been shy of using her Notting Hill neighbours as a source of ‘inspiration’ for her series of chick-lit…


It has to be Liz Kendall, doesn’t it?

18 June 2015 16:44

The most revealing moment in the Labour debate last night came when a questioner asked ‘what qualities do you share…

Yvette Cooper, Jeremy Corbyn, Liz Kendall and Andy Burnham during a live television showdown on BBC2's Newsnight from Nuneaton.

Team Burnham: Liz Kendall’s ‘country should come first’ remark was a ‘cheap point’

18 June 2015 12:32

The one memorable moment from last night’s Labour leadership debate was Liz Kendall’s remark that ‘country should come first’, with…

Labour's Leadership Candidates Take The Stage At Irish Hustings

Liz Kendall on safe ground for Newsnight debate

17 June 2015 12:07

Tonight’s Newsnight debate will see the four Labour leadership hopefuls — Liz Kendall, Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Jeremy Corbyn — head…

Jeremy Corbyn,Yvette Cooper, Andy Burnham, Mary Creagh and Liz Kendall address delegates at the GMB Union annual conference in Dublin.

When will the Labour leadership contenders realise it’s the 2020 election they’re fighting?

17 June 2015 9:28

Tonight’s Newsnight Labour leadership debate is a sink or swim moment for Liz Kendall. So far, there has been a lot of…

Jeremy Corbyn, Yvette Cooper, Andy Burnham and Mary Creagh at the Labour leadership hustings in Citywest hotel on June 9, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland.

How Jeremy Corbyn could still make it onto the Labour leadership ballot

10 June 2015 17:19

Nominations for the Labour leadership contest may have only been open for 24 hours but Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper and Liz…

The Trussell Trust’s misleading figures on food bank usage help no one

22 April 2015 14:29

A day after the BBC admitted to misquoting David Cameron on foxhunting, the broadcaster made another admission of error last night over…

Photo: The Guardian.

Is Ian Katz plotting a return to ‘snooooozepapers’?

16 March 2015 15:34

With Katharine Viner guaranteed a final round interview to be the next Guardian editor-in-chief after winning a staff ballot, rumours are circulating that…

Jayne Secker and Emily Maitlis attend the Grazia 'News at 10' panel discussion

Revealed: Emily Maitlis’s hairdressing dream

5 March 2015 12:46

Mr S was a guest at last night’s Grazia ‘News at 10’ panel discussion, where Christina Lamb, Jayne Secker, Sue Turton,…

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PMQs: Spouses are now considered fair game

4 February 2015 13:46

David Cameron didn’t answer the question today at PMQs despite Ed Miliband repeating it five times. But in a rowdy…

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Andy Burnham’s car crash interview shows why Labour can’t be trusted with the NHS

28 January 2015 9:44

If Labour is weaponising the NHS, maybe it needs to sharpen its tools. Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham had a…

Now that would be real news...

Newsnight: Has Paxman just taken a shot at Ian Katz?

20 January 2015 14:48

Since Jeremy Paxman quit Newsnight last year, he has hardly been discreet with regards to his feelings about the BBC’s flagship current affairs show, claiming…

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Everyone says they’re Charlie. In Britain, almost no one is

14 January 2015 15:35

Je suis Charlie indeed. This is the problem with placards — there is rarely enough room to fit in the caveats,…

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Michael Gove might not be preparing for another coalition. But other Tories are

6 January 2015 15:22

Michael Gove pitched up on Newsnight yesterday to give one of his typically confident performances to the programme. Apparently CCHQ don’t…

Is 'Josh Kurtz' based on Ian Katz?

Another day, another departure at Newsnight

5 January 2015 13:23

Since Ian Katz took over as editor of Newsnight, an illustrious roll call of staff have left the flagging current…

The Mike Leigh/Nick Serota puff piece for Newsnight

Newsnight’s arts coverage has descended into a string of fawning advertorials

17 November 2014 15:37

Newsnight‘s decision to interview misogynist comedian Daniel ‘Dapper Laughs’ O’Reilly has been slammed as a cynical ratings grab, a descent…


Russell Brand: Newsnight’s tragic solution to its plummeting ratings

25 October 2014 17:17

The issue is not that Russell Brand seems to believe that 9/11 was some sort of joint effort between George…