In standing as an independent, Goldsmith may face the worst of both worlds.
The new parliamentary session is just a week old, and there is already trouble ahead.
Except when it comes to the PLP.
The veteran Labour activist on the release of his new pamphlet, How to Select or Reselect Your MP, which lays out the current Labour party rules for reselecting an MP.
In the last 12 months, our MP has had a death threat, and relations between different factions have become febrile.
It is looking like this might finally be the end for the Republican party’s ill-fated Trump experiment.
There are notable parallels between the Labour party elections of 1981, and those of 2016.
Paul Mason is tipped to run, but he faces heavyweight local opposition.
The list just keeps getting longer.
The Democratic National Convention has been exquisitely stage-managed and disciplined. But is it enough to overcome Trump’s news-cycle grabbing interventions?
The Labour MP for Tottenham said Britain could "stop this madness through a vote in Parliament".
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