Troughton, a Copeland councillor, was critical of Jeremy Corbyn during the summer leadership race.
Speaking to the protestors, I found people desperate for a voice.
At 25, parts of my body were more productive than the whole of Matt Hancock, says Jess Phillips.
The inconvenient truth: migration helps Britain.
The Tory leadership election could squeeze Labour out of the conversation, just like Blair and Brown did to the Tories.
The London mayor delivered plenty of gags - but passion and purpose too.
The policy is wrong, the politics fairly rancid - and its intended target is unconvinced.
The public trust local government. It's time for George Osborne to do the same.
The Health Secretary has given the most dubious defence of the Tories' tax credit cuts so far.
The state has retreated - leaving religious groups to take the strain. That has to change.
The Chancellor's speech was his most ruthless attempt yet to conquer the ground the party regards as its own.
From Trump to Brexit, the world is changing fast - and we need intelligent, incisive journalism more than ever.
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