The support of the perennial candidate for President will boost Macron's morale but won't transform his electoral standing.
Meanwhile: Sajid Javid's star is on the wane, and Alan Duncan's wardrobe is in flux.
Black and minority ethnic workers are four times more likely to occupy the worst paid jobs in parliament - while every single senior staff member in the House of Lords is white.
The short answer: the House of Lords voted to delay tax credit cuts. And the long answer...
Pets look like their owners - and pet projects reveal much about the politicians who create them.
Labour is in a fraught position - but most of its sister parties are in an even worse state.
If Greer wants to say that I am a man because I do not conform to a definition of sex/gender which she and an ever-shrinking number of people subscribe, so be it. She will not be the first, or the last.
Reform the Lords - but to the benefit of democracy, not the Conservatives.
Student feminists want to stop the veteran feminist from speaking at universities – because of her beliefs about transgender people. But why are women always punished more than men for having controversial opinions?
The government has boxed itself in, leaving itself with few ways to lessen the blow.
Peers vote to block cuts unless the Tories offer full compensation to the low-paid for at least three years.
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