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The risk for the government is that a series of disparate stories stick in the minds of the media and the public as one big story about Tory corruption.
Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea discuss the latest in UK politics on the New Statesman podcast.
The New Statesman podcast, with Stephen Bush, Anoosh Chakelian and Ailbhe Rea.
The David Cameron lobbying scandal is just one example of the revolving door in Westminster between private capital and public office.
The Conservatives are feigning horror at something that has, ultimately, taken place under 11 years of Conservative rule.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Wesminster.
Why the humiliation of the former prime minister is a fitting end to an era of politics that turned the state into a business.
The government’s plan for international travel could compromise the success of the vaccine roll-out.
On the 100th anniversary of the state they helped create, Ulster unionists are in thrall to a sense of doom. Will the constitutional experiment soon be over?
As a politician, Shirley Williams was a trailblazer, engaging and popular with the public; if only her SDP co-founders, and Williams herself, had recognised that.
This column – which, though named after a line in Shakespeare’s Richard II, refers to the whole of Britain – has run in the NS since 1934.