Parliament

Toby Young: I'm too posh for the Tories. I should try Labour

12 October 2013 9:00 am

I’m still weighing up whether to run for Parliament, but after this week’s reshuffle I’ve concluded I’m in the wrong…

You can’t demand democracy in Syria but ignore it at home

7 September 2013 9:00 am

After David Cameron’s decision to seek parliamentary approval for air strikes against Syria, two lobbies came charging in, banners aloft.…

Parliament has finally woken up – because voters are keeping their MPs in line

7 September 2013 9:00 am

Today’s MPs are no longer scared of the whips. Instead, they are scared of their constituents. That’s a good thing

Am I politically correct enough to stand for Ukip?

22 June 2013 9:00 am

A few weeks ago I drove to Market Harborough for my test as a potential Ukip candidate. The process was…

Why did my old friend Patrick Mercer fall for a sleaze sting? I’m pretty sure I know

8 June 2013 9:00 am

It’s sleaze time again in Westminster. A few good stings by the broadcasters and the press and we see his…

Sorry, but Parliament is full of sex pests

2 March 2013 9:00 am

In Westminster, ‘inappropriate behaviour’ is a way of life – and the Lib Dems are the worst offenders

The problems of PR

11 June 2011 12:00 am

Two centuries ago, Edmund Burke famously mocked the intellectuals of revolutionary France for trying to devise a perfectly rational constitution for their country.

Slippery Jack

16 April 2011 12:00 am

A mad, muscular Sally Bercow cavorts on the Commons chair, diminutive husband on her knee, his features impish.