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Nadine Dorries, who had the Tory whip taken away because of her appearance on I'm a Celebrity, has got it back, thereby heading off the risk that she might defect to Ukip. It was hostility from Downing Street that kept her out for so long, and her
Dennis Skinner's republican quips during the State Opening of Parliament have become part of our unwritten constitution. Today, as Black Rod summoned MPs to hear the monarch in the House of Lords (by tradition, the Queen cannot enter the Commons), he
Despite shameless media fawning the streets were in fact eerily quiet; the biggest crowd out was the police...On Thatcher funeral day, I had to catch a morning train to Glasgow from my home in South London. My other half drove me to the Oval from
Pa Just before George Osborne was dragged to the chamber to talk about the loss of his cherished bauble, our triple-A rating, we had defence questions. Philip Dunne, a minister, mentioned "HMS Bollock, er, Bulwark!" There was the familiar pause as
Pa. (AP) With a sea of reds and greens sprouting up, a previously unused Pennsylvania College of Technology greenhouse has the look of a traditional gardening area at first glance. But upon further inspection, tubes pumping a water and nutrient
Dennis Skinner trolls the Queen Josie Long nominates an unusual tradition as one of her favourite things. By Helen Lewis Published 22 December 2012 10:26 In the Christmas issue of the New Statesman , comedian Josie Long nominates her favourite
The Daily Politics collected together his celebrated lines to Ed Balls, Dennis Skinner, Angela Eagle and Nadine Dorries. More clips and news on our BBC website ; 'like' us on Facebook ; follow us on Twitter .
News in pictures On Facebook From the blogs So Boris is back, and with yesterday's news that tenants are being evicted by unscrupulous landlords... The discovery last week of the beheaded body of Khalil Dale, a British humanitarian aid worker in Af...
Skinner's 'recession' heckle angers Tory MPs 9 May 2012 Last updated at 07:49 ET Labour MP Dennis Skinner has used the State Opening of Parliament to draw attention to the country's economic situation, much to the annoyance of some other MPs. After
Suggested Topics In a week when the price of first and second-class stamps rose by stratospheric percentages, the BBC's Justin Webb offered an elegiac gloss on the lost art of correspondence. "The days of letter-writing are over," Mr Webb proclaimed,