This year I took my topless comedy show 'Sextremist' to the Edinburgh Fringe partly in thanks to financial backing from the Tory Government, (yes you ...
If, on Saturday, Jeremy Corbyn is re-elected as the Leader of the Opposition, it will confirm that Labour's grassroots are completely at odds not just with their MPs but, more importantly, with the voting public. It's a position that can only end in defeat. So how did we get here and what lessons are there for all of us in politics?
On the day UKIP finally chose its new leader to replace Nigel Farage, an unprecedented thunderstorm hit Britain. Not the thunderstorm that dumped almost half a month's rain in the east, south and south-east of England within hours.
Of course it's a challenging job for a politician to completely rebuild their reputation as stories can materialise from their years in office at any point. But once Cameron establishes the right path for him, he will no doubt start to repair relationships and strengthen public opinion.
In 2014, when talk of foodbanks had reached fever pitch for all the wrong reasons, I decided my Saturday mornings would be best spent helping out at my local one. But I wasn't prepared for the overwhelming reality.
Daniel Johnson's lecture is well worth reading in its entirety - and that fresh vision of a positive politics is worth searching for. There is light, if we seek it, to contrast the current grim reality of so much of the world's politics. Let's think what we are for, as well as what we are against.
>My British partner, Andargachew "Andy" Tsege, has spent over two years on Ethiopia's death row for daring to speak out against one of Africa's most brutal dictatorships... The Foreign Office claims that doing more for Andy "would have consequences for [our] relationship with Ethiopia..." So Boris is more worried about offending a totalitarian state than repatriating a British citizen to his family. This is appeasement. When did those who represent Britain become so cowardly?
The clash of metropolitan London with course Ulster is stark and ancient. Ulster's loyal citizens have variously been described as the "...
As a new revolution accelerates, we can be confident that if we follow the lessons of history and have the support of government, Britain has the entrepreneurial spirit and talent to master the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the same way we mastered the first.
"I am the heir to Blair," said David Cameron in 2005. With the announcement he is quitting the Commons after standing down as Prime Minister, he is certainly staying true to that premonition.... All Prime Ministers want a legacy, yet are rarely remembered in the way they would wish. No matter what he does next, or what else he achieved while in office, Cameron will always be remembered as the Prime Minister who accidentally took the UK out of the European Union.
What do pop stars, chocolate bars and Prime Ministers have in common? No, it's not a dodgy one liner. All three have all been subject to the mighty ...
Real social mobility is definitely crucial if we're to help 'just managing' families. But we need a broader focus on progression in work, on building homes, and on geography to reduce segregation and connect people to growing economies. That's how we improve mobility in the here and now.
The Conservative Party has become cavalier about the security of the United Kingdom. Labour is even worse. As the Liberal Democrats' record shows ours is the only party that has consistently acted as a mature, prudent defender of our country's security.
Education needs not to have political experimentation through the initiatives like free schools, academies and grammar schools because of a perceived need to protect the social, political and class fabric of our society.
The announcement of the National Living Wage will always be associated with George Osborne. But if its implementation is managed skilfully, it could rank high among Theresa May's lasting achievements.
It's an unusual thing, One you'll rarely see, An article written in poetry. The reason being, And I must make this clear, Is the death of poetry, which I greatly fear.