The media is quick to pick up on any current or ex-UKIP party member / official who goes off message and makes looney comments. They are also the first to flag up inconsistencies or controversial parts of the party manifesto.
To a varied and occasionally coruscating CV that includes a stint at the bar, a spell in the cabinet and regular slots on the nation’s airwaves, David Mellor can now make an addition: penitent groveller.
Why is the government not meeting its deficit targets?
Nearly 50 years ago, Enoch Powell delivered his ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech in Birmingham.
When one man is said to have called another a “pleb”, but no incontrovertible evidence exists that he has done so, how do you get to the truth?
The demand for £300,000 incurred by the MP Andrew Mitchell in the immediate aftermath of the plebgate libel action is a sharp reminder of why so few defamation cases make it to trial in the high court. The Tory politician could ultimately face a bill of up to £1.5m.
Migrants from the European Union will have to work in Britain for a minimum of four years before they can claim benefits, David Cameron will propose on Friday in a major speech setting out a vision of how the EU can control the free movement of workers – and how he is willing to leave the union if he does not get his way.
With the rise of UKIP, the SNP and the Greens, multi-party coalitions and minority governments are set to be the future.
David Cameron has mocked Tony Blair over his “global legacy” prize from Save the Children but stopped short of saying he should be stripped of the award.
Nicola Sturgeon has pledged radical land reform in her inaugural programme for government as Scotland’s first minister.