Recent articles by The Mole


PM 'aims to create 60 new Tory peers' to stop more defeats

Tue 24 Jan, AT 09:21 The Mole

Rumours rife that David Cameron plans to pack the Lords with new Tories in a bid to 'stop the rot'


Back-pedalling Duncan Smith tries to head off Lords revolt

Mon 23 Jan, AT 10:15 The Mole

Benefit cap will not harm those who want to work - 'I am not here to punish them,' says IDS


Livingstone overtakes Boris in London mayoral poll shock

Thu 19 Jan, AT 14:41 The Mole

Boris the celeb is popular, but Boris the politician is showing his weaknesses against the veteran Ken


Ed stands by as Dave steals his thunder on 'moral capitalism'

Thu 19 Jan, AT 10:36 The Mole

If Cameron was a writer, Ed Miliband would be suing him for plagiarism, a Labour aide moans


Lame duck Nick Clegg caught in Barmy Boris's propeller

Wed 18 Jan, AT 10:08 The Mole

Cameron takes Boris Island airport seriously – but is it a ruse to help get Johnson re-elected mayor?


Why the Queen might not want a privately sponsored yacht

Tue 17 Jan, AT 11:36 The Mole

Idea was proposed before – but the Queen didn't want 'Virgin' written on Britannia's funnel


Boris Johnson holes Capt Dave Cameron below the waterline

Mon 16 Jan, AT 09:20 The Mole

Mayor causes fury by comparing PM's handling of Scottish referendum to cruise ship capsize


Ugly! Spin doctors groan as Ed and Humphrys clash on ‘Today’

Tue 10 Jan, AT 09:35 The Mole

BBC Radio presenter deflates Miliband’s balloon with reference to ‘too ugly’ Robin Cook


Labour fury as Ed lets PM make the running on a 'fairer' Britain

Mon 9 Jan, AT 07:56 The Mole

The best hope is that David Miliband will stop sulking and decide to help his brother out


Diane Abbott 'whites' tweet: was there a Tory stitch-up?

Fri 6 Jan, AT 11:58 The Mole

Louise Mensch's retweet of Abbott's controversial comment paved way for other Tory complaints


Lawrence verdict alone won't stop black anger, PM is told

Wed 4 Jan, AT 10:43 The Mole

Jesse Jackson and Lee Jasper say coalition must include black community in policy making

Real-life hacks beware: police hope to press charges soon

Tue 3 Jan, AT 07:39 The Mole

But with the welter of celebrity evidence and now a TV satire, can anyone hope for a fair trial?


Desperate PM calls on Three Wise Men and One Woman

Wed 21 Dec, AT 08:57 The Mole

Number Ten has to persuade us – in Churchill’s phrase – that we’re heading for the sunlit uplands

Ottaway is Mole's backbencher of the year for Afghan alert

Mon 19 Dec, AT 07:27 The Mole

Tory grandee Richard Ottaway took a a big risk to sound the warning bell on Afghanistan


Cameron 'the obstinate kid' claims euro pact will unravel

Thu 15 Dec, AT 10:13 The Mole

PM gives Miliband a drubbing at PMQs before celebrating with his delighted backbenchers


David Cameron screwed up agreed negotiating plan, says Ashdown

Tue 13 Dec, AT 07:56 The Mole

Former Lib Dem leader explains the anger that led Clegg to absent himself from the Commons


Lib Dem fury at Cameron could trigger early election

Mon 12 Dec, AT 10:59 The Mole

Danny Alexander tries to persuade Humphrys the coalition is still worth it – but he’s not convincing

In or out? Bulldog Cameron to face calls for EU referendum

Fri 9 Dec, AT 09:32 The Mole

Now isolated on the sidelines of Europe, should Britain continue to be a member at all?


Demands for referendum push David Cameron to the brink

Thu 8 Dec, AT 09:45 The Mole

Mayor Boris Johnson joins Tory MPs and the British public in requesting a referendum


Whispering campaign haunts Ed 'can he hack it?' Miliband

Wed 7 Dec, AT 08:49 The Mole

Demands for his removal expected to reach fever pitch if Ken loses to Boris in London again


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