Recent articles by The Mole


Miliband's Lazarus moment: suddenly, everyone loves Ed

Thu 19 Sep, AT 11:15 The Mole

A 'brave and adroit' leader who 'turned the course of history' by standing firm against attack on Syria


Do Lib Dems plan to tax £50k earners or not? Chaos reigns

Tue 17 Sep, AT 10:24 The Mole

Lib Dems' Danny Alexander says wealthy must bear more of burden – but what does 'wealthy' mean?

Nick Clegg

Lib Dem wealth tax leak: new levy on £50k earners proposed

Mon 16 Sep, AT 14:46 The Mole

Private document wrongly sent to press, shows Lib Dems count anyone earning £50,000 a year as rich


Nick Clegg tries to ignore Vince Cable split as Lib Dems sink fast

Mon 16 Sep, AT 10:29 The Mole

Cable could still do a deal with Labour at the next election - but 'Tory' Clegg would find it difficult now


Poll misery: can anything lift Ed Miliband off his political sickbed?

Thu 12 Sep, AT 10:39 The Mole

Two new polls show that Ed Miliband is a drag on Labour's chances of winning the 2015 election


Tory fury as Cable dumps on Osborne's gung-ho message

Wed 11 Sep, AT 10:32 The Mole

We're still in a long dark tunnel, says Eeyore Vince after Chancellor said UK had ‘turned a corner'

Margaret Hodge: from Islington socialist to inquisitor-in-chief

Tue 10 Sep, AT 10:32 The Mole

In her north London council days they nicknamed her 'Enver Hodge'; now she's 'the nation's favourite battle-axe'

Cameron rocket takes out Jesse Norman as retribution begins

Wed 4 Sep, AT 15:52 The Mole

Syrians now risk Armageddon, says PM, yet he rules out a fresh Commons vote on military intervention


GMB slashes Labour funding: a 'slap in face' for Ed Miliband

Wed 4 Sep, AT 09:42 The Mole

Union, still furious at Miliband's reforms, sends loud message ahead of next week's TUC conference


Syria crisis: Downing St tries to get back on side with US

Tue 3 Sep, AT 11:27 The Mole

We still back you, says message from Number 10 as American plans more punitive strikes on Syria

David Cameron

PM rules out fresh vote on Syria despite political mood swing

Mon 2 Sep, AT 15:40 The Mole

Members of all three main parties believe that 'compelling new evidence' requires a fresh vote – but PM is adamant it won't happen

Syria vote: has Britain just redefined its role in the world?

Fri 30 Aug, AT 10:19 The Mole

US Special Relationship up in the air as Britain withholds military support for first time since Vietnam

Labour leader Ed Miliband

Syria crisis: PM's fury as Miliband withdraws support for attack

Thu 29 Aug, AT 09:54 The Mole

David Cameron 'damaged' by vote debacle as Labour leader scores rare political victory

Ed Miliband

Syria: Ed Miliband can halt Cameron's attack 'stampede'

Wed 28 Aug, AT 11:58 The Mole

Tentative Labour leader wants a 'UN moment' before any military move but is highly unlikely to get it

Miliband urged to pledge in/out EU referendum under Labour

Fri 23 Aug, AT 11:43 The Mole

Senior colleagues say a referendum is in national interest – and very much in Ed’s interest, too

Syria gas attack: defence chief prepares 'scenarios' for action

Thu 22 Aug, AT 10:22 The Mole

Will Damascus prove to be a 'Srebrenica moment' when anti-interventionists realise it's time to act?

Rifkind hints at Commons inquiry into Guardian affair

Wed 21 Aug, AT 11:38 The Mole

But there's concern it will be used by Establishment to throw a blanket over the whole affair

Chuka tries to wipe egg off Ed's face – but Tories cannot gloat

Mon 19 Aug, AT 11:21 The Mole

Shadow cabinet man defends Ed's record while Tories prepare for power-sharing with Lib Dems again

The spinster nurse, the £500k and a stink over party funding

Wed 14 Aug, AT 11:55 The Mole

The misuse of nurse Joan Edwards's bequest is just part of the story as all three parties' dodgy donations are disclosed

Bubble, what bubble? PM and Osborne 'trusted' on economy

Tue 13 Aug, AT 09:37 The Mole

Cameron and his Chancellor get a vote of confidence from Guardian poll – but the mortgage boom holds risks


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