Tribune Blog

BoJo and BroJo

Published: March 21, 2010
Written by John Street

Any plans Boris Johnson may have of returning to the House of Commons in the future to challenge David Cameron for the Tory leadership are set to be upstaged at …

Objectively wrong

Published: March 20, 2010
Written by John Street

Angry campaigners are calling on Conservative leader David Cameron to name and shame the Tory MP who killed Andrew Gwynne’s anti-poverty bill. The bill, which would have prevented vulture funds …

In this week’s Tribune

Published: March 19, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

This week’s Tribune, on sale from Today in selected branches of WHSmith, and available by subscription features Nyta Mann’s revealing interview with Peter Hain. We have Sally Hunt and Michael …

Dave’s dodgy pals

Published: March 17, 2010
Written by John Street

Can’t David Cameron get anything right? First he climbs into bed with every swivel-eyed, far-right loony in the European Parliament. Then he ties the knot with the Ulster Unionists whose …

Irregularities in the Tribune poll?

Published: March 17, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Tribune’s features and comment pages – including the one with the results to our weekly online poll – go to the printers overnight on the Tuesday preceding publication. The online …

Vote Tory, or the lobbyists get it

Published: March 16, 2010
Written by John Street

According to Ian Hall, editor of lobbying industry magazine Public Affairs News: “Many public affairs consultancies will be left with an enormous amount of egg on their faces if Gordon …

Blair on Foot

Published: March 12, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

It’s interesting to see what Tony Blair had to say about Michael Foot. I think it is fair to say that, despite their initial romance over the relevance of Marxism, …

In this week’s Tribune

Published: March 12, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

This week’s Tribune, on sale from Today in selected branches of WHSmith, and available by subscription features Prem Sikka’s devastating investigation into Michael Ashcroft and the Tory Party’s finances. We …

Total(itarian) Politics

Published: March 12, 2010
Written by John Street

When he is not funding the Tory Party, Michael Ashcroft appears willing to grant the oxygen of publicity to Nick Griffin and his odious BNP. Total Politics, the monthly magazine …

Surreal goings-on at the Guardian

Published: March 11, 2010
Written by John Street

The Guardian slipped into the far side in its coverage of Michael Foot’s death. Its main obituary was written by the great man’s biographer Mervyn Jones. Sadly, Mervyn went to …

Selections shenanigans

Published: March 11, 2010
Written by John Street

Something strange is going down in the battle to replace former Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon in Ashfield where one candidate is to be picked from an all-women shortlist to defend …

New Tribune website

Published: March 11, 2010
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Welcome to Tribune’s new website. As with all big IT projects, there are bound to be glitches and bugs as we start off, but unlike NHS IT projects, this one …

Official: Tory candidates cost you more

Published: March 3, 2010
Written by John Street

Tory Westminster hopeful Angie Bray has made a bit of a bloomer in her attempts to secure the three-way marginal seat of Ealing Central and Acton in west London. Former …

UKIP: pitching for the criminal vote

Published: March 1, 2010
Written by John Street

The UK Independence Party has targeted its natural area of support and is pitching for the criminal vote. Its “specific policies” on rail says: “We will abolish the penalty fares …

Tribune is on holiday

Published: December 18, 2009
Written by Tribune web editor

There will be no issues of Tribune dated 25th December and 1st January. The first issue of the new year will be published on 8th January 2009. Articles from the …

Tory plan to scrap licence fee

Published: November 19, 2009
Written by Tribune web editor

The Tories are squaring up to abolish the TV licence fee if they are elected next year.Conservative Intelligence, the private £1,000-a-year newsletter run by the ConservativeHome website, says this would …