James Bavin

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John Crace’s sketch: Alexander the irate ends his love affair with the Tories

Chief secretary to the Treasury rips up convention of collective responsibility in the Commons with one damaging outburst<p>For 50 minutes, Danny Alexander held it together. With George Osborne away in Brussels, the chief secretary to the Treasury was having to stand in for the chancellor at Treasury …

Alastair Campbell: Gordon Brown was brilliant but a nightmare to work with

Ex-spin doctor says there was a lot Brown hated about modern politics and he might have been better suited to a past age<p>Gordon Brown might have been a better prime minister in an era not so driven by the 24-hour media, Alastair Campbell, the former Labour spin doctor, has said.<p>As Brown announced he …

Forget Ukip: why the Green Party could decide the election

Caroline Lucas, the only Green Party MP, tells Sophy Ridge how the 'muesli-munching sandal-wearers' have got the established parties looking nervously over their shoulders<p>Away from the blokey rabble-rousing of Ukip, there is another quieter political revolution in going on. It’s younger, more …

The day that Crystal Palace finally killed off Liverpool's title challenge, as it was ruthlessly told by Twitter

Fans will remember Steven Gerrard's now-infamous slip against Chelsea, but it was a trip to Selhurst Park that really broke the reds' hearts<p>It seems like a long time ago that the nation was lauding <b>Liverpool</b> as serious title contenders, but it's just six months since Brendan Rodgers took his men to …

Coalition, minority government – or oblivion? How British politics could shake down in May 2015

Labour and the Tories have long been used to dominating British politics. But could there be surprises in store at the next general election?<p>The Fixed-term Parliaments Act became law in September 2011. For the first time in Britain’s history, the date of the next general election became universal …

Footballer Gets 50-Year Ban for Kicking Ball in Referee's Face

A footballer in Switzerland will have to wait until he is 78 before he is allowed to play football again after being slapped with an extraordinary 50-year ban.<p>Ricardo Ferreira of Portugal Futebol Clube got the ban despite not even playing in their 1-0 defeat to SC Worb in the Bern league.<p>According …

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Russian Club Won't Sign Any More 'Dark-Skinned Players' Says Coach

The World Cup will be held in Russia in 2018, but already, there have been some concerns raised about potential racism in the country.<p>Last year, Yaya Toure said African countries could boycott the tournament while just last week, Piara Powar, a member of Fifa's anti-discrimination task force, …

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Leaving the EU wouldn’t solve our immigration problem

Instead of aping Ukip, the Tories are in a position to deal with this issue on their terms<p>How do you define a great country? Tony Blair once offered a decent test: ask if people are trying to get into it, or leave it. On this basis, David Cameron’s government has been a roaring success – people …

The Biggest Video Games Of Holiday Season 2014

With October almost over and November upon us, it’s safe to say video games—along with the rest of the world—are headed into holiday season, that frenzied time of year when you get crazy discounts and major game releases.<p>2014 is no exception, and promises some very big releases over the next few …