Phi Wire Hand Picked Politics - Live

  • The idea that UKIP is somehow anti-politics is laughable. Farage is a politician...

    • source icon
    • 14:05
  • Tristram Hunt | Birmingham's schools must prepare pupils for a multicultural Britain

    • source icon
    • 12:00
  • Michael Meacher | Up-front NHS charges are just around the corner

    • source icon
    • 11:17
  • John Redwood | Who am I?

    • source icon
    • 11:14
  • Carolyne Willow | Gareth Myatt died 10 years ago, but prison restraint on children continues

    • source icon
    • 11:00
  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

  • PoliticsHome | Only the latest five entries on the PhiWire are visible to non-subscribers

PoliticsHome News

PoliticsHome News


Eric Joyce 'taken away by police after brawl in Stranger's Bar'

Labour MP Eric Joyce has allegedly been involved in a brawl in a House of Commons bar in which he punched several Tory MPs.

It is reported that he also hit a Labour MP.

Conservative Stuart Andrew, MP for Pudsey, was reportedly head-butted and punched in the incident which happened just after 11pm tonight in the Stranger's Bar, a Commons bar which is reserved for MPs and their guests. 

Mr Joyce is alleged to have "just started lashing out at people", according to one eye-witness who asked not to be named. 

The eye-witness told PoliticsHome that Mr Joyce, a former Army officer who represents Falkirk, pushed a Tory MP and then started punching some of the other Conservative members seated at the back of the bar. Drinks were thrown over other bar partons.

It is reported that Mr Joyce complained that the bar, popular with MPs from all parties, was "full of Tories". 

Mr Joyce is being held at a London police station on suspicion of assault.

Full access for £22 a month...

PoliticsHome PRO Find out more