Knight is against middle-aged women getting on top during sex. ‘Put a mirror on the floor and straddle it. Now look down. Yep. That’s the view.’ Photograph: Graham Jepson/Writer Pictures

India Knight is running late for this phone interview. It takes three calls to get her. “I just popped out to Marks & Spencer, and the traffic (...)

Grangemouth oil refinery in east Scotland, which is threatened with closure with the loss of 800 jobs.  Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

The Strangers’ Bar in the House of Commons is an overly bright, wood-panelled room, with a small bar counter at one end. Its best attribute is the ter(...)

Unite, led by general secretary Len McCluskey, has been accused of hijacking the selection of a candidate to contest a parliamentary seat in the Scottish town of Falkirk. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Scottish police are not to conduct a criminal investigation into allegations that the Unite union tried to rig the selection of a Labour House of Com(...)

Labour leader Ed Miliband answers questions from pupils at Blatchington Mill School in Hove, near Brighton, yesterday. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband is refusing to back down in his fight with the party’s biggest union backer over its influence in the party. Mr Milib(...)