‘‘A leader must have courage. He must have guts. He must be ready to act swiftly and decisively . .
All the gossip from the Westminster Village
Campaigning Lib Dem MP Norman Baker gives his take on the expenses saga that has a seen a wave of ne
No matter the reality of the latest expenses revelations, the public perception of politics is slidi
The leader of the Communications Worker Union, Billy Hayes, explains why he believes privatising Roy
In his NS essay Andy Beckett argues that history is against David Cameron's brand of Conservatism
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What went on at the 30th Anniversary Dinner I hosted in Margaret’s honour remains at the 30th Anniversary Dinner I hosted in Margaret’s honour.
Gordon Brown is “hunkering down” in his bunker at Downing Street as the plotters scheme – but he is
Figures for government debt are constantly being revised upwards, and the numbers seem unimaginably
Readers who are interested in politics ought to begin Paddy Ashdown’s autobiography on page 155.
There has always been a strong moral streak to support for the Labour Party.
. . . on the Gurkhas, Gordon Brown’s tin ear, and penalty shoot-outs
Our political correspondent on an explosive exchange at this week's Prime Minister's Questions...
If some senior Tories are questioning the point of Trident then surely Gordon Brown should live up t
When faced with national emergencies social media offers a vital tool for empowering individual citi
As the post-Budget dividing lines become ever clearer, there seems to be a gradual re-emergence of i
Though not truly radical, the government's Equality Bill represents a welcome marker, argues the Dir
The plight of the Gurkhas, Obama's 100th day and Jarvis Cocker in our weekly round-up of the politic
Jacqui Smith's tenure at the Home Office has been mired in controversy. The country deserves better,
"What hath God wrought?”, said Samuel Morse, in the first ever message despatched via electrical telegraph in May 1844. It takes Twitterers like Damian McBride to bring us back down to earth.
. . . on tax dodgers, deportations, crocked fast bowlers and women drivers
What is left of New Labour, beyond a buzz-phrase that recalls a more confident and careless era: Cool Britannia, Noel Gallagher at No 10 and Tony Blair emoting over the death of Diana Windsor?
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Labour has persistently ignored expert warnings about its approach to electronic government – but a
Labour is belatedly attempting to reinvent itself as a party of fairness and social democracy – but
Whatever prophets of the net say, information for its own sake is not power. Power is power. The rel