“I’m much more concerned about Iran than what’s going on in Gaza”
'Labour needs to make a clean break from the self-indulgence, the elitism, the factionalism..."
Peter Mandelson’s memoirs predictably fixate on gossip, intrigue, backbiting and self-dramatisation.
Although he was the second candidate to declare, the media insist on painting him as the man from ou
Leaving Tebbit in the sunroom of the B&B in Walton-on-the-Naze howling at the moon, sun, clouds, or whatever happened to be passing, I hotfooted it to the Home of Cladding in order to hear the PM unveil our joint thinking
As the rivalry in Labour’s leadership contest intensifies,
we talk to the five candidates about th
A series of untested policies could undermine the legitimacy of future coalitions.
The shadow foreign secretary has been undisputed front-runner from the start and is miles ahead in a
To Congress House, where Labour's not-so-famous five flunked a "real-life" test at the Unite hustings.
Thomas Babington Macaulay, the leading Whig historian, was in parliament for Calne, Leeds and Edinburgh between 1830 and 1856, and rose to become the secretary of state for war and paymaster general.
Many in Westminster see the shadow education secretary as a left-wing bruiser. But could his combina
From the first official hustings, hosted by the New Statesman on 9 June, there have been clear differences of opinion among the five Labour leadership contenders, not least between the two front-runners, David and Ed
By the time Labour left office all patients were treated within 18 weeks. Plans for the health servi
It would be a mistake to take her apparently hard-left opinionising for yesterday’s argument: the lo
Peter Wilby on private enterprise, political phraseology, the media elite, who will save our savings
The smart money says yes.
Breaking news: he really believes this stuff.
“Secularism means everybody is infallible except the Pope. Crazy”
Vince Cable’s plans are bold and progressive, but could go further to reduce inequality.
To Walton-on-the-Naze with Tebbit for a busman-style holiday, albeit one in which the coach is being driven by a balding pensioner with psychopathic tendencies intent upon laying waste to Frinton-on-Sea.
The City should woo the fairer sex, rather than cold-shoulder it. Biologically, women are far more d
There is no evidence that GPs want this responsibility or have the skills to fulfil the task.
On the night of the long drinks in the Souses of Parliament, a snout muttered, a confused Ken Clarke marched into the Labour whips' office demanding to know when the Budget vote would be.
Labour’s leadership campaign is drifting badly, with none of the contenders able to describe what th
I must report that, for the second time, Peter Mandelson has sent me to sleep.
After the view from the foothills (in my first volume of diaries), and as we await the view from the Olympian heights (Blair's memoir will follow Mandelson's in September), comes the view from the focus group.
Michael Gove needs to find some better advisers fast.
New leader needs to convince people that the deficit was not mismanagement but a way of avoiding a d
Contender was joking at a banter-filled press lunch. But he was also making a serious point.
Contender rightly denies he’s merely a “Brownite”.