As an undergraduate at Oxford, David Cameron avoided politics. Vernon Bogdanor, his tutor back then,
The electorate is not hurrying to embrace Mr Cameron's Tories, as they did Mr Blair in 1997 or Mrs T
Shadow defence secretary
The smooth Tory frontman is vulnerable in the country at large.
Andrew Rawnsley's book has reduced what should be a debate about great issues into a gossip column.
Shadow secretary of state for business, innovation and skills
MP for Altrincham and Sale West
Beware the Tories bearing red-tinted gifts.
Out of the frying pan into the fire - or, given that I have been the reluctant guest of the dieting Baron Cashcroft for over a week, out of the wok and into the self-immolation that is the current Tory party.
We never doubted Brown was human. Did we?
Politics is a funny thing. No matter how many times parties are modernised, certain labels stick.
The letter to the Sunday Times was political opportunism dressed up as economics.
An opposition leader must rally defeated troops, win over the media and conjure up fresh ideas. It’s
The woeful under-representation of women in parliament is likely to continue.
Fiscal austerity, far from being the solution to economic misery and widespread unemployment, would
Fame and its irrational force is a riveting subject for modern Britain, and Alastair Campbell can claim more experience of this than most, having basked in the reflected glory of the best-known British politician in a generati
To Belize, yet again, for a spot of winter sun and some tactical chit-chat. The trip starts poorly when, despite repeated requests, Baron Cashcroft flat out declines to foot the bill for my upgrade.
Muslim women are talked about by others in the west as if they are powerless victims, in need of res
Taunton has had some prestigious MPs. Thomas Cromwell and Francis Bacon represented the constituency in the 16th century.
What exactly does a football captain do, and why is he important?
Why the 2010 election isn't 1992 all over again.
The idea of mutualism could yet unite Labour's left and right.
Who will be our Mo? This was the question that hung in the air like cheap cigar smoke, as Dave and I dutifully sat through two hours of Julie Walters acting her cotton socks off.
Great oratory is the mark of a great leader. Sophie Elmhirst asks politicians, historians and the wr
Aneurin Bevan, anti-Suez speech, Trafalgar Square rally, November 1956.
Enoch Powell, speech on the Hola Camp in Kenya, House of Commons, July 1959.
Harold Macmillan, speech to the South African parliament, Cape Town, February 1960.