Inside Westminster
By Kevin Maguire - 07 May 12:22

The Jolly Roger's hoisted and no-one's laughing. All the gossip from the Westminster Village...

Even Jeremy Clarkson was moved to tears
By Gideon Donald - 07 May 12:22

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.

To the bitter end
By James Macintyre - 07 May 12:22

Gordon Brown is “hunkering down” in his bunker at Downing Street as the plotters scheme – but he is

Don't panic!
By Paul Ormerod - 07 May 12:22

Figures for government debt are constantly being revised upwards, and the numbers seem unimaginably

A Fortunate Life
By Roy Hattersley - 07 May 12:22

Readers who are interested in politics ought to begin Paddy Ashdown’s autobiography on page 155.

Black Rod's weakness
By Alastair Harper - 07 May 12:22

Observations on the second chamber

Time itself seems out of joint as Labour stumbles from one crisis
By Staff blogger - 07 May 12:22

There has always been a strong moral streak to support for the Labour Party.

The masses smell blood
By Peter Wilby - 07 May 12:22

. . . on the Gurkhas, Gordon Brown’s tin ear, and penalty shoot-outs

Brown down but not out
By James Macintyre - 06 May 13:16

Our political correspondent on an explosive exchange at this week's Prime Minister's Questions...

We need to talk about Trident
By Kate Hudson - 05 May 16:32

If some senior Tories are questioning the point of Trident then surely Gordon Brown should live up t

Responding to disasters in the age of social media
By Charlie Edwards - 04 May 22:34

When faced with national emergencies social media offers a vital tool for empowering individual citi

Reforming our public services
By Henry Kippin - 04 May 18:17

As the post-Budget dividing lines become ever clearer, there seems to be a gradual re-emergence of i

Seeking equality
By Simon Woolley - 01 May 21:18

Though not truly radical, the government's Equality Bill represents a welcome marker, argues the Dir

Ghurkas and more
By Paul Evans - 01 May 17:16

The plight of the Gurkhas, Obama's 100th day and Jarvis Cocker in our weekly round-up of the politic

A question of competence
By Chris Huhne - 01 May 14:03

Jacqui Smith's tenure at the Home Office has been mired in controversy. The country deserves better,

Watch out for Colonel Fawn
By Gideon Donald - 30 April 13:21

A year to go to the election and the race to head up David’s inner sanctum, the only race in town, is approaching the final turn, with the field beginning to bunch up. No better time, then, to consider the runners and riders.

Twittering into thin air
By Staff blogger - 30 April 13:21

"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.

Pass the sickbag, Alice
By Peter Wilby - 30 April 13:21

. . . on tax dodgers, deportations, crocked fast bowlers and women drivers

Brown-hating hacks refuse to listen to what Labour has to say
By Staff blogger - 30 April 13:21

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?

Postman Ken is nobody’s Darling
By Kevin Maguire - 30 April 13:21

All the gossip from the Westminster village

The database tyranny
By Becky Hogge - 30 April 13:21

Labour has persistently ignored expert warnings about its approach to electronic government – but a

Tax but no spend
By James Macintyre - 30 April 13:21

Labour is belatedly attempting to reinvent itself as a party of fairness and social democracy – but

Caught in the net
By James Harkin - 30 April 13:21

Whatever prophets of the net say, information for its own sake is not power. Power is power. The rel

Diary: Paul Johnson
By Paul Johnson - 30 April 13:21

Of all the popes I have known

Prime Minister's questions: 29 April 2009
By James Macintyre - 29 April 11:53

Read our political correspondent's blog of this week's Brown-Cameron encounter

Reflections on social Europe
By Caroline Flint - 27 April 20:47

In the midst of serious recession "now is the time to reaffirm the EU’s core principles of openness,

On expenses
By Paul Evans - 27 April 12:33

MPs' expenses and the South African elections in our weekly round-up of the political blogs

The strangest bank of all
By Alex Brummer - 23 April 13:45

Barclays first defied the Treasury by refusing to take its money. Now it won’t join the Chancellor’s

Budget 2009: a very modest proposal and precious little levity
By Staff blogger - 23 April 13:45

Of all those unpleasant headlines of the past week it was perhaps the least lurid – the resignation of Alice Mahon – that should worry Labour party chiefs the most.

That boy Damian’s got talent
By Gideon Donald - 23 April 13:45

It was early in April that I was quoted by Martin Ivens in his often readable column in the Sunday Times.

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