The Jolly Roger's hoisted and no-one's laughing. All the gossip from the Westminster Village...
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,
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.
"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?
All the gossip from the Westminster village
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
Read our political correspondent's blog of this week's Brown-Cameron encounter
In the midst of serious recession "now is the time to reaffirm the EU’s core principles of openness,
MPs' expenses and the South African elections in our weekly round-up of the political blogs
Barclays first defied the Treasury by refusing to take its money. Now it won’t join the Chancellor’s
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.