History will judge New Labour harshly. Unlike the 1945 government, it lacked a reforming vision – bu
Whether or not the European elections in June will produce Britain’s first ever far-right MEP, the British National Party (BNP) poses a real threat.
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Parliament must move quickly to reform the disgraced expenses arrangements or voters will never forg
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‘‘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
The Prime Minister is exhausted, abused and hapless. Labour MPs have one final opportunity to remove
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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.
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There has always been a strong moral streak to support for the Labour Party.
Our political correspondent on an explosive exchange at this week's Prime Minister's Questions...