John Prescott looked in need of emergency dental treatment at a No 10 reception. A cabinet minister is adamant he glimpsed a couple of missing front teeth, but was unable to corroborate the state of Deputy Dawg's incisors.
Faced with what could be the biggest story in British political history, the papers were forced to r
People at the heart of the police inquiry into loans for peerages are singing like canaries
The DTI has lost its nerve in the face of global geopolitics – energy security has become as critica
There's plenty of youthful talent in the cabinet, but none has yet shown any appetite for purging th
Hegel's notion of progress is oddly relevant to today's politics, finds John Gray
Big Gordie's dream of reviving dowdy new Labour with a touch of telly glamour has been dashed. The queen of daytime TV, Lorraine Kelly, rebuffed the incoming premier's advances, I hear, and prefers her nicely upholstered sofa to the uncomfortable green benches of the Commons.
Observations on prejudice by <strong>John O'Farrell</strong>
Only one proposal put forward by Muslims who gathered to tackle the causes of extremism has been tak
Nervous glances on the terrace over a letter from Jacqui "Miss Whiplash" Smith threatening to suspend rebellious Labour inmates, reducing the parliamentary committee to the role of rubber stamp.
Brown is convinced he must confirm his centrist credentials to prepare for the takeover, but it is a
Shenanigans in the British-Italian parliamentary group to leave Machiavelli blushing, with Emperor Edward Garnier paying a high price for three minutes' lateness.
The government looks doomed, and it may even be heading for its own May 1997-style catastrophe. If
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A passable My Little Pony tantrum from the socialite Chris Bryant when asked to sit on a panel created by Hazel Blears, chair of little Labour, and do some liaising with socialist comrades on the Continent.
Prescott and Gordon arrange a peerage, Tony and Cherie pray for Africa, while Sarah sizes up the cur
The bank holiday found me trying (unsuccessfully) to cast a line on the Tweed - not an activity you'd associate with the New Statesman, salmon fishing being more a Spectator sport.
At least one person involved in raising money for Labour may have made inappropriate approaches to p
There is no policy he is not willing to shed in order to win back voters. But is David Cameron's pr
Brownites ready to celebrate, Gordie eats chips, while shadowy Tory thwarts spooks
British soldiers have been reduced to force protection, defending their own and making sorties on to
An indiscreet Minger, a Tory with a green tinge, and a minister's sporting sacrifice
Fashionable it may be, but it is a smokescreen for a bigger problem ignored by this government — ine
There is a need for an authentic democratic left to reassert itself. Perhaps its inspiration could b
Strangers on a train, Jack laid bare, and a Chief Whip with a grudge