Now what? - Lauren Booth meets Saddam in Bournemouth, but finds no WMDs
By Lauren Booth - 13 October 13:00

Every year, the Labour conference has more fat cats and fewer delegates

Bring back that Tory sleaze
By Quentin Letts - 06 October 13:00

No orators, no sex scandals and "dancing as it used to be" - Quentin Letts fears he will die of bore

Politics - John Kampfner sees Blair miss Ceausescu's fate
By John Kampfner - 06 October 13:00

There was only a tiny chance that Blair could have met a "Ceausescu moment" of public denunciation,

NS Essay - Labour can renew itself only by recognising that Blair has become a dangerous liability
By John Gray - 06 October 13:00

Though the PM likes to compare himself with Thatcher, he looks like ending up as another Major. He,

Better Brown's obsessions than Blair's
By Staff blogger - 06 October 13:00

Blair's lack of mission and focus echoed a characteristically English mood but then he went to war w

NS Interview - Paddy Ashdown
By Mary Riddell - 06 October 13:00

At last, the high representative for Bosnia Herzegovina delivers his verdict on Blair: a good, but n

The Lion and the Unicorn
By Andrew Billen - 06 October 13:00

Television - Andrew Billen enjoys an all-too-plausible dramatisation of the Blair-Brown relationship

Paul Routledge
By Paul Routledge - 06 October 13:00

Hoon blows his top, Straw fears for his seat, and a Press Gallery plan to reveal all (maybe)

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 06 October 13:00

Don't believe it - "Blair and Brown ditch leadership deal"

Mark Thomas gives a baroness an ultimatum
By Mark Thomas - 06 October 13:00

Baroness Amos has a choice: she can approve public money for the Baku oil pipeline, or she can behav

The consumer should not be sovereign
By Staff blogger - 29 September 13:00

It's that time in a government's life again: lost its way . . . stands at a crossroads . . . needs to reassert its ends . . . find sense of purpose . . . vision . . . renewal . . . inspire supporters . . . tell a story . . . glad, confident morning once more.

Is this union leader the victim of a dastardly Blairite plot?
By Francis Beckett - 29 September 13:00

Labour party conference - Francis Beckett hears allegations of secret meetings, tape recordings, sin

When it's best to be grey
By David Edwards and David Cromwell - 29 September 13:00

Observations on the Hutton Inquiry

Regime change or climate change, Tony?
By Anne Perkins - 29 September 13:00

Labour party conference - Opponents of the true way may find it harder than ever to get a hearing at

Why no questions about the CIA?
By Stephen Grey - 29 September 13:00

Observations on the Hutton Inquiry

We can't demand trust, we must earn it
By Tessa Jowell - 29 September 13:00

Labour party conference - The government's problems are not just presentational. It lacks emotional

The insider - Paul Routledge hears talk of a Byers comeback
By Paul Routledge - 29 September 13:00

Talk of a Byers comeback, Gladstone's model for Tony, and Labour's Brent East winner

NS Interview - Peter Hain
By John Kampfner - 29 September 13:00

Labour party conference - In a grand Privy Council office, an old radical talks of a resentful estab

Politics - John Kampfner searches for Blair's fingerprints
By John Kampfner - 29 September 13:00

The Prime Minister will survive the Hutton inquiry, not because he should, but because it has been t

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 29 September 13:00

Don't believe it - "Red Charlie"

Just another way to bully the weakest
By Nick Cohen - 29 September 13:00

ID cards will be unpopular and hard to administer. They won't even prevent serious crime. But they w

Darcus Howe on the dark shadows of white men
By Darcus Howe - 22 September 13:00

The police hierarchy wants to turn black recruits into dark shadows of white men

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 22 September 13:00

Don't believe it - "Swedish euro vote won't change UK policy"

The insider - Paul Routledge spots Charles Kennedy's successor
By Paul Routledge - 22 September 13:00

A successor to Charlie Kennedy, politically correct Tories, and Prezza and the loop

Why we need a new Prime Minister
By Austin Mitchell - 22 September 13:00

An open letter to Tony Blair by Austin Mitchell MP

One man went to war
By John Kampfner - 22 September 13:00

John Kampfner reveals for the first time the full story of how Blair committed Britain to invade Ira

A disease comes out of the closet
By Peter Tatchell - 22 September 13:00

Observations on health

The insider - Paul Routledge reveals a gay man's bad joke
By Paul Routledge - 15 September 13:00

A dinosaur rises from the dead, Blair tells another fib, and a gay man's bad joke