Darcus Howe on the beneficent bwana Denis MacShane
By Darcus Howe - 01 December 12:00

Did Denis the Menace attack Muslims so that he would get a share of the limelight? Asks Darcus Howe

Paul Routledge hears Mr Madonna wants a safe seat
By Paul Routledge - 01 December 12:00

Mr Madonna wants safe seat, Caborn's disgrace, and a revolting MP in tears

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 24 November 12:00

Don't believe it - "Rupert Murdoch to back Tories"

When the poor pay twice
By Mathew Little - 24 November 12:00

To hire voluntary bodies to run public services is to risk a form of regressive taxation. Mathew Lit

The insider - Paul Routledge hears Charles Clarke is no Des Lynam
By Paul Routledge - 24 November 12:00

PM to "engage" with people, Charles Clarke is no Des Lynam, and a Lib Dem fails PC test

The insider - Paul Routledge hears of another search for Blair
By Paul Routledge - 17 November 12:00

Stirrings among Labour backbenchers, a new search for Blair, and Cilla speaks out

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 17 November 12:00

Don't believe it - "Gordon Brown in tactical blunder". By <strong>Charlie Chelan</strong>

Mired in the Holyrood bog
By Ruaridh Nicoll - 10 November 12:00

To the delight of the doomsayers, the Scottish Parliament building is claiming a new scalp

It's all in the name
By Ellie Levenson - 10 November 12:00

Observations on Michael Howard (2)

A golden life
By Chris Mullin - 10 November 12:00

The Heat of the Kitchen

Bernard Donoughue <em>Politico's, 392pp, £25</em>

ISBN 1842750518

Watching brief - Amanda Platell sees the Telegraph spike IDS
By Amanda Platell - 10 November 12:00

By refusing to publish Iain Duncan Smith's final call to arms, the <em>Telegraph</em>'s new editor w

A nice man, while there is still time
By Stefan Stern - 10 November 12:00

Observations on Michael Howard (1)

Property rules
By Roy Hattersley - 10 November 12:00

Reform!: the fight for the 1832 Reform Act

Edward Pearce <em>Jonathan Cape, 343pp, £20</em>

ISB

NS Essay - Michael Howard may turn out to be the Tory leader who lays Thatcher's ghost
By John Gray - 10 November 12:00

It is an ugly prospect, but a strong state, old Labour on public services and right-wing on immigran

The insider - Paul Routledge on ravishing the fisheries minister
By Paul Routledge - 10 November 12:00

Maude tipped for Tory chair, Kinnock for the Lords, and the ravishing of the fisheries minister

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 10 November 12:00

Don't believe it - "IDS had to go"

A welcome difference in the Valleys
By John Kampfner - 10 November 12:00

The "brilliance of Blairism", according to one minister, lies not in dramatic change but in small im

The Insider - Paul Routledge on the Howard and Davis gangs
By Paul Routledge - 03 November 12:00

Howard goes to the top, BNP trouble for the Tories, and sightings of early poppies

Why people power is good for business
By Patricia Hewitt - 03 November 12:00

The old world of workers and bosses has gone; we all own bits of the big companies now, through pens

Tory leadership special - Doomed from the start
By John Kampfner - 03 November 12:00

Unlike Labour, the Tories democratised their party before they modernised it. So MPs were saddled wi

The bureaucrats always win
By Theodore Dalrymple - 03 November 12:00

Observations on doctors

Mugged by an 86-year-old
By Peter Dunn - 03 November 12:00

Observations on Blair

A short guide to hypocrisy
By Adam Swift - 03 November 12:00

Observations on Diane Abbott

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 03 November 12:00

Don't believe it - "Labour wants IDS out"

Scrap privatisation now
By Nick Cohen - 27 October 12:00

We are spending more public money to get worse public services. The Tube derailments are a perfect c

The insider - Paul Routledge hears rumours of an early election
By Paul Routledge - 27 October 12:00

Rumours of an early election, late news from central Europe, and the Bryan Gould mystery

On the edge of a volcano
By Clare Short - 27 October 12:00

The Prudence of Mr Gordon Brown

William Keegan <em>John Wiley & Sons, 356pp, £18.99</em>

ISBN 04

Politics - John Kampfner explains why Blair just won't let up
By John Kampfner - 27 October 12:00

Blair can change certain working practices - he did so even before his medical drama - but he dare n

Charlie Whelan says . . .
By Charlie Whelan - 27 October 12:00

Don't believe it - "Betsygate - IDS guilty"

Let Ulster's leaders grow up
By Staff blogger - 27 October 12:00

Everything, we are told, has changed; but it turns out that nothing has changed at all.

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