Politics
08 December 2003
On 1 December, the leaving party was held for Nick Wood, former communications director for the Tory party and one of...
01 December 2003
Rumours that Piers Morgan is secretly planning a broadsheet to take the Daily Mirror into what is fast becoming a...
24 November 2003
The newly appointed editor of the Daily Telegraph, Martin Newland, must think he's the unluckiest man in town. He could...
17 November 2003
Three big beasts of British spin-doctoring rumbled out of the jungle at the weekend, two of them defending their old...
Politics
10 November 2003
Headline on the Daily Telegraph above a picture of Iain Duncan Smith and his loyal team on the day he faced the vote of...
03 November 2003
Three months ago, the odds on the survival of Piers Morgan as editor of the Daily Mirror were slightly higher than...
27 October 2003
I write this week from Down Under where Britain is getting a hard time. First, the antics of the not-very-popular...
20 October 2003
There was a time when, however bad the press got, the Sunday Telegraph could be relied upon to give the Tory leader...
13 October 2003
Martin Newland's surprise arrival as editor at the Daily Telegraph marks the end of the establishment era at the paper...
06 October 2003
OK, so I might have been wrong last week about the Independent tabloid, a bit hasty perhaps. After I found a copy at...
29 September 2003
When I heard about the Independent's latest plan to go tabloid in an attempt to get its sales back above the 200,000...
22 September 2003
The Times is searching for a new parliamentary sketch-writer. It has been searching since the magnificent Matthew...
UK Politics
15 September 2003
When Andrew Marr asked me, on Breakfast With Frost, how Tony Blair could win back trust, I suggested promoting...
08 September 2003
Word is out that the first casualty of the war between the BBC and Downing Street is to be the independence of the...
Politics
21 July 2003
Cherie Blair is having as much trouble finding a new spin-doctor as Prince Charles is, and it's a toss-up who needs one...

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