14 November 2013
In the line of duty.
25 April 2013
17 January 2013
Britain’s Quest for a Role: a Diplomatic Memoir from Europe to the UN David Hannay I B Tauris, 320pp, £...
11 October 2012
Governing the World: the History of an Idea Mark Mazower Allen Lane, 496pp, £25 There are two ways of...
04 July 2012
Mr Churchill’s Profession: Statesman, Orator, Writer Peter Clarke Bloomsbury, 368pp, £20...
09 January 2012
On "The Iron Lady"
28 November 2011
The Conservatives: a History Robin HarrisBantam Press, 640pp, £30Robin Harris starts out confidently enough, gliding...
22 August 2011
A Walk-On Part: Diaries (1994-99) Chris MullinProfile Books, 496pp, £25Politicians have kept diaries for various...
26 May 2011
Kissinger and China
21 June 2010
The date is July 1965, the occasion is the election for the leadership of the Conservative Party. The main contenders...
08 January 2007
To the British public in the second half of the 19th century, the feuding politicians Benjamin Disraeli and William...
03 October 2005
When I first heard about this book, I worried about pessimism. In a speech this summer, Chris Patten was so critical of...
21 June 2004
He is a tough young Tajik, smuggled into Britain with a boatload of illegal immigrants. She is the English girl...
No reverse gear. Margaret Thatcher struck a bitter bargain for the Conservatives: she gave them 11 years of power but left a harsh legacy they have been unable to overcome. Douglas Hurd on an indomitable leader who did more for her nation than for her par
20 October 2003
John Campbell has changed his approach. He wrote his life of Ted Heath before his subject produced his own memoirs. Now...
Britain's refusal to play its part in the Mediterranean migrant crisis will be a stain on our history