22 October 2009
The great gamble
09 April 2001
I first bumped into Tom Bower, whose "investigations" into me have been published in his book, The Paymaster, and...
23 October 2000
As I was compiling my book The Unconventional Minister over the past four months, people persistently asked me why I...
27 March 2000
The last time I discussed BMW at length was on Remembrance Day, 11 November 1998. As Paymaster General, I met Peter...
I already have an experience of incarceration: when Mike Tyson trapped me in my flat at Grosvenor House
14 February 2000
After a rather unproductive year for most of 1999, except for the continuing success of the New Statesman, I was...
18 October 1999
There is much hype for and against the Private Finance Initiative. The argument against is that, with a large budget...
Women urinating on the street in the small hours: the mark of a Britain in crisis, or the ultimate bonding experience?