Politics
19 August 2010
There is clearly little personal love lost between the London mayoral rivals Oona King and Ken Livingstone, who came...
Politics
12 August 2010
Gordon Henderson, the Tory MP who represents the good burghers of Sittingbourne and Sheppey, must have a political...
Politics
05 August 2010
Oona King is operating an innovative online campaign in her bid to beat Ken Livingstone to Labour's London mayoral...
UK Politics
02 July 2009
Early in the week Jacqui Smith gave me her first print interview since she resigned. In close on two hours we covered a...
15 January 2009
If you have a blog, and are worried that few are reading it, let me give you a piece of advice. Write a post about...
UK Politics
02 October 2006
Too often over the past 20 years, Conservatives have gathered at their party conference with one thought in mind: how...
Politics
23 May 2005
The past two weeks have been like attending my own funeral. I've had 400 e-mails and letters of commiseration,...
UK Politics
10 June 2002
What a joy it was to see the look of shock on Tony Blair's face at the party at the Palace, when Ben Elton made a joke...
UK Politics
03 June 2002
It has to be said that my interviewing style - which you can hear on the new Planet Politics programme on Oneword...
UK Politics
04 March 2002
Writing your first biography must be a formidable task for anyone. Michael McManus's task was perhaps harder than most...
Food and Drink
10 December 2001
What do the following have in common? Dennis Thatcher, Norman Tebbitt, Anne Widdecombe, David Steele, Lord McKay of...
Politics
02 July 2001
Oh to be a member of the non-political classes. Over the weekend, I attended a dinner party, where I was asked what I...
Politics
25 June 2001
In the Tory party of old, elections for the chairmanship of the back-bench 1922 Committee, which plays an important...
Food and Drink
06 November 2000
Politicians generally fall into two categories: those who yearn for power and know what to do when they achieve it, and...