11 June 2001
The rivalry between Blair and Brown will dominate this new Labour government, but it won't be the only one. A new front...
14 May 2001
Most of them don't want to do it, which is lucky because many of them aren't wanted anyway. Special advisers and other...
09 April 2001
Gordon Brown cannot abide Ken Livingstone. The feeling is mutual. It goes back a long way - and, unless something...
04 December 2000
"The big question between now and the election," one government adviser put it to me, "is how much leg we show. My...
25 September 2000
The phone call came mid-afternoon, one day at the end of January. Was I interested in details of a speech that Stephen...
18 December 1998
I had a question for the British ambassador. What country were we in, I wondered? He stopped, frowned, and replied that...
Women urinating on the street in the small hours: the mark of a Britain in crisis, or the ultimate bonding experience?