Politics
12 January 2004
The report ran to 1,800 pages. It was produced after hearings that captivated the nation. It presented a catalogue of...
UK Politics
05 January 2004
Cast your mind back to the mid-1990s. With John Major's government in disarray, the centre left was learning to embrace...
Books
15 December 2003
I remember returning from Moscow and East Berlin, from the fall of the Wall and the collapse of communism, to the...
UK Politics
15 December 2003
Back in July, just before the body of Dr David Kelly was found in an Oxfordshire ditch, I suggested that the...
UK Politics
08 December 2003
The Chancellor holds the future of the Prime Minister in his hands. It is a desperate situation for both. Labour MPs,...
Politics
08 December 2003
We arrive at Leeds railway station, but the car is not there. The private secretary gets straight on the phone to HQ....
UK Politics
01 December 2003
Is grown-up politics about to commence? After all the colour brochures, the initiatives, the dossiers, the spin and the...
International Politics
01 December 2003
Vladimir Putin is beginning to mould the new Russia in his own image. Just as Mikhail Gorbachev sought to reform a...
TV and Radio
24 November 2003
Out of sight of the corporation's journalists, the BBC's management is discreetly preparing for life after Hutton. The...
International Politics
17 November 2003
British diplomats can be relied upon to provide a laconic put-down. Tony Blair, said one, is now in "liability...
UK Politics
10 November 2003
Peter Hain moved premises because he needed more space to meet his constituents. His old office is now a dog-grooming...
UK Politics
03 November 2003
RIP IDS. It was not his fault. He should not have been there in the first place. It was only the quirks of the...
UK Politics
27 October 2003
We now know why Tony Blair didn't let up on Monday, so soon after his heart scare. A breakthrough in Northern Ireland...
Politics
20 October 2003
The House of Commons authorities must have had a sense of humour earlier this year when they allocated neighbouring...
Politics
13 October 2003
The days of IDS are numbered. The rivalry between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown is out of control. This year's party...

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