UK Politics
28 April 2003
The opposition ran a highly professional election campaign. Out went beards and amateurism: in came a catchy theme tune...
Politics
03 March 2003
To the discomfort of Jack McConnell, the First Minister, the Scottish parliamentary election on 1 May is in danger of...
Politics
28 August 2000
A friend confides that he gave up smoking dope when he went into politics, for fear the News of the World would search...
Politics
10 July 2000
The Scottish National Party celebrated the first anniversary of the Scottish Parliament by martyring one of the...
Politics
30 August 1999
When William Hague returns, tanned and cheerful, from teaching Ffion to sail off the coast of Maine, he will find the...
Politics
17 May 1999
You know that Scottish politics have arrived when you see the Press Association reporter running - yes, running - down...
Politics
03 May 1999
In Llandeilo, a Carmarthenshire town where cream and smoke-blue houses stack up above the river Towy, an elderly man in...
Politics
26 April 1999
You should bring: stout walking shoes, thick sweaters (for April snow). Petrol money (the "top-up" PR element of the...
Politics
19 April 1999
The Provost of Clackmannanshire suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder. A week of rain and he yearns for the...
Politics
02 April 1999
If you turn off the microphones, lock the doors and guarantee eternal anonymity, some of Scottish Labour's brightest...
Politics
05 March 1999
High-profile factories may threaten to close in Scotland, but a big job-creation scheme is on its way: the Scottish...
Politics
12 February 1999
Legal skills? At a loose end? Then hot-foot it to Edinburgh, where they are hiring experts to prepare bills for the...