Film
03 September 2009
Mining days
Politics
26 February 2009
You have to be at least 40 years old to have voted for her as prime minister the last time she stood for election. The...
Books
16 October 2008
It's an easy title - In the Footsteps of . . . - and many famous writers have suffered the treatment. The only way to...
Politics
19 December 2005
As hemlines follow fashion, so books follow the political cycle. When new Labour came to power, readers, publishers and...
Politics
12 September 2005
Time was when the Strangers' Bar at Westminster was known as "the Kremlin" because so many of its regulars were Labour...
UK Politics
04 July 2005
It is always a pleasure to break in a Gay Hussar virgin. On this occasion let us call him "M", because as a back-bench...
UK Politics
30 May 2005
Now it can be told, as the old Fleet Street saying has it. Donald Bruce, parliamentary private secretary to Nye Bevan...
UK Politics
28 March 2005
Craig Murray, our troublesome former man in Tashkent, is at a loss to understand why he has not been charged under the...
Society
29 November 2004
Alan Johnson is rueful about rumours at Westminster that he is being groomed as the Anybody But Brown candidate for the...
Books
18 October 2004
The cruel truth about instant political biography is that it must either make the news, or succumb to the news....
Politics
04 October 2004
He has a limited knowledge of the labour movement, and only titular membership of the Transport and General Workers'...
UK Politics
26 July 2004
Roly-poly Lord Rennard of Abacus is human, after all. In the double by-election battle, the much-vaunted Lib Dem...
Politics
19 July 2004
The speculation about Tony Blair's impending cabinet reshuffle may all turn out to be a waste of time. The word from...
UK Politics
12 July 2004
A new Gang of Four is meeting secretly to plot the political downfall of new Labour. Derek "Del Boy" Simpson, of the...
Politics
05 July 2004
Exhausted Treasury and Trade ministers hoping for a quick getaway for the summer recess on 23 July have drawn short...

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