Society
26 February 2001
It looks like a plot, and it talks like a plot, so it must be a plot. "Friends" of Peter Mandelson have told their...
Society
19 February 2001
All that truckling to Buckingham Palace by new Labour, all that pretence of caring about Princess Diana, now proves to...
Society
12 February 2001
Make of this what you will. A veteran Labour backbencher sallied forth to No 10 (don't lie, Downing Street children, I...
Society
05 February 2001
And what, Labour backbenchers are asking with a quiet terror, if the re-disgraced Peter Mandelson makes a resignation...
Society
29 January 2001
Small wonder that Peter Mandelson looked, according to one account, "distracted" when he gave Labour's National...
Society
22 January 2001
Fresh tickles from the election front. North-east regional Labour Party chiefs are so worried about "instability" in...
Society
15 January 2001
It very much looks as though Tony Blair, taking victory for granted in a spring election, is turning his thoughts to a...
Society
25 December 2000
The Fabian Society went to a lot of trouble and laid on a seminar for Labour MPs on taxation. This was based on a...
Society
18 December 2000
I attended Peter Mandelson's Christmas drinks party where he was reported to have described George W Bush as a Sinn...
Society
11 December 2000
Now that the Tories have given up any idea of winning the election, attention is turning to the succession. No, not to...
Society
04 December 2000
An extraordinary idea is gaining ground in the north-east, according to the usual sources. Unhappy Labour folk plan to...
Society
27 November 2000
Robin Cook's ill-tempered attack on Gordon Brown - leaked authoritatively to the Sunday Torygraph, whatever the Foreign...
Society
20 November 2000
The hunt is on for the mole who leaked "minutes" of the 1997 Cabinet meeting that gave the go-ahead for the disastrous...
Society
13 November 2000
Nobody begrudges Peter Mandelson his new personal spin-doctor. He is Peter "Rough" Diamond, a 23-old-public relations...
Society
06 November 2000
If you really want to know what's going on, don't bother with spin-doctors and political advisers. They are usually too...

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