Society
29 May 2000
There will be a Cabinet reshuffle in July, senior ministers believe. But it will not affect the big names, only figures...
Society
22 May 2000
Few sights are more pathetic, in the true sense of the word, than Tony Blair frantically riffling back and forth...
Society
15 May 2000
Of course, it isn't true that Downing Street is a nest of control freaks. They don't tell ministers to whom they can...
Society
08 May 2000
Normally, I would hesitate to make assumptions about an election that takes place the day after the NS goes to press....
Society
24 April 2000
A confidential document, inviting bids from public relations agencies to put the Tory case in the run-up to the general...
Society
17 April 2000
Filming of Alastair: the movie has begun, and the impact on Westminster journalists is wonderful to behold. The cameras...
Society
10 April 2000
Those who know more about these things than I do, a bafflingly large majority, say there is a deep-laid plot to ensure...
Society
03 April 2000
It's all very well for Tony Blair to keep the punters guessing about whether he will take his statutory paternity leave...
Books
03 April 2000
The whims, foibles and obsessions of editors are wonderful to behold. They would fill a book. Suffice for the present...
Society
27 March 2000
New Labour's attitude towards the security services is puzzling. On the one hand, it pursues the MI5 renegade David...
Society
20 March 2000
Such fun to see Michael Portillo engaging nose with carpet at Treasury Questions. But the Tories have only themselves...
Society
13 March 2000
Tetchy Tony Blair is not solely motivated by a natural parental concern in his legal action to prevent the Mail on...
Society
06 March 2000
A forthcoming book about the relationship between Gordon Brown and Tony Blair will say, according to the Sunday Times,...
Society
21 February 2000
Much bleating at Westminster over the funding of political parties, which new Labour says it is determined to bring...
Society
14 February 2000
Alun Michael, the beleaguered bardic premier, should have remembered that if a week is a long time in politics, six...

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