Politics
23 February 2004
And here's a novelty: a complaint that Gordon Brown is parachuting loyalists into safe parliamentary seats via all-...
Politics
16 February 2004
Amid the debacle of Labour's divorce from the RMT rail union, questions are being asked. How can the party hierarchy...
UK Politics
09 February 2004
Labour MPs and ministers are so relieved about the Hutton report that they do not seem to understand that, come...
UK Politics
02 February 2004
From beyond the grave, Dr David Kelly is humiliating Westminster's finest. As voting by viewers comes to a close, Kelly...
Politics
26 January 2004
Ministers, in their enthusiasm for university top-up fees, have invented a corporate niece. Ann Cryer, the rebel MP for...
UK Politics
19 January 2004
The heat is on at Westminster in the run-up to the crucial vote on top-up fees. Party managers and their minions have...
UK Politics
12 January 2004
John Prescott is up to his old shouting tricks, ringing Westminster hacks to deny that he has any intention of retiring...
UK Politics
15 December 2003
Is new Labour dead and buried? Party membership cards for 2004 do not have the "new Labour, new Britain" logo on the...
UK Politics
08 December 2003
The state of the Prime Minister's health is what MPs want to talk about. The Strangers' Bar is like a fishwives' social...
Politics
01 December 2003
And Labour thinks that it has trouble with reselection! Sir Peter Tapsell, the booming-voiced Tory MP for Louth and...
Politics
24 November 2003
Backbenchers called to an extraordinary meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party fully expected the Great Helmsman to...
Politics
17 November 2003
Interesting signals from the Parliamentary Labour Party. In a secret ballot, some distinctly non-Blair figures have...
UK Politics
10 November 2003
Michael Howard had to get the job, otherwise he might have called in the fuzz. His constituency agent in Folkestone has...
Politics
03 November 2003
While swearing eternal fidelity to Iain Duncan Smith, the Tory plotters were hard at work. The Michael Howard camp was...
Politics
27 October 2003
Downing Street has been briefing the media on the state of the Great Helmsman's health in the distinctly unwholesome...

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