UK Politics
23 September 2002
John "Treble Chins" Edmonds, leader of the GMB and scourge of new Labour on "creeping privatisation" of the NHS, let...
UK Politics
16 September 2002
Tony Blair's trip to Camp David was a muted affair. The travelling media circus was transported in the official Boeing...
UK Politics
09 September 2002
Bill Morris is planning his exit strategy from the Transport Workers, according to well-placed sources in his union....
UK Politics
22 July 2002
So who would be deputy leader under Gordon Brown? The question was being asked at the TUC's summer reception, amid...
Politics
15 July 2002
Stuart Bell MP (Middlesbrough) has kindly given us the timetable for British entry into the euro and the date of the...
UK Politics
08 July 2002
So anxious was Tony Blair to watch the World Cup final if England had got there that he was prepared to take his life...
UK Politics
01 July 2002
Academics at the London School of Economics are worried. Anthony Giddens, the Spurs-supporting, arch-Blairite director...
UK Politics
24 June 2002
Some MPs believe the affair of the Queen Mother's lying-in-state is a replay of the spooks v Wilson game of the 1970s,...
Politics
17 June 2002
The 20 MPs belonging to the Commons football team, who were playing hookey in Japan, miscalculated. As a pretext for...
Politics
27 May 2002
Jack Straw is not a happy man. His role as Foreign Secretary has largely been usurped by Tony Blair, and Geoff "Buff"...
Politics
20 May 2002
MPs have given much painful thought to the attention-seeking behaviour of Alastair Campbell over recent weeks. He...
UK Politics
13 May 2002
The Prime Minister botched the job of abolishing the ancient, corrupt parliamentary lobby system. While Alastair...
UK Politics
06 May 2002
It's just not safe to be a millionaire these days: the predatory clutches of the Labour Party are never far away. A...
Politics
29 April 2002
Naturally, Alastair Campbell is playing down his role as go-between in the greatest romance since Tony met Cherie: the...
UK Politics
22 April 2002
Cherie Blair is proving to be the most charitable of hosts in No 10. The First Lawyer (perhaps that should read Lady)...

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