Society
18 June 2001
The unwritten story behind Robin Cook's defenestration from a high window in the Foreign Office lies in Washington....
Society
11 June 2001
Elation joined ecstasy on new Labour's banned list on election night. Staff at Millbank were so petrified of anyone...
Society
04 June 2001
The William Hague bus is an altogether more subdued experience than life with new Labour. It's a lot of travel for not...
Society
28 May 2001
On the Blair battle bus for a day, and what an illuminating experience. So far from pushing protesters forward to...
Society
21 May 2001
Judging by their behaviour, the androids (Tony Booth's phrase, not mine) in Millbank actually believe that Labour could...
Society
14 May 2001
The grand old man of Tory politics has pronounced his party dead. BBC News 24's Nick Robinson persuaded Sir Edward...
Society
07 May 2001
More accurate estimates of Tony Blair's cull of backbenchers are starting to emerge, suggesting it will fall short of...
Society
30 April 2001
Whipped like curs to turn up for votes on the Finance Bill - the only bona fide piece of parliamentary business in this...
Society
16 April 2001
Alastair Campbell has apologised to Nick Robinson, the BBC political journalist and presenter of News 24's Straight...
Society
09 April 2001
First thing MPs did, on hearing of the election delay, was give themselves an extra-long Easter holiday stretching over...
Society
02 April 2001
Evidence that plans for a 3 May poll are still in place came in the MPs' weekly whip's notice from Tommy McAvoy's den...
Society
26 March 2001
These things have to be taken at face value, or not at all, but if my snout is to be believed, Cherie QC is pondering...
Society
19 March 2001
Robert Harris was once a fan of Tony Blair. He even offered to use his millions made from smash-hit novels to buy the...
Society
12 March 2001
Just why did Tony Blair sack Mandy? The question is still being asked because the Hammond report - not a whitewash,...
Society
05 March 2001
One group attracted by the political possibilities of the foot-and-mouth crisis is the Labour whips' office. The whips...

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