UK Politics
21 November 2005
Tony Blair's defeat over the 90-day detention plans has killed two long-lasting Westminster myths: that Labour MPs are...
UK Politics
28 March 2005
Writing a century ago, Sidney Low noted that the easiest way to get a round of applause at a public meeting was to...
UK Politics
21 March 2005
Here is the most widely held interpretation of what the polls tell us will happen on 5 May. Labour is enjoying a...
Politics
07 March 2005
You can tell there's an election coming - because it's getting harder to find some MPs at Westminster. In the run-up to...
UK Politics
14 June 2004
Ever since Labour's women entered the Commons in such large numbers in 1997, people have been making digs at them -...
UK Politics
26 April 2004
As Sir Humphrey would have said, the decision of the Electoral Commission to reject votes at 16 is brave. It risks yet...
Politics
12 April 2004
It is easy to blame the gargantuan size of the government's majority for the failure of the top-up fees rebellion,...
Politics
15 December 2003
If you react with horror to the idea of lowering the voting age to 16, you are certainly not alone. The last reputable...
International Politics
16 September 2002
Will there be a significant rebellion of Labour MPs against a war in Iraq? The conventional wisdom is that there will...
Politics
22 November 1999
Don't let the recent flurry of rebellions fool you. Despite 12 separate revolts by back-bench Labour MPs in the first...