Simon Heffer is a journalist, author and political commentator, who has worked for long stretches at the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail. He has written biographies of Thomas Carlyle, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Enoch Powell, and reviews and writes on politics for the New Statesman

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Politics
11 December 2000
As the Tory party had its convulsion over the future - or otherwise - of Michael Portillo, it was difficult to avoid...
Politics
18 September 2000
The Tories could not have wished for a better time to launch their draft manifesto, Believing in Britain, at the start...
21 August 2000
About 25 years ago, I saw in the street an MG TD sports car. She was pretty old then - they were made between 1949 and...
Politics
14 August 2000
When Ivan Massow, the homosexual businessman, was photographed with senior Labour figures to mark his "defection" from...
Politics
17 July 2000
The Conservative Party has had a good crow over the government's difficulties with Britain's entry into the European...
Politics
08 May 2000
Just after last October's Conservative Party conference, I bravely wrote in the New Statesman that the Tories were, at...
Politics
14 February 2000
By the weekend after his surprise sacking from the shadow cabinet, John Redwood at last knew why he had gone. It was...
Politics
07 February 2000
John Redwood has more of a sense of humour than he is credited with, as should have been obvious from his decision to...
Politics
10 January 2000
It has become a staple of William Hague's tough-guy act that he glories in taking attacks, as he puts it, "in his...
Politics
20 December 1999
Of the many significant events of the year 2000, there is one we should mark with special joy. It is the centenary of...
Politics
29 November 1999
I have drunk Lord Archer's Krug and eaten his shepherd's pie: you would expect no less of your Conservative Party...
Politics
08 November 1999
There is a growing feeling among that endangered species called the Conservative rank and file that a corner has been...
Politics
04 October 1999
In the theatre of the absurd that will be Blackpool next week, the Conservative Party should remember one thing above...
Politics
20 September 1999
We shall not know for sure whether Michael Portillo's homosexual confessions have done him any harm until after the...
30 August 1999
I have had yet another notification that I have been reported to the Press Complaints Commission for something written...

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