Politics (UK)


Politics: After the cuts, a growth strategy – this is an electoral as well as economic plan

23 October 2010 12:00 am

On Monday night, all new Conservative MPs were summoned to a meeting with the chief whip in Portcullis House.

Fair is foul

16 October 2010 12:00 am

By the time one has waded to page 22 of Them and Us, through what may most politely be described as a stream of consciousness, assailed by random thoughts and plangent expression larded with clichés, one starts to wonder what the point is in going on.

Left out

16 October 2010 12:00 am

New Labour Islington is no more – it is now an area for Tory-voting bankers

Straining for effect

29 September 2010 12:00 am

A saint of self-deprecation, Chris Mullin closed the first volume of his diaries A View from the Foothills ‘contemplating oblivion’ after his dismissal from ministerial office.

Was his diary his downfall?

30 September 2009 12:00 am

The audiotape of Alan Clark’s Diaries — barely mentioned in this rather Dr Watsonish, sensible shoe of a biography — is well worth hearing.

Modesty in words and work

24 June 2009 12:00 am

Attlee’s Great Contemporaries: The Politics of Character, edited by Frank Field