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Is it all over for Duncan Smith's leadership?

There are two conferences: in the main hall, policies; in the bars, the feeling of impending doom

There is only one way to save the Tory party: electoral reform

Conservatives must face up to the fact that their prospects of forming a majority government have evaporated

A good time for Tories to vote Liberal Democrat

By-elections were once the engine drivers of the political process between general elections

Why the voters appear to have ignored Hutton

The common threat in the Kelly and Westland affairs is that neither hurt the voters in their pockets

Iain Duncan Smith has missed an open goal, but he has one more chance

If the Tories are to put across the message that they are anti-spin, they will need an effective, unseen, spin machine

Mr Blair may survive Hutton, but the Labour Party is losing faith in him

If Mr Hoon were to decide he is soon to be ministerial toast and chose to cut up rough, he could make Mr Blair's life very difficult

At the heart of the Hutton inquiry is Blair's corruption of the civil service

The Government is reaping the whirlwind of six years during which it suborned the information offices for its own political purposes

Already the Hutton inquiry is making life uncomfortable for the Government

The insulting suggestion by government spin doctors that Dr Kelly was a minor functionary has already been disproved
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