Robinson splits his book into a history of politics and the media, from the “graphic and brutal caricatures” that Walpole had to fear, to the 14-day rule during the Second World War, and a personal account of his own part in how the news comes to us, as a political editor with the BBC.
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Wednesday 13 October 2010
Lord Heseltine is not on the list. John Major is out of the country, and Nick Clegg has "another engagement". But Lord Howe, whose resignation speech ended Margaret Thatcher's reign in Downing Street, will today be a guest of honour at the former prime minister's 85th birthday party in Downing Street.
Friday 24 September 2010
Sunday 05 September 2010
Saturday 04 September 2010
1 The Freedom of Information Act
Wednesday 25 August 2010
It was probably the kind of place that Alastair Campbell had in mind when he referred to "bog standard comprehensive schools". Yet Perry Beeches school in Birmingham has shaken off all attempts to turn it into an academy, and has now become the most improved school in the history of exam results.
Wednesday 18 August 2010
Books about the New Labour government feature highly in MPs' summer reading lists ahead of the publication of former prime minister Tony Blair's hotly anticipated memoirs, a survey revealed today.
Tuesday 17 August 2010
Three years after he left office, the image makers are still working overtime on Tony Blair.
Saturday 17 July 2010
Thursday 15 July 2010
Alastair Campbell repeated in yesterday’s Financial Times his dictum that, at least for most people in the public eye, 'life is on the record'
Wednesday 14 July 2010
Alastair Campbell has a great line in a waspish article in The Daily Telegraph today on the virtues of keeping a diary rather than writing a memoir based on hazy recollection.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
In April 2008, Lord Mandelson began gathering material for his memoirs. After trawling through his private papers, he was almost breathless with excitement as he told friends: "It's a goldmine. You can't imagine what I have found."
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