The Monday Interview Tom Watson tells Martin Hickman about his role as scourge of the Murdochs, and why his battle isn't over
A new book makes some startling claims about the way the Labour leader conducted his bid for power
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls today denied involvement in a plot to oust Tony Blair as Prime Minister, following the leak of a cache of private documents detailing Gordon Brown's preparations to take power.
Though keen to work my way through all 424 pages of Kay "Hurly" Burley's debut novel First Ladies, I must confess to having been waylaid by its acknowledgements section: a revealing roll call of the company Ms Burley keeps when she's not on Sky News encouraging celebrity divorcees to blub. The erstwhile ice dancer's first two thank-yous go to fellow chick-lit authors Tasmina Perry and Kathy Lette, who obligingly provided First Ladies with pre-publication puff quotes. Lord Mandelson, too, merits Ms Burley's gratitude, and claims on the cover that she "uses her unrivalled knowledge of the worlds of politics, media and celebrity to racy effect". (Yes, Peter, but is it any good?) Also thanked profusely are former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, who left office under a cloud of (alleged) dubious financial dealings; Damian McBride, who left Gordon Brown's employ when he was caught discussing whether to spread scandalous tales about the private lives of Tories; and Lord Archer, who was jailed for perjury. If you need help creating a work of fiction, I suppose there are worse people to ask.
A new radio series sheds light on what split the previously close friends now fighting for the Labour leadership
When Andy Coulson, the Tory communications chief, entered Downing Street in the full knowledge that the coalition Government would have to embark on a programme of savage public-sector job cuts he was no doubt equally aware that some civil servants might do all they could to make his job a nightmare.
His 'psychological flaws' have become notorious. And yet, says Donald Macintyre, Gordon Brown may just have saved his party
If Ed Balls has a political philosophy, it is the domineering, top-down, we-know-best infantilising statism of Gordon himself
Conservatives today claimed that Gordon Brown was "at war" with his Chancellor after Alistair Darling complained that "the forces of hell" were unleashed against him by Downing Street aides.
It once seemed mission impossible, but his advisers (and his wife) have apparently pulled it off. TV viewers can judge tonight
In these exclusive extracts from the explosive memoirs of former spin doctor Lance Price, Gordon Brown's draconian rule at No 10 is laid bare
Body blow for PM as former spin-doctor's book reveals tantrums and turbulence at No 10
The Treasury is deploying every 21st-century weapon of spin in its public relations battle with the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street, reports economics editor Sean O'Grady
Whoops! Pandora suspects someone might have got the wrong end of the fame stick, so to speak.
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury and Labour MP for Pontefract and Castleford answers your questions, such as 'Shouldn't Brown pay his own cleaner?' and 'Can you see any green shoots?'
He's miles ahead in the polls, and is set to score handsomely in next month's elections. This time next year, the Conservative leader can expect to be Prime Minister. Except that he knows he can afford to take nothing for granted