Perhaps only someone with Mr Mitchell’s credentials would have been prepared to confront the police and the CPS
David Davies (politician)
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Monday 02 April 2012
Greater love hath no man than this, as Jeremy Thorpe so nearly put it of Harold Macmillan: that he lay down his classmates for his life. The pressure on David Cameron to take the long knives to a few toffs becomes irresistible, and the time to ignite reshuffle fever is upon us.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
George Osborne's judgement was that it was 'now or never' to cut the top rate
Friday 27 January 2012
Liam Fox, the former defence secretary, was the subject of a phone-hacking operation by a private detective who had worked for the News of the World, Scotland Yard has discovered.
Saturday 17 December 2011
Two weeks ago, the Daily Mail ran an editorial praising the "impressive Tory backbencher" Dominic Raab, the MP for Esher and Walton, and in April it reported with obvious approval his views on a European Court decision to withhold the names of judges who had ruled against the British Government on the issue of prisoners' rights. "It adds insult to injury – the lack of transparency only compounds the lack of accountability," Mr Raab, pictured, complained.
Tuesday 28 June 2011
As Margaret Thatcher's handbag fetches £25,000 at auction, we take a look at other barmy buys of recent years.
Friday 14 January 2011
In Mark Steel's column 'Unseasonal apocalypse forecast' (22 December 2010) we ascribed a quote to Julian Brazier describing him as 'The Transport Minister'. He has told us that while he was the transport spokesperson in opposition, he is not the Transport Minister and he did not comment as quoted or at all. We apologise to him for our error.
Monday 20 December 2010
A Deputy Commons Speaker has come out as gay ahead of today's launch of a support group for homosexual MPs and parliamentary staff.
Tuesday 07 December 2010
MPs are investigate whether there is too much debt at professional clubs as part of a new inquiry into the running of football.
Wednesday 03 March 2010
Michael Foot, who has died today, was a brilliant man and a cannier politician than his later self-caricature as a bumbling anachronism.
Friday 11 December 2009
It takes courage for an elected politician to challenge the notion that the great merry go-round of property speculation is a sustainable route to national prosperity
Monday 07 December 2009
Tuesday 10 November 2009
Thursday 29 October 2009
Before I had children, I was bothered that politicians today have an unhealthy interest in lecturing people about how they conduct their personal lives – what they eat, how much they drink, whether they take enough exercise, and so on.
Tuesday 08 September 2009
People looking after sick or disabled relatives provide care worth an estimated £23bn a year but receive benefits worth only £2bn a year, the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) found.
Tuesday 23 June 2009
An item in the media section on Monday 22 June headlined "Cash's classifieds" muddled up Bill Cash, the MP, and his son William, editor of Spear's Wealth Management Survey. We offer them both our apologies.
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
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