Details of the friendship continue to trickle into the public domain
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Sunday 24 July 2011
A vital European summit. The stability of the global economy at stake. British jobs and wider economic interests hang in the balance. And neither the British Prime Minister nor the Chancellor was at the meeting. Nor do they seem to have made any effort to be there.
Friday 08 July 2011
Former prime minister Tony Blair has attacked the record in office of his successor Gordon Brown and warned Labour it needs to avoid any return to its traditional left-wing comfort zone if it is to have a chance of electoral success.
Thursday 07 July 2011
Children's reading standards may be damaged by the Government's promotion of teaching phonics in schools, a report by an all-party group of MPs warns today. The Coalition is keen on the use of synthetic phonics – where children learn the sounds of letters rather than whole words – as the best way to improve reading standards among pupils.
Monday 04 July 2011
Tony Blair's former director of communications Alastair Campbell speaks out on the ex-prime minister's fraught relationship with his chancellor Gordon Brown in the latest extract from his diaries, published by The Guardian today.
Wednesday 29 June 2011
Weak consumer spending is preventing the economy from staging a sustained recovery, data released by the Office for National Statistics suggested yesterday.
Thursday 23 June 2011
It sounded like the Labour backbencher was accusing the Prime Minister of "a New-Turn". She said that after so many New Turns, "It's hard to know which way he is facing". Always towards Disraeli, is the answer; don't confuse the man with the measures.
Wednesday 22 June 2011
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has called in police to investigate how personal documents left in his former Whitehall offices were leaked to the press.
Monday 20 June 2011
David Cameron was accused of double standards after calling for fathers who abandon their families to be "stigmatised", while backing policies which could make it more costly for mothers to pursue them for financial support.
Sunday 19 June 2011
Fathers who abandon their families should be "stigmatised" by society in the same way as drink drivers, David Cameron has said.
Friday 17 June 2011
Friday 17 June 2011
What a state the Labour leadership is in. To give you some idea, the name of Mary Creagh gets mentioned as a leader-in-waiting. Who is she? It doesn't matter: she's wild. She makes Sarah Palin look like Geoffrey Howe.
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