Mr Mudie said he was 'deeply worried' about Labour’s election prospects
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban, was all smiles as she met her lifelong friend who was injured in the same attack. She met Shazia Ramzan again for the first time at Birmingham Airport.
The best play to date about the tragicomic compromises and ignominious ironies of coalition politics is Michael Frayn's Democracy (2003) about the unstable, ill-natured, ideologically bizarre groupings on which power depended in post-war Germany.
That was the truly poisonous part of her legacy in this country
In the age of 24-hour news, politicians avoid unchoreographed contact with the public
It used to be said that the best Chancellors are like snake oil salesman. Alas for this one, he's not too good at selling things. But will it cost him or his party?
As the world's top players, minus Apple, gather in Barcelona, Gideon Spanier assesses the mood
This year was a long time in politics
This behaviour shames the home of our democracy
Former PM puts case for job he is said to have wanted in the past
Ministers have been ordered not to refer to "green shoots" tomorrow when they respond to official figures showing that Britain has emerged from its double-dip recession.
The flag has been rescued from the connotations of lost Empire or unpopular Union
An irreverent Boris Johnson has commended the British for exhibiting the politeness of hosts by not winning too many medals in the opening days of the Olympics.
Equity-release proposals vague, insensitive and more expensive than existing council schemes
Continuing confessions of a spin doctor - and the haunting spectre of suicide