A senior Anglican clergyman from Baroness Thatcher’s home town has criticised the cost of her funeral – saying the decision to spend an estimated £10m of public money on the ceremony was a “mistake”.
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Thursday 21 February 2013
Government ministers are riding roughshod over the civil service, and that leads to government by cock-up and a loss of morale in Whitehall
Thursday 24 January 2013
Outlook Ah, the 1990s… MC Hammer, puffa jackets, grunge, Gazza's tears, This Life, the private finance initiative, negative equity, high interest rates and John Major desperately clinging on to his premiership.
Monday 26 November 2012
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Flawed or not, this week's ballot will give the public a say for the first time
Monday 20 August 2012
The party's first-ever MP has quit as leader, so who's in the running to take over? Michael McCarthy reports
Tuesday 12 June 2012
While a distressed looking Gordon Brown told the Leveson Inquiry yesterday about how he hated having his son's medical records exposed to the public gaze, Downing Street decided not even to try to shut down the story about David Cameron accidentally abandoning his young daughter in a pub.
Sunday 18 March 2012
As the BBC airs intimate conversations, project deviser Tony Phillips finds he is deeply moved
Sunday 18 March 2012
Saturday 21 January 2012
A hardy band of demonstrators gathered outside the Commons yesterday to protest about a government Bill that did not exist, and cheered when told it had been withdrawn, which it had not.
Sunday 07 August 2011
Labour's former deputy leader Lord Prescott today said it was "time for change" in the party's relations with the trade unions.
Sunday 31 July 2011
Saturday 28 May 2011
England have fixed their sights on becoming the world's No 1 Test team – and sooner rather than later.
Friday 07 January 2011
The former deputy prime minister John Prescott has reaffirmed his nickname "Two Jabs" by appearing in a TV advert for a price comparison website in which he takes his frustrations out on a punchbag.
Thursday 18 November 2010
John Prescott's office authorised spending hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money on "indoor plant landscaping" and "silver service" waiters when he was Deputy Prime Minister.
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