Shortly after Labour had disastrously lost the 1992 general election, which since Neil Kinnock is a rugby rather than a football man is best described as a series of missed penalties under the posts, one of his colleagues was told by a Conservative Cabinet minister: "Don't worry, the first 13 years in opposition are always the worst."
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Thursday 18 August 2011
The extent to which Rebekah Brooks has cut ties with News International was questioned yesterday as it emerged that she has kept her chauffeur-driven car paid for by the company.
Tuesday 14 June 2011
For generations of British television viewers yesterday was a sad day. Four years after broaching the idea, the BBC announced that it had put Television Centre at White City in London on the market. Loved and hated, probably in equal measure, the complex is nonetheless a national landmark. Over half a century, it has received dignitaries and celebrities of all ages from all corners of the world. As Bush House has been to international radio, so the image of the limousine gliding up to Television Centre is to national television.
Monday 09 May 2011
China's southern boomtown of Guangzhou has a new hero – "Rollerman", a mysterious bespectacled foreigner on rollerblades who has taken to challenging government vehicles seen violating traffic rules.
Monday 04 April 2011
"Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves," W H Auden declared, in the nation's most oft-repeated funeral poem. Perhaps riot gear would be the more sensible sartorial selection, because road rage against funeral cortèges is apparently on the rise.
Friday 28 January 2011
Diddy bought his 16-year-old son a £250,000 limousine for becoming an Honours student.
Friday 03 December 2010
The Conservatives outspent all the other parties combined on this year's general election, figures released by the Electoral Commission reveal.
Thursday 28 October 2010
A Government education minister was mugged as he walked home, it emerged today.
Saturday 21 August 2010
Thursday 15 July 2010
Saturday 10 July 2010
Tuesday 06 July 2010
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
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- 4 #Teamnigella: It’s the only side to be on
- 5 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'