The unusually large band of 148 new Tory MPs elected in 2010 are very much 'Thatcher’s children'
Stanley Johnson calls interview with his son a ‘disgusting piece of journalism
London Mayor left floundering by a series of damaging questions from BBC presenter
Boris Johnson looked profoundly uncomfortable on this morning's Andrew Marr Show as stand-in host Eddie Mair grilled the Mayor of London on matters of personal integrity. Here's a transcript of one particularly bruising encounter:
The Australian political strategist was a proven winner with John Howard and Boris Johnson. His politics are populist, negative and ugly - but above all effective
The bald head apparently now represents potency and decisiveness, but shiny-headed men are still on the sidelines
It was a gaffe-prone Budget, and his reputation has taken a hit. But the true significance is that it underscored the Chancellor's leadership ambitions
David Cameron will deliver a powerful reminder when he arrives in Washington today that the days are long gone when the Conservative and Republican parties were viewed as transatlantic cousins.
Lord Heseltine is not on the list. John Major is out of the country, and Nick Clegg has "another engagement". But Lord Howe, whose resignation speech ended Margaret Thatcher's reign in Downing Street, will today be a guest of honour at the former prime minister's 85th birthday party in Downing Street.
Triumphalism is out, consensus in for the party's annual gathering, says Andrew Grice
David Cameron has long been spoken of as a future prime minister. His biographer, James Hanning, charts his relentless rise
Links with far-right European parties 'a risk to good relations with US'
Tory leader's acquisition of political websites raises questions
He's made the most spectacular comeback in modern politics and kept his old rival in post. No wonder the First Secretary is on the march
Following in the footsteps of Tony Blair, two rather different House of Commons veterans are, we hear, to enter into the interfaith arena.