The annual release of secret papers from the National Archive reveals Mrs Thatcher’s scornful response to a plan to put the precocious young Tory in the Treasury
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Friday 09 April 2010
Sunday 07 March 2010
Recommending Michael Foot for a job on the Evening Standard, Aneurin Bevan said to its proprietor, Lord Beaverbrook: "I've got a young bloody knight errant here." The description held true. Political and journalistic opponents paid tribute to Foot last week with a mixture of wonder and exasperation. The Daily Mail's obituary was a version of the famous American epitaph for Foot's spiritual predecessor, Thomas Paine: "He had lived long, did some good and much harm."
Thursday 11 February 2010
Sunday 24 January 2010
Friday 13 November 2009
The singer Joss Stone, Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes, magazine editor Jefferson Hack and My Summer of Love actress Natalie Press were out in force on Monday night for the private view of Rankin's exhibition Destroy at London's Phillips de Pury Gallery.
Monday 08 June 2009
Friday 15 May 2009
One of David Cameron's closest aides became the first head to roll in the scandal over MPs' expenses yesterday after admitting that he had "double claimed" for housing allowances.
Wednesday 13 May 2009
Monday 02 March 2009
The Weekend’s Television: Michael Portillo: Death of a schoolfriend, Fri, BBC2, Walter's War, Sun, BBC4
Monday 10 November 2008
Saturday 27 September 2008
Tuesday 09 September 2008
A shortlist of "page turners" was announced today for this year's Man Booker Prize For Fiction.
Wednesday 30 July 2008
Let's get the annual squall of outrage over first. Kieron Smith, Boy by James Kelman deserved at least a shortlist place in this year's Man Booker contest. Indeed, the beautifully observed, deeply affecting first-person portrait of a Glasgow childhood outshines Roddy Doyle's Dublin equivalent, Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha – which won the prize in 1993.
Sunday 20 July 2008
Tuesday 15 July 2008
When Britain's biggest house builder, Persimmon, announced last week that it was shedding up to 2,000 jobs, city experts cited it as final proof that a recession was well and truly on our doorstep.
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