The public has the right to expect an apology from Mr Letwin
It turns out that he effectively rescued the poll tax for Margaret Thatcher
If Monday’s Commons debate was post-Leveson showdown lite, today’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee hearing was the real thing. We had Max Mosley, who famously won a 2008 court action against the (late) News of the World after it turned over his private life. And we had at least three Tory MPs who could barely contain their fury at Hacked Off’s starring role in the Ed Miliband-hosted talks which secured the cross-party regulation deal with David Cameron.
Tory backbencher Nadine Dorries has launched a furious attack on George Osborne, branding him “stupid” and accusing him of lying about her.
Henry Macrory, the former tabloid hack and much-liked spinner for the Tory Party, told a tale of classic misunderstanding at his farewell party in Downing Street.
Lib Dem leader will take a backseat in selling new round of proposals for constitutional change
Andrew Grice on the question threatening to deepen splits within the battered and bruised Liberal Democrats
Whatever happened to compassion asks Peter Dunn
In this anti-elitist age, snobbery seems ridiculously outmoded. But, argues John Walsh, there's an awful lot of it about ...
He wanted to restore cabinet government and bring order to Labour 'anarchy'. But not everything has gone to plan
The former Liberal Democrat Cabinet minister David Laws is being lined up to take on a newly created frontbench role at the heart of government.
Makepeace's world-famous pieces can cost thousands – but that doesn't mean he lets his customers boss him around. Nick Duerden meets a very uncompromising craftsman
To a gala dinner celebrating the 80th anniversary of the famed Foyles literary luncheon, where I learnt a thing or two about the perils of book signing (which, naturally, I'm filing away for future reference). "The worst thing about being an author," a tired and emotional Tara Palmer-Tompkinson assured me as she arrived, "is having such a bloody long name. My book signings take ages!"
In this exclusive podcast Oliver Letwin MP, Minister of State at the Cabinet Office, talks to Steve Richards at the Conservative Party conference fringe in Birmingham and takes questions from the audience.
Representatives at the Conservative conference are not all seething with rancour over the compromises they have had to make through being in coalition with the Liberal Democrats, but a lively minority are. Nearly 150 gathered in a side hall yesterday to hear the Tory MEP Roger Helmer and the Daily Mail's Melanie Phillips denounce David Cameron for not setting Britain on a course that would get us out of the EU.