Westminster Outlook Michael Fallon is Westminster's – and the world's – first land-dwelling, four-limbed octopus, his tentacles wrapped around Whitehall, circular suckers incapable of being removed from powerful ministries of state.
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Dylan Jones: 'Sarah Brown’s book could actually shine some light on the comings and goings of Downing Street
Saturday 24 July 2010
Some people have rather unkindly suggested that one of the chapters in Gordon Brown's forthcoming autobiography echoes a scene from The Shining: chapter 34 allegedly contains only the words, "It started in America," repeated over and over for 30 pages.
Thursday 22 July 2010
It's been quite a week for peering into the male psyche, what with the launch of 5 Live's Men's Hour and Peter Mandelson's analysis of the Tony and Gordon's epic tiff. Somehow it all seemed so much easier back in the 1950s, when men were men, sex was saucy, and psychoanalysis wasn't allowed. At least that was the view of Kenneth Williams in Radio 2's exploration of the Carry On films, Carry On Forever! "Psychoanalysis is a load of rubbish," remarked Williams. "It's very dangerous thinking you can understand people, to accept is the whole point."
Sunday 18 July 2010
Sunday 18 July 2010
Sunday 11 July 2010
Saturday 05 June 2010
A further twist in the tale of Lord Mandelson and the Rothschild family was played out yesterday in a small market town in Wales, when the former business secretary revoked permission for Hannah Rothschild to show a documentary she has made of the old family friend.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
Sunday 02 May 2010
Sunday 18 April 2010
Friday 16 April 2010
There was a slight sense of sulphur in the air in the Manchester media room; surely the Iceland volcano couldn't have got here so quickly? No, it was Peter Mandelson gliding into the hall.
Monday 12 April 2010
Tuesday 06 April 2010
Friday 26 March 2010
Thursday 18 March 2010
Good for Peter Mandelson. For just a few hundred million pounds he seems to have single-handedly created an entire new industry.
Tuesday 09 March 2010
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
- 1 Rihanna 'nude photos' claims emerge on 4Chan as hacking scandal continues
- 2 Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
- 4 Kim Kardashian 'nude photos' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence scandal
- 5 Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond