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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Friday 06 November 2009
Monday 02 November 2009
Monday 02 November 2009
Friday 30 October 2009
Baroness Cathy Ashton is one of the lowest-profile ministers to have served in Gordon Brown's Cabinet. But she has impressed observers since moving to Brussels last year to replace Peter Mandelson as Trade Commissioner.
Wednesday 21 October 2009
It’s not so much a premiership as a medical condition. The poor fellow is sick. Look at him, he’s ill. It’s a self-inflicted illness but nonetheless deserving of sympathy. He was prepared to take the risk, he fought to take it, now he suffers the consequence of a wasting illness that saps his strength, his energy, his pleasure in life. He’s a brave heart, he’s a fighter, but the power of positive thinking is just prolonging the agony.
Friday 16 October 2009
The postal workers leader today accused Royal Mail of having a "cynical" plan to sideline the union involved in a bitter dispute over jobs and pay as the company braces itself for a national strike.
Tuesday 29 September 2009
"As I sit here, my legs are aching," Stuart Trow said. "I've got a bullet in my buttock and that's not comfortable."
Saturday 26 September 2009
Friday 25 September 2009
Lord Mandelson should be forced to face questions from MPs because of his growing influence over government policy, the Commons Speaker, John Bercow, has said.
Sunday 13 September 2009
Sunday 23 August 2009
Peter Mandelson left hospital in good spirits yesterday after undergoing an operation for an enlarged prostate gland.
Sunday 02 August 2009
Tuesday 28 July 2009
Three years ago the Government decided to merge the old Commission for Racial Equality, the Disability Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunities Commission in a brand new body, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission. The argument was that this quango would inaugurate a fresh era of opportunity for the dispossessed and marginalised. Three years later, that dream lies in tatters as the body's accounts have been rejected by the National Audit Office, six of its commissioners have resigned and its chairman, Trevor Phillips, is widely criticised as not up to the job.
Tuesday 21 July 2009
Wednesday 15 July 2009
Lord Mandelson has admitted that Britain faces a decade of public spending cuts even if Labour wins the next election.
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The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
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