The Select Committees are stronger than ever and the post-2010, post-expenses scandal, intake is less deferential, especially on the Tory side
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Friday 19 November 2010
Thursday 30 September 2010
There's a wonderful exchange in Billy Wilder's fast-talking comedy of post-war Berlin, One,Two, Three, when the Coca-Cola executive, played by James Cagney, asks his German assistant: "Just what did you do in the War?" "I was in the underground," comes the reply. "You mean fighting Hitler?" asks Cagney. "No, just digging it."
Sunday 26 September 2010
Wednesday 15 September 2010
Foreign Secretary William Hague will today declare his commitment to the protection of human rights around the world, insisting it is not in Britain's interests to pursue "a foreign policy without a conscience".
Wednesday 08 September 2010
Saturday 04 September 2010
Wednesday 01 September 2010
Sunday 29 August 2010
Sunday 01 August 2010
Tuesday 13 July 2010
Phew, thank goodness for those budget deficits, eh. It means we weren’t the only ones to make a godawful mess of the economy. The politicians have also been screwing things up. It wasn’t all our fault after all.
Thursday 08 July 2010
You’d be hard pressed to find a more fastidious politician than the Education Secretary, Michael Gove.
Friday 02 July 2010
The world might have been forgiven for thinking that under the Conservatives British foreign policy would turn inward-looking, small-minded and defensively bellicose. After all, in opposition David Cameron had taken his party out of its alliance with the European centre-right and aligned it with a political grouping which his coalition partner, Nick Clegg, described as a bunch of "nutters, anti-Semites, people who deny climate change exists and homophobes". Leading Tory thinkers such as George Osborne, Liam Fox and Michael Gove had a touch of the neo-con night about them. Mr Cameron had been unequivocal in his support for the war in Afghanistan. And over everything hung the shadow of an ideological Euroscepticism.
Monday 28 June 2010
David Cameron appears to be carrying all before him.
Sunday 27 June 2010
- 2 'Jail reckless bankers': Report urges the Government to introduce new criminal offence for reckless management
- 4 We never knew Nigella Lawson - and we still don’t