On sabbatical in California, Steve Hilton reveals ‘horror’ at how No 10 really works
Messages were meant to be kept secret, sparking claims of cover-up by Leveson and No 10
The Australian political strategist was a proven winner with John Howard and Boris Johnson. His politics are populist, negative and ugly - but above all effective
The number of civil servants has, interestingly, dropped very substantially under the Coalition. Whether as a result of redefinition or of stripping down, the numbers have fallen since the Brownite high point, from over half a million to a mere 434,000.
But Health Secretary Lansley may be heading for exit, PM indicates to party's spring forum
The fate of hundreds of thousands of migrating birds and the environment are hanging in the balance as the future of a possible airport on the Thames estuary is argued over by the London Mayor and the Prime Minister
Special undercover investigation: Executives from Bell Pottinger reveal 'dark arts' they use to burnish reputations of countries accused of human rights violations
Radical plans to make it easier for employers to sack their workers could soon become a reality. Yet they remain hugely controversial
With the attention of the British press and public concentrated on the committee hearings at Portcullis House over the phone-hacking scandal, Downing Street chose yesterday to publish the salaries of ministerial special advisers.
Major report says cuts are undermining the Tories' flagship policy as the public struggles to understand what it means
He wanted to restore cabinet government and bring order to Labour 'anarchy'. But not everything has gone to plan
It's been a bad week for the PM's pet idea. Now he has to prove it's more than just motherhood and apple pie
David Cameron's chief spin doctor, Andy Coulson, is the highest-paid political adviser in the Government, earning more than Nick Clegg and only £2,500 less than the Prime Minister. The former News of the World editor, who was drafted in to run Mr Cameron's media strategy in 2007, receives £140,000 a year as director of communications at No 10, according to Cabinet Office figures unmasking the pay given to Whitehall's army of 61 special advisers.
David Cameron's team was described by one commentator as looking like the kitchen staff, but they seem likely to stick with him in Downing Street. They are highly trusted, and will remain low profile. They have been through a lot, but all are devoted followers of their leader, and relations in his office are nothing if not cheery.
You started out against the most unpopular PM of recent times. The Lib Dems were running at less than 20 per cent in the opinion polls. The right-wing press was uniformly behind you and you had a double-digit lead for most of the four years you have led your party
David Cameron sat down in the Thatcher Room on the third floor of the Millbank Tower at 3.45pm yesterday and made the most important telephone call of his political life. It was to Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader, and it was to offer him a coalition that Mr Cameron hoped could put both men in power for the next five years.