In a highly unusual move, Ed Miliband has induced the Daily Mail to grant him the right of reply to an article attacking him. It is a right that newspapers are understandably reluctant to concede, lest their columns be filled with nothing but the wailing replies from wronged politicians. But there again, it is unusual to attack a politician by going for his dead father.
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Sunday 21 July 2013
Prime Minister says firms are not doing enough to tackle the menace of internet pornography
Sunday 28 April 2013
Volunteering is booming. David Cameron is putting social enterprises and charity projects on the G8 agenda. Today, we honour those who selflessly give back to our communities. They - in the age of cuts - are the true heart of Britain
Sunday 13 January 2013
On sabbatical in California, Steve Hilton reveals ‘horror’ at how No 10 really works
Sunday 04 November 2012
Messages were meant to be kept secret, sparking claims of cover-up by Leveson and No 10
Tuesday 30 October 2012
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
Tuesday 30 October 2012
This may be the week that an Australian you've probably never heard of becomes the third most powerful man in government, after David Cameron and George Osborne. So today I thought I'd tell you a bit about Lynton Crosby.
Thursday 23 August 2012
They were the close-knit group of backroom colleagues who propelled Mr Cameron into Downing Street – sharing junk food, long-distance train trips and the frustration of opposition.
Friday 18 May 2012
Free parenting classes are not a "nanny state" policy, David Cameron insisted as he unveiled a number of initiatives aimed at helping families.
Friday 11 May 2012
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.
Monday 02 April 2012
Turmoil at No 10
Sunday 01 April 2012
The newspapers have outdone themselves with an eclectic collection of April Fools' Day japes, but were you taken in?
- 1 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 2 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 3 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
- 4 Cycle death inquest: Boyfriend hugs driver of 32 tonne tipper truck that killed his girlfriend
- 5 Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police