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Cheeky chappie, sexy Steve, glum Glenda

Lany years ago I was talking to Anthony Lester QC, the human rights lawyer, and congratulating him on the selection system for parliamentary candidates adopted by the new SDP, where he was a great personage. He had not by then been made a lord and was keen to contest the Lewisham East constituency. His party favoured selection by one member, one vote.

POLITICS: The Week In Westminster: Mr Blair likes surprises. So what about an election next year? Tories too busy self-destructing to punish Blair for his failures

PARLIAMENT BEGAN winding down for the Christmas break with Tony Blair on the back foot over his failing to deliver his "Year of Delivery".

Politics: The Week In Westminster: Mr Blair, cuddling his baby, could spring a surprise election on us

PARLIAMENT BEGAN winding down for the Christmas break with Tony Blair on the back foot over his failure to deliver his "Year of Delivery".

Atlee is century's leading statesman as Blair gets demoted to agriculture

ALASTAIR CAMPBELL, the Prime Minister's spokesman, will almost certainly demand a recount. In British voters' dream cabinet of the 20th century, Tony Blair has been demoted to minister of agriculture.

Leading Article: The Civil Service must be honest and independent

IN HIS diaries, Tony Benn describes his relationship with his Permanent Secretary, Sir Anthony Part, when Mr Benn was Secretary of State for Industry in the Labour government of 1974. After months of draining fights over nationalisation, Mr Benn complained that Sir Anthony "treats me like a consultant psychiatrist who's got a particularly dangerous patient".

Revolution as MPs get free-vote on where they sit

PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE will take on a new guise next week when MPs from opposing parties will be able to sit next to each other during debates for the first time.

Leading Article: The Archer farce does not destroy the case for directly elected mayors

THE JEFFREY Archer tragi-comedy is important beyond London, and not just as entertainment. It reflects on two matters of national seriousness. One is the judgement of the Leader of the Opposition, and the other is the idea of directly-elected mayors for our big cities.

Parliament: Government Style: Benn leads backbench attack on `President Blair'

LABOUR backbenchers fiercely attacked Tony Blair's semi-presidential style of government last night, claiming that backbenchers were being taken for granted.

Late-night chats with an admirer pay off for Livingstone

PROPERTY MAY have been considered theft in Ken Livingstone's radical past, but the would-be Mayor of London has just inherited a house from an admirer under unexpected circumstances.

TONY BENN'S FAVOURITE MOMENTS FROM HISTORY

The Independent on Sunday yesterday asked the veteran Labour MP and former minister Tony Benn for his own highlights of the century. Mr Benn, a vociferous critic of New Labour's desire to bury its socialist past and

The Sketch; It was Prof Hague, with a cracked mug, in the library

MISS TANFIELD is retiring. This isn't a comment on her character, you understand. For all I know Miss Tanfield is the original party animal, though it would be a little surprising if that was so, since she has worked in the library of the House of Commons for the past 32 years, ultimately rising to the very top.

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