Party strategists know they cannot rely on the 'cost of living crisis' to carry them to victory in next year's general election
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Tuesday 27 August 2013
The International Development Secretary Justine Greening rejects ex-PM’s request for money to support work of foundation
Downing Street hogs the remote control: The PM's use of tame media is annoying the big guns at Sky, ITN and the BBC
Sunday 25 August 2013
Britain's senior political television journalists are at war with Downing Street over what they see as attempts by David Cameron to bypass them and use less critical media outlets to broadcast policies to the public.
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Regular Radio 4 listeners will already know The Reunion, the programme that has been picking at old scabs and offering moist-eyed snapshots of times gone by since 2006. It's about revisiting crowning glories and ghastly calamities of old, with the wonderful, and sometimes awful, benefit of hindsight. Like Desert Island Discs, it has a distinct format: a group of people are brought together to recall a shared moment in their lifetimes. Unlike DID, however, there is more scope for sadness, for joy, or for sheer, red-faced fury.
Friday 19 July 2013
Reform is coming to the Civil Service, but some worry it will harm more than help
Friday 19 July 2013
Tony Blair has slapped down David Cameron for suggesting that the former prime minister used his position to lobby him – possibly for private clients.
Friday 12 July 2013
Bob Crow, the RMT general secretary, will seek to exploit Labour’s wranglings with trade unions by urging the movement to break ties with Ed Miliband and create a party that “speaks for working people”.
Andy McSmith's Diary: They’ve got Leveson on the rack – but at least he’s not been locked up by the Serjeant at Arms
Friday 28 June 2013
Our man in Westminster
Andy McSmith's Diary: Nadine Dorries claims she will work as an MP ‘for free’ – but read the small print
Thursday 27 June 2013
Our man in Westminster
Moors murderer Ian Brady breaks his silence after 47 years: 'I killed for the existential experience'
Wednesday 26 June 2013
75-year-old breaks 47-year silence as he tells mental health tribunal of mixing with criminals from Krays to Great Train Robbers and IRA terrorists
Thursday 20 June 2013
A march on Premier League headquarters over ticket prices took place yesterday
Top sports agent with links to Premier League star Ashley Cole and rapper Jay Z was cleared of murder
Thursday 13 June 2013
A top sports agent with links to Premier League star Ashley Cole and rapper Jay Z was cleared at the Old Bailey today of murdering an 18-year-old man in a “revenge” attack over a stolen BlackBerry phone.
Wednesday 12 June 2013
When Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were establishing the global mood music of the monetarist, greed-is-good 1980s, Pierre Mauroy sought to make France dance to a different tune. As the first Socialist Prime Minister of the Fifth Republic (1981-84) and first prime minister of the François Mitterrand era, Mauroy pursued a policy of nationalisation, taxation of the rich, increased minimum wages, retirement at 60 and a 39-hour working week.
Tuesday 11 June 2013
The root cause that separates people in any society is ignorance leading to fear of unknown. We must use the knowledge of local communities at a national level
Donald Macintyre's Sketch: The only way is Essex - and David Cameron hits the superport's heights to show why
Monday 10 June 2013
Possibly to illustrate the point that “Britain’s role in the world” is very much a work in progress these days, David Cameron made a speech about it on a building site.
Friday 07 June 2013
In this country, you can be forgiven if the name John McTernan rings no bells.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 1 I'm A Celebrity 2014: Jungle security stepped up after murder and 'suspicious death' near to camp
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Jeremy Hunt: 'I took my children to A&E because I didn't want to wait for GP appointment'
- 4 Girl, 7, gets Tesco to remove 'stupid' sign suggesting superheroes are 'for boys'
- 5 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football