Scandal

The pathology of the politician

14 October 2011 10:50

With ministers behaving particularly oddly, we thought CoffeeHousers would enjoy Matthew Parris’ Spectator column from May, in which he explains the…

Ministers behaving oddly

14 October 2011 9:25

It’s a rum deal being a Global Networker. This morning’s Times reports (£) that Adam Werritty has received nearly £200,000…

Ministers need their Werrittys

13 October 2011 16:32

I’ve never met Adam Werritty and hadn’t even heard of him before a few weeks ago. I’m also of the…

Werritty’s no Walter Mitty

12 October 2011 17:41

Those “friends” of Liam Fox who are trashing Adam Werritty to journalists (seehere, here and here) are doing the Defence…

Werritty’s donors

11 October 2011 18:34

So, who paid for Adam Werritty’s air miles? This is the question going around Westminster this afternoon. James blogged yesterday…

Fox defies the hounds

10 October 2011 17:43

To the joy of the Tory benches, Liam Fox has just come out swinging in the House of Commons. In…

How Number 10 will judge Fox

10 October 2011 12:35

Downing Street is busy stressing that the David Cameron doesn’t want to lose Liam Fox from the Cabinet. There is…

In defence of Liam Fox

10 October 2011 10:20

The feeding frenzy over Liam Fox tells us a great deal more about what is wrong with the Conservative Party…

Crunch time for Fox

10 October 2011 8:55

“I don’t believe that wrongdoing did occur”, said Liam Fox in his apology yesterday. With today’s front pages dripping with…

Boulter vs Fox

9 October 2011 22:49

The Liam Fox imbroglio has just started to make more sense. The original story was broken by The Guardian (of…

Fox would lead anti-coalition Tories

9 October 2011 15:35

So far, the Prime Minister seems to be playing down any potential fallout from the crisis dogging Liam Fox. No…

Fox under pressure

7 October 2011 12:40

The Westminster Fox-hounds think they have picked up the scent this morning. Enemies of the Defence Secretary, of whom there…

The phone hacking saga bursts back to life

16 August 2011 13:36

The phone hacking saga has burst back to life this afternoon, with the publication of a letter by Clive Goodman…

The scramble away from cosiness

27 July 2011 17:44

Aside from Boris’s exhortations to George Osborne, one of the most ear-catching lines of the day has been uttered by…

More questions for Murdoch?

22 July 2011 12:23

Much though most readers probably want it to, the phone hacking saga just won’t do the decent thing and die.…

Llewellyn is more than a friend to Cameron

21 July 2011 18:03

Edward Llewellyn has been making headlines and there was speculation about his future. Many a right-wing MP rubbed their hands…

Cameron passes test

20 July 2011 14:23

The questions following David Cameron’s statement to the House of Commons have just finished. As Cameron answered 136 questions, it…

A real crisis?

20 July 2011 9:11

David Cameron is under pressure now that the phone hacking scandal has slithered its waycloser to his door. The news…

The crisis gets closer to the Tories

19 July 2011 19:06

The news that Neil Wallis was informally advising Andy Coulson without the knowledge of any of the other senior figures…

Crouching Tiger, Slapping Wendi

19 July 2011 18:33

All hail, Wendi Deng. It took her a split second to attack the guy hurling a pie at Rupert Murdoch,…

Only police reform can keep politics out of policing

19 July 2011 9:04

We expect and openly tolerate close, even cosy, relations between politicians and the media – each relies on the other…

Some good news for Cameron?

18 July 2011 18:09

In the midst of the fall-out from the phone hacking scandal comes some positive news for David Cameron: it appears that…

Yates has his say as new allegations against him emerge

18 July 2011 17:33

John Yates has spoken and those expecting a grovelling apology were met with dignified defiance. Where Sir Paul Stephenson threw…

Where are Cameron’s praetorians?

18 July 2011 15:56

One of the striking things about the wall to wall hackgate coverage on the 24 hours news channels is the…

Yates goes as Boris stands by

18 July 2011 14:44

Yates of the Yard has gone as the phone hacking scandal claims yet another scalp. Yates walked after being told…