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Is the curtain falling on Mugabe?

30 March 2008 12:30

The results of yesterday’s elections in Zimbabwe aren’t due out for few more days.  But the opposition MDC party is…

A life of luxury

29 March 2008 20:27

£1.7 million of taxpayer’s money. That’s how much Michael Martin’s spent on his home and garden since 2001. Of that,…

Cycling ahead

29 March 2008 18:15

This post over at Three Line Whip makes a good point. That fun Mirror story about Cameron “flouting the laws”…

Fear and loathing in Downing Street

29 March 2008 9:49

Toby Helm’s piece in the Telegraph on the mood in Downing Street is this morning’s must read. Helm reports that…

Harman’s turn in the limelight

28 March 2008 18:56

Some of the most memorable PMQs of recent times were when John Prescott faced William Hague. The two-men both went…

The week that was

28 March 2008 18:09

Revealed: the ten questions that CoffeeHousers will pose to Nick Clegg.   James Forsyth says the Tories need to get…

Is this a justice system?

28 March 2008 17:34

This story could run and run. It’s being reported that a Muslim cleric convicted of terrorist offences has been released early…

Trading Post TV

28 March 2008 16:27

There’s a new feature on the Spectator website – Trading Post TV.  It’s a weekly video slot, packed with business news, analysis and interviews. …

Was Jesus left wing?

28 March 2008 14:52

I summarised Radio Four’s “Thought For The Day” as being “Jesus was left-wing too”. Yet a CoffeeHouser says Jesus was…

What the world is reading about Britain

28 March 2008 13:11

The cover story of the international edition of Time is about “Britain’s mean streets”. The article presents a litany of…

Getting down to business

28 March 2008 12:20

The problem with speeches on matters fiscal is that they can often be quite dull – full of dreary statistics…

The Carter clear out continues

28 March 2008 11:22

Sam Coates flags up an article in PR Week which says that Stephen Carter is looking for a new speechwriter…

Radio select

28 March 2008 10:21

Do you ever wish you could listen to the best bits of Radio Four’s Today Programme while skipping the dross?…

More good news for the Tories

28 March 2008 8:55

There’s more poll cheer for the Tories this morning. The latest YouGov poll for the Telegraph puts them on 43…

So much for Terminal 5 being the answer to BA’s problems

27 March 2008 23:03

The opening day of Terminal 5 has been a PR disaster for British Airways. 34 flights have been cancelled and…

Cameron talks tax

27 March 2008 22:28

David Cameron has an interview with tomorrow’s FT where he comes up with lots of reasons why there will be…

An awareness test

27 March 2008 18:46

Daniel Finkelstein’s already flagged it up, but I thought I’d share this Transport for London ad with CoffeeHousers.  It’s really quite good:

Richards for the New Statesman?

27 March 2008 17:50

Has Times Online just scooped Media Guardian on a media story? Sam Coates has a one-liner in Red Box saying…

Prepare for 2010

27 March 2008 17:11

As Iain Dale reports, Wendy Alexander may have let slip with with the date of the next election.  Here’s what she told…

One hundred days

27 March 2008 15:35

What’s the verdict, then, on Nick Clegg’s first 100 days as Lib Dem leader? Not good, I’d say. Sure, he got off…

Why Blair backed the Iraq war

27 March 2008 13:40

Do read Steve Richards in The Independent today. He makes an interesting case that Tony Blair’s decision to support the…

Sarko in full flow

27 March 2008 11:52

Here’s a short clip of Nicolas Sarkozy’s address to Parliament yesterday.  For Matthew’s account of it all, click here.

Captions please

27 March 2008 11:50

Brown turns his back on Ken

27 March 2008 10:48

According to a Times report this morning, Gordon Brown is set to jump from the sinking ship that is HMS Livingstone. …

A state of emergency

27 March 2008 8:52

I have known David Selbourne for almost a decade and a half, and have long admired his trenchant, impeccably argued…