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The man who crowned Gordon

16 May 2007 21:15

In politics, as in life, destiny is a capricious business. Andrew Mackinlay, the Labour MP for Thurrock, must have assumed…

Why Willetts is right

16 May 2007 18:00

Is it just me, or is David Willetts largely right in the great Tory grammar school row? Ah yes, it…

Fancy a ciggie?

16 May 2007 16:48

If a man can’t smoke what can he do?

Disraeli’s ghost

16 May 2007 16:38

Grammars were the nearest we got to breaking the hold of the old school tie on our society.

An American in Notting Hill

16 May 2007 16:36

Favourite story about Hockney si that when his mother came to see him in LA she wondered why no one…

Lord of the ratings

16 May 2007 16:26

Now, I am as much a fan of reality television as the next man, but there are limits. It’s one…

The Grammar School row

16 May 2007 14:58

We’ve just posted our editorial which is a strong attack on the Tories for their anti-grammar school stance. Scroll down…

No smoke without ire

16 May 2007 14:34

In yesterday’s Guardian, there was a literally smokin’ hot piece lpiece by David Hockney (because our greatest living artist was…

A flaw in project Cameron

16 May 2007 13:06

Broadly speaking, I’m impressed by the Cameroon project: Dave is right to face down his critics and stick with his…

Have you earned pudding?

16 May 2007 11:53

For those counting calories, there’s a website just for you: www.walkit.com not only gives you written directions plus map on…

Should Wolfowitz walk?

16 May 2007 10:59

An interesting item by Tom Regan on the US National Public Radio blog points out that while our own Daily…

A brainless policy

16 May 2007 9:13

There is something phenomenally depressing about the relish with which the Tories are burying grammar schools. Here are the most…

Background to the reshuffle row

15 May 2007 18:28

If you wondering what the above row is all about here’s Melissa’s orginial Sunday Telegraph piece,  Iain’s comment on it and…

Melissa Kite bites back

15 May 2007 14:38

Tory blogging is close to death, I can announce. It’s been in intensive care for some time thanks to the…

The PM we’ll never have

15 May 2007 13:08

Well, so long, after not so long to Michael Meacher, a man who was never leader, nor was meant to…

Documentary evidence

15 May 2007 11:41

Some of the best journalism never appears in print, which is why it’s a tragedy that documentaries are so tough…

Smile, you’re on camera

15 May 2007 11:33

This titbit from The Sun is too good not to pass on: One of Jack Straw’s aides currently assigned to…

Brown’s ideal opponent

15 May 2007 8:33

Further to what James posted on John McDonnell, I have always thought that Gordon wanted a leftwing candidate to run.…

Prescott’s choice

15 May 2007 8:28

What did the affable and able Alan Johnson ever do to deserve the support of John Prescott in the Labour…

Iran’s nuclear breakthrough

15 May 2007 0:29

Do read this alarming story from the New York Times about Iran’s nuclear programme and their new found ability to…

Dress down diplomacy

14 May 2007 19:04

Sadly direct talks between Iran and the United States won’t persuade Tehran to stop causing trouble in Iraq or halt…

He’ll keep the Red Flag flying high

14 May 2007 16:49

Gordon Brown’s retro opponent will be John McDonnell as Michael Meacher has dropped out. So Gordon will get to spend the…

Understanding the lives of others

14 May 2007 16:23

The New York Review of Books has a fantastic piece by Tim Garton Ash on the Stasi, pegged to The…

Rudy’s rock

14 May 2007 12:21

If you want to understand Rudy Giuliani do read this gripping piece from New York magazine on his relationship with…

Eurovision diplomacy

14 May 2007 9:20

I’ve heard the Iraq war blamed for many things but this one takes the biscuit. According to an analyst on the Today…