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More good poll news for Brown

23 September 2007 22:32

The case for Gordon Brown going to the country in October just keeps getting stronger.  A poll in tomorrow’s Sun…

The new Labour split

23 September 2007 21:14

In the conference hotel bar, there is but one subject under heated discussion, and it is, like treason, a matter…

Jon Cruddas’s conference diary

23 September 2007 19:36

All week, Jon Cruddas will be writing a conference diary for us from Bournemouth. We’ve just posted his first entry…

Fisking Darling

23 September 2007 15:34

The Labour Party conference is already turning out to be a stage where a fictional narrative of events is being…

Will Brown take the October plunge?

23 September 2007 10:23

Two moments stood out for me in Gordon’s Andrew Marr interview: when the PM discussed the health service, not only…

What to watch for in Bournemouth

23 September 2007 10:12

Gordon’s first Labour conference as Prime Minister begins today: it could conceivably be his last. Just as last year’s gathering…

Which Blairite will spill the beans on Brown?

23 September 2007 10:03

After the censored purity of the Campbell diaries, the Blair era memoirs competition finally looks like becoming a race to…

The terracotta PM

22 September 2007 14:21

Number Ten has been sending a steady stream of visitors to the British Museum to see its exhibition of the…

Douglas Alexander admits Cameron is asking some of the right questions

22 September 2007 13:45

                  In a Guardian interview this morning, Douglas Alexander let something interesting slip. Amidst the usual rubbishing of the opposition,…

Ian Gilmour RIP

22 September 2007 10:33

Less than a year since the death of Frank Johnson, the Spectator has lost another of its family. Last night,…

What Baroness Thatcher told me about tax cuts

21 September 2007 18:36

I have just been telephoned by the BBC about my “interview with Margaret Thatcher” where she laid into David Cameron.…

Dark Thoughts

21 September 2007 17:58

If you ever roll your eyes to heaven in despair at the pretentious nonsense spouted by some rock journalists you…

Labour conference coverage on Coffee House

21 September 2007 16:03

From Sunday, Coffee House will have extensive coverage of the Labour Conference. Jon Cruddas, who ran such a strong campaign…

How close did we come to another war in the Middle East?

21 September 2007 14:49

The more that emerges about the Israeli air strike on Syria the more mysterious the whole thing becomes. The Washington…

It was Brown’s system that failed

21 September 2007 11:38

Martin Vander Weyer examines who should be held responsible for the Northern Rock crisis and finds that as much as any individual,…

Who should carry the can for the bank run?

21 September 2007 11:12

If you’re trying to figure out who should be blamed for the whole Northern Rock debacle, do read Martin Vander…

Will Brown go early to avoid the voters’ verdict

21 September 2007 9:04

Andrew Porter has a must-read story on the chances of an early election in the Telegraph this morning. He reports…

The great Blue Peter voting scandal

21 September 2007 0:00

The breaking news is that the BBC Blue Peter cat-naming scandal was even murkier than it first appeared. As the…

US Defense Secretary doesn’t know if it was right to invade Iraq

20 September 2007 20:34

If you want an idea of how far the Iraq debate has shifted since 2003 consider this exchange between David…

The Ming Show

20 September 2007 18:10

Lloyd Evans watches as Ming Campbell attempts to revive his party and leadership and witnesses a performance which is typically,…

Ming Reviewed

20 September 2007 15:36

Lloyd Evans, The Spectator’s theatre critic, has penned an absolutely fantastic sketch of Ming Campbell’s speech today for us which you…

Ming places Lib Dems decisively to the left of Labour

20 September 2007 13:58

 Ming Campbell’s speech to conference just now removed any doubt about where the Lib Dems fit on the political spectrum.…

What Cameron is missing

20 September 2007 12:01

It was great to see Baroness Thatcher on such good form at the Rudy Giuliani dinner last night and with…

Has Britain failed Zimbabwe?

20 September 2007 8:53

On Wednesday night, The Spectator and Intelligence Square hosted a debate on the motion of whether or not Britain has…

THE SPECTATOR VERSUS THE GOVERMNENT: NOW HAVE YOUR SAY

20 September 2007 8:21

It has always seemed to me that the controversy over the EU Reform Treaty and the Government’s refusal to hold…