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Brown’s constitutional

3 July 2007 16:21

Brown’s statement on the Constitution can be read here. Interestingly, he’s shot Cameron’s fox on both a national security council…

Who’ll be the first to fall foul of the smoking ban?

3 July 2007 13:12

Today’s Sun report on the after party for the Diana concert, says that: “Harry became one of the first people in the…

The new religion

3 July 2007 12:18

What I love about the climate change “debate” is that when the public show themselves unconvinced about its wilder claims,…

For an alternative take on the news

3 July 2007 10:49

Visit the website of Press TV, Iran’s new global news channel. The Guardian has a good review of the, how…

The theocratic elephant in the room

3 July 2007 7:43

Go to the Newsnight site and watch last night’s discussion on the terror attacks of the past few days. Hassan…

Bush does the right thing

2 July 2007 23:28

President Bush’s decision to commute the prison sentence of Scooter Libby, Dick Cheney’s former chief of staff, will attract criticism.…

Reshuffle round up

2 July 2007 22:40

If Coffee House has not slaked your thirst for reshuffle analysis, Conservative Home and Iain Dale both have comprehensive takes…

What to make of the Tory reshuffle

2 July 2007 20:58

Some thoughts on the Tory reshuffle… 1. This was described to me as an “election footing” reshuffle. It’s the explanation why…

A new tack for the Tories?

2 July 2007 18:34

David Cameron’s choice of Sayeeda Warsi to shadow Hazel Blears, further illustrates how far the Tories are moving away from…

Tories turn ever further away from neo-conservatism

2 July 2007 17:56

Dame Pauline Neville Jones recently gave evidence to Paddy Ashdown’s Iraq Commission. With today’s news, her testimony makes for fascinating…

Cameron’s answer to Sir Alan West

2 July 2007 17:31

Dame Pauline Neville Jones is apparently joining the shadow cabinet in a security role. She’s a very establishment figure with…

No Foxy moves

2 July 2007 17:00

Conservative Home has confirmed that Liam Fox is staying where he is.

Maude moved

2 July 2007 16:30

Francis Maude has been sacked as Tory chairman, party sources confirm. He’ll be taking up another job, though. More soon.

Salmond takes centre stage

2 July 2007 15:01

Not much detail about those arrested over the last few days in connection with the failed Glasgow Airport and London…

What motivates them?

2 July 2007 12:00

So, how much—if at all—does the Israel/Palestine conflict ‘cause’ terrorism? Matt argued yesterday that it is a “great error” to…

Team Brown’s psychological warfare

2 July 2007 10:36

Gordon Brown has spent a large part of his honeymoon trying to destabilise the other two parties. As Jackie Ashley,…

Rocking with the Royals

2 July 2007 8:25

Last night’s Diana concert was ostensibly a tribute to the late princess on what would have been her 46th birthday.…

Brown’s view of the terror threat

1 July 2007 17:20

The Brown doctrine on the war on terror is emerging more quickly than we might have expected and certainly than…

Report: Intelligence warned of Glasgow attack

1 July 2007 12:51

Interesting report from ABC News on the Glasgow attacks: “U.S. law enforcement officials received intelligence reports two weeks ago warning…

The Glasgow airport attack (updated)

30 June 2007 19:14

Were they Scottish? The response to the failed Glasgow airport attack will be dictated by the identity of the perpetrators.…

Playing modern Britain

30 June 2007 14:22

I have been trying to work out why the idea of John Simm as the Master in Doctor Who is…

What Brown is doing

30 June 2007 11:41

Martin Kettle has a typically astute piece in The Guardian this morning. Kettle argues that Brown is trying to pull…

How sad are you to see Blair go?

29 June 2007 20:06

This four year old girl is very upset that Tony’s not Prime Minister any more and Gordon Brown just won’t…

Why do politicians want to hire this man so badly?

29 June 2007 19:22

The former Met Chief Lord Stevens must be the most in-demand man in British politics. The Tories try and get…

Tories and terror

29 June 2007 16:06

Tim Montgomerie, editor of Conservative Home, and Matthew d’Ancona are debating how the Tories should respond to Brown. You can…