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Campbell considered suicide

9 July 2007 15:46

August 10th, 2003 on being told while on holiday in France that the Hutton Inquiry wanted to read his diaries:…

Reading the Campbell diaries, Part III

9 July 2007 14:17

August 11th, 1994: on Blair telling him about his plans to ditch Clause 4, while trying to persuade Campbell to…

Reading the Campbell diaries, Part II

9 July 2007 12:03

January 24th, 2001 on Peter Mandelson’s second resignation, over the Hinduja passports-for-favours affair: “I went back up and TB looked…

Reading the Campbell diaries

9 July 2007 11:59

Anthony Browne, director of the think-tank Policy Exchange and prior to that the chief political correspondent of The Times, is…

Snuffing away

9 July 2007 11:53

Marvellous to read James Delingpole on snuff in this week’s issue and the very next day to go out to…

More Mole than Machiavelli

9 July 2007 11:43

Well, Alan Clark he aint. The publication today of Alastair Campbell’s diaries looks set to be a colossal damp squib.…

Advice for Cameron’s Campbell

9 July 2007 9:13

Amidst all the publicity surrounding the publication of Alastair Campbell’s diaries, it is easy to forget that David Cameron’s new…

What happened at Live Earth

8 July 2007 22:24

Read Matthew d’Ancona’s Live Earth reports: Live from Live Earth, Rocking for the Planet, Gore’s message is confusing, can Geri…

Obama’s challenge

8 July 2007 19:05

Newsweek has a great cover story about Barack Obama that touches on one of the least-talked about, but most interesting…

What’s missing from the Blair years?

8 July 2007 11:27

A “gold mine”: that is how the Tories would regard Alastair Campbell’s unexpurgated diaries, according to Campbell himself. In an…

Where the UK terror cells are

8 July 2007 11:10

The News of the World (where yours truly is a columnist) is not only top for celebrity news (they had…

Nobody does it better

8 July 2007 0:39

During Terence Stamp’s summing up speech at Live Earth, I very nearly lost the will to live – a self-defeating…

Turning it up to 11

7 July 2007 23:41

There are few sights in Western civilisation to compare with Spinal Tap performing ‘Stonehenge’ and it is at least arguable…

The excellence of Tree-Stock

7 July 2007 23:34

Teatime has come and gone here at Tree-Stock, and we have yawned our way through tepid sets by Corinne Bailey…

Nan-archy in the UK

7 July 2007 23:26

Call it ‘nan-archy’: the anarchy of rock’n’roll grafted onto the spirit of the nanny state.  The Red Hot Chili Peppers…

Let’s save this funny old world

7 July 2007 23:18

Almost exactly 24 years ago, in July 1983, the IRA planned to kill Charles and Diana by bombing a Duran…

Gore’s message is confusing, can Geri be clearer?

7 July 2007 23:05

Al Gore’s message to the planet is that the cavalry are not the cavalry: the American Indians are the cavalry.…

Rocking for the planet

7 July 2007 15:28

After a jurassic start, the joint is jumping now: Razorlight were as sharp as their name, and Dundee’s finest, Snow…

Live from Live Earth

7 July 2007 14:07

At Wembley Stadium for Live Earth: host Chris Moyles has just tried to sell a used 4×4 to two billion…

Al Gore’s musical past

7 July 2007 10:10

Al Gore has done a Q&A with Independent readers ahead of today’s Live Earth concerts and while most of the…

The Tour de France starts here

6 July 2007 20:48

Yesterday, I rode up the Ballon d’Alsace, a mountain in the Vosges range that was the first hill ever included…

Poll: A majority of Americans favour impeaching Cheney

6 July 2007 18:19

If you want to get an idea of how unpopular Dick Cheney has become, consider this: 54% of American think…

We have an answer…it’s Charlie Kennedy

6 July 2007 16:43

Earlier in the week Coffee House asked who would be the first public figure to fall foul of the smoking…

Another Mayoral twist

6 July 2007 15:51

The latest development in the saga of who will be the Tory candidate to take on Red Ken is the…

Brown takes a page from the Clinton playbook

6 July 2007 12:28

Gordon Brown told the BBC this morning that he’ll be holidaying in Britain this year. Dick Morris will be proud!…