Andy Coulson

A beating, but not as harsh as it might have been

6 July 2011 13:34

PMQs today was a taste for David Cameron of what he will have to face over the coming weeks as…

Westminster prepares for a day of News International

6 July 2011 9:07

The cascade of News of the World stories has, this morning, become a deluge. On top oflast night’s Andy Coulson…

Andy Coulson thrown back into the story

5 July 2011 22:54

On the Ten o’clock News tonight Robert Peston reported that News International have allegedly handed emails to the police that…

Clarke for the high-jump

19 May 2011 12:44

Dominic Grieve’s fate as shadow Home Secretary was sealed by a lunch at News International headquarters in Wapping. Grieve went…

The press becomes the story

10 May 2011 13:13

The power of the press has, almost from nowhere, become one of the defining leitmotifs of this Parliament. Only two…

You Cannot Hope to Bribe, or Twist, the British Journalist…

12 April 2011 22:53

Hugh Grant’s account of a (secretly-taped!) conversation he had with a former News of the World hack-turned-whistleblower is most entertaining.…

What Andy did next…

15 February 2011 17:34

Westminster has bent its collective knee in cooing supplication to Larry, Downing Street’s new cat. The slinky feline is already…

Coulson’s replacement

2 February 2011 16:49

Downing Street have announced that the BBC’s Craig Oliver will be Andy Coulson’s replacement. Oliver, who has been editor of…

The dignified and undiginified parts of the constitution

26 January 2011 18:55

There’s a febrile atmosphere in Westminster tonight. The coalition is poised for a frontal assault on the privileges of the House of…

DD’s classy intervention

23 January 2011 23:08

David Davis’ interview on Jon Pienaar’s show this evening has revived the debate about whether or not it matters how…

Sizing up the runners and riders to replace Coulson

23 January 2011 16:43

I suspect the identity of the Prime Minister’s next director of communications is of far more interest to those who…

Why Coulson’s departure matters

22 January 2011 13:00

Courtesy of the ConHome tag team of Paul Goodman and Tim Montgomerie, two articles that are worth adding to your…

And what about the Lib Dems?

22 January 2011 10:11

After the gales of recent weeks, the past few days must have been relatively blissful for the Lib Dems. No…

From the archives: The resignation of Alastair Campbell

21 January 2011 18:04

No need to explain why we’re looking back on the resignation of Alastair Campbell for this week’s entry from The…

How do you snare a spin doctor?

21 January 2011 16:03

So, who’s next after Andy Coulson? This question is oddly important, and will certainly influence the direction of his government.…

Two days, two major resignations

21 January 2011 14:57

Of the two resignations of the past 24 hours, it is Alan Johnson’s that will change the contours of politics.…

The Coulson story won’t be buried – but will it matter?

21 January 2011 13:36

There’s not much chance that the Andy Coulson story will be buried in tomorrow’s newspapers. Blair’s appearance at the Chilcot…

Coulson’s resignation statement

21 January 2011 11:57

Here’s Andy Coulson’s resignation statement: “I can today confirm that I’ve resigned as Downing Street director of communications. It’s been…

Coulson resigns

21 January 2011 11:52

Andy Coulson has resigned today. David Cameron has issued a statement paying effusive tribute to his departing communications director. But…

Is Andy Coulson Actually Any Good?

18 January 2011 22:59

It’s natural for David Cameron and the rest of the Downing Street team to assume he is. There’s a kind…