Andy Coulson

Cameron’s rough ride on Today

17 January 2011 11:05

David Cameron’s interview on the Today Programme this morning was another reminder of what a hard year it is going…

Dissecting operation Coulson

18 December 2010 15:22

Tom Baldwin’s inaugeration as Labour spin guru occasions Tim Montgomerie to appraise Andy Coulson. For many, Coulson has committed the spin…

Coulson to stay

23 November 2010 12:25

The indefatigable Paul Waugh reports that Andy Coulson plans to break Tom Watson’s delicate heart: the government’s communications director is…

Stop dreaming of Leo McGarry

9 November 2010 18:03

The West Wing has an amazing hold over Fleet Street. The TV series has not only taught a generation of…

Sense in Balls

6 November 2010 19:44

Ed Balls has a reputation as a master of subterfuge and vicious smear – undeserved I’m sure. But the Shadow…

The Coulson saga rumbles on

6 November 2010 16:22

Andy Coulson had a chat and a Bath Oliver with the Met recently. Rejoice! The News of the World phone…

Andy Coulson Will (Probably, Maybe) Be In Court Soon

4 October 2010 23:59

There’s lots of good stuff in Peter Oborne’s* Dispatches programme on the News of the World phone-hacking story even if,…

The Coulson story returns (again)

3 October 2010 17:37

Call it a professional hunch, but I suspect the Tories won’t be too pleased thatthis Guardian story has come out…

Labour get the inquiry they wanted

9 September 2010 14:15

To these eyes, this afternoon’s phone hacking debate was a surprisingly sedate affair. Chris Bryant – proposing a motion to…

We are not amused

8 September 2010 14:33

Let’s face it. This wasn’t a classic. Today’s PMQs featured a duel of the deputies. Nick Clegg, who leads part…

Straw fails to improve

8 September 2010 13:02

Jack Straw did not improve on his previous PMQs performance today. He used up all six questions on Coulson and…

Clegg versus Straw – the re-match

8 September 2010 11:03

David Cameron’s father has suffered a stroke on holiday in France and so the PM is, understandably, travelling out there…

Vaz’s hand-grenade

7 September 2010 16:38

Lucy Manning reports that Keith Vaz’s Home Affairs Select Committee will convene an investigation into the phone tapping scandal. Hauling…

Andy Coulson’s Day in Court

7 September 2010 16:32

Though the London press has barely noticed the fact, it’s possible that Andy Coulson will be in court later this…

Labour’s fighting instincts flourishing in opposition

7 September 2010 13:26

Keith Vaz’s sleight of hand to get Yates of the Yard before his committee today and to confirm that his…

Johnson caught in the crossfire

7 September 2010 9:13

The shrapnel from the phone-hacking scandal is scorching more flesh by the day. This morning, it’s not Andy Coulson nor…

Andy Coulson Needs Better Defenders

7 September 2010 2:21

He also needs more of them. Of course Labour are hyping the Coulson Affair to the maximum. Any opposition party…

May’s straight-bat technique

6 September 2010 16:37

Theresa May channeled Chris Tavaré today, every question on this phone tapping scandal was met with a solid defensive answer.…

The coalition’s vulnerability on crime

6 September 2010 15:00

Parliament has that beginning of term feel today, lots of people discussing what they did on their summer holidays. After…

Coulson loosens the noose

6 September 2010 12:52

The New York Times has produced what last year’s Guardian phone-hacking campaign lacked: direct testimony against Andy Coulson. Sean Hoare…