David Cameron

What did Mitchell mean?

13 July 2009 16:56

Andrew Mitchell is doing the media rounds to discuss the Tories’ new policy paper on international development, and he seemed…

Whom do you trust more?

10 July 2009 14:26

So, a ComRes poll for the Daily Politics has Cameron leading Brown on the issue of which party leader would…

No change on the Coulson front

10 July 2009 9:01

After the news that there won’t be a new police investigation last night, the second thing the Tories feared most…

The old gray lady on Cameron

9 July 2009 18:46

Christopher Caldwell’s New York Times Magazine profile of David Cameron has finally been published; Caldwell first interviewed Cameron for it…

No new police investigation into News of the World phone tapping allegation

9 July 2009 18:11

Some good news for Andy Coulson and David Cameron with Yates’s statement that there will be no new police investigation…

A headache for Cameron and Coulson

9 July 2009 10:23

So David Cameron has said that Andy Coulson’s job isn’t endangered by the News of the World wire-tapping allegations in…

To freeze or not to freeze?

7 July 2009 12:37

The question of whether or not to freeze public sector pay has had a fair bit of airtime over the…

Why the Tories’ Californian strategy should be taken seriously

6 July 2009 17:53

A few months ago, I wrote a story about the “California Tories” and the extent to which Silicon Valley has…

Fresh thinking can free government from quango control

6 July 2009 16:01

In a speech to Reform this afternoon, David Cameron argued that the growth of the so-called quango state represents “a…

Advertising cuts

2 July 2009 13:50

If you’re stuck for something to do during this sweltering afternoon, then it’s well worth flicking through David Cameron’s speech…

A Reckoning I Didn’t Reckon On

24 June 2009 23:26

Kitty Ussher’s article in today’s Evening Standard made me think again about the consequences of the MPs’ expenses scandal. Kitty…

David Cameron and the People’s Post Office

6 May 2009 15:48

If the Tory leader is as canny a political operator as I think he is then he should adopt Compass’s…

First Outing of the Coalition

29 April 2009 23:15

I thought the Cameron-Clegg show (or was it the Clegg-Cameron show?) provided us with an interesting new double-act today. Was…

St George’s Day: A Perfect Celebration of Inferiority

24 April 2009 23:04

The ersatz English pride expressed by the entirely bogus St George’s Day celebrations is deeply creepy. I hate it. Wandering…

The Lost Generation

4 April 2009 22:50

I always get it in the neck here when I quote Polly Toynbee. But maybe I will get away with…

Gordon Brings the International Stage to London

2 April 2009 23:02

At the height of the internal Labour Party coup against Gordon Brown just before the last Labour Party conference even…

A Vision of the Future

31 March 2009 8:24

A lot of us have been wondering what Westminster might be like under the Tories. What, for instance, would the parliamentary press…

What Do We Know?

27 February 2009 6:55

I had the pleasure of guesting on Jon Pienaar’s political podcast yesterday. Inevitably we ended up talking about the death…

Why is Lord Ashcroft so important to David Cameron?

23 February 2009 23:55

The Conservative Party’s reliance on Michael Ashcroft has always mystified me. How a once great political party has allowed itself…

Can The Government Dig Itself Out ? (2)

16 February 2009 18:52

From the response to the last post on this subject I get the impression that people around here don’t much…