Interviews

Labour may be doing alright, but Miliband is still dodgy on the public finances

16 January 2011 18:56

Ed Miliband’s leadership may be young, but his trickery on the public finances is already well worn. We got it…

Cameron sells the coalition’s economic policy

9 January 2011 15:02

David Cameron was on Marr this morning (with yours truly doing the warm-up paper review), talking about the “tough and…

Affable Cameron invites you into his home

8 January 2011 14:12

Perhaps I’m alone in this, but David Cameron interviews better in print than he does on screen. He’s almost too…

Osborne and Johnson battle over the new tax divide

4 January 2011 9:14

Now here’s a thing: a radio appearance by Alan Johnson that actually clarified some details about Labour’s economic policy in…

A tale of two quads

21 December 2010 13:54

There could barely be a starker contrast between Danny Alexander’s interview with the FT today and the, ahem, Cableleaks. Unlike…

The Spectator’s Christmas interview with George Osborne

15 December 2010 12:51

The Christmas Special of The Spectator is out today, and George Osborne kindly agreed to an interview. We have printed…

Laughing Mohammad Larijani, the Comical Ali of Iran

11 December 2010 18:21

In the week when the Iranian regime forced Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani to goulishly re-enact the murder of her husband on…

The royal engagement, now with added video

16 November 2010 19:36

I’m sure we’ll all be bombarded with footage over the coming days, weeks and months – but, in the meantime,…

Cameron sets the mood for Birmingham

3 October 2010 12:30

It’s that time of year again: Conservative Party conference. And with it comes wall-to-wall David Cameron. Our PM has a…

Ed Miliband tries to detoxify his brand

26 September 2010 10:24

The scrubbing job starts in earnest this morning, as Ed Miliband tries to erase that “Red” epithet from before his…

Cameron neglects to mention his tax cut for the middle classes

25 September 2010 11:57

David Cameron’s interview in the Telegraph this morning is striking for three reasons. First, despite the interview appearing on the…

The real battle begins tomorrow

25 September 2010 9:46

So what’s all the fuss about today, then? Ah, yes, the election of the new Labour leader. We should know…

Guess who’s back

26 July 2010 11:55

Oh look, Gordon Brown has continured his return to public life with a sizeable interview in today’s Independent.  It’s a…

Balls clutches at straws

13 July 2010 18:46

Many CoffeeHousers will have heard Ed Balls’ preposterous performance on the Today programme this morning. We have transcribed it below,…

Hague caught in the middle

3 July 2010 18:43

When General Petraeus called for a “united effort” on Afghanistan earlier, he might as well have been addressing our government. …

Lord Ashcroft clarifies a few things

19 June 2010 11:56

After all the hoo-haa about Lord Ashcroft’s tax status, it’s only fair to mention this passage from his interview with…

In the foothills of Brown’s debt mountain

14 May 2010 9:16

After the sunshine of the Downing St rose garden, the gloom of the public finances. This morning’s newspapers are full…

Cameron gets ready for government – but will he manage to avoid "frontline" cuts?

2 May 2010 16:23

For the past few years, the Tory task has been to look like a government-in-waiting. Now, with the election only…

The curtain starts to fall on Gordon Brown

1 May 2010 10:07

There’s a strange fin de siècle air about Labour this weekend: a new appreciation that the forthcoming election marks either…

Brown calls woman a ‘bigot’

28 April 2010 12:35

Wow. Just when you thought Labour’s campaign couldn’t get any worse, they go and wheel out Brown in front of…