Jacqui Smith

5 key ways the next government can deliver on its campaign promises

26 March 2015 12:08

Every government comes to power eager to deliver on its manifesto pledges and policy ideas. Yet our polling shows that just…

Will Gordon Brown’s critics finally admit he was right about al-Qaeda’s ‘major terrorist plot’?

9 March 2015 13:48

There are not many things to celebrate about Gordon Brown’s time in office. He was a vilified leader; often quite…

Wilshire: This is exactly how Nazi Germany started

2 November 2009 13:04

No it isn’t. The disgraced Tory MP, David Wilshire, who used £105,000 in Commons’ offices expenses to pay for a…

According to Smith and McNulty, MPs, not taxpayers, are the victims of the expenses scandal

31 October 2009 13:11

You have to admire the magnificent, brazen, blank-faced nerve of Jacqui Smith – the former Home Secretary who could not…

Nothing doing

21 October 2009 15:01

A poor showing by Dave today. All he managed was a spot of outmoded Labour-bashing and a biscuit joke that…

The right decision

13 October 2009 18:23

There’s little more to add to Alex’s take on the news that Geert Wilders has won his appeal against the…

Smith to apologise to Commons

12 October 2009 11:24

Sky report that the Commons Standards and Privileges Committee have judged that Jacqui Smith was “clearly” wrong to claim that…

Smith’s claims call Brown’s political judgement into question

11 July 2009 16:03

Ok, let’s get the hard, grim facts out of the way first: Jacqui Smith was an ineffective Home Secretary whose…

Why the Reshuffle is a Nightmare for Brown

2 June 2009 17:30

There are a number of peculiar aspects of the political moment through which we are living: the fact that the…