William Hague

Turkeys fail to fly

16 December 2009 14:30

Hague was a washout at PMQs today. The wittiest performer on the front benches failed to lift the house with…

When did the Tories become an "alternative government"?

7 December 2009 18:02

There are a couple of noteworthy snippets in today’s FT interview with George Osborne: the claim that the Tories may…

Would David Miliband make a good leader?

11 November 2009 9:02

David Miliband’s decision not to be a candidate for EU Foreign Minister has inspired an almost vociferous article from Daniel…

Until Ashcroft is clear about his tax status, the press will make a mountain out of everything he does

1 November 2009 11:55

I have long thought that the secrecy surrounding Lord Ashcroft’s tax affairs is a strategic liability for the Conservative party.…

Even under the Tories, President Blair will be our man in Brussels 

30 October 2009 18:01

In his column, James asks the key question about Tony Blair’s candidature for President of the European Council: what would…

The Rabbi speaks

30 October 2009 10:39

Poland’s Chief Rabbi, Michael Schudrich, told the Today programme that Michael Kaminski is, as far as he knows, not an…

Can you be pro-British and pro-European?

27 October 2009 12:00

Last night in a speech at the IISS, David Milliband laid out the case against the Tories’ Europe policy. As…

The EU prepares for a Conservative government

25 October 2009 14:49

The wheels seem to have come off Tony Blair’s EU presidency campaign and no doubt there is much genuflection and…

Now the Tories Need to Get Serious About Their Euro-Allies

21 October 2009 8:23

The Guardian splash today puts some serious meat on my story in last week’s Jewish Chronicle about growing US unhappiness…

What would the Tories take back from Europe?

9 October 2009 18:08

Assuming that the Lisbon Treaty is ratified, that the Conservative Party wins the next election and that Angela Merkel and…

The Hague Miliband Euro-feud hots up

2 October 2009 14:58

Much has been made of David Miliband’s vitriol against the Tories and their EU parliament grouping, and the intimation that…

Labour’s Next Leader, Darling?

1 October 2009 14:52

Photo: Max Nash/AFP/Getty Images Brother Liddle says that Jon Cruddas is the only one of Gordon Brown’s potential successors that…

Forget referenda. If the Irish vote Yes, a future Conservative government would have to adopt the Lisbon treaty

1 October 2009 9:08

According to exhaustive polling data, the Irish will vote Yes to the Lisbon treaty. With Czech senators looking set to…

Is bad publicity really better than no publicity?

22 September 2009 16:13

The Liberal Democrat’s party conference is the one occasion when they are guaranteed what they need most: publicity. This year…

The Hattie show

8 July 2009 14:49

I’d be tempted to call it listless. But everyone was reading from lists. At today’s rather sleepy PMQs I counted…

PMQs live blog

8 July 2009 11:56

Brown’s away at the G8, so it’s a Harman-Hague-Cable match at PMQs today. Stay tuned for live coverage from 1200.…