William Hague

Britain must resist Iran’s terror groups

7 September 2012 18:23

These two stories are unlikely to make big news, but they should. Speaking in Amsterdam on Wednesday night, the Dutch…

Hague stands firm on Assange

16 August 2012 18:43

William Hague took a robust line on Julian Assange at his press conference this evening. He made clear that the…

An endangered species

10 August 2012 20:54

Last night the BBC aired a brilliant horror-movie (viewable on iPlayer) called ‘Young, Bright and on the Right.’ It followed…

How William Hague changed the Foreign Office

10 August 2012 16:32

There is a quiet revolution taking place at the Foreign Office under William Hague’s stewardship. This morning’s headlines focus on…

The morning-after for Borismania

5 August 2012 14:32

If yesterday was the peak of enthusiasm for Boris Johnson’s hopes for the Tory leadership (Guido noted that every broadsheet…

The secret seven

22 July 2012 13:38

David Cameron’s decision to convene an inner Cabinet of seven Tories to advise him is a sensible move. As I…

‘Unprecedented’ sanctions could still be powerless

9 July 2012 15:00

Are sanctions among the most pointless tools in contemporary diplomacy? That certainly seems to be the case in Syria where…

Banging on about Europe

1 July 2012 10:15

It’s funny how things turn out. David Cameron said in opposition that there was nothing worse than the Conservative party…

Twinkle eyes turns on the charm

20 June 2012 16:15

William Hague met Harriet Harman at PMQs. They were like old lovers bumping into each other at a party. The…

Have Israel and Britain given up on each other?

15 June 2012 17:00

Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement to authorise more than 800 new housing units in West Bank settlements, and the condemnation which followed…

Syrian massacres expose Britain’s pretence

7 June 2012 13:00

More than a week on from the massacre at Houla, another hundred or so men, women and children have been…

The Syrian tragedy continues

27 May 2012 14:30

Last Friday, the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, produced a gloomy 13-page report about the situation in…

Pickles struggles for an answer on growth

13 May 2012 13:56

The government is desperate for economic growth but where can it find it? This was the question posed to Eric…

The charity row intensifies

15 April 2012 10:57

David Cameron finds himself in the midst of a blue-on-blue barney over the charity tax, which has prompted rumours that…

Ed Davey’s ‘pro-European’ claim has Tory ministers fuming

4 April 2012 16:28

There’s barely disguised fury among Conservative ministers about Ed Davey’s claim that the coalition may well be more pro-European than…

Tory Ministers need to back the Health Bill

19 February 2012 10:55

Tomorrow’s Downing Street meeting on the implementation of the health reforms is meant to send the message that the bill…

Hague’s ‘Cold War’ warning

18 February 2012 10:06

William Hague has gazed into his Middle Eastern crystal ball and doesn’t like what he sees. In an interview in…

Cameron softens his stance on Europe — but who benefits?

30 January 2012 16:12

‘We will insist that the EU institutions — the court, the commission — that they work for all 27 nations…

Uncertainty reigns in Syria

29 January 2012 10:39

The Syrian situation is worsening by the day. Now the Arab League has pulled back its monitors in recognition of…

The hypocrisy of Cameron’s Saudi trip

13 January 2012 17:25

A year ago, Tunisian strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled Tunisia for Saudi Arabia, thus ushering in the Salafi…