29 September 2009
That Lord Mandelson was the darling of Labour conference this week is one sign of party’s decline.
15 September 2009
Gordon Brown announced that he will cut public services and jobs at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in Liverpool this week.
18 August 2009
If A socialist prime minister was ever elected the establishment would do everything it could to prevent any real change. That was the sensible premise of A Very British Coup, the novel by Sunderland Labour MP Chris Mullin.
16 June 2009
New Labour’s devastation in the European and county council elections has led some commentators to speculate whether the party is finished as a political force in Britain.
09 June 2009
Ten ministers have gone from Gordon Brown’s corrupt government – so far.
05 June 2009
Gordon Brown’s government is staggering towards its grave. This is clear even before the European and local election results are known. The resignations of James Purnell, Hazel Blears and John Hutton – all supporters of former premier Tony Blair – were designed to provoke a coup to topple Brown.
02 June 2009
The Labour government is making noises about reforming parliament to try and offset the fury over the expenses scandal.
05 May 2009
Gordon Brown’s future as prime minister was again thrown into question last week as current and former cabinet ministers attacked him.
05 May 2009
The row over MPs’ expenses just won’t go away.
21 April 2009
Sections of the Unite union have become further embroiled in New Labour’s attempts to set up a website to smear the Tories.
14 April 2009
One of the first scandals to hit the New Labour government came in 1998. Members of Tony Blair’s inner circle were caught on tape boasting about how they could sell access to government ministers and create tax breaks for their clients.
24 March 2009
Millions of people across Britain struggle through decaying public transport systems every morning to get to work.
24 February 2009
The much vaunted "Brown bounce", which was supposed to see a revival of the prime minister’s fortunes, has flattened out leaving him looking like the living dead.
17 February 2009
A small flat in south London seems to be a place close to the heart of senior Labour politicians.
27 January 2009
There are many odd things about the House of Lords. One minor anomaly is that lords don’t get paid a salary.
11 November 2008
The surest thing to emerge from Labour’s surprise victory last week in the Glenrothes by-election is that Alex Salmond doesn’t walk on water any more. The leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP) and first minister of Scotland has dominated politics north of the border for the past few years.
28 October 2008
There is talk of a renewed "Brown bounce" ahead of next week’s Glenrothes by-election as polls show increasing support for Gordon Brown’s handling of the economic crisis.
28 October 2008
Gordon Brown’s latest answer to the recession is to spend his way out of it. Having defended the dogma of the free market for the past ten years, he has now shifted to talk of state intervention and Keynesian economics.
21 October 2008
Some commentators have taken recent noises emanating from Downing Street as an indication of a "leftwards shift" by the government.
07 October 2008
Gordon Brown’s spin doctors rushed to proclaim that Peter Mandelson’s shock return to the cabinet last week underscored the prime minister’s "pro-business" stance at a time of growing economic turmoil.