When Ernest Bevin was appointed to run Britain’s wartime economy, he saw his chance to fix policy for decades.
Fraser Nelson talks to Andy Burnham, Minister to Watch in our Parliamentarian of the Year awards, and one of a younger New Labour generation who must take on David Cameron
At last, a political battle about the family. And not a moment too soon
Fraser Nelson reveals the mounting fury within the intelligence community at ministers’ failure to set in place a serious framework for smashing Islamic terrorism. Too little too late is the angry verdict of the spooks
The most famous political quotations come not from politicians but the wickedness of headline writers.
There is something comically surreal about the ten-year plans Tony Blair has commissioned across his Cabinet.
The perfect political U-turn is formed by an arc that curves so gradually that it is difficult to perceive any change of direction.
New Labour’s greatest U-turn of all is its sudden attack on multiculturalism
Labour is losing on most fronts to Cameron, hence its new cultural war over Islam
David Cameron has helped his party rediscover its most lethal weapon: loyalty
Labour set out some great policy ideas. They won’t use them. The Tories should
Fraser Nelson discloses the names of the only eight people who ‘speak with any authority’ for Gordon Brown and assesses the significance of this tight-knit ‘Octet’ for the way this country will be governed if the Chancellor succeeds Tony Blair
Charles Kennedy’s true legacy is the transformation of the Conservative party
As Labour slumps in the polls, a new and nervous faction is arising: Blairites-for-Brown
If John Reid does well against Cameron, he’ll be a serious contender to succeed Blair
Fraser Nelson talks to Douglas Alexander, the young Transport Secretary, who shot to prominence during last week’s terrorist threat to our airports
Tory donors don’t like the Cameron line on Israel — or on very much else
William Hague’s attack on Israel is a hint of big changes to come
If Blair doesn’t go soon, he’ll be remembered for incompetence as well as sleaze and spin
The leader of the Lib Dems says he does not want to discuss coalition. But he leaves Fraser Nelson in no doubt that he would never do business with the Conservative party
Cameron’s EPP pledge would not have plagued him if he’d been less evasive
Andrew Lansley on putting his frightening experience to good use
Blair has survived the Clarke attack. Who’s next? My money is on Hain
Cameron’s ‘aroma’ is the key for the Tories. For Brown, it is all-out class warfare
David Willetts says policy is overrated as a weapon in modern politics