Fraser Nelson says that the departure of Tony Blair and the arrival of Gordon Brown will mark a clear-out of personnel and a marked change in style. The risk is that the new Prime Minister becomes a force for division and the object of derision
For almost two years, Westminster has been abuzz with what many MPs believed to be an explosive secret
Fraser Nelson takes to the road and finds voters turning to whichever parties will maximise the mutiny against Blair and Brown. The SNP is now a party of protest, not separatism — but have the Tories done enough to stay on track for power?
Miliband will not run for the leadership, and the Blairites are to blame
Labour is fated to be led by Gordon Brown, but he can still be forced to share power
The slide towards extinction in Scotland has persuaded the Tories to draw up a blueprint for separation, says Fraser Nelson. The Scottish Tories would split off — and Cameron’s Conservatives would become the English party
A silencer may have been fitted on the starting gun, but no one in Westminster can doubt that the Gordon Brown leadership campaign is now fully up and running.
Simplify taxes, shift the burden, reward marriage: this is Osbornomics
The US state department doesn’t like Cameron. He doesn’t mind that at all
Anthony Giddens tells Fraser Nelson that the Labour project has to ‘restart’ and that Gordon Brown can no longer afford to be a ‘closeted Machiavellian figure’
Blair takes ‘the stabilisers off the Basra bike’: how long before it falls?
An interview with Frank Field
After Blair’s Big Tent, Brown plans a Big Football Stadium of popular causes
Lords reform will not be enough to wipe away the shame of loans for peerages
What loans-for-honours really shows is that nobody believes a word No. 10 says any more
Across Whitehall, you can hear the bleating of Blairites, defeated by the system
An interview with Andrew Adonis, the schools minister
‘Social responsibility’ is a bad name for a good idea: Cameron is truly on to something this time
Fraser Nelson meets Sir Nicholas Stern, author of the government’s report on climate change, and is struck by how much more equivocal he is than his political masters
The Conservatives are assumed to be in financial trouble. Fraser Nelson reveals that the truth is just the opposite: the Tory leader has set up a successful fundraising machine that will force Labour into abject dependence on the unions
Two hundred years after its abolition, the slave trade will return to haunt Britain in 2007
IDS has made the family a frontline issue again, but John Hutton is ready to fight back
Jon Cruddas’s bid for the Labour deputy leadership
If Britain had its own Baker report on Iraq, this is what it would say
When Ernest Bevin was appointed to run Britain’s wartime economy, he saw his chance to fix policy for decades.